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#CONNECTsummit14 included mobile innovation leaders from across the spectrum: tech, restaurant, retail.

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Three ways restaurants can be smarter with local schools

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.

Doing well by doing good

When brands connect themselves and their customers to causes they love, everyone can benefit.

What's ahead for Wingstop? Mobile payment

Wingstop is heavily invested in social media for engaging customers and driving sales. The next step: mobile payments.

'Failure is not an option' in CEO's cancer battle

Just as things started taking off for Chicken Salad Chick, President and CEO Kevin Brown was diagnosed with stage IV liver cancer. He's fighting back, and helping others.

How to survive the protein craze

Cutting costs by creating limited time offers or new menu items that scale down the serving of animal protein could be interesting to test with consumers.

iPhone mobile payment option opens up opportunity for marketers

With Apple's rollout of Apple Pay, now might be a good time for marketers to get to know Passbook.

What are Any’tizers, Tanglers, Frisnacks or Wrappetizers?

Restaurants can sell snacks at premium profit margins and can be more exciting for guests than the traditional core menu.

New Wild Wing Cafe CEO has deep roots in fast casual, QSR

Restaurant industry veteran Tom Lewison has been tapped to help Wild Wing Cafe take flight.

Restaurants tap into the selfie trend

Selfies that include brand references are an implied testimonial, and brands are wise to tap into the trend.

#CONNECTsummit14: Marketers should opt in to text as key mobile messaging channel

When it comes to building relationships with hardcore fans, marketers shouldn't overlook the original mobile messaging channel: text.

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NEWS


Seattle Seahawks become baristas-for-a-day to raise money for charity

Seahawks coach, players served up drinks to benefit a local Seattle charity.

Blaze Pizza announces a handful of new locations

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, today announced that it will soon be opening three new locations in the greater New York/New Jersey area. The company also announced it will open its 18th SoCal location Sept.

Beanstalk Data announces strategic partnership with Olo

The partnership brings together Beanstalk's SaaS platform and Olo's digital ordering.

Mood Media integrating location-based marketing capabilities

Mood Media is integrating a digital signal into its media players that will allow its customers to deliver location-based marketing content.

Togo's set to open in Atwater, Calif.

Togo's is opening its first restaurant in Atwater, California.

Pollo Tropical will open first San Antonio location next to newest Taco Cabana

Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana will open side-by-side in San Antonio.

Menchie's offers free frozen yogurt at all Louisiana locations

In recognition of the sale of its millionth cup of yogurt, Menchie's is giving away free yogurt to guests at all its Louisiana locations.

Salata brings back 'Eat Light At Night' promotion

Salata announced it is bringing back its popular "Eat Light at Night" promotion.

Pieology selects PR agency to support growth

Pieology has named Morgan Marketing & Public Relations as its PR agency of record. The Irvine, California-based, full-service marketing and public relations firm will provide a communications strategy and media relations services for the 31-unit brand. "We selected Morgan Marketing...

Boloco will offer free burritos throughout September

Twenty boloco locations will offer free burrito days throughout the month.

Panera Bread names Anomaly as lead creative agency

Anomaly's responsibilities will span from brand positioning to creative strategy and development.

Yum! Brands experiments with Vietnamese concept

Yum! Brands continues to experiment with the fast casual segment with its latest concept called Banh Shop, located in Dallas.The restaurant joins the company’s Super Chix concept, also in Dallas,  the U.S. Taco Co.

MOOYAH offers coupon books for 'No Kid Hungry' campaign

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes will offer booklets of coupons for free food and beverages with each $5 donation to the No Kid Hungry campaign.

la Madeleine joins 'No Kid Hungry' campaign

la Madeleine Country French Café will donate $1 to Share Our Strength for each cookie sold throughout September.

Webinar will explore why millennials are dining out less

Dan Santy, president of Santy Integrated, and Adam Pierno, director of Brand Strategy and Planning, will share their insights into how millennials decide what and where to eat during a webinar scheduled Sept. 23.

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