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?
Any time you gather some of the industry's brightest CEOs, franchisors, chefs, franchisees and vendors, there is sure to be some insightful quotes. We've gathered a few memorable moments from sessions during the opening day of the inaugural Franchising Restaurant & Innovation Summit in Dallas.
Mobile interaction allows consumers to engage more naturally at times that are comfortable and appropriate for them and to share their experiences with others unable to be in the same physical location. It also enables deeper and more thoughtful two-way discussions than simple texting would ever invite on its own.
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.
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 most successful fast casual establishments are leveraging mobile technology to forge stronger relationships with their customers.
Today's most powerful marketing tool for reaching this "instant gratification" audience is online advertising.
Though monetary value is crucial, millennials can incentivized to maintain loyalty participation through other means.
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.
Does anybody talk anymore? As we start 2016, we consistently see the introduction of new changes to our industry that prove that the pizza marketplace, like any other industry in the 21st century, is driven largely by technology, social media and digital advertising.
No longer content with standard pizza, hungry consumers nowadays demand a higher quality pie that's worthy of their hard-earned dough and caloric budget.
Today there are marketing techniques that won't break the bank and will help you save time. Use these restaurant marketing ideas to take your business to the next level in 2016.
A new study looks at why many restaurants haven't implemented a digital POS system.
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