Three mobile experts discuss current trends in ordering and loyalty. Noah Glass, founder of OLO, said in the nine years since his company's been in the mobile ordering space, the number of consumers with smartphones has jumped from 5 to 70 percent. Now, consumers want on-demand apps that can allow them to receive faster service and more accurate orders.
Punchh's Sastry Penumarthy spoke about the changing nature of loyalty programs. Now, he said, operators have a single view of their customers across all touchpoints; they know when they're visiting, what they order, everything. This allows brands to target their customers more specifically.
Splick.It's Cameron Theil said iBeacon technology is emerging, which alerts restaurant employees when a customer enters the store. This solves the problem of ensuring hot coffee and fresh food for mobile orders.
Saladworks was facing bankruptcy in 2015, when Centre Lane Partners bought it for nearly $17 million. Since then, CEO Patrick Sugrue has been working to breathe new life into the 30-year-old brand. "You have to be able to fail fast...
Carl Howard discusses how he turned a failing QSR brand into a thriving fast casual franchise and why he believes his work isn't quite yet done.
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Jennifer Klawin, SVP, brand strategy, West Coast for BuzzFeed, shared social media tips with restaurateurs.
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.
Restaurant franchises hoping to grow in the UK must embrace innovation and technology.
Domino's — never one to shy away from a delivery challenge — has opted to go "old school" for its latest delivery dilemma work-around in the snowy northernmost part of Japan, Hokkaido. The chain is dispatching antlered delivery drivers this...
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.
The Fast Casual Executive Summit 2016 brought together hundreds of c-level executives to learn from one another in Dana Point, California.
The Interactive Customer Experience (ICX) Summit featured almost three days of education, networking and tours.