Hoping to encourage a dialogue around race-related issues, the Seattle-based coffee giant devised the now partially dismantled "Race Together" campaign where baristas write the slogan on Starbucks coffee cups, and engage select customers in a conversation on race.
Shawn Elledge loves bacon, his wife and his newborn son, and he lets it show on his Which Wich bag art.
Restaurants are using radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology to help orders land on guest tables quickly and accurately.
With guest frequency below where he wants it to be, Fazoli's CEO Carl Howard asked his customers what it would take to get them in the door more often. The result is a revamped menu and service that looks more like casual dining than fast casual.
Panera will report on its Q4 and FY 2014 earnings on Feb. 12, and the question on everyone's mind is, "How's that 2.0 thing going?" We sat down with Panera's Blaine Hurst for some background and an update.
Instead of exhausting yourself trying to change customer behavior, take the necessary steps to minimize the distractions cell phones can present.
POS kiosks can be essential tools in enabling customers to have a more pleasurable dining experience. But are there certain features restaurant owners and managers should examine when contemplating the addition of this technology?
It's important to set the minimum purchase amount at a reasonable level so customers don’t get frustrated that they are never earning punches and thus feel like it’s not worth trying.
Local marketing, local sourcing, mobile technologies and customer service initiatives are all expected to move to the front burner in the New Year.
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Customers and investors prefer innovation and quality over short wait times.
Open digital signage software platform Enplug and restaurant waiting list app Waitlist Me have built a new product integration designed to make it easy for any business to display a list of waiting customers on a digital signage display or TV screen, according to a joint announcement.
NoshList has changed its name to Waitlist Me, according to a company announcement.
Elements provides access to a catalogue of more than five million tracks that are fully licensed for commercial use, as well as one-on-one collaboration with a Mood Music designer.
Technomic's Chain Restaurants Consumers' Choice Awards identifies which brands consumers think are the best in service, atmosphere, offerings, healthy options and more.
A 'spontaneous, unplanned action taken by an individual crew member' toward a group of New York police officers has caused a flap for Chipotle.
A group of moms staged a 'nurse-in' at a North Carolina Qdoba in support of another mom who was asked to cover up while breastfeeding her infant son, according to the Gaston Gazette.
Customers can place compatible devices on designated 'Powermat Spots' and charge them wirelessly.
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'...
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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.