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5 Tried-and-True Technologies that Improve Restaurant Operations

New technologies appear on the market on a daily basis, but there are plenty of existing applications that can help operators deliver a superior experience.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Long Range Systems


Keys to Your Next POS Purchase: POS Advice from Restaurant Operators

When choosing a point of sale system for a pizzeria, hearing the experiences of other operators can be invaluable.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: SpeedLine POS


Drive the moment: How the connected car can drive your business

OnStar recognizes the value of its connected driver base, and has created a group through OnStar Business Driver to address the opportunity for third parties wanting to make these connections.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: General Motors OnStar Business Driver


Creating customized 1:1 personal journeys for drivers

Driving has been one of the last areas of human activity to remain outside the reach of the internet. Now, with 4G LTE modems being deployed in cars, there are enormous opportunities for retailers, restaurants, hotels and other service providers to interact with drivers.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: General Motors OnStar Business Driver


[WEBINAR] Food transparency and simplified ingredient lists: Trends and tips for understanding the "clean" eating movement

Natural ingredients/minimally processed food is one of the top culinary trends in 2015 and 2016.The demand for a pared down ingredient list is being influenced by millennials and Generation Z, who crave authenticity and transparency.

Type: Webinar

Sponsor: Litehouse Foods


How Big Data is Revolutionizing the Restaurant Industry

This guide explains why tapping into the value of big data doesn’t have to be a colossal challenge, and stresses that it’s actually possible for you to use, collect and combine information from all aspects of your business.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: GoodData


3 Ways Mobile Apps Can Help Restaurants Woo, Keep Employees

Ways technology is helping bridge the gap with recruitment, training and labor management.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: HotSchedules


Outdoor Digital Displays: The Next Iteration of Digital Signage

Digital signage in the restaurant industry is fast becoming the rule rather than the exception. Many brands have updated their digital menu boards in-store, and the next iteration — outdoor digital displays — is well underway.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: HyperActive Technologies


[WEBINAR] Learn How to Turn Social Followers into Brand Advocates

Today, almost every reputable brand is on social media. But in this competitive market, it's about more than simply having a social presence. If you want to be distinct from your competition, you need to focus on building an online community centered around your brand.

Type: Webinar

Sponsor: Sparkcentral


Maximize the Franchisee/ Franchisor Relationship with Localized Marketing Tools

Franchisors want to maintain control of their brands, while franchisees often want to add a personal touch and a local feel to their marketing materials. Those viewpoints can work together to get the most out of an operation.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Visualogistix


Simplified ingredient lists: A trend at the point of no return

Natural ingredients and minimally processed foods are one of the top five culinary trends for 2015 and 2016. Major brands across segments have responded by simplifying their menus with cleaner, fresher ingredient lists.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Litehouse Foods


WEBINAR: Using Tablet Technology To Give Guests What They Want

Today's consumers want what they want when they want it, and no where has that scenario been truer than on cruise lines. In order to meet those expectations, Norwegian Cruise Lines set out to adopt tablet technology for two of its restaurant and bar outlets aboard Norwegian Escape.

Type: Webinar

Sponsor: Custom Business Solutions


WEBINAR: How to Drive Traffic and Sales with Proven Mobile Engagement Strategies

Mobile advertising, marketing and media are entering a new era of growth, spurred by increased consumer usage of mobile devices for media, content consumption and engagement with shopping, promotions, advertising and marketing.

Type: Webinar

Sponsor: Code Broker


The ROI of Paging Systems

Tried-and-true paging technology not only can help improve operations, it can improve the bottom line as well.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Long Range Systems


The ROI of Table Tracking Systems

The benefits of table tracking systems may not always be easy to see, but they can provide a significant boost to the bottom line.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Long Range Systems


Best practices: Maintaining a cohesive brand across franchises

Brand consistency is the foundation of all franchises. Developing company-wide brand strategies is key to protecting the brand’s image which creates value for consumers and the franchisees.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Visualogistix


It's All About the Customer Experience

Great experiences keep customers coming back time and time again. Give your customers a “wow” experience and they will tell their friends and colleagues and share on social media.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Interactive Customer Experience Summit (ICX Summit)


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


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


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


The Top 11 Trendsetting Executives in Pizza

Who are the biggest trendsetters in Pizza in 2013?

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: PizzaMarketplace.com


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 POS


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


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


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 POS


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


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 POS


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


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 POS


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


iSAPPOS Product Brochure

We provide the finest peripherals to enable apple's iDevices to do POS. In the brochure from iSAPPOS you will learn more about how their design and engineering expertise extends from the main stream POS terminal solutions to the Mobile POS and Payment Terminal Solutions required by today's businesses.

Type: Brochure

Sponsor: iSAPPOS Systems Co Ltd


Everything Restaurants Need to Know About Digital Marketing

This free guide is packed with 50+ pages that covers all aspects of digital marketing and is a wealth of knowledge for any restaurant owner or operator.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Turnstyle Solutions


10 Ways to Make People Buy After You've Got Them Inside

While you are dependent in many ways on the activities of corporate marketing, no one knows your restaurants better than you do, so it's important you optimize your in-store signage and promotional areas to your advantage.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: WAND Corporation


SAMSUNG NBA SUMMER LEAGUE 2016: UPPING THE FAN EXPERIENCE WITH INTERACTIVE DIGITAL DISPLAYS & CONTENT

Interactive experiences, as those provided by EMBED DIGITAL at the NBA Samsung Summer League and Adidas Uprising Summer Championship, are transforming fan engagement and experiences by giving onlookers on-demand access to information and creating emotional stimulation throughout the game.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Embed Digital


6 Potential Technology Gaps in Your Restaurants

Limited service restaurants are typically ahead of the curve when it comes to technology; early adoption means increased customer experience and improved operational efficiency. But there are some potentially big technology gaps that still exist within restaurants. Download our article to learn six potential gaps in your restaurants.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: WAND Corporation


5 Things Marketing Can do to Improve the Overall In-Store Experience

Customer experience is huge in the restaurant industry. It’s the number one reason (besides great food) that a customer will make a return trip.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: WAND Corporation


5 Ways to Ensure Customer Experience is Consistently Awesome at Your Restaurants

Creating and maintaining an awesome customer experience consistently across all your restaurants is no small feat.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: WAND Corporation


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