2011 FCES: CEO Roundtable

In this session from the 2011 Fast Casual Executive Summit, attendees heard from operators large and small about the ways they are growing sales, integrating creative marketing techniques and (re)shaping the industry. It’s about who you know and what they know, and the strategies each one has put in place to drive growth and sales success.

Type: Presentation

Sponsor: Fast Casual Executive Summit


2011 FCES: Community Marketing Strategies and Tactics

Effective marketing campaigns are a huge catalyst for driving sales growth. But what determining what works isn’t always an easy equation. In this session from the 2011 Fast Casual Executive Summit, attendees discovered how GM’s and franchisees are effectively using...

Type: Presentation

Sponsor: Fast Casual Executive Summit


Internet Marketing and the Social Media (Slides)

Industry leaders provide vital information regarding the use of the Internet and Social Media to aid in your restaurant's growth. Download the slides from presentations given by: Boris Bugarski, Murgent/ Paul Barron, Fast Casual/ John Pepper, Boloco at the Fast Casual Executive Summit 2009.

Type: Presentation

Sponsor: Fast Casual Executive Summit


Brand Builders (Slides)

Industry leaders share tips and trends on how to enhance brand building in your restaurant through emotional connections with your customers. Download the slides from presentations given by: Ed Frechette, Au Bon Pain/ Alan Hixon, Mooyah Burgers and Fries/ Dan Kim, Red Mango/ Patrick Benisillo, VGS at the Fast Casual Executive Summit 2009.

Type: Presentation

Sponsor: Fast Casual Executive Summit


Brain Exchange (Slides)

Brain Exchange Session. Find information on discussions relating to eight topics including: Fast Casual Startups, Menu Development, Web & Social Marketing, Team Dynamics, Winning Brand Design, Building Online Ordering and Catering, Direct Mail, and Leadership Techniques.

Type: Presentation

Sponsor: Fast Casual Executive Summit


Executive Summit Keynote Presentation (Slides)

Fast Casual Executive Summit Keynote Address. Download the slides from presentations given by: Paul Barron, Publisher and Founder FastCasual.com/ Dean Lindsay, Professional Speaker and Author The Progress Agents at the Fast Casual Executive Summit 2009.

Type: Presentation

Sponsor: Fast Casual Executive Summit


Table Tracker improves operations at Labriola Ristorante

With the introduction of Labriola's fresh and new concept, operations manager Edwin Arreola wanted to take a different approach to food delivery than the usual table numbers. Arreola wanted to find a way to manage the rush and ensure food delivery and operations would run smoothly.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Long Range Systems


Driving Delivery: a POS Technology Field Guide

Name your delivery headache. Whether you struggle with driver staffing, dispatch mix-ups, or late deliveries, new innovations relieve the pain. In this guide to profitable restaurant delivery, learn a new approach to managing driver performance and delivery efficiency.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: SpeedLine Solutions


Digital Dollars: Choosing a web ordering partner & driving online sales

Web ordering is driving sales for pizza and delivery restaurants: more than 50% of sales for some leading chains, In this guide, find expert tips on web ordering promotion, best practices to upsize online orders and increase frequency, and tips for choosing the right provider.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: SpeedLine Solutions


Fuddruckers Modernizes with New Guest Paging System

Popular fast casual restaurant Fuddruckers prides themselves on creating the best and freshest burgers for their customers. Texas-based franchise owner David Futrell owns nine locations and has operated for over 10 years under a promise to deliver his guests only the best burgers on freshly baked buns.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Long Range Systems


Jason's Deli Table Tracker Case Study

Table Tracker is a table location system that helps fast-casual restaurants identify where guests are sitting. Instead of number cards, guest are given wireless Trackers that send the guest’s location to a kitchen display, effectively eliminating the need for food runners to search for guests.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Long Range Systems


Alondra Hot Wings | On Cue for Restaurants

The Challenge- Alondra Hot Wings shared the same challenges as any busy restaurant: How to efficiently manage the flow of customers through a busy waiting area while seating guests in a timely fashion.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Long Range Systems


Alondra Hot Wings | Check Point Survey Case Study

The Challenge- Before converting to Check Point Surveys, Alondra Hot Wings used comment cards to process customer feedback. Owner noticed that many guests did not use the comment cards. “Some customers told us they didn’t trust comment cards because they thought the server might not turn in negative comments,” Kazarian (owner) explained.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Long Range Systems


Pizza Ranch | Table Tacker Case Study

The Challenge - When guests order a custom pizza or non-buffet menu item at Pizza Ranch, it has to be delivered to their table in time for them to enjoy it with their buffet items. Pizza Ranch was using number cards at the tables to direct food runners to where to deliver these orders.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Long Range Systems


The Restaurant of the Future: How Technology will Transfrom the Guest Experience

Technology is no longer a novelty in the food service industry. It’s the key to survival and success. According to the recently released National Restaurant Association report “Restaurant Industry 2020: A Snapshot of the Future."

