[LIVE WEBINAR] From pushcart to powerhouse: How loyalty helped fuel The Halal Guys’ growth

Date: July 13, 2017 | Time: 2:00 PM EST | Duration: 1 Hour Join us for a live webinar with The Halal Guys and Paytronix Systems as we discuss how loyalty programs can help fuel your brand's growth. Register now!

Type: Webinar

Sponsor: Paytronix Systems, Inc.




Cafesano Successfully Expands with Help from Table Tracker

Cafesano is a casual Italian and Mediterranean Bistro with two Northern Virginia locations. Since 2005, Cafesano has provided guests with recipes that prove "great taste" and "good for you" can describe the same dining experience!

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Long Range Systems




Visitors at Theme Park Spend More Time Playing, Less Time Waiting for Food with LRS Pagers

Andy Alligator's Fun Park was founded in 2007 as a family entertainment center. In 2015, Owner Kyle Allison bought LRS guest pagers for their onsite fast-casual restaurant, Andy's Cafe & Pizzeria.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Long Range Systems


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America's tastes today? Cauliflower on pizza; radishes as raw meat

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Digital ordering success begins at the top of your organization with real alignment between those who lead the charge organizationally to make the system run on the inside, as well as those responsible with how all that technology appears to and engages with the customer.

Drink it in: The growing importance of beverages on the bottom line

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Why 367 more days? A debriefing on the menu labeling delay

Taking a step back from the new year-long extension in enforcement activation for menu labeling, brands need to give some thoughts to the road ahead and their path on it.

'Do you deliver ... profits?' This webinar does

Mastering delivery isn't easy, but this free May 18 webinar is a great place to learn how to re-ignite your program.

Special Report: 'tipping point' on the way for restaurant self-serve kiosks

A special report explores the growing interest by restaurants in self order kiosks. While determining return on investment poses challenges, the market is changing and restaurants must consider their options.

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Three restaurant industry leaders talk about branding strategy when it comes to the essential task of drawing franchisees in for business.

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Consumers value great customer service. If you give customers an experience that exceeds their expectations, they'll gladly pay more for it...and recommend you to their friends! Deliver a bad customer experience, you'll be the one paying the price.

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