The importance of online ordering when it comes to catering

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Research has shown that people who place mobile and online orders have an average ticket 30 percent higher than in-store customers.

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5 insights from mobile restaurant customers: The new shopper mindset

The increasing use of smartphones is changing the consumer landscape significantly, particularly for restaurant purchasing.

Teaching in-store and digital ordering to play nice

One of the leading brands is on its way to a digital ordering majority. Is your brand ready to handle the demand from outside your walls?

Fresh Brothers solves heavy traffic delivery problem with virtual store

With the concept, the company has increased two stores' business by about 15 percent without adding much labor.

Pizza Hut hopes to surpass competition in digital space in 2015

Yum! execs called the U.S. performance 'disappointing' and said the brand is in turnaround mode.

Pizza Hut named an initial partner for Visa's new, simplified ecommerce service

Mobile is now the dominant channel of Pizza Hut's digital business, growing more than 4,000 percent in the last three years.

The (half) year in review for the pizza segment

Digital ordering should make up more than half of sales for the bigger brands within the next year.

Restaurant insiders highlight the latest mobile ordering, loyalty trends

Now, consumers want on-demand apps that can allow them to receive faster service and more accurate orders.

The top online ordering trends to help grow your restaurant

An online customer is more likely to re-order within 60 days than a walk-in customer, simply because the platform is more accessible.

Domino's digital sales flirt with 50 percent

Unlike other concepts, weather positively influenced the chain's business during Q1.

Yum Brands CFO: Digital ordering channels grow top line and profits

In China, sales from digital channels are between 70 and 80 percent; and 25 to 30 percent come from mobile.

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NEWS


Former Jimmy John's CEO launching location aware mobile ordering platform

Gregg Majewski, former CEO of Jimmy John's, announced today that he is launching Qmyfood, a mobile ordering platform which features location aware technology. According to a company press release, Qmyfood grew out of Majewski's frustration as a restaurant operator with...

More consumers opting for takeout meals over hotel room service

Recent data from PFK Hospitality Research shows that hotel room service revenues fell 9.5 percent from 2007 to 2012, with some hotels discontinuing operations altogether. At the same time, takeout orders to hotels are growing exponentially, according to GrubHub Inc....

Granbury Solutions to hold online and mobile ordering webinar

Granbury Solutions will host a live webinar titled, "5 Easy Steps to Profit-Maximized Online and Mobile Ordering," on July 23, from 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

NetWaiter adds birthday messaging feature for online orders

NetWaiter, an online ordering service for restaurants, announced it has added a "Happy Birthday" messaging feature, offering restaurants the ability to send customers a tailored promotion for their celebrations.

Tanjerine launches ordering, entertainment and payment tablet platform

TouchTunes subsidiary Tanjarine announced today the launch of its integrated tabletop ordering, entertainment and pay-at-the-table solution. "Restaurants are seeing significant benefits from tablet solutions, and large chains have begun deploying them across the country. Until now, there hasn't been a...

Domino’s launches promo to push iPad orders

Domino's Pizza is spotlighting its new iPad ordering app by giving guests who order through the feature the chance to win free pizza for a year. Those who use the iPad app now through Sept.

Lavu adds multiple payment, other options to online ordering application

Lavu Inc. recently announced the addition of several new features to its online ordering application Lavu ToGo, including multiple payment options, real-time notifications, customizable online menus and website embedding. Lavu ToGo is directly integrated with Lavu iPad POS. The multiple...

Amazon rolling out takeout service

Amazon is rolling out a food takeout service to directly compete with the likes of GrubHub, Seamless and DeliveryHero. TechCrunch reports: The offering is initially going to be part of Amazon Local, the company’s Groupon-style service and app that offers people daily deals, coupons and discounts from merchants in their neighborhood.

TouchBistro adds Pay at Table service in PayPal app

TouchBistro today announced that it has integrated the Pay at Table service in the PayPal app with its TouchBistro mobile point-of-sale solution for tableside ordering. Customers at any participating TouchBistro location in North America can now use the PayPal app...

Hungry Howie’s selects Revention for online ordering platform

Hungry Howie's Pizza has signed a multi-year agreement to exclusively use HungerRush Online Ordering from Revention Inc. "HungerRush's HTML 5 Platform has given us the flexibility to modify the Interface to accommodate our exact needs," Hungry Howie’s IT Director Dan...

Roma’s Pizza rolls out gluten-free menu

Dallas-based and family-owned Roma’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant marked its 10th anniversary on June 14. To celebrate, the company introduced gluten-free pizza and pasta dishes, as well as an online/mobile ordering option. "We would like to assure our customers that...

Papa John’s campaign leverages US/Germany World Cup match

A trip to the final 16 is on the line when the U.S./Germany World Cup match kicks off Thursday, and now Papa John’s is adding even higher stakes to the event. If the U.S. team scores two goals Thursday, as...

Carmela’s Pizzeria focused on Florida for expansion

Greenfield Farms Food announced that it has initiated a search for prospective franchisee candidates in the Florida region for its wholly-owned subsidiary, Carmela's Pizzeria. The company has targeted a list of existing pizza outlets in the area and its goal...

New cloud-based food ordering solution introduced

Clorder Inc. has introduced a proprietary cloud-based food ordering solution and portfolio of technology-based services, designed to help restaurants enhance their online presence. According to a company announcement, restaurants can use Clorder’s solutions to create and manage their own online brand identity.

Domino’s data hacked in Europe

More than 600,000 Domino’s Pizza customers in Belgium and France had their data stolen in a cybersecurity breach this week. According to Reuters, the hackers asked for a cash ransom from the company or risk publication of the data.

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