Marriott transformed its Courtyard food and beverage offerings away from the traditional buffet into a new fast casual format, resulting in a 27-percent jump in guests' intent to recommend and return.
Based on customer research and feedback, Buffalo Wild Wings invested significantly in defining, delivering and enhancing its brand experience using technology.
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Recent partnerships and service launches show that consumers want convenience and are willing to pay for it.
How do fast casual restaurants foster customer relationships without sacrificing efficiency?
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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.
Boston Market leaders collaborated with managers, employees to develop a new Guest Service Excellence program aimed at lifting AUVs from $1.3 million to $1.5 million by 2016.
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Restaurant efficiency experts cite the 7-second rule; a 7-second reduction in customer wait times increases a chain’s market share by as much as 1 percent.
LivingSocial has launched Connect, a communications toolkit for merchants to engage and build relationships with customers acquired through its platform. According to a news release, with the addition of the Connect features to LivingSocial’s Merchant Center, businesses can now: Personalize...
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt has announced partnerships with Mobivity, to power its mobile marketing program, and InMoment, to launch a new guest experience initiative. Mobivity Holdings Corp. provides proprietary smart receipt marketing solutions and patented mobile marketing technologies. Orange Leaf...
The quick-service marketplace continues to get more crowded. A growing number of online food companies are popping up, particularly in the San Francisco area, and they’re calling themselves a "healthy replacement for fast food."
Bloomberg Businessweek featured some of these companies recently, including Sprig Inc., Munchery Inc.
Also samples new smoothie offerings and offers discounts on special Maq7 juice blend.
To celebrate National Pizza Month fast casual pizza brand Pie Five Pizza has kicked off the Pie It Forward campaign that surprises one guest at each location with a free pizza every day in October.
A portion from every purchase at the store will go to Green Umbrella ChildFund Korea to support skills development for youth.
New research from network analytics and mobile intelligence company, wefi, explored WiFi connectivity trends at national coffee chains. The company considered WiFi speed and application usage patterns of customers at these restaurants, and found that Starbucks, Tully's Coffee and Dunkin'...
Louisville, Ky.-based QSR Automation announced the release of DineTime Host version 3.0, a browser widget that when added to a restaurant's website provides self-service reservation options that sync in real time.
OrderUp, a Baltimore mobile and online food ordering and delivery service, announced the company raised $7 million in funds for nationwide expansion and delivery technology.
CBS NorthStar announced an update to its NorthStar Order Entry technology that allows restaurants to provide a jukebox feature to table ordering.
Two Los Angeles Fatburger restaurants are teaming up with CurbStand to help Angelenos find and pay for nearby valet parking.
From now through July 31, Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantation restaurants are hosting a "Sweet Insanity" promotion, inviting guests to make their own soft serve ice cream sandwiches. According to a news release, customers will have a variety of choices to...
Buzztime announced today it has reached five million player registrations on the company’s digital gaming platform, a gain of approximately 70 percent over the past year. Buzztime is also announced the integration of Buzztime LIVE gaming events with its BEOND...
In a recent study by Yelp of emerging concepts, build-your-own pizza brand, Project Pie, was named No. 1.
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Dickey's Barbecue Pit at 11416 North FM 620 in Austin, Texas, will host Customer Appreciation Day on July 12. Customers will be offered a 10-percent discount and $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches will be offered all day, along with merchandise...