Rockbot app expands throughout Texas

Rockbot, a jukebox app geared toward bars and restaurants, announced that it has grown more than 10-fold throughout the last year. Also, its continued partnership with Miller Lite, Rockbot is expanding to more venues across Texas. Rockbot initially teamed up...

FEATURES


The beat goes on: Music can make or break customer experience

Diverse playlists, volume key factors in guests' intent to return to a restaurant.

Restaurants look to play a new song

As dining options increase, yesterday's music model is undergoing a revolution of sight and sound.

NRA to showcase top industry trends

Building, kitchen design and more create exhibit hall of more than 2,100 booths.

FS/Tec, NAFEM to hold co-located event

Foodservice technology and equipment come together Oct. 10-13 in Atlanta.

Green trends take root at Mid-Atlantic Expo

Energy efficiency, green products highlight of show.

Restaurants tune in, turn up

Operators keep their ears open to brand reinforcement.

Fast casuals go decaf on music kiosks

A casualty of the iPod revolution, download stations are fighting for their right to party.

2006 restaurant show wraps up

The 2006 National Restaurant Hotel & Motel Show offered big-time speakers and trendsetting technologies. Even if you attended, you probably didn't see everything.   

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NEWS


Caribou Coffee enters realm of music distribution

Caribou Coffee Company Inc. has announced that it has entered into an exclusive distribution deal with Minneapolis-based country band, Rocket Club, to release the band’s latest CD, North Country. This release marks the first time Caribou will offer fans the opportunity to purchase recorded music in its coffeehouses.

Daphne's California Greek launches music program

After a successful soft launch beginning in late 2011, Daphne’s California Greek has officially unveiled a multi-platform, new music initiative to discover and foster new music talent through digital and social media channels. Daphne’s turned to Hollywood, Calif.-based DeepMix to...

Mood Media to provide Rubio's with custom music playlists

Mood Media, a provider of in-store media solutions, has announced that it has entered into a new nationwide agreement with Rubio's to help reposition its brand and enhance its restaurant experience. Rubio's will utilize Mood Media's industry expertise in sensorial...

Daphne's names surfer Kelly Slater as brand ambassador

Phase two of Daphne's California Greek restaurants' re-imaging strategy includes the naming of pro surfer and musician Kelly Slater as brand ambassador. Additionally, the chain will highlight new indie music from artists including Adele, Air, Brendon James, Brett Dennen, Dangermouse,...

America’s Next Great Restaurant signs music partnership with Custom Channels

Custom Channels has been chosen to be the music provider for Soul Daddy, winner of the NBC TV restaurant reality show America’s Next Great Restaurant. Soul Daddy opened three locations May 2, the day after the final TV episode aired....

Genghis Grill launches social media-driven music tour

On December 11, Dallas-based Genghis Grill will mark the beginning of its first ever social media-driven music tour, Genghis Live. Local city bands that want to perform must upload their music video onto GenghisGrillTV.com and from there, fans will vote for their favorite bands.

Qdoba partners with Muzak for online music mix

Qdoba Mexican Grill has announced the company is taking its brand experience online with the addition of an interactive music player to its Web site through a partnership with Muzak, a provider of music and sensory branding services for businesses....

Qdoba partners with Muzak for online music mix

Qdoba Mexican Grill has announced the company is taking its brand experience online with the addition of an interactive music player to its Web site through a partnership with Muzak, a provider of music and sensory branding services for businesses....

Webby Awards seeks restaurant industry entries

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences is inviting restaurants to submit their entries for the 14th Annual Webby Awards. The awards honor the best restaurant industry Web sites in categories of interactive advertising, mobile and video.

Sonic Youth CD to make Starbucks debut

Billboard.com: Sonic Youth has finalized the track list for its compilation album due June 10 and sold exclusively in Starbucks stores in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., as well as online.

uWink to open Hollywood location in May 2008

HOLLYWOOD — uWink has announced that it has begun construction on and expects to open uWink Hollywood in early May 2008 at the famous Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.   The concept was founded by restaurant and technology visionary Nolan Bushnell, former CEO and founder of Atari and Chuck E.

Starbucks signs Carly Simon

BBC News: Singer Carly Simon is releasing her new album, "This Kind of Love," through coffee chain Starbucks. "This Kind of Love," the 62-year-old's first album of original material since 2000, is inspired by Brazilian music and will be released April 29.

PlayNetwork, Starbucks continue partnership

SEATTLE — PlayNetwork Inc., provider of signature media experiences for business, has announced that Starbucks has extended its partnership with PlayNetwork by signing a new music services agreement for in-store music and related services to be provided to Starbucks stores...

Starbucks to release Simon & Garfunkel CD

Billboard: The Simon & Garfunkel live album, originally due in September 2007 via Columbia/Legacy, has been revived as a Starbucks exclusive, beginning March 11. A release to traditional retail is expected in the fall.

Starbucks rehires Schultz as CEO, ends pact with XM Radio

SEATTLE — Starbucks Corp. has announced its Board of Directors chairman Howard Schultz is retaking the company's helm, replacing Jim Donald, who is leaving the company.

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