NRA 2010: Specialty coffee trends senior editor Valerie Killifer speaks with Bob Fagan, regional sales manager with Fetco, about specialty coffee trends. Fetco was showcasing its brew products during the 2010 National Restaurant Association show in Chicago.

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 2010: Popcake pancakes

Chef Marvin Woods talks with Jennifer Litz about the the Popcake, a commercial grade fully automatic pancake machine. Tthe product also was on display during the 2009 NRA Show and was named by the Food Channel as one of the show's top 10 finds.

NRA 2010: Nick Sarillo of Nick's Pizza & Pub

Pizza Marketplace editor Jennifer Litz talks with Nick Sarillo, owner of Nick's Pizza & Pub about the design of his restaurants and how the company has created a culture that supports coaching to drive purpose and value. Sarillo was recently featured in Inc. magazine for his company's corporate policy.

NRA 2010: Farm to fork

Dan Probert with Country Natural Beef and Tom Grebb from Central Bean Company discuss the farm to fork initiative being taken on by restaurant operators and local suppliers. The movement is supported by Truitt Bros., a provider of shelf-stable foods for the restaurant industry.

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

NRA 2010: Micros consumer-oriented technology

Micros is on the cutting-edge of life-like digital signage and integrated POS systems. Here, Tim Pincelli talks about Micros' newest consumer-oriented technology at the NRA show 2010.

NRA 2010: Mobile payment systems

At the 2010 NRA Show, FaceCash founder Aaron Greenspan demonstrates how his mobile payment system works, down to the barcode and picture verification systems.

NRA 2010: Digital Dining & the digital restaurant

Digital dining Jennifer Litz talked to Digital Dining’s Kay Branson at the 2010 NRA Show. Branson talked about the evolution of her industry, culminating in the “digital restaurant” experience of hand-held POS systems.

NRA 2010: Chairman Mike Gibbons discusses legislative issues

Mike Gibbons, chairman of the National Restaurant Association, discusses upcoming legislative issues and their effect on the industry.

NRA 2010: Henny Penny execs talk fryer innovation

Henny Penny president Rob Connelly and VP of Strategic Accounts, Steve Maggard, discuss the latest fryer innovations during the 2010 National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago. Henny Penny won a Kitchen Innovations Award this year for its iControl for Evolution Elite open fryer.

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

NRA 2010: Dawn Sweeney on the turnaround

Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association, discusses the good economic news for the restaurant industry.

Consumers speak: What says food safety to you? asks consumers what they look for to judge a restaurant's food safety standards

Pizza & Prevention 2009

Scott Anthony talks about the successful annual Fox's Pizza Den fundraiser, Pizza & Prevention 2009, that honors 911 heroes.

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

Unisys Smart Cash Vault

A new smart cash vault solution for pizzerias.

LightSensations' easy-change-out light solution

Augustine Gallegos from the Commerce, Calif.-based company demonstrates the features of its ladderless stem fixture and recessed can light for at the 2009 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo.

Western 2009: LRS demos its Key Call System

At the recent foodservice expo, Jim Livingston shows how the company's table locating system can save labor costs and organize food delivery.

Western 2009: Auphon demos integrated online ordering

At the recent foodservice expo, the company shows how its site connects directly to Auphon Dining POS for a user friendly customer experience and seamless order fulfillment at the restaurant.

Western 2009: offers solution to pagers

Restaurants can alert guests of available seating via text messaging, while the solution also handles online reservations and queuing.

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

Pizza Executive Summit - Burke Corp.

Burke Corp.'s Scott Miller talks about specialty meat toppings and formulations for the pizza industry at the Pizza Executive Summit, held June 8-9, 2009, in Chicago.

Pizza Executive Summit - Revention

Revention's Kristi Stark talks about point-of-sale systems for the pizza industry at the 2009 Pizza Executive Summit, held June 8-9 in Chicago.

Pizza Executive Summit - Synergy Media Team

Sandy Lechner, CEO of Synergy Media Team, talks about innovation in brand management at the 2009 Pizza Executive Summit, held June 8-9 in Chicago.

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