Even for brands in which digital ordering represents a small percentage, its search traffic and order traffic represents a meaningful sample size from which brands can glean valuable insights.
Franchising is an ideal fit for many foreign entrepreneurs seeking to live and work in the US.
This infographic explains why going digital is good for customers and great for restaurants.
#CONNECTsummit14 included mobile innovation leaders from across the spectrum: tech, restaurant, retail.
Online ordering is the perfect way to remind students, parents and school administrators that you care about their needs by offering them a quick and value-oriented way to order their meals.
Recent retail data breaches have put a spotlight on the frequency of these incidents. This infographic shows us the lessons learned and what you can do to protect yourself.
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Wingstop is heavily invested in social media for engaging customers and driving sales. The next step: mobile payments.
Such technology decreases a customer's perceived wait time by up to 40 percent.
The focus on establishments that serve food items will become more prevalent as the number of people born with allergens continues to increase.
Just as things started taking off for Chicken Salad Chick, President and CEO Kevin Brown was diagnosed with stage IV liver cancer. He's fighting back, and helping others.
Apple intros mobile wallet capabilities that combine NFC, Passbook and Touch ID. Company has support from banks, major card issuers and retailers.
Cutting costs by creating limited time offers or new menu items that scale down the serving of animal protein could be interesting to test with consumers.
With Apple's rollout of Apple Pay, now might be a good time for marketers to get to know Passbook.
Panera Bread will be among the first to accept Apple Pay when it rolls out in a few weeks.
How educational foodservice operators can gain a more transparent view of their costs and control of all purchasing cost factors.
Restaurants can sell snacks at premium profit margins and can be more exciting for guests than the traditional core menu.
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Restaurant industry veteran Tom Lewison has been tapped to help Wild Wing Cafe take flight.
The senior executive additions are part of Garden Fresh's revitalization strategy for Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes.
The brand's custom milkshake platform offers customers the chance to build their own by mixing flavor offerings – including bacon – into a vanilla base.
The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. will offer a free hot or iced coffee to customers in celebration of National Coffee Day.
Juices are preservative-free and processed without heat.
New site pays particular attention to the mobile user experience, the company says.
Molly O'Shea has served as the chain's director of franchise development since 2005.
New tablet features larger, 10-inch screen format.
Beginning in 2016, the Massachusetts Restaurant Association's newly announced partnership with the National Restaurant Association for the New England Food Show will begin. The NEFS is the largest tradeshow of its kind in the Northeast, according to a news release.
The non-alcoholic offering gets its flavor from a syrup.
Project Pie has signed a 9-unit franchise deal that will mark the brand’s debut in New Jersey. The new restaurants will be owned and operated by local company The Belvedere Group, which plans to open the first Project Pie location...
Heartland Payment has introduced a mobile and online ordering solution for restaurants. The solution, called Heartland Mobile and Online Ordering, was released in partnership with ToGoTechnologies. "Restaurants are looking for a competitive mobile ordering solution that will match the functionality...
Fazoli's has marked its 17th straight month of same-store sales.
PAR Technology Corporation has announced its acquisition of Brink Software Inc., a provider of cloud-based point-of-sale software for restaurants. The acquisition will give PAR Technology the ability to develop, deploy and service cloud technology solutions for quick-serve, fast casual and casual dining restaurants, according to a news release.
The burger chain is adding units, menu items and leaders.
Returning to a traditional 40-hour definition would benefit employees through more hours and income, say trade organizations.
The National Restaurant Association is now accepting applications for the 2015 Kitchen Innovations Awards – the program's 11th year.
According to a news release, the KI Awards recognize foodservice equipment and technology advancements. Winners are demonstrated at the annual NRA Show in May in Chicago in the Kitchen Innovations Pavilion.
Bowl of Heaven continues SoCal growth with multiunit deal.
Starbucks has redesigned its Android app, adding several new features.
The four-unit chain will use WMx for scheduling, labor forecasting, hiring and more.
Jamba Juice opened the campus location at the start of the fall semester.
Five Guys will also introduce the Coca-Cola Freestyle Machine to Scotland.
The International Franchise Association is sponsoring an expo for potential franchisees Oct. 23-25 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Craft beers are growing, and seasonal offerings are big drivers of growth.
Corporate dining preferences lean strongly toward fast casual concepts, according to Dinova.
In a recent case study by food technology provider Nextep Systems, the company outlined the challenged it faced in working with SAVOR…Chicago to accommodate a large number of guests on a budget at Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center.
Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Lamar Alexander have introduced the National Labor Relations Board Act on the heels of the NLRB's decision ruling that McDonald's is culpable for wage theft accusations raised by its franchisee employees. In response,...
British Columbia-based DougiedogDinerTruck has deployed nTrust, a digital cash platform that launched in Canada via Cloud Money. With the launch of nTrust's new mobile app on iTunes and Google Play, the Dougiedog food truck is now offering digital payment capabilities...
Research reveals that the majority of restaurants surveyed by the National Restaurant Association recycle, use compact fluorescent lighting and purchase recycled materials.
Seahawks coach, players served up drinks to benefit a local Seattle charity.
The bagel chain is strengthening is lunchtime daypart offerings with the addition of two burger bagels.
Saladworks customers can win free salad for a year by posting pics of their favorite salad with the hashtag #ForkFresh.
The upscale café is looking to expand its footprint into other major Southern cities through franchising.
Starbucks is the latest restaurant to test the waters with smaller offerings for the budget and diet conscious customer.
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, today announced that it will soon be opening three new locations in the greater New York/New Jersey area. The company also announced it will open its 18th SoCal location Sept.
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Total Merchant Services, a payments processing company, has released a restaurant version of Groovv Register designed to help independent restaurant owners. These enhancements include the ability to send orders to the kitchen printer, up to three levels of item modifiers...