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Get a Bigger Piece of the Pie

Online ordering, and mobile ordering in particular, is no longer simply a nice add-on for consumers, it's an expectation.

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: Leapfrog POS


Squadle and Triton Partnership Provides Easy Access to Essential Data for Restaurants

Retail and restaurant managers will see clear benefits to the simplification of data access.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Triton


SAVOR...Chicago Streamlines Convention Cafe with Self-service

Self-order kiosks from NEXTEP SYSTEMS help ensure that visitors to North America's busiest convention center don't have to wait in line.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: NEXTEP SYSTEMS


Fast Casual Executive Summit 2014: Agenda

Sessions will cover topics such as Customer Experience, Sustainability, Beverage Trends, Mobile CRM, Mobile Payments, Integrated Marketing, Digital Menu Boards, Getting Business on the Side, and more.

Type: Brochure

Sponsor: Fast Casual Executive Summit


Experimenting with Pizza Flavors

Adding a variety of flavors to your menu offers the opportunity to carve a niche and increase sales.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Burke Corporation


Choosing the Right Potato Supplier for Fresh-Cut French Fries

Done correctly, few side dishes are better than fresh-cut french fries. Done poorly, they can be a guest turnoff.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Kingston Fresh


Infographic: 5 Things Restaurant Mobile Apps Must Include

Mobile innovations continue to grow at a staggering pace and to win the game, your brand's mobile app is going to need more than just a menu, nutritional information and restaurant locations.

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit


Self-Order Kiosks for an Old-World Market

An Italian market and deli serves customers more efficiently with a modern technology solution from NEXTEP SYSTEMS.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: NEXTEP SYSTEMS


Keys to Using Seasonal Offers to Increase Pizza Sales

Restaurants can use limited-time offers at different times of the year to pique consumer interest and generate additional revenue.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Burke Corporation


A Soup-er Restaurant Technology Solution for Zoup!

A growing restaurant chain built on hand-crafted soup taps technology from NEXTEP SYSTEMS to help it manage store operations.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: NEXTEP SYSTEMS


The Top 11 Trendsetting Executives in Pizza

Who are the biggest trendsetters in Pizza in 2013?

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: PizzaMarketplace.com


Profiting with Pizza Toppings

A complete guide to pizza toppings and their impact on operations — trends, tastes, cost, usage and marketing.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Burke Corporation


Streamlining Operations with Precooked Meats

Precooked meats aren’t just used as pizza toppings anymore. Learn how to maximize your menu and improve speed of scratch with these ingredients.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Burke Corporation


Banking on Self-Order Kiosks

Self-order kiosks from NEXTEP SYSTEMS help a major financial institution manage its corporate foodservice program, keeping its employees happy and productive.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: NEXTEP SYSTEMS


Benefits of Moving from Raw to Fully Cooked Meats

The changing landscape for restaurant operators has made the value proposition for precooked meats clear.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Burke Corporation


Benefits of Using Operator Signature Label Precooked Meats

The brand is a restaurant operator's most important asset, and using signature label products can be a great way to protect that asset.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Burke Corporation


Three Ways a POS System Can Maximize Restaurant Profits

Better control of labor and food costs, as well as increased upselling and improved loyalty programs, help restaurants stand out in a crowded marketplace.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: SpeedLine Solutions


Going gluten-free: What every restaurant should know [infographic]

A quick look at why restaurant operators should offer gluten-free options on their menus.

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: Burke Corporation


Four Considerations When Purchasing Insurance for Pizza Restaurants

Pizzerias have different insurance needs than other foodservice operations. Learn what type of insurance is needed, how to manage loss runs and how to choose the best agent.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: The Upton Group


POS Integration Helps Travelers Pay on the Way

When travel retailer Hudson News needed to sell from two systems, NEXTEP brought them together

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: NEXTEP SYSTEMS


Benefits of an Integrated POS Technology Platform

Using a system from one provider leads to better information and integration, improving cost control.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: NEXTEP SYSTEMS


Infographic: 12 Benefits of Digital Menu Boards

A survey of quick-service and fast casual restaurant operators revealed the top benefits they get from digital menu board systems.

