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The National Restaurant Association has released new research that shows overall technology use in restaurants is increasing. More than one-third of consumers say they are more likely to use technology-related options in restaurants now, compared to two years ago. In...
Mobile tools help your team plan ahead, and when the schedule finds its way to mobile phones, you can kiss the 'I didn’t know' excuse goodbye.
Beverages, micro-local, crowdsourcing and increased competition from nontraditional foodservice outlets are all expected to shape the restaurant landscape in 2015.
Seth Priebatsch, LevelUp's Chief Ninja, prognosticates about the future of Apple's mobile payments platform as it applies to restaurant chains.
Millennials expect your website to have more than just your location, hours of operation and phone number; they want to see your menu, reviews, promotions and photos.
Sixty-one percent of mobile users will simply leave a website that is not optimized for viewing on their device and will move on to competition.
Restaurants can become victims of their own success when high volume slows down service. Check out these tips for satisfying the need for speed.
HuHot's VP of Marketing shares how to get franchisees to weigh in on marketing decisions, and how to blend corporate standards with local store marketing techniques.
Voice ordering was also a highlight of Q3, with more than 200,000 voice orders placed despite no promotion of the platform since the June launch.
As the brand continues its turnaround strategy, it will launch a new advertising position in Q4 aimed at millennials.
The technology and food experience are now weighted equally in the eyes of the consumer, some experts say.
OpenRest's integration into the Wix platform will enable restaurant owners to take orders directly from their Wix websites and native mobile apps.
TouchBistro will use Merchant Warehouse's Genius Customer Engagement Platform to process payments made via the TouchBistro POS solution.
Marco's Pizza has a new combo deal featuring its limited-time Pepperoni Magnifico and signature Cheezybread. The brand is also hosting an online Halloween costume combo contest that will award one winner with free pizza for a year. Fans are encouraged...
For restaurants and retailers, the possibilities opened by the mobile wallet revolution extend far beyond payments.
Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers is planning a series of events to raise funds and awareness for the Movember Foundation, an organization devoted to men's health issues. To kick off the month, the chain invites fans to Instagram their mustaches. For...
Pizza buffet restaurant Stevi B's Pizza of Atlanta introduced an assortment of charity initiatives products and deals starting this month for customers, according to a company announcement.
AboutLocal lets small retailers listen to and engage with their customers in real time across hundreds of disparate online channels.
OpenTable, a provider of online restaurant reservations, has announced its integration with Apple Pay. "With Apple Pay, OpenTable diners can skip the step of adding a card to their profile and simply settle their check with a single touch using...
Commerce platform provider Lightspeed has announced its entry into the hospitality industry with the launch of Lightspeed Restaurant. According to a news release, Lightspeed now serves 21,000 businesses processing over $8.2B in sales annually. The company also announced that it...
Groupon has launched more than 7 million new listings for merchants called Pages, a platform that includes ratings, tips, money-saving opportunities and other information about merchants throughout the US. For the first time, Groupon is using a platform to publish...
Zomato plans to expand across Australia, Europe, South-East Asia, the Middle East and the Americas in the coming months.
Restaurants can benchmark their implementation, use and acceptance of emerging mobile payment technologies against the industry using Mahana's Payment Experience Evaluation Report
Pizza Inn is adding "a Twist" to its Treats for Troops project this year. Participating restaurants are now urging guests to drop off a bag of unwrapped, individuals-sized candy to be included in care packages addressed to military personnel stationed around the world. The bags are being accepted through Nov.
Salvatore's Restaurants, an Italian restaurant group with five locations in Massachusetts as well as the parent company of Sal’s Pizza, is offering its guests free food if they can part with their smartphones long enough to enjoy a meal. Beginning...
Lavu Inc. has partnered with Staples Inc.
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