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The fast casual segment experienced a 9 percent growth in visits in 2013, led in part by top-your-own pizza concepts.
Line busting is a trend that allows guests to order meals and pay ahead of time via a mobile app, without the need to stand in the usual order line in a store (thus skipping lines). Its No.
I have devoted the last eight and a half years to the idea that smartphones would fundamentally change the way consumers and restaurants do business. It wasn't that a cashier scanning a smartphone could replace a cashier swiping a credit card.
Imagine walking into your favorite restaurant, skipping past the long peak-time rush lines, picking up your food and walking out the door. Now imagine it only taking a few taps on your mobile device to make it possible. What if...
The company's new loyalty service allows customers to engage with a brand across multiple channels.
Papa John's claims that more than 45 percent of orders now come from ecommerce.
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...