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

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

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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.

Millennial workforce driving digital workforce management solutions

Managing your restaurant digitally has plenty of advantages and with the rapidly changing workforce, it may even soon be necessary.

Why operators need to know about patent trolls

Patent trolls could cost restaurants money and slow innovation. Here's what operators need to know about patent trolls.

Independent pizzerias leverage local ingredients, marketing to compete with big chains

For independent operators, it's important to understand futures and have a good relationship with distributors and manufacturers to best manage food costs.

What to consider when implementing a restaurant kiosk

A majority -- 88 percent -- of restaurant patrons indicate a preference for self-service technology at their table, while 12 percent indicated a preference for a kiosk upon arrival.

Competition for talent among hot trends for employers in 2015

The upswing in the economy means competition for talent will heat up in 2015. That means employers need to up their game when it comes to attracting and retaining the best team members.

Startups prove the future of foodservice is bright

A handful of businessmen and women have come up with new concepts specifically to solve restaurant operators' biggest problems.

Log onto the tech revolution or get left behind

Restaurants are opting for fully integrated digital menus, which speed up service, educate customers easily and tap into inventory and POS systems.

What's in your kitchen?

Technology in food engineering and processing equipment coupled with better logistics has given companies the ability to specialize.

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NEWS


Ingenico Group launches Wi-Fi, Bluetooth enabled tableside payment

Ingenico Group, provider of seamless payment systems, launched an iWL series Wi-Fi enabled mobile terminal solution for use in the US market. This extension to Ingenico Group’s iWL series includes 3G wireless and Bluetooth options.

LRS releases waitlist app that sends table status updates to host stand remotely

Long Range Systems, a supplier of technology designed to improve and enhance the guest experience, announced an updated version of On Cue for Restaurants.

UK-based Pizza Hut teams up with APT 'test ideas'

Pizza Hut Restaurants announced that it has chosen to license APT's Test & Learn and Menu Analyzer cloud-based software suite

Napoli's redesigns website for mobile, tablets; caters to Mid-Ohio Valley,

Napoli's, a local chain of Italian restaurants featuring pizza, pasta and subs, announced the release of an entirely redesigned website catering to the Mid-Ohio Valley.

Granbury releases new online ordering system at Las Vegas Pizza Expo

Granbury Solutions announced the unveiling of a new online ordering system, Thr!ve Online at the 2015 Pizza Expo in Las Vegas.

ShopKeep's latest feature syncs customer orders across registers in real-time

ShopKeep, a cloud-based technology provider, has launched Serverless Sync, a feature that allows merchants to open and close checks from multiple registers, with orders seamlessly updated across all devices in real-time, with or without an internet connection.

Visa, Pizza Hut and Accenture develop Connected Car Commerce Experience

Visa Inc., Pizza Hut and Accenture today announced they are working together to develop a proof-of-concept connected car to test mobile and online purchases on the go.

Krystal and Stevi B’s Pizza select OnsiteRis for their IT needs

The Krystal Company and Stevi B's Pizza announced that they have selected OnsiteRIS, Inc. as their one-stop provider of information technology infrastructure maintenance.

Ultra Thin Pizza Shells & Flatbread launches new culinary-focused website

Ultra Thin Pizza Shells & Flatbread Company launched a new website designed to have more of a culinary focus.

EarthLink launches managed security monitoring service

Managed network and cloud solutions provider EarthLink Holdings Corp. has unveiled a new Managed Security Monitoring Service designed to actively monitor customers' network, servers, routers, Point of Sale (POS) devices, laptops and desktops.

Oracle launches hospitality business unit

The addition of the unit builds on Oracle's MICROS business, which it acquired in 2014.

Ingenico, Beamm team up to launch EMV-certified tablet POS

The smart tabletPOS combines an Ingenico iCT terminal, Beamm’s smart iPad POS application and management tools, a tablet stand, and cash drawer to provide a complete EMV-certified, in-store POS solution that is Apple Pay and Google Wallet ready

ShopKeep launches mobile app for iOS

The app works with ShopKeep Register, the company’s point of sale application, and offers users the ability to monitor business operations via their mobile devices.

PAR announces rollout of SureCheck Advantage device

Users can perform checklists and access unlimited compliance data and reports using the SureCheck Advantage.

Red Book Connect announces new bilingual version

Red Book Connect's Manager's Red Book, Kitchen Red Book and Room Attendant Book are now all available in Spanish and English.

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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.