Pizza Hut boards the value train

Promising a pretty thrifty meal on the cusp of the Super Bowl, Pizza Hut is latching on to the value trend by introducing a two-topping medium pizza for $5.99, a news release said. The chain said that accessing the deal...

GM brings restaurant commerce to the driver's seat

GM has figured out how to monetize drivers' commutes by installing an auto industry first in its cars — a commerce platform that allows anyone riding inside to make a reservation, order take-out or just have the delivery guy meet...

New tool pages customers, tracks wait times and grows to fit chain size

Tracking how long customers are waiting for orders or deliveries just got a boost from paging, tracking and guest intelligence tool provider, Long Range Systems. The company's new Guest Sessions addition to its free iOS application lets users start new orders and page customers when orders are ready.

Aloha-Monkey integration boosts catering, delivery, takeout

NCR Corp. has integrated MonkeyMedia Software for delivery with the NCR Aloha POS system.

Domino's Slack app gives new meaning to 'Cut me some Slack'

Between the chat over a deadline and the banter about the weekend’s escapades, that ubiquitous office messaging system known as Slack is now offering Domino's Pizza fans the ability to order a pie, a press release said. As of today,...

New tool brings third-party catering delivery to restaurateurs nationally

MonkeyMedia Software and on-demand delivery platform DoorDash have partnered to cater to restaurant catering operations. Their new cloud-based takeout, delivery and catering software platform, Monkey, offers catering delivery at a national level, a news release said. Orders placed through Monkey...

Go green AND go home: Postmates expands emissions-free deliveries

Go green AND go home: Postmates expands emissions-free deliveries

Few, if any, current trends in the foodservice realm can top delivery and sustainable operations. Enter, the on-demand network PostMates, which has expanded its zero-emissions fleet initiative in the Pacific Northwest with e-bikes, according to a news release. Postmates' launch...

Toast, Olo bring combined service to restaurants

Toast and Olo have joined forces to offer a restaurant solution that promises to optimize not only the efficiency of ordering, payment and delivery, but also the data derived from these activities. Toast online and mobile ordering capabilities are now...

Onosys signs Krystal, Captain D's, and Giordano's to digital ordering deals

Onosys, a custom digital ordering provider, has announced three new restaurant chains have agreed to use its system for mobile and online ordering. Krystal, Captain D's, and Giordano's have each recently signed on to use the Onosys digital ordering platform,...

Partnership between 2 vendors leads to all-in-one mobile ordering and loyalty platform

Restaurants and retailers now have access to one solution that offers mobile and online ordering with loyalty capabilities thanks to a partnership between Como, a provider of customer engagement solutions, and Preoday, an online and mobile ordering technology company. The...

Little Caesars Pizza Portal opens door to 'people-less' QSR experience

Little Caesars Pizza Portal opens door to 'people-less' QSR experience

Little Caesars this week announced it's testing a new tech that basically melds mobile ordering, automatic pick-up and vending to create a new way for customers to order and retrieve food without any potentially time-sucking human interaction through its new...

Webinar to dive into KFC and Pizza Hut mobile success stories

Webinar to dive into KFC and Pizza Hut mobile success stories

The restaurant world is heavy into mobile apps these days, but often too much cash is invested without considering what drives use and sales. Without forethought on those key aspects, money spent on mobile apps and digital ordering largely swirls...

Pizza Hut announces online reward program

Pizza Hut has debuted a national online ordering loyalty program in, according to a press release. For every dollar spent online, Pizza Hut awards customers two points and free pizza in just one visit.

Domino's makes using Alexa to order pizzas even easier

Domino's Pizza is expanding the Amazon Alexa ordering platform added last year to include customized ordering without customers needing to have a saved account or previous order history, a news release said. "Now it's as simple as asking Alexa to...

New way to 'try on' best new bottom line-building restaurant tech

New way to 'try on' best new bottom line-building restaurant tech

POS device provider ParTech has partnered with cloud-based API software developer Omnivore to bridge the gap between restaurants and the tech developers and suppliers who cater to the industry. A news release said that through the partnership, PAR's cloud-based Brink...

Round Table Pizza finalizes holistic digital-ordering solution

Round Table Pizza has completed its analysis of a dozen digital-ordering providers and concluded that Onosys is the right fit for its 450 units, according to a press release. "After interviewing each of the online ordering companies, we realized that...

Everything's bigger in ... China?

Everything's bigger in ... China?

China's restaurant industry is    one of the nation's main economic growth drivers, according to a report released by Meituan-Dianping, a foodservice-focused e-commerce platform. The industry expanded 11.3 percent last year to reach 3.5 trillion yuan (more than $514.6 billion USD), a news release said.

Papa John's 1st US chain with Facebook ordering

Papa John's announced a new "start order" button for its Facebook page fans, allowing all those social media mavens the luxury of ordering a pie without missing a moment of online gossip and cute cat pictures.

NetWaiter adds Google Connect

Restaurants can share their menus, hours, delivery details and other information thanks to the new Google Connect feature through NetWaiter that allows menus and other specific diner-interest information to be searchable, a news release said. The offering allows restaurant clients...

'Order in': Grubhub acquires Foodler

'Order in': Grubhub acquires Foodler

Grubhub said today it is acquiring one of North America's biggest independent online food-ordering services, Foodler, in an all-cash transaction, a news release said. The agreement extends Grubhub's New England leadership, while adding more than $80 million of 2017 annualized...

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