Everyone is a millennial, and engaging them is not an option!

Phew! I can't believe it's almost a month since this year's NRA Show (yeah, that one!) and the Marketing Executives Group meeting in Chicago. I love both events and have been a regular for the last three years.

Report: Limited-service restaurants fighting harder for customers

According to a new report from the National Restaurant Association, concepts are adding off-peak hours, off-premise business and retail options as differentiators.

Engaged customers are 10 times more likely to visit a restaurant

To be most effective, communications have to be ongoing and not limited to when a customer dines.

GeekBeat.TV interviews Yelp exec

The hosts of GeekBeat.TV chat with Darnell Holloway of Yelp about how restaurant owners can use the customer reviews to attract and retain customers.

Revention launches ordering platform with integrated POS systerm

Revention has released an online ordering solution called Hunger Rush, which runs on an HTML5  Platform, also has POS capabilities, explains Laura Gaudin, product manager for Revention. She also chats about how the system is PCI compliant and why restaurant operators will benefit from using the solution.

Mobile ordering puts service into customers' hands

Noah Glass, founder of OLO, an online and mobile ordering platform, discusses why mobile ordering is quickly gaining popularity among restaurant customers.  

How can restaurant operators manage a world of 'big data?'

Concerns remain about how to turn all of that information into actionable items.

7 tips to make it easy for customers to find your restaurant

It's important for your business to show up in online searches.

Beating the marketing monkeys

In his best-selling personal finance book arguing that investors can't consistently beat the market, economist Burton Malkiel says that "a blindfolded monkey throwing darts at a newspaper's financial pages could select a portfolio that would do just as well as...

3 tips on making your mobile app amazing

Comedian Louis C.K. has a well-loved skit (just one of the hundreds of YouTube posts of this video has 681,365 views) subtitled, "Everything is amazing and nobody's happy." In it, he chastises – hilariously – people who take technology for granted.

Podcast: The right way to use 'Social Intelligence'

In Episode No. 3 of the Social Restaurant Podcast, I'm delighted to be joined by two amazing guests who have some of the deepest-rooted experience I've seen in using social media to gather meaningful, and actionable customer insights in a Fast Casual restaurant brand.

Consumers driving the need for restaurants to adopt mobile solutions

Some experts predict mobile payments to reach critical mass in three to five years.

NoshList CEO: 'Mobile is about to change everything about restaurants'

Mobile is a growing channel that pushes promotions and specials, provides better service and offers payment options.

Restaurant execs: Social media requires response, risk taking

While likes and followers are important, the key metric is if something is shared.

How to choose the right mobile marketing platform

Mobile marketing execs explain why their platforms are the best option to run your loyalty programs.

Restaurant leaders share best practices for employee engagement

Restaurants have incentivized and engaged their teams with everything from retreats to Facebook pages to ESOL programs.

How to grow online sales: What the GrubHub/Seamless merger means

As the National Restaurant Show lumbered into its third day, GrubHub and Seamless, two leading online ordering providers for independent restaurants, awakened the industry with a major announcement — a merger that would form the nation's largest network for mobile...

From the NRA Show floor: Optimism and investment

Mobile, digital signage solutions on trend as the technology pavilion continues to grow.

How to win the Loyalty Marathon

To achieve strong results when running a marathon or building a loyalty program, you have to be patient, willing to stick to your plan and trust your training.

Tourists are coming: Is your restaurant ready to accommodate?

Since most foreign tourists won't have access to a PC during their trip, it's critical to offer mobile-based feedback mechanisms featuring short, multi-language surveys.

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