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Long Range Systems


The Power of Instant Customer Feedback

If there’s one unavoidable reality in any customer-oriented business, it’s this: No matter how good you are, you won’t make everyone happy all the time.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Long Range Systems


Managing the Front Ebook

Front-door management is key to maximizing the rush. That’s one reason front-door management – the process of managing the guests stacked up at the front during peak times and helping them get seated quickly – is so important.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Long Range Systems


The Millennial Mindset: How a Generation is Reshaping Hospitality

America’s Millennial Generation, the roughly 80-100 million people between the ages of 17 and about 35, might be one of the most misunderstood groups by service-oriented businesses.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Long Range Systems


2014 Speed of Service Report

In this report, we dive into data from the Restaurant Social Media Index, providing research that connects the dots between consumer behavior and sentiment in relation to multi-unit operators and speed of service.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Long Range Systems


Food Service Has an Appetite for Advocacy

Justified or not, consumers trust fellow consumers more than they trust brands. In fact, a 2013 Nielsen Global Trust in Advertising survey found that 84% of people trust the recommendations of people they know and 68% trust online customer reviews.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: InMoment


Mood+JJ's Red Hots

JJ’s founding partners engaged Mood to design a wholly unique music experience that would further distinguish the original concept by highlighting the distinctive music, cultural legacies and iconic roots that contributed significantly to the character of the brand.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Mood Media


Music Licensing 101

What is an ASCAP license? Is it different than a BMI music license? Do I need both? What are my risks? Relax. Mood handles all required business music licensing through thousands of relationships with critical industry players, including labels, performing rights organizations such as ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, SoundExchange and publishers.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Mood Media


Designing Your Corporate Identity

Establishing your brand has never been more important. With so much competition in today’s global market, you need to put your best foot forward if you plan to stand out from the crowd. Capturing the attention of your audience means crafting a brand with personality and staying power, through thoughtful creation of your corporate identity.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Mood Media


From the Pros: 5 Companies With Loyalty Programs That Actually Work

We’ve all heard marketing strategists and brand managers wax poetic about the merits of Starbucks and Panera Bread when it comes to the loyalty game. Who’s making the biggest splash right now? Here, we take a look at five companies with their eyes on the prize.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: FiveStars Loyalty


MP60S: 1080p Sound Bar Demonstration Player

The MP60S provides the absolute lowest cost solution while driving immersive 1080p video and Digital audio for a very high quality Sound Bar Demonstration Kiosk.

Type: Brochure

Sponsor: CE Labs / Cable Electronics


Whitepaper: Analysis of Successful Digital Signage Networks

In a world full of Tivos, where viewers get a fiendish pleasure out of zapping commercials at every chance, it’s not the same old game for Madison Avenue anymore. The fragmentation of mass media is forcing advertisers to chase an ever-diminishing slice of what once was a pretty simple mass market.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Scala, Inc.


Visiting Burger King in Germany Becomes a Multimedia Experience

BURGER KING Deutschland has equipped its restaurants with plasma displays and interconnected its individual restaurants via a communications network. With its very own TV channel, the King Channel, and a digital menu board, BURGER KING(R) has not only made its...

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Scala, Inc.


Digital Communication at Your Service on Your Road Trip

The German Autobahn welcomes many drivers and is the world`s third longest network of high quality highways. If you are one of the 500 million travelers who annually visit these roads, you have surely seen many Tank & Rast locations.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Scala, Inc.


Scala Inc. Deal with Fortune 500 petroleum Giant StatoilHydro of Norway

StatoilHydro is an integrated technology-based international energy company primarily focused on upstream oil and gas operations. Ranked #70 on the Fortune 500 list StatoilHydro is the 13th largest petroleum company in the world.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Scala, Inc.


