Take the Bite Out of the FDA's New Menu Labeling Rules

The clock is ticking: applicable restaurants have only until Spring 2017 to comply with all new menu labeling rules.

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2015 Restaurant Survey Report

Get back to basics to get customers back to the table. In other words, restaurants that emphasize flavorful, quality foods served in comfortable, casual environments with convenient options will draw young diners.

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Sponsor: Visual Graphic Systems, Inc. / Studio D Creative




Drive-Thrus Driving Business

Time-starved diners are hungry for both greater convenience and good quality food, and they're converging on drive-thrus by the billions: 12.4 billion visits in 2014, according to The NPD Group, a market research firm.

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Sponsor: Visual Graphic Systems, Inc. / Studio D Creative


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Automation: The possibilities of robo-restaurateuring - Part 3 of 3

Complete Automation in a foodservice operation is relatively rare at the moment, but that is changing almost by the day.

Automation doesn't have to be a dirty word in foodservice - Part 1 of 3

Automation has taken on the aura of a dirty word in foodservice with its potential to inflict widespread job losses, not to mention a perception of a colder, less "human" restaurant atmosphere. But it doesn't have to be.

Tech: The transformative touch at the table - Part 2 of 3

Exponential improvements in foodservice technology can, not only help accelerate industry growth, but also trim the costs that have grown into a heavy layer of fat weighing down once lean and agile brands.

4 metrics every restaurant should track

You may be running a well-structured training program for new staff in the hopes that they’ll learn quickly and become more productive, but you might be missing a critical piece in your evaluation of staff growth — the impact new staff are having on sales and profitability.

Are wearables the future of dining out?

Wearables in the food industry can increase in-house communication with the entire staff and elevate the customer service experience, giving you an edge over competitors in an aggressively competitive industry.

C-Speak: Is your audit program helping you attract customers?

Watch this video interview with a foodservice expert to learn why so many audit programs fail and what brands should know when searching for, designing and implementing their own plans.


Fast Casual Summit: 5 lessons learned from m-commerce innovators

Why restaurants must "adapt to mobile commerce or die."

3 steps to choose the right technology

We all know that the amount of investment capital flowing into the food tech space has led to a virtual saturation of new restaurant technology in everything from online ordering systems to self-monitoring ovens, and even a burger-making robot. Here is a three-step process to help choose which technology is right for a growing business.

Mobile payments + loyalty programs = a millennial magnet

Entice and capture millennials and you simultaneously attract the larger overall audience. That's why restaurants need mobile payments and loyalty programs now.

How mobile allows Cici's Pizza to deliver enhanced customer experience

Tim Tang of Hughes interviewed Douglas Kwong, Digital Director of Cicis Pizza at the 2016 CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit, about how the chain uses digital marketing to delight its customers.


No-weight waiting: 4 pickup order problems and their solutions

How clear is the path to both your digital and in-store pickup points? Avoid these four common problems with the fixes provided here.

Webinar: How Texas DQ used digital menus to ease growing pains

If you ask around you probably won't get a lot of argument to the assertion that digital signage is pretty cool, though some restaurateurs have concerns about scaling their digital signage as they grow.

Reuters report says restaurants and robotics still haven't mixed

Reuters today published a story on the use of robots in food service, which shows that most restaurateurs are staying with humans for the bulk of their needs due to the high cost of investment in robotics, complexity of tasks in food service, and the problems presented by robot maintenance and repair issues in a restaurant setting.

Cloud POS vs. digital ordering engine: Everything you need to know

As more restaurant brands develop digital ordering capabilities, restaurant technologists must understand the key differences between a cloud POS and a fully-featured digital ordering engine.

Want social media success? Just EAT it

When it comes to social media success, it can be tough to remember that it's all about quality, over quantity in most cases. But the good news is, if you can learn to EAT it, you'll have that task accomplished. Read on, if you want to learn how.

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From point-of-sale (POS) systems to digital menu boards to online ordering, and more...Learn about the latest innovations in restaurant technology and how they can have a positive impact on your bottom line.

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