LIVE WEBINAR - Restaurant Tech 2020: What you need to know NOW to be ready

Date:Thu, Oct 22, 2015, Time: 2:00 PM EDT, Duration:1 hour | The technology decisions you make for your restaurants today—and next year—will determine your ability to compete in 2020.


Pizza, QSR and fast casual segments enjoying big gains

While bolstered consumer confidence is good news for restaurants, rising costs are perhaps their biggest challenge in today’s business landscape.

Commodities: Cheese prices still rising

The price for cheese increased by 6 cents, but wheat prices dropped 16 cents over the past week.

CONNECT: The current state of mobile wallets and mobile ordering

A recent panel at Networld Media Group's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit attempted to clarify today’s mobile payments market, which is becoming an increasingly difficult task when you consider the options available to merchants.

Commodities: Cheese down, gasoline up

The price for cheese fell by nearly 5 cents, but gasoline has increased 8 cents over the past week.

Craft brews go wild: Mint, melon, Asian flavors now trending

Move over wine lovers, craft beers are now in vogue in fast casual and QSR restaurants.

Does your menu reflect this year's top menu change?

Nancy Kruse, a restaurant menu analyst, shared information about restaurant change during the webinar, “Menus 2015: Turning Trends Into Money Makers.”

Commodities: Unleaded gas prices on 12-day decline

Cheese prices were up again this week, while gas has fallen for 12 consecutive days.

Commodities: Natural gas, wheat prices remain low

While cheese prices have jumped about 10 cents since last week, wheat prices are still low.

Keeping it real: what's in store for local, organic menu items

Knowing what's in store for the trend and how to make it work for your brand is key to keeping up with consumer demand for local and organic menu items.

What's in the future for build-your-own fast casual, QSR concepts?

With a push from online ordering channels, customizable assembly line concepts, where consumers build their own products, continue to explode in the fast casual and QSR space. They are driving change in decades-old methods of service.

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Domino's offers early look at Q3 numbers

Domino’s announced same-store sales and store growth for the third quarter of 2015, led by a 10.5 percent gain in U.S. same-store sales. This is one piece of information released by Domino's regarding the third quarter of 2015.

Report: Fast casuals seeking huge slice of $41B pizza market

Combined with increased fast casual restaurant competition, many pizza restaurants are improving their menu offerings.

RAVE's Pie Five, Pizza Inn report strong sales for Q4

RAVE Restaurant Group, parent company of Pizza Inn and Pie Five, reported this week that both consolidated revenues and store retail sales increased during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.

Download now available: Taking Your POS to the Cloud: How to get ahead of the industry's must-have technology

Experts discuss how cloud-based POS systems work and if they are worth the investment.

APT: Consumer spending at restaurants up 3 consecutive months

The surge in performance, up 1.6 percent for the month of August, was driven by an industrywide increase in check size, which APT attributed to increased industrywide pricing to cover increasing labor and commodity costs.

Fast food study reveals where Americans spend most money

Taco Bell came out most affordable when compared to Chipotle and Papa John's.

Economy on a healthy road as August comes to a close; good news for restaurants

Consumers were spending on big items, thanks to increases in wages and salaries. The healthy economic trend is predicted to continue.

NRA: Restaurants serving opportunity for America’s youth

As summer winds down and students head back to school, the NRA is highlighting the restaurant industry’s role in providing job opportunities to millions of young people.

July restaurant sales up; West Coast outperforming East Coast

Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) announced that its Index of quick-service restaurant sales increased 5.3 percent nationwide in July 2015, compared to last July.

There's still time to hit CONNECT 2015: An industry event not to miss

Don't miss an opportunity to hear from experts, retail and restaurant leaders on everything from mobile payment to technology innovation.

Survey: Restaurateurs believe technology generates increased revenue

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

Consumers gobbling up meat snacks, beef seeing stiff competition

An push to eat healthier is spurring more protein-based meat snacks consumption in past five years.

NRA: Dampened outlook causes decline in Restaurant Performance Index

As a result of a somewhat dampened outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index declined in June for the second consecutive month.

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.

Is dog food the next menu trend?

The menu of one Washington D.C. Metro-area restaurant, Art and Soul, boasts some unusual items – Bowser Beer and a steak "good enough for a human."

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Research the latest restaurant industry trends and statistics. Understanding the trends driving the industry and how to leverage that knowledge for future growth will keep you ahead of your competition.