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Eight years after launching my company OLO - the first of its kind to combine mobile commerce and food ordering - I found myself sitting on a conference stage in Las Vegas, addressing a crowd that had come to learn...
Add keywords to reflect your niche; this attracts new people to your restaurant through generic searches.
A recent study indicating that a 90-percent order accuracy rate is considered to be best in class when it comes to drive-thru operations surprised me, particularly from my vantage point in the software as a service (SaaS) industry, in which...
Data from digital platforms allows brands to create more targeted promotions based on customers' behavior and history.
With 96 percent of the world's population now using mobile devices, it's imperative for companies to figure out how to best connect with and serve customers on a mobile device, in a way that is simple and rewarding. Executive conversations...
Restaurant operators will learn how and why to embrace mobile payments.
In a classic 1995 episode of "Seinfeld," Jerry's kooky neighbor Kramer gets a new phone number, the digits of which are very similar to a movie information hotline. After a string of dialers intending to call the movie information hotline call Kramer by mistake, he takes to pretending to be the automated system that provides movie information.
By Jitendra Gupta CEO, Punchh Forgive me for sounding like a father advising a child on marriage, but this bit of advice is a good one for choosing a mobile partner: Ask questions first. Lots of them. 1.
When Joe DePinto, 7-ElevenCEO, addressed the crowd from the main stage of the Restaurant Leadership Conference in April in Scottsdale, he sounded a clear alarm: "We sell food. The lines between dollar, drug, grocery and restaurants are all blurring.
People are choosing smartphones over using their desktop to research menus, get directions and find nearby restaurants. In 2012.
Restaurants typically use two formats for online ordering: Portals — or multirestaurant sites that list restaurants alongside their competition — and full features sites
Special discounts for pick-up orders, free items with group orders, and customers loyalty programs are all efficient techniques.
When the Golden Gate Bridge added technology-enabled toll transactions in March 2013, it was certainly an end to an era of toll takers, tollbooth and drivers' expectations. Yet, the move from full-serve to self-serve ushered in new opportunities.
This past Thursday, I had the pleasure of speaking on the Restaurant Technology panel at the 33rd Annual Piper Jaffray Consumer Conference at the New York Palace Hotel. The two-day event was filled with inspiring presentations and Q&A sessions by...
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.
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.
Noah Glass, founder of OLO, an online and mobile ordering platform, discusses why mobile ordering is quickly gaining popularity among restaurant customers.
It's important for your business to show up in online searches.
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.
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...