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: NEC Display Solutions


Three Advantages of a Cloud-based Restaurant POS System

Technology helps restaurant operators integrate multi-channel sales opportunities.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Leapfrog POS


Three Benefits of Integrating Mobile Payments Acceptance with the POS

Restaurant operators can take advantage of mobile POS now without waiting for the consumer infrastructure to mature.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Leapfrog POS


Four Considerations When Choosing a Restaurant POS System

When partnering with a technology provider, it's important to ask about integration, support and more.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: PizzaMarketplace.com


Pizza POS Systems: Choosing the Right Solution

New technology doesn’t have to mean endless investment. POS systems are available now that integrate Web and mobile apps, offer real-time management tools and are scalable to meet the evolving needs of a restaurant.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: SpeedLine Solutions


What is a mobile payment? [Infographic]

There's a surprising amount of misinformation and confusion being sown about mobile payments. (Even by well-meaning news organizations and reputable tech sites.) Mobile Payments Today felt it was time to cut through the hype and clear things up... with an infographic.

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: Mobile Payments Today


Integrating POS Systems with Mobile Payments

Implementing a mobile payments solution doesn't have to be expensive. In this free guide, learn best practices for integrating mobile payments, how to calculate ROI and understand PCI requirements.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Leapfrog POS


Controlling Interchange Fees with Smart Safes

Interchange fees can wipe out the profits on a small transaction. There is a way, however, to minimize those expenses.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Triton


Purchasing the Right POS System

This all-new guide will help you make the right decision when buying or upgrading a POS system.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Granbury Restaurant Solutions


Nancy's Pizza Shrinks Food Cost with POS Controls

A Chicago-based pizza chain increases consistency, controls inventory and reduces food costs with the SpeedLine POS system.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: SpeedLine Solutions


Modernizing the Pizzeria Menu Board

Digital menu boards are changing the way pizzerias are communicating with customers, enhancing flexibility and increasing ROI.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: NEC Display Solutions


Webinar: Turning Servers into Sellers - Increase Sales and Profits with Salesmanship Training

An effective salesmanship training program can help offset declining customer counts and sales. Suggestive selling, add-on selling and up-selling of high profit menu items can add 5% to 10% to your check average.

Type: Webinar

Sponsor: North America Pizza & Ice Cream Show


Sustainability: A New Track To Profit (Slides)

Sustainability: A New Track to Profit. Industry leaders provide testimony and advice on how to develop a restaurant with proper sustainability. Download the slides from presentations given by: Peter Truitt, Truitt Brothers/ Jeff Harvey, Burgerville/ Kate Geagan, Author, Go Green Get Lean at the Fast Casual Executive Summit 2009.

Type: Presentation

Sponsor: Fast Casual Executive Summit


National Restaurant Association Keynote Speaker (Slides)

Immediate Past Chairman of the National Restaurant Association, Michael Kaufman, shares details on every aspect of the current restaurant industry. Download the slides of the keynote presentation here. See how the Fast Casual Alliance and the National Restaurant Association are...

Type: Presentation

Sponsor: Fast Casual Executive Summit


Internet Marketing and the Social Media (Slides)

Industry leaders provide vital information regarding the use of the Internet and Social Media to aid in your restaurant's growth. Download the slides from presentations given by: Boris Bugarski, Murgent/ Paul Barron, Fast Casual/ John Pepper, Boloco at the Fast Casual Executive Summit 2009.

Type: Presentation

Sponsor: Fast Casual Executive Summit


Brand Builders (Slides)

Industry leaders share tips and trends on how to enhance brand building in your restaurant through emotional connections with your customers. Download the slides from presentations given by: Ed Frechette, Au Bon Pain/ Alan Hixon, Mooyah Burgers and Fries/ Dan Kim, Red Mango/ Patrick Benisillo, VGS at the Fast Casual Executive Summit 2009.

Type: Presentation

Sponsor: Fast Casual Executive Summit


Brain Exchange (Slides)

Brain Exchange Session. Find information on discussions relating to eight topics including: Fast Casual Startups, Menu Development, Web & Social Marketing, Team Dynamics, Winning Brand Design, Building Online Ordering and Catering, Direct Mail, and Leadership Techniques.

Type: Presentation

Sponsor: Fast Casual Executive Summit


Culinary Experience for the Innovators (Slides)

Follow industry leaders as they discuss current trends in fast casual dining, what customers are seeking, and how one company operates with a Guest-Driven attitude. Download the slides from presentations given by: Phil Costner, La Madeleine/ Dan Ross, US Foodservice at the Fast Casual Executive Summit 2009.

Type: Presentation

Sponsor: Fast Casual Executive Summit


Executive Summit Keynote Presentation (Slides)

Fast Casual Executive Summit Keynote Address. Download the slides from presentations given by: Paul Barron, Publisher and Founder FastCasual.com/ Dean Lindsay, Professional Speaker and Author The Progress Agents at the Fast Casual Executive Summit 2009.

Type: Presentation

Sponsor: Fast Casual Executive Summit


Learning the New Financial Business Model (Slides)

Industry leaders share ways to capitalize on financial business models. Download the slides from presentations given by: Louis J. Basile Jr., Wildflower Bread Company/ Jim Greco, Bruegger's Enterprises, Inc./ Larry Reinstein, Fresh City at the Fast Casual Executive Summit 2009.

Type: Presentation

Sponsor: Fast Casual Executive Summit


Bringing civilization to the airport

With an interactive ordering system developed in partnership with NEXTEP SYSTEMS, airline travelers now have a good reason to arrive early.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: NEXTEP SYSTEMS


Self-service payments speed lines at Miss. casino

With a self-service split-tender application developed by NEXTEP, IP Casino Resort Spa improved patron experience, cut expenses and reduced wait times for patrons at the food and beverage line.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: NEXTEP SYSTEMS


Beyond the Point of Sale: Planning for Profit with a POS System

Restaurateurs invest in point-of-sale systems first and foremost to improve speed and accuracy of service at the POS. But operators who learn to use their POS system’s planning and reporting tools may find that the system’s biggest impact on profits happens before the restaurant opens for the day.

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: SpeedLine Solutions


Employee Screening: Finding the Right Employees

Having good employees makes the difference between a good business and great business, but the employee-selection process can be loaded with challenges. This special report, sponsored by College Station, Texas-based iiX Employment Screening Services, will highlight the services available for hiring and retaining quality employees.

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: iiX Employment Screening Services


Traditional Vented Fryer Vs. Ventless Fryer

With the AutoFry and the MultiChef, ventless and hoodless operation is a key selling point for a few simple reasons. First, when you’re looking to add new cooking technology to your line up you need to think about cost: cost of equipment, cost of installation and cost of product the equipment can cook. Most people only consider the first cost.

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: Motion Technology, Inc


Count Your Profits

At MTI we like to say, plug it in and count your profits. But what does that actually mean? With the MultiChef high speed oven and the AutoFry fully automatic deep fryer, you truly can plug in the machine to start cooking and counting your profits.

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: Motion Technology, Inc


Increasing Bar Profits: The Benefits of Adding Food to the Menu

Bar profits have long been concentrated on drinks served at the bar, with liquor, beer and wine all having high profit margins on their own. But if you’re looking to increase profits further, it might be time to consider adding food to the bar menu.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Motion Technology, Inc


Infographic: The Future of Tipping

Tipping continues to be an aspect of the restaurant industry worth around $40 billion a year**. However, in the last few years, there have been surprising changes in tipping trends in fast casual dining and casual dining restaurants. We surveyed workers to get their opinions on the future of tipping.

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: Snagajob


Jason's Deli Table Tracker Case Study

Table Tracker is a table location system that helps fast-casual restaurants identify where guests are sitting. Instead of number cards, guest are given wireless Trackers that send the guest’s location to a kitchen display, effectively eliminating the need for food runners to search for guests.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Long Range Systems



 

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