Innovative Interactive Shopping Experience Boosts Average Order Value in Mobile Phone Store

In Belgian Antwerp, Telenet Mobile has introduced a brand new, highly innovative shopping concept. Experience is key in the Telenet mobile store. Consumers can make use of various types of assistance to help them choose the right communication devices, mobile phone plans, and accessories.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Scala, Inc.


Digital signage puts the power into “power shopping”

Looking to maximise its assets at the London shopping centre, Westfield’s Brand Partnership Division looked for a world class digital signage network to complement the scale of the site and the consistently high number of domestic and international visitors.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Scala, Inc.


Leading Telecommunications Provider in the Netherlands Increases Sales with Dynamic In-Store Messaging

In 2008, KPN knew it was time to change the retail strategy in its KPN Primafoon stores when the company found itself facing several challenges: perceived long waiting times in the stores, a low conversion rate, low revenues per customer and a low in-store representation of the core customer focus group (25- to 40-years olds).

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Scala, Inc.


Miele brings its brand to life by placing Scala at the heart of its first Inspirience Centre in Vianen, The Netherlands



Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Scala, Inc.


Using Data to Transform the Fast-Casual Customer Experience

Fast casuals need new ways to keep up with the growing demand. Today, consumers are becoming increasingly responsive to high-quality foods and an improved dining experience. Fast-casual restaurants, or food service establishments that offer high-quality food without full table service, are meeting these demands and growing rapidly.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Long Range Systems


Bravo | Brio - Coaster and Cell Paging

BBRG was an early adopter of paging systems because their focus has always been to provide unsurpassed customer service and high quality food.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Long Range Systems


MP70 HD Media Player

Affordable and flexible method for real-time streaming from a centralized network media source and localized playback. Also supports multi-layered HD video and browser layers.

Type: Fact Sheet

Sponsor: CE Labs / Cable Electronics


Show Me The Money: Word of Mouth Marketing in the Mobile and Social Era

Most restaurants believe that 70% of their customer traffic comes through word of mouth (WOM) and 69% us social media marketing because they believe it drives word of mouth. However, restaurateurs' biggest challenge is to measure how social media buzz...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Punchh


HotSchedules? Roger That!

Roger Brown's and The Cove Tavern were looking for a solution to cut down on time spent scheduling hourly employees, managing requests, documenting shift notes, communicating with and hiring employees.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: HotSchedules


DVP19 DVI - 1 to 9 Display Video Wall Processor

A fully real-time Video wall processor that can scale 1 or 2 Video inputs to up to 9 outputs.

Type: Brochure

Sponsor: CE Labs / Cable Electronics


MP700 IP Digital Media Player

Compact and durable media player capable of true high definition 1080p playback and multi-layering.

Type: Brochure

Sponsor: CE Labs / Cable Electronics


Making a Mint

HotSchedules Workforce solution, integrated with the Squirrel POS system, along with the HotSchedules Digital Logbook helps greatly reduce labor costs, streamline the scheduling process and provide for seamless communications at all levels of the Mint Julep organization.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: HotSchedules


The Newk’s Express Way to Labor Cost Control

Newk’s was challenged with disparate and cumbersome processes to create schedules that took an exceedingly long time and resulted in scheduling errors. Additionally, the team had no corporate-level visibility from a reporting and management perspective. Read this case study from...

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: HotSchedules


No Blarney Served Here

The Tilted Kilt was facing enormous challenges with scheduling employees using spreadsheets, particularly because of the number of employees per location (>100) and because they allow weekly requests off and availability for the convenience of their staff. This case study shows how HotSchedules became the perfect solution.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: HotSchedules


MP75 High Definition Digital Media Player with GPIO

1080p HD Digital Media Player. MP75 is a cost-effective advertising solution that allows the user to play an array of 1080p video and audio content.

Type: Brochure

Sponsor: CE Labs / Cable Electronics


CE Labs Component Distribution Amplifiers

Distribute HDTV and analog television signals from a single A/V source to multiple television receivers with the new Component Distribution Amplifiers from CE Labs.

Type: Brochure

Sponsor: CE Labs / Cable Electronics


MP500 IP Digital Media Player

CE labs® compact and durable Ultra High Definition IP Digital Media Players are capable of true ultra high definition 1080p playback. With integrated playlist support, multiple control methods, and multilayering support for browser overlays, the MP500 has the ability to play extremely high bit rates for truly rich content.

Type: Brochure

Sponsor: CE Labs / Cable Electronics


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