CEOs of Wing Zone, Focus Brands, Captain D's, Backyard Burgers, Koti Pizza predict industry changes, trends

CEOs of Wing Zone, Focus Brands, Captain D's, Backyard Burgers, Koti Pizza predict industry changes, trends

This year's Fast Casual Executive Summit wrapped up Tuesday night with insights from some of the industry's most successful CEOs.

Former Papa Murphy's CDO: Ask 3 questions before investing in tech

Former Papa Murphy's CDO: Ask 3 questions before investing in tech

As restaurants consider deploying technology, such as a loyalty program, branded app or mobile payments, executives should first consider whether such efforts will actually help them acquire more customers and coax existing guests to spend more money

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

Executives from 17 countries gathered in London for the 2017 Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit — Europe last week. The event, produced by Networld Media Group, provided the opportunity for more than 100 restaurant leaders to share advice, success stories and discuss how they moved on from failure.

Webinar: The Halal Guys shares 3 loyalty lessons with big pay-offs

Webinar: The Halal Guys shares 3 loyalty lessons with big pay-offs

The Halal Guys Marketing Director Andrew Eck related valuable information in the hour-long session, including three principles that he said brands must keep in mind in their loyalty program creation.

CONNECT Summit to tackle mobile technology's impact on restaurants, retail

CONNECT Summit to tackle mobile technology's impact on restaurants, retail

Jayson Tipp, Nikki Baird among the keynote speakers for the fourth annual executive event.

Pizza Hut digital leader Baron Concors talks mobile strategy, best practices

Pizza Hut digital leader Baron Concors talks mobile strategy, best practices

Baron Concors, Pizza Hut global chief digital officer, said the “focus on mobile is a focus on customer,” and that retailers must turn their mindset to becoming students of human behavior.

CONNECT: The current state of mobile wallets and mobile ordering

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.

Using mobile to create a personalized guest experience

Using mobile to create a personalized guest experience

Jared Miller, CTO for the Atlanta Falcons, discusses how mobile can be used to create personalized experiences even when the customer isn't using their device.

The hidden benefit of SMS text marketing messages

The hidden benefit of SMS text marketing messages

Erin Levzow, Director of Digital and E-commerce at Wingstop, points out a key benefit of SMS promotions that you may have overlooked.

Pizza Hut executive discusses importance of mobile customer engagement

Pizza Hut executive discusses importance of mobile customer engagement

Baron Concors, Chief Digital Officer at Pizza Hut, discusses why it's important to think mobile first.

Building loyalty with mobile: Where to start?

Building loyalty with mobile: Where to start?

Eric Buckner, Senior Product Manager - Mobile for Sears Holdings, discusses where to start when considering a mobile loyalty program.

What did you miss at #CONNECTsummit14? Check out the highlights

What did you miss at #CONNECTsummit14? Check out the highlights

#CONNECTsummit14 included mobile innovation leaders from across the spectrum: tech, restaurant, retail.

Using big data to get a big mobile strategy in place

Using big data to get a big mobile strategy in place

Operators can now collect valuable information about their customers, find micro segments, create predictive analytics, and pass that value on.

Want to connect with customers? Think mobile first. [infographic]

Want to connect with customers? Think mobile first. [infographic]

Most Americans now own a smartphone and are using them to shop and eat out.

Nikki Baird to give keynote on privacy at CONNECT summit

Nikki Baird to give keynote on privacy at CONNECT summit

Top retail analyst Nikki Baird will explore rapidly advancing technology and consumer tolerance for being tracked.

'Mobile Evangelist of the Year' Jack Philbin will headline 2014 CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit

'Mobile Evangelist of the Year' Jack Philbin will headline 2014 CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit

The self-professed "mobile geek" co-founded Vibes before text messaging was even possible in the U.S.

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