Which is better for your business: A mobile website or a mobile app?

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Millennials expect your website to have more than just your location, hours of operation and phone number; they want to see your menu, reviews, promotions and photos.

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Is it time for a mobile site? Check for yourself in Google Analytics

Sixty-one percent of mobile users will simply leave a website that is not optimized for viewing on their device and will move on to competition.

Nine keys for driving speed of service

Restaurants can become victims of their own success when high volume slows down service. Check out these tips for satisfying the need for speed.

Fast casual execs weigh successes and failures of QSR segment

Despite a few notable bright spots -- Wendy's, Domino's -- most observers agree that the QSR segment is in trouble. What are the lessons and opportunities for the fast casual segment?

Taking the ambiguity out of local marketing strategies

HuHot's VP of Marketing shares how to get franchisees to weigh in on marketing decisions, and how to blend corporate standards with local store marketing techniques.

If you build it, they won't come

Having a website, an app and/or social media accounts isn't enough. Brands must plan to engage customers if they want to build loyalty and convert sales.

How your mobile payment app can cost you customers and ding your reputation

Without a thoughtful approach to user experience, staff training and enticing loyalty incentives, brand apps are doomed to failure.

Apple Pay's impact on restaurant loyalty marketing

Focusing on the creation of an experience that’s easy for the customer, instead of optimal for the brand, makes customers feel like VIPs.

Experts share insights on millennial dining-out decisions

Shaped by user-centric devices and the Great Recession, value-conscious millennials are looking for great experiences that are friction-free.

What did you miss at #CONNECTsummit14? Check out the highlights

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

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.

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NEWS


Corner Bakery set to open first Idaho location

The restaurant is owned and operated by Ben Eramya of Feast Northwest LLC, which plans to open another cafe in Boise near the Boise Towne Square Mall early next year.

Zomato restaurant discovery service launches in Canada

Zomato plans to expand across Australia, Europe, South-East Asia, the Middle East and the Americas in the coming months.

Modmarket continues Lone Star expansion

Modmarket anticipates opening two additional Texas locations in Q1 2015.

Jamba Juice, Hamilton Beach enter licensing agreement

Hamilton Beach will develop, market and sell Jamba Juice appliances at select retailers throughout the United States and Canada.

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill raising money to send cancer survivors to camp

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill will use donations from its "Garbanzo Bean Day" to send young adult cancer survivors to First Descents outdoor adventure programs.

Chipotle expands vegan offering throughout South, Southeast

Sofritas will become a permanent menu item in all US Chipotle restaurants by the end of the year.

BurgerFi debuts 'Cereal Killer' frozen dessert

The Cereal Killer will feature chocolate custard, chocolate chips and chocolate cereal, raspberry sauce and candy corns, and will sell for $5.57.

Uncle Maddio's raises funds for breast cancer programs

In celebration of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, Uncle Maddio's Atlanta-area restaurants donated 15 percent of sales from Sept. 7 and $1 from each pink wristband sold to local breast cancer programs in Georgia. The total amount of...

Virtual Next partners up with Vantage Analytics

Mobile-based digital rewards solutions company Virtual Next has announced a partnership with analytics platform provider, Vantage Analytics, to enable customer data analytics for its customers, which initially include restaurant chains New York Fries and Currito. According to a news release,...

HuHot franchisee donates $34K to military support charity

Top Tier Colorado LLC has donated $34,000 to The Home Front Cares this quarter.

Falafill teams up with Forever Yogurt

The frozen yogurt machines will feature specially-developed flavors by Chebaro to complement Falafill's falafel and mezza bar.

Blaze Pizza opening at Univ. of Maryland

On Thursday, Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza will begin feeding Terrapins. The company announced it will open its second Maryland location Thursday at the University of Maryland and will celebrate Friday with a grand opening from 11 a.m.

Mama Fu's Black Market Menu released

Chefs compete to get their items featured on the Black Market Menu, which often leads to a spot on the brand's core menu.

The Habit Burger Grill launches French Onion Charburger

The burger, a take on the flavor of French onion soup, will be available through Nov. 17.

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop opens flagship unit in Vegas area

The flagship store is the Nevada-based chain's 33rd unit in the Las Vegas area.

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