ChowNow partners with Yelp for online ordering

Online ordering and marketing platform ChowNow now integrates with the Yelp Transaction Platform to allow restaurants to take orders directly from their Yelp business page.

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Online ordering provides the holy grail of customer-level data

Even for brands in which digital ordering represents a small percentage, its search traffic and order traffic represents a meaningful sample size from which brands can glean valuable insights.

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

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

Wait time zero: The need for speed

Restaurant efficiency experts cite the 7-second rule; a 7-second reduction in customer wait times increases a chain’s market share by as much as 1 percent.

#CONNECTsummit14: Smartphones are 'remote control for life'

Smartphones are the "remote control for life," especially for Millennials.

Summit will help fast casual restaurants 'think mobile first'

CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit coming up Aug. 18-20 will feature the CEOs of Firehouse Subs and McAlister's Deli.

The importance of online ordering when it comes to catering

Research has shown that people who place mobile and online orders have an average ticket 30 percent higher than in-store customers.

Teaching in-store and digital ordering to play nice

One of the leading brands is on its way to a digital ordering majority. Is your brand ready to handle the demand from outