Tech in a box: How Dickey's uses big data to target marketing strategies

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During "Tablets: When, Where, Why and How" at the ICX Summit in Chicago, Dickey's discussed its custom-developed business intelligence service called Smoke Stack that analyzes data to help the restaurant connect with customers and increase sales.

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5 reasons to personalize your restaurant website now

More and more big name restaurants and chains are creating one-to-one, unique website experiences for visitors to drive higher user engagement and customer conversions based on the time of day, visitor location, number of previous visits and more.

Beyond technology: 5 keys to managing menu updates

While many restaurant operators may be in good shape when it comes to meeting the caloric-labeling deadline of Dec 1, not all have considered the (print) execution efforts for menu boards, to-go menus, catering menus and related signage

Groupon, PeachWorks execs discuss how technology benefits operations

The CEOs of Groupon's Breadcrumb and PeachWorks discuss how their technology can help restaurants and retailers stay relevant.

How technology is solving headaches for menu labeling

The technology that fuels digital menu boards and ordering kiosks within restaurant locations today is being used to maintain nutritional disclosures in real time.

3 ways restaurants can use automation to drive business value

Exactly how is IT automation helping restaurants?

Leveraging kiosks for fresh-on-the-spot pizza anywhere

Pizza is the go-to meal for almost every occasion. Normally there are only a few options to purchase pizza such as frozen, carryout or delivery. However, kiosk manufacturer A1 concepts has crafted a new pizza kiosk which will allow consumers to purchase a fresh pizza on the spot.

Extraordinary measures: The top four areas restaurants should measure for success

Today, forward-thinking restaurant operators are using modern video technology to measure virtually everything from shift readiness to inventory control.

Back to the future: 6 innovative technologies saving restaurants money and changing the industry

The restaurant of the future is here, with technological innovations that enable faster, more efficient and more profitable operations than ever.

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.

8 things restaurants should do before building a website

Not sure where to begin? Here are eight things eateries should consider before starting the website building process.

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Filter aims to reduce kitchens' carbon footprint, operating costs

A new filter system captures waste heat from cook lines to preheat water, an ecologically-friendly feature intended to save commercial kitchen operators thousands of dollars a year on gas bills.

OrderSnapp launches free POS for pizzerias, small restaurants

The tablet is designed for startups looking to control investment costs and current restaurant owners who want to avoid expensive upgrades on old POS systems.

American Express POS rates lowered to less than 2%

Harbortouch, a POS system and merchant services provider, is offering special pricing on American Express transactions at a rate of 1.99 percent for merchants accepting American Express cards on Harbortouch POS systems, according to a company press release.

Label system to ensure order accuracy for QSRs, fast casuals

Quick serve and fast casual restaurants face more than 10 percent errors in order handling in drive-thru, take out and counter orders.

Free mobile app to reduce wait times

The Ampersand Group, a mobile technology company, announced the launch of its first restaurant application, Split, allowing diners to pre-order takeout, pay bills and split checks from their smartphones.

Olo celebrates 10 years

Olo, an online and mobile ordering company for restaurants, turned 10 this week.

Sprinklr acquires NewBrand Analytics

Sprinklr Inc., a social technology company, has acquired NewBrand, a location-specific text analytics software company.

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.

Australian Urbanspoon users migrate to new platform

Zomato, a restaurant search and discovery app that provides information for more than1.4 million restaurants, has completed the transition of Australian users following its $52 million acquisition of Urbanspoon at the beginning of the year.

Rosati's embraces POS marketing

Point-of-sale software provider ArrowPOS has inked an agreement with Rosati's Pizza to provide software to the chain's 140 locations nationwide.

Pizza Pizza deploys Apple Watch order app

Pizza Pizza customers will now be able to order pizza from their wrist, the company announced, after the launch of its app for Apple Watch.

Domino's launches ordering via Twitter, pizza emoji

Domino's Pizza unveiled its latest ordering option, which combines ordering via tweet and ordering via emoji, specifically the pizza emoji.

Dunkin' Donuts, Pizza Hut partner with Visa Checkout

Visa Checkout, the online check out service that Visa launched less than a year ago, announced new partnerships with brands such as Dunkin' Donuts and Pizza Hut.

Rosati's deploys hiring tech to ensure 'great customer service'

Hireology, provider of employee hiring and selection management technology for franchise systems, announced a partnership with Rosati's Pizza to provide a hiring process across more than 100 Rosati's franchises.

Domino's deploys new online ordering for supplies, customer service

Capgemini, provider of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, implemented a new equipment and supply online ordering system for Domino's Pizza franchisees.

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From point-of-sale (POS) systems to digital menu boards to online ordering, and more...Learn about the latest innovations in restaurant technology and how they can have a positive impact on your bottom line.