CONNECT: How to get your app into the hands of millennials

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Millennials will only keep 20 apps on a phone so the challenge is creating one that makes the cut.

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CONNECT: Restaurants finally embracing mobile wallets, ordering?

A recent panel at Networld Media Group's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit attempted to clarify today’s mobile payments market, which is becoming an increasingly difficult task when you consider the options available to merchants.

CONNECT: Does your mobile experience offer 3 crucial things?

Three components are necessary for a successful mobile experience.

Mobile POS takes restaurant concepts offsite

Tech savvy CEOs and executives consider mobile POS systems as mini Enterprise Resource Planning systems similar to systems that drive food and beverage manufacturing companies.

2 experts, 7 points about emerging social media for your restaurant

When should you incorporate emerging social media channels into your restaurant marketing strategy? Where do you start and what if it goes wrong?

6 dos and don’ts of successful loyalty programs

Loyalty programs are a standard form of marketing in restaurants these days, whether they’re done digitally or via old-fashioned punch cards. All programs are not created equally, however, which is why it’s important for restaurateurs to ensure they are getting the most out of loyalty programs.

5 misconceptions about mobile payments that could hold your business back

Market growth is significant, but like many cultural and technology shifts, misconceptions about the viability of mobile payment apps holds some businesses back from implementing powerful tools that can propel brand awareness, provide beneficial insights about their operations and have a positive impact on growth. So let’s set the record straight.

Is mobile the key to digital ordering success?

Mobile expert discusses why mobile is the key to digital ordering success.

How to engage Millennials on social media

Understanding what makes Millennials tick will determine the direction a restaurant should take in capturing their attention on social media.

Using mobile to create a personalized guest experience

Jared Miller, CTO for the Atlanta Falcons, discusses how mobile can be used to create personalized experiences even when the customer isn't using their device.

NRA: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram execs share 3 social media myths

Social media myths dispelled by Facebook, Twitter and Instragram experts.

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NEWS


NetWaiter releases new consumer site

The customer-centric site allowing visitors to view local restaurant info, find locations that deliver to them and get updates from their favorite places.

NRA releases mobile payments guide for restaurateurs

The 'guide will provide a roadmap' for restaurant owners and operators interested in implementing mobile payments into their business, NRA official says.

Mobile payments startup PaidEasy raises $2 million

PaidEasy gives its users the ability to open, view, split, tip and pay their bills in real time.

Pollo Tropical, Taco Cabana on mission to double off-premise business

Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc, which operates Taco Cabana and Pollo Tropical, has set a goal to double its current off-premise business over the next 10 years

Mobile app available at all US Firehouse Sub locations

Firehouse Subs has rolled out its mobile ordering and loyalty app in its U.S. units.

Buzztime tablets feature ordering, payment features

Self-service ordering and payment functions are now available for Buzztime tabletop tablets.

Survey: Restaurateurs believe technology generates increased revenue

Survey reports that restaurants are relying on technology as a way to create revenue and improve efficiency.

Free Orange Leaf frozen yogurt for ‘innovative kids’

Kevin Durant and Orange Leaf team up to challenge kids to make their communities a better place.

Apple Pay available at Pei Wei

Pei Wei now accepts Apple Pay in all of its nearly 200 locations for customers using iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch.

Groupon launches ‘Groupon To Go’

The Internet coupon service will expand into the takeout and delivery markets

Culimetrics, TCreative team up to launch Spoleto in US

Taking the step from a Brazilian QSR to an American fast casual Italian restaurant would have been very difficult, Spoleto reported in a recent press release, without the help of two business-consulting services, TCreative and Culimetrics.

Firehouse Subs to add mobile payment capability to app

Firehouse Subs customers will be able to order, purchase and pick up their food more quickly than ever thanks to the chain's use of MaterCard's MasterPass.

Homebase, Square partner to help restaurants solve scheduling challenges

Homebase, which provides free software for managing their hourly employees, has partnered with Square to help restaurant owners better mange their businesses.

Izzo’s launches digital ordering

Izzo’s Illegal Burrito has launched mobile and online ordering via Olo.

Izzo’s launches digital ordering

Izzo’s Illegal Burrito has launched mobile and online ordering via Olo

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