Nearly half of the top 100 restaurant chains don't have a native app, even though consumers expect one. Gleaning wisdom from over 1 million app reviews has revealed some interesting lessons and principles, from both the well-done apps to the mobile flops.
A new artificial intelligence platform promises to engage diners in a caring way with very little thought and effort from restaurant operators.
A new report from TechSci Research shows that over the next five years, India may be one of the most promising markets for food service investment, But you must be a leading-edge system for both online ordering and meal delivery.
Pictures and words and great hashtags — that's the world of Instagram. It's a world restaurateurs must know to engage today's customers. Here are some pointers.
You can drive consumers to your app, but you can't necessarily make them download it. This has been the perpetual problem for restaurants that want their guests to be intimately linked to their brands via smartphones. As difficult as it...
Not all apps are created equal, and consumers don't have the patience to wait while you to get it right.
As technology makes it easier for your customers to order online, it also makes it more important than ever to manage your restaurant's reputation.
We love our smartphones. We love them so much that, according to a new poll, they are our favorite place to spend time while on vacation.
Ever thought of using that perpetual teenage social media favorite, Snapchat, in your social media marketing? Virginia-based Firenza certainly did, and the results have been very gratifying.
By harnessing the power of smart loyalty and letting customers control their own experience, brands can create a superior consumer journey.
In this first of a three-part series, we take a closer look at the chain that claims it's inventing a new restaurant sector that combines speed and quality into an idea that some industry analysts say the market is clamoring for.
There will be more than 200 million mobile-wallet users across the U.S. by the end of 2016.
By carefully vetting loyalty strategies and course correcting to improve results, restaurants can effectively interact with customers and create experiences that are truly memorable.
Enabling the mobile channel — perhaps through loyalty, ordering, payment or other capabilities — is the next big step for restaurant leaders looking to remain competitive and build customer loyalty.
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.
Marketers have been touting the benefits of digital marketing for years, but motivating franchisees to carve out time to learn the ropes can be difficult.
Everyone seems to be talking about the "Internet of Things," or IOT, but what does that have to do with restaurants?
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?