How restaurant chains can increase profits by improving energy and operational efficiency

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By implementing device-level monitoring of energy consumption, chains gain unmatched visibility into the devices running their restaurants and can easily identify systems that are inefficient or improperly used.

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How one restaurant became ‘EMV ready’

With the help of ShopKeep, an independent quick serve sandwich shop in Seaside, Oregon, is ready for the EMV changeover.

CONNECT: Why restaurants aren't deploying beacons

A recent panel at Networld Media Group's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit discussed beacon technology's role with restaurateurs and retailers today.

3 ways to use behavioral data to upgrade customer experience

Beacon and behavioral data can revolutionize how chains do business from the big picture to the day-to-day.

Mobile POS takes restaurant concepts offsite

Tech savvy CEOs and executives consider mobile POS systems as mini Enterprise Resource Planning systems similar to systems that drive food and beverage manufacturing companies.

ICXSummit15: From scavenger hunt to Skydeck, the highlight reel

From an Under Armour installation that tests athletic ability to a Warby Parker photo booth experience, interactive customer experience was the order of the day at the inaugural Interactive Customer Experience Summit, held June 28-30 at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower.

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

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.

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.

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NEWS


PizzaExpress changing tipping policy to remove controversial fee

After nearly 10,000 people signed a petition urging London-based PizzaExpress to stop siphoning tips from its employees, the chain announced Thursday it would eliminate a recently imposed admin fee by Oct. 6.

HME launches 2 automated products to boost customer service

HME Wireless' new technologies promise to help restaurants deliver better customer service in a timely fashion, optimize staff productivity and promote a clean environment for customers.

Watterstrom, Creative Revolutions partner to help increase turnover speeds

Watterstrom Company and Creative Revolutions have partnered with mobile technology to solve the lack of communication in restaurants, according to a company press release.

NetWaiter releases new consumer site

The customer-centric site allowing visitors to view local restaurant info, find locations that deliver to them and get updates from their favorite places.

NRA releases mobile payments guide for restaurateurs

The 'guide will provide a roadmap' for restaurant owners and operators interested in implementing mobile payments into their business, NRA official says.

Survey: Restaurateurs believe technology generates increased revenue

Survey reports that restaurants are relying on technology as a way to create revenue and improve efficiency.

Fraud beware: WAND releases credit card protection software

Ahead of the Oct. 1 liability deadline, WAND releases new EMV terminals and promises enhanced protection and security measures.

HotSchedules delivers mobile task management, communication, accountability app

Logbook is a mobile task list and communication tool that can replace or enhance traditional paper systems.

Paytronix launches platform to 'measure, improve loyalty campaign performance'

Paytronix Systems has unveiled the Paytronix Campaign Center, an enhancement to the Paytronix Rewards Platform that enables marketers to determine the effectiveness of their campaigns in five minutes or less.

Benseron IT acquires Restajet restaurant apps

Restajet apps are designed to enable restaurants to speed up the ordering process and improve the customer experience.

HotSchedules launches restaurant inventory mobile app

Designed for independent and small regional restaurants, HotSchedules Count aims to help restaurants improve inventory accuracy, control foods costs, streamline ordering and eliminate the use of complex spreadsheets and paper-based processes.

Delaget releases employee theft technology for restaurants

Delaget GUARD, a Web-based software solution with a mobile interface, analyzes POS restaurant data to identify suspected employee theft, track employee behavior patterns and take action with problem employees.

Delaget launches restaurant revenue recovery software

Employee theft is rampant in the industry, costing each multi-unit restaurant an estimated 5 to 7 percent in annual revenue.

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.

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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.