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Patent trolls could cost restaurants money and slow innovation. Here's what operators need to know about patent trolls.
For independent operators, it's important to understand futures and have a good relationship with distributors and manufacturers to best manage food costs.
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.
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.
A handful of businessmen and women have come up with new concepts specifically to solve restaurant operators' biggest problems.
Restaurants are opting for fully integrated digital menus, which speed up service, educate customers easily and tap into inventory and POS systems.
Technology in food engineering and processing equipment coupled with better logistics has given companies the ability to specialize.
Restaurant patrons across age groups and political orientations support increasing the minimum wage and adjusting it annually for inflation.
Millennials are accustomed to technology and like a sensory experience – to touch and feel things – and kiosks give them that opportunity.
Engaging digital signage can be a key differentiator in the customer experience by educating guests about menu items, driving craving, reducing perceived wait times, and more.
Seth Priebatsch, LevelUp's Chief Ninja, prognosticates about the future of Apple's mobile payments platform as it applies to restaurant chains.
#CONNECTsummit14 included mobile innovation leaders from across the spectrum: tech, restaurant, retail.
It is our concern that merchants have not been properly educated about these changes, and it will be a rude awakening when they discover that they are required to implement them.
The second annual ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in September will feature experts with exceptional depth of knowledge in areas of innovation, security, compliance and regulation.
Wearables are combining the computing power of smartphones with the convenience of the accessories we put on every morning.
Consumers don't become comfortable making mobile payments until their third transaction.
Pierre Panos expects a ‘shakeout’ in the fast casual pizza subsegment.
Anthony Lye, chief product officer at Red Book Connect, also shares his thoughts on how the Millennial Generation will affect the workforce.
Experts don't believe BLE should be a replacement for current emerging technologies such as NFC or EMV, but rather complement the in-restaurant experience.
With the majority of consumers carrying web-enabled, location-aware devices and demanding self-service options, the days of POS terminals in restaurants may be numbered.
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