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Is mobile the key to digital ordering success?

Mobile expert discusses why mobile is the key to digital ordering success.

Get a Bigger Piece of the Pie [infographic]

Online ordering, and mobile ordering in particular, is no longer simply a nice add-on for consumers,it's an expectation.

Why digital ordering is a 'must have' for your restaurant

It's a race to the top for both fast casuals and QSRs latching on to the potential digital ordering can offer.

Ordering up efficiency: Optimizing work flow using mobile technology

Restaurants are beginning to integrate various technologies that are allowing them to achieve greater efficiencies.

How restaurants are using gamification to increase engagement in loyalty apps

Restaurants are discovering the power of leveraging apps, loyalty programs and games to engage customers and drive traffic.

Executive round table: Pizza industry leaders make their 2015 predictions

Themes for 2015 include customization, freshness and mobile ordering/payments.

The pace of fast casual pizza accelerates in 2014

Despite a number of headwinds such as high cheese and beef prices and labor pressures, many operators remain optimistic for 2015.

Pizza Hut announces complete brand, menu overhaul

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

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.

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NEWS


Buzztime tablets feature ordering, payment features

Self-service ordering and payment functions are now available for Buzztime tabletop tablets.

20K free Domino's pizzas up to bat for MLB no-hitters

Domino's is offering free pizzas for every no-hitter through the end of the Major League Baseball season.

Apex Supply Chain Technologies rolls out self-serve restaurant kiosk

Apex has rolled out a new self-serve restaurant kiosk to allow on-the-go consumers to order from any device and pick up and pay for their food at the kiosk.

Grotto Pizza increases off-peak dining with loyalty program

Grotto Pizza's loyalty platform has helped the beach chain drive traffic during the off-peak.

Customers spend more across restaurant categories with mobile apps

Fast casual, according to the research, is the most likely restaurant category to report mobile ordering, at 1 percent of the segment's total traffic.

New Classic Chicago Gourmet Pizza website emphasizes user experience with responsive design

Classic Chicago Gourmet Pizza partnered with Click4Corp, a web design company based in Plano, Texas, to develop its new website.

Papa Murphy's teams up with partners for mobile marketing, interactive nutrition info

Papa Murphy's announces new partnerships to fight hunger, provide nutrition information and expand its Southeast presence.

ChowNow provides Google Wallet to customers 'at no additional cost'

ChowNow updated restaurant clients' ordering apps to include Google Wallet as of today at no additional cost.

Tech, choice among driving consumer trends for 2015, says NRA

It's not surprising that today's restaurant consumer expects restaurants to offer technologies which make the dining experience as frictionless as possible, and prefers restaurants whose offerings support what's important to them.

Papa John's offering free pizza in honor of Super Bowl Sunday

Louisville, Kentucky-based Papa John's Pizza is offering free pizza in celebration of Super Bowl Sunday.

San Fran meal delivery service now takes Bitcoin

San Francisco-based SpoonRocket, an on-demand meal delivery startup, has announced that it now accepts Bitcoin as a form of payment.

Ziosk tabletop ordering kiosks expand nationwide

Ziosk, provider of ordering, entertainment and pay-at-the table tablets, or tabletop kiosks, announced it has successfully installed tablets at restaurants across all 50 states with its most recent deployment in Wyoming.

Zomato acquires Urbanspoon

The deal marks restaurant search app Zomato's entrance into North America. Zomato is now active in 22 countries.

OrderUp adds AOL veteran to executive team

Baltimore-based OrderUp has hired former AOL SVP of Corporate Development Michael Smith as its new VP of Corporate and Business Development. The move will support OrderUp's growth. According to a news release, OrderUp's order and delivery volume has recently increased...

Uncle Maddio's new IT strategy includes loyalty, ordering and security

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint will launch a new IT strategy in Q1 aimed at improving customer engagement and franchisee satisfaction.

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Online ordering has grown exponentially in recent years as consumers increasingly turn to their mobile devices and computers for quick, convenient order placing. Larger chains are starting to see digital sales reach 40-plus percent and are pushing the ever-changing platform through various promotions.