RAMP: Mobile card-swiping technology

Lance Ning from ID Tech showed some of his company's mobile swiping technology at the recent mobile payments conference in Chicago. Applications include line-busting, off-site retailing and more.

C-Speak: PDQ president using tech to get rid of the back office

PDQ President Steve Erickson and David Cantu, co-founder of HotSchedules, discuss how the brand uses technology to control operations and deliver better customer service.

Sponsored by: HotSchedules

DigitalPersona's biometrics system

Advances in technology and lower prices have allowed more operators to adopt biometrics as part of their loss prevention plans.

Summit: Don't set social media expectations

Sometimes with social media, the best strategy is just to dive right in, said Paul Flanigan at the 2011 Retail Customer Experience Executive Summit. Also: the potential impact of Google+.

Rudy Miick's Summit highlights

The restaurant consultant talks about what he learned at the 2011 Pizza Executive Summit.

Welbilt: Bringing innovation to the table

Restaurant operators obviously have a variety of challenges when it comes to running a successful business.

Sponsored by: Welbilt

The NRA perspective at the Pizza Executive Summit 2011

Scott DeFife, head of Policy & Government Affairs for the National Restaurant Association, talked about legislation concerns at the 2011 Pizza Executive Summit.

Tips for branding and differentiation

Consultant Gerry O'Brion reviews his presentation on this key topic at the 2011 Pizza Executive Summit.

Fun on the pizza run

One Florida operator combines running and pizza to create a unique marketing opportunity.

Menu labeling and the impact on operators

Betsy Craig shares some points from her presentation at the 2011 Pizza Executive Summit.

Pizza professionals: It's hip to be Foursquare

Streetza Pizza entrepreneur Scott Baitinger talked about the value of this social media application at the 2011 Pizza Executive Summit.

C-Speak: Driving local competition with authenticity

Customers now make decisions about where to eat on a more local level, so restaurateurs must adapt their marketing strategies.

Sponsored by: Fishbowl

Grow your pizza business with the Power of One

Consultant Kathleen Wood talks about her session at the 2011 Pizza Executive Summit.

The value of location-based marketing to pizza operators

Asif Khan talked about the strategy at the 2011 Pizza Executive Summit.

NRA 2011: The new NRA chair outlines issues, agenda

NRA chairwoman and Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith talks about the future of the association and the industry in this interview with FastCasual.com editor Valerie Killifer.

C-Speak: Intelligent marketing starts with data

An analytics expert discusses why the old marketing playbook no longer works. Brands must understand who customers are in order to bring them back.

Sponsored by: Fishbowl

NRA 2011: Reaction to the threat of higher swipe fees

NRA's Scott DeFife, EVP of policy and government affairs, talks about the Durbin Amendment and its implications for the restaurant and retail industries.

NRA 2011: Vision 360's take on two hot trends

Michelle Bushey, Vision 360's design director, discusses the increase in build-your-own concepts and the growth of tech in the kitchen.

NRA 2011: Mobile restaurant info and deals

Constant Contact has partnered with mobile marketer Where to use email for restaurant promotions. Where was recently purchased by PayPal.

NRA 2011: Mixer promises consistent dough

Thinking Foods believes it has developed the ultimate solution for dough that comes out right, every time.

NRA 2011: Taking the POS for a walk

Micros executives show a tablet, web-based mobile POS solution ideal for line-busting, table-side browsing.

C-Speak: How Hopdoddy relies on tech to customize training, showcase brand culture, streamline openings

Hopdoddy Burger Bar has taken every aspect of workforce management digital to enhance its in-person training, onboarding, and management procedures.

Sponsored by: HotSchedules

NRA 2011: Groupon takes it to the next level

Editor Valerie Killifer learns what's next for the popular online bargainer.

NRA 2011: Health care and other issues discussed

Scott DeFife, the Association's EVP for policy and government affairs, talks about health care and other high-profile issues affecting the restaurant industry.

NRA 2011: When to Manage's new food rescue effort

The non-profit endeavor helps operators help others by distributing leftover food.

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