To honor their moms, consumers will spend $4.1 billion on special outings, such as lunch, brunch and dinner, and savvy restaurants are hoping to attract them with discounts.
The commercial space chosen by a restaurant tenant can be a deciding factor in the success or failure of the business.
We live in a social media world and nowhere is that more clear than in the restaurant industry. Pictures of food are ubiquitous, dominating photo-driven networks like Instagram and Pinterest and prominent across mainstays Facebook and Twitter.
Everyone seems to be talking about the "Internet of Things," or IOT, but what does that have to do with restaurants?
The fast casual pizzeria craze shows no signs of ebbing.
Meet the newest Blaze Pizza employee, "Ron."
The supply chain is often the thorn in the side of franchisors, especially those that have brands spread nationwide or globally.
The customer experience at a restaurant is paramount to a restaurant's success. Mobile apps have become increasingly part of that experience, but how important are they?
Slapfish founder Andrew Gruel responds to approximately 30 online reviews daily about his company — regardless of whether they are positive or negative. He believes that strong social media management can reap tremendous benefits and create a stronger base of customers.
When the first mobile ad was launched in 1997, who would have guessed that nearly 20 years later, mobile ad spending would be forecasted to surpass desktop ad spending?
Knowing what needs to be done is important. Knowing what should never be done could be critical.
The company is testing what it calls a 'Hands Free' app that enables users to make and confirm purchases without a payment card or mobile wallet.
Although it's not yet in America, the Pizza ATM has been producing and dispensing pizzas in Europe for the past 13 years. Its owner has set it sights on launching, this year, in the United States.
Allowing your guests to view menus, place orders and read nutritional information while at home or on-the-go is paramount. But just because we can, should we always use digital technology?
The success of mobile and online ordering can only be achieved when the digital strategy has an equally well-thought out plan to support pick-up or curbside delivery. Scott Marentay of Hyperactive, describes why outdoor digital signs should be part of the playbook.
Although a majority of pizza chains offer fountain drinks or ready-to-drink options, revisiting your beverage offering could uncover opportunities to capitalize on trends.
As restaurant operators, the most important thing we do is coach and develop our people.
At the NRF Big Show, a panel discussion about what's next in payments focused on the role technology has played in consumers' expectations as they interact with their favorite brands.
At the National Retail Federation Big Show, London-based multinational retailer Marks and Spencer described how it created a new loyalty program.
While rugged mobile tablets are making their way into the food services market, one element of the checkout experience that continues to be in demand for restaurant patrons are self-serve kiosks.