How to get millennials to stay committed to your brand

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If you can provide an affordable, healthy, flavorful solution on a consistent basis, millennials are going to prefer your brand.

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Having a loyalty app will help increase your bottom line

Membership in loyalty programs is growing at a rate of 26.7 percent and loyalty programs can increase a brand’s market share by 20 percent.

Mobile payments: Where the consumers are going

To approach mobile payments, make sure your guests want it, that you have the right infrastructure in place and that you have a plan for the data you can collect.

Pizza Hut announces complete brand, menu overhaul

Changes include new crusts, drizzles, toppings, uniforms, website and more.

Four ways the game has changed for restaurant brands

Nimbleness, dynamic customer relationships, customization and millennial insights are all key to brand success, says FOCUS Brands CEO Steve DeSutter.

5 tips to promote upcoming events at your restaurant

Work with local businesses and non-profits to promote your restaurant’s event, tie them to your event theme and encourage a co-sponsorship.

Papa John's POS rollout to be completed by Q1

The company remains bullish on North China and is focused on shifting its marketing and menu strategies to support growth in the market.

Order kiosks making a comeback in the restaurant industry

Millennials are accustomed to technology and like a sensory experience – to touch and feel things – and kiosks give them that opportunity.

People don’t just leave bad managers...They also leave bad schedules

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.

Prognostication: 2015 menu trends

Beverages, micro-local, crowdsourcing and increased competition from nontraditional foodservice outlets are all expected to shape the restaurant landscape in 2015.

Will Apple Pay be good, bad or neutral for the restaurant industry?

Seth Priebatsch, LevelUp's Chief Ninja, prognosticates about the future of Apple's mobile payments platform as it applies to restaurant chains.

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NEWS


NRA, SBA encouraging shoppers to #DineSmall on Nov. 29

The partnership will encourage shoppers to patronize local restaurants while shopping on Small Business Saturday.

ChowNow partners with Yelp for online ordering

Online ordering and marketing platform ChowNow now integrates with the Yelp Transaction Platform to allow restaurants to take orders directly from their Yelp business page.

LivingSocial adds communication platform for merchants

LivingSocial has launched Connect, a communications toolkit for merchants to engage and build relationships with customers acquired through its platform. According to a news release, with the addition of the Connect features to LivingSocial’s Merchant Center, businesses can now: Personalize...

Boston Pizza selects Paytronix for 'MyBP' loyalty program

Paytronix Systems Inc. has announced that Canada's Boston Pizza has selected the Paytronix Rewards platform as the foundation for its new Boston Pizza MyBP Program. According to a news release, Boston Pizza selected Paytronix because of its integration with both...

Mobile payments present opportunity for brands to engage customers

Now that Apple Pay is here, marketers have to figure out what to do with it. While mobile payments will likely be a good thing, there's a lot of potential value for customers and brands beyond the transaction.

Domino's Pizza Tracker now available on smart watch device

Domino's Pizza's Pizza Tracker is now available on the Pebble Watch device. Domino's Tracker was launched about seven years ago and allows consumers to follow their order from the oven to the door. The partnership with Pebble marks the first...

Networld Media Group to launch Virtual Currency Summit in Boston, April 2015

Renowned economic strategist Bruce Fenton, Managing Director of Atlantic Financial, has been confirmed as a featured Summit speaker.

MOD Pizza plans local charity fundraising drive

For the second year in a row, all MOD Pizza stores will donate $1 from every pizza sold during the week of Nov. 25-30 to local charities.

Dreambox digital agency adds The Habit Burger to client list

Digital agency Dreambox Creations, led by founders Dan Bejmuk and Danielle Takata, is celebrating its 15-year anniversary with several new restaurant clients. The Los Angeles-based company's roster, which has long included Yard House Restaurants and Grimaldi's Pizzeria, has recently added...

Networld Media launches Bitcoin, virtual currencies website

B2B communications provider Networld Media Group has launched a new website, Virtual Currency Today, that will serve as an online resource for businesses wanting to understanding how to incorporate virtual currencies such as Bitcoin into their payment systems and daily operations.

QSR Automations launches DineTime in UK

QSR Automations Inc. announced today the release of DineTime Host in the United Kingdom. DineTime Host, free in the App Store, provides online reservations, wait list management, 2-way texting, a guest book, shift and station management and a variety of...

Malware hackers pose as Pizza Hut

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning to consumers about Pizza Hut's 55th anniversary email, telling them to click the button for a free pizza coupon. According to the FTC, however, the coupon link will actually install malware on...

Dash App adds 'venue atmosphere' feature

Dash Software LLC, a mobile payment platform, has announced the debut of Venue Vibes, a feature that remotely indicates the atmosphere of participating restaurants, bars, and clubs using real-time data. Dash's Vibes feature is currently available at 50 venues in...

Domino's kicks off annual fundraiser with St. Jude Meal Deal

This week, Domino's Pizza kicked off its 11th annual Thanks and Giving Campaign to raise money for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

CiCi's overhauls pizza recipe after crowdsourcing effort

CiCi's Pizza has introduced new recipes to its menu at its nearly 500 restaurants nationwide. According to a company release, the new recipes include better ingredients such as 100-percent real cheese, more meat toppings (including 18 more pepperoni slices per...

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