Study: Many consumers lukewarm on restaurant tech, loyalty programs

The new trends survey from AlixPartners provides some significant surprises concerning consumers' views of restaurant technology, loyalty programs, third-party delivery services and menu prices.

Mergin' and movin' out in the pizza universe

Four pizza brands are planning additions to their worldwide restaurant system pies this spring, along with two other brands who are set to merge.

New tech finds, funnels real-time restaurants digital sign content

Allure is debuting an advanced content automation technology for digital signs and other devices used in the fast food and fast casual sectors.

2 techs combine forces to reduce labor costs

7shifts and Toast are combining forces to create an integration that helps chains lower labor costs by streamlining employee clock-ins and schedule enforcement, according to a news release. Toast's POS system works with 7shifts' scheduling and employee management application to...

Study: Consumers receptive to chatbots

A majority of consumers are comfortable talking with a chatbot yet only a fraction have engaged with one, according to the 2017 Mobile Consumer Report from Vibes. In addition to under-indexed chatbot use, Vibess fourth annual Mobile Consumer Report uncovered...

With 10 million daily food deliveries, Meituan-Dianping a name to know

It may be relatively unknown in the Western World, but in 20 of China's biggest cities, the name Meituan-Dianping is as commonly heard as Amazon and Google. That's because in China Meituan-Dianping delivers fast food to just about everybody there...

Convenience chain uses POS to boost pizza sales

To help streamline its pizza delivery business, Casey’s General Store has added SpeedLine's POS and enterprise restaurant management, according to a news release. The chain, which has installed the systems at more than 200 of its 1,900 locations, will roll...

Chowly integrates online ordering, POS systems

Chowly is partnering with MICROS Retail Systems to integrate all third-party online ordering systems into POS systems for MICROS clients, according to a press release. "We take great pride in being able to resolve such a growing pain point for...

MicroSale releases $49-a-month POS system

A cheap, tablet-based POS system for small restaurants is now available from MicroSale POS Systems, according to a press release. It comes with an industry-grade Windows tablet, a cash drawer, an EMV device and a receipt printer. "We are confident...

Toast POS introduces inventory solution

Toast Restaurant POS has released Inventory, a platform that manages inventory and automatically generates a variance report for restaurateurs. The technology tracks sales data as well as low-performing restaurant items in order to help operators be more cost-effective. "We use...

Omnivore, POSitouch team up on cloud solution

Omnivore is collaborating with POSitouch on a new POS cloud-based technology. The new POS system connects the POSitouch system to an array of additional apps, allowing for increased customer engagement, food delivery, online reservations and tablet ordering. "The Omnivore solution...

Toast POS releases consumer report on technology, restaurant experience

A good number of consumers believe technology improves the restaurant experience, according to a study, conducted by Toast Restaurant POS, with 79 percent expressing the sentiment. The survey, conducted between July and August, analyzed over 1,100 diners nationwide. Eighty eight...

Epson announces exclusive customer loyalty solution release

Epson America, Inc has announced the release of Spendgo's latest POS platform. The POS solution has been released in collaboration with Epson's OmniLink Merchant Services. Features include a guest terminal, which gathers SKU data using video and personalized content, customized...

Toast, Chowly debut POS integration for third-party ordering

Toast and Chowly are partnering to integrate third-party online ordering systems into POS software, according to a news release. As most restaurateurs already know, third-party online ordering has created some manpower problems, since orders typically come in via fax or other means that necessitate order re-entry into the resetaurant's POS system.

Paytronix updates platform

Paytronix Systems has implemented upgrades to its Paytronix Platform. Capabilities include pay at the table, account filters UI, scoring and surveys. "Pay at Table, survey, scoring and all of the new analytics capabilities introduced to the Paytronix Campaign Center were...

Cicis reports massive 17-state data breach

Here we go again. This time the victims are Cicis customers in at least 17 states. The pizza chain said this morning that an ongoing investigation now indicates that payment systems at dozens of locations were infected by malware in...

Oracle Hospitality unveils new POS and hospitality platform

Oracle Hospitality announced an upgraded release of Oracle Hospitality Simphony Cloud Service in a company press report. The new Oracle Hospitality POS and hospitality management platform supports mobile devices, streamlines table service operations and increases mobility for on-site managers. "Our...

MasterPass-enabled robot to invade Pizza Hut Asia

MasterCard today unveiled the first commerce application for SoftBank Robotics' humanoid robot, Pepper. MasterPass, which is MasterCard's digital wallet service, will power the application, according to a press release. Pizza Hut Restaurants Asia P/L will be the inaugural launch partner...

Restaurant, oh restaurant, how do I pay thee? Study counts the increasing number of ways

Restaurateurs who offer the most-preferred ways to pay at their establishments are getting the edge in attracting business. That's one of the primary findings of the Second Annual Blackhawk Network Shopper Study. The firm — which produces gift cards and...

Revel Systems pulls in Verifone Point Classic to simplify EMV payment

iPad POS vendor Revel Systems is deploying Verifone's Point Classic to simplifying EMV payment management.

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