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Tableside POS is a game changer

Higher sales, fewer servers, faster table turns, and happier, more loyal customers – Tableside Point-of-Sale offers all this and more. I foresee that it is going to profoundly change the customer experience for the better. Make POS mobile Typically, a server spends less than 20 percent of his time interacting with customers.

Mobile website or app: Which is better for your business?

The one thing I always get asked about going mobile is whether a restaurant should build a mobile site or mobile app. Before I begin telling you which one you should focus on, let's first find out the differences between...

NAFEM: Vitamix's The Quiet One Blender

Anthony Ciepiel demonstrates Vitamix's new Quiet One blender at the 2011 NAFEM in Orlando, Fla.

Be allergy aware: A quick guide to the most common food allergies

Eight foods are responsible for 90% of food allergic reactions. I've assembled this guide to help you (and your kitchen) be on the lookout for a food allergy. MilkMilk allergies are caused by an allergy to one of the three proteins contained in milk: casein, whey, or curds.

Local: The ins, the outs and the details

We hear the term local tossed around pretty loosely nowadays. While it's popping up on just about everything with a price tag (local business, locally owned, locally operated, locally whatever), there is no place more popular to tout the term local than in food.    And with good reason.

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NEWS


Ad campaign spurs Domino’s sales growth

Domino's Pizza improved same-store sales growth by 9.9 percent in 2010 compared with 0.5 percent in 2009 with the launch of the pizza delivery company's "Oh Yes We Did" marketing campaign, said Russell Weiner, CMO of Domino's. The brand also...

Pizza Cono featured on Food Network

The Food Network's Unwrapped series on "Crazy Containers" recently featured the Pizza Cono, a drip-free, cone-shaped pizza made from proprietary dough. Cono Italiano Inc. is the exclusive license holder for the North American Distribution and Manufacturing rights for Pizza Cono....

Zagat launches Android app

Restaurant guide publisher Zagat has teamed up with Handmark, a developer/distributor of mobile applications, to launch the Zagat for Android feature. The application includes a visual overhaul and new features that make it easier to find restaurants and share dining...

SpeedLine Solutions plans live demonstrations

SpeedLine Solutions Inc., a pizza point of sale provider based out of Lynden, Wash., will exhibit at three industry shows within the next two months. SpeedLine POS software will be demonstrated at the DBS Hospitality Technology Expo in Wilmington, Del. Jan.

Consumer Reports puts frozen pizza to the test

“Consumer Reports” has released a full report on frozen pizzas for its January 2011 issue. Of 100 cheese pies tested, those with the highest ratings include Amy’s Cornmeal Crust 3 Cheese, Home Run Inn Classic and DiGiorno Rising Crust Four Cheese. Amy’s Cornmeal Crust 3 Cheese was the most expensive of the three, at $7.99.

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