2011 FCES: De-coding Multi-Channel Messages: Practical Uses for Your Guest Feedback

It’s all about the experience. Guest feedback has gone far beyond the days of comment cards on tables. Cut through the clutter as our 2011 Fast Casual Executive Summit panelists discussed the best ways operators can respond to and address what their customers are saying about their brand, food and guest experience.

Type: Presentation

Sponsor: Fast Casual Executive Summit


2009 Called. It Wants Its Text Analytics Back.

Customer comments are more important than ratings, scores, trends, and key drivers. This truth is apparent once we remember that data-heavy surveys began as an imperfect stand-in for real customer dialog.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: InMoment


SAVOR...Chicago Streamlines Convention Cafe with Self-service

Self-order kiosks from NEXTEP SYSTEMS help ensure that visitors to North America's busiest convention center don't have to wait in line.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: NEXTEP SYSTEMS


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Business intelligence spurs 'future lab' innovation at McDonald's Corner Café

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Entrepreneurs from Burgers n’ Fries Forever, Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez and Pincho Factory pitched concepts to a panel of distinguished investors and consultants who provided professional advice.

Going beyond the discount with new approaches to spur brand loyalty

Fast casual operators want to reward guests with more than food. There are new loyalty program trends to attract new customers, boost revenues and provide memorable experiences for guests.

Email marketing is far from a dead marketing tool

Email is ubiquitous personally and professionally, which means email marketing is far from dead.

FCES15: Stay on trend with the latest food trends

Tastes and trends in food change and evolve rapidly. What may have been an innovative concept last year may be exactly the wrong one now.

3 ways to surprise, delight customers

Surprising and delighting your customer base is key to keeping them as guests.

FCES15: The changing course of consumer behavior

Consumers of all kinds have a nearly endless array of options from which to choose, whether they're purchasing furniture, cars, housewares, or any good or service. The same holds true for where they spend their money when dining out.

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Consumers value great customer service. If you give customers an experience that exceeds their expectations, they'll gladly pay more for it...and recommend you to their friends! Deliver a bad customer experience, you'll be the one paying the price.

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