6 ways to make your restaurant more sustainable without cutting profits

Follow these six tips that relate to promotions planning and execution to make your restaurant more sustainable in the current industry climate.

US House blocks mandatory GMO labeling

On July 23, the U.S. House of Representatives took a measured and bold move to block any mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically engineered crops. The house voted and passed HR 1599, which created the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act.

5 misconceptions about mobile payments that could hold your business back

Market growth is significant, but like many cultural and technology shifts, misconceptions about the viability of mobile payment apps holds some businesses back from implementing powerful tools that can propel brand awareness, provide beneficial insights about their operations and have a positive impact on growth. So let’s set the record straight.

Finding your 'Purple Cow:' 3 ways to connect consumers to your brand

A truly noteworthy restaurant is one that captivates people and makes them feel connected to the brand, but how can you facilitate this desired connection with your customers?

Is mobile the key to digital ordering success?

Mobile expert discusses why mobile is the key to digital ordering success.

Menu labeling mandate pushed back one year

Although the 12 month delay is welcome by some, brands should not use this time to rest on their laurels. Menu labeling is not going away and the faster restaurant operators can take the step toward compliance the better off they will be when the regulations do take effect.

Customers demand targeted, relevant marketing messages

When blended, data on purchases, frequency, preferences, social media activity forms a 360-degree customer profile that can be used to build a long-term relationship with your customers.

4 ways to win with in-store marketing

No matter what other problems your restaurant faces, if you can consistently get enough people in the door those problems ultimately will not matter. High traffic will almost always lead to higher profits.

3 ways to prep for the ban on trans fat

Foodservice operators can prepare for the June 6 ban by taking a few necessary steps.

Picture perfect GMO fruit can reduce food waste

Applying this new genetic engineering will allow farmers to use more of what they harvest – which should reduce overhead food costs to the average consumer and provide more affordable apples to people around the world that are poor.

Restaurant digital signage is heating up

Digital menu board blogger looks at hot trends in restaurant digital signage. Digital menu boards and restaurant digital signage are getting smarter and and becoming an invaluable source of actionable business intelligence.

Saving energy with employee engagement: Strategies for restaurants

What’s the secret to successful execution of a restaurant energy strategy? Two words: Employee engagement.

Are you 'CONNECTING' with your customers?

The CONNECT 2015 Mobile Innovation Summit will teach restaurant operators and retailers how to provide customers with mobile connections to help build a loyal fan base.

Receiving 101: Control and Safety

Whoever is in charge of receiving should follow a standard set of rules in order to maintain the safety of food and ensure you protect your bottom line.

Lifetime loyalty comes from winning hearts, minds

Your customers are driven to your brand by two main factors — practicality and emotion. Practical purchases are based on things like price, convenience, speedy service, etc., and emotional purchases are driven by intangibles like mood, emotional attraction, good memories and the like.

Taco Bell testing alcohol, redesign: Is it rebranding as fast casual?

Taco Bell is testing test beer, wine, and “mixed alcohol freezes” this summer in a redesigned store format.

How technology is solving headaches for menu labeling

The technology that fuels digital menu boards and ordering kiosks within restaurant locations today is being used to maintain nutritional disclosures in real time.

3 ways restaurants can use automation to drive business value

Exactly how is IT automation helping restaurants?

Tips for saving money with merchant service providers

Checkout our list of things to look out for in merchant services to make sure you’re keeping more of your hard earned profits.

Bugging out: Is cricket flour on your menu?

Many in the foodservice industry are touting cricket flour as the next "super protein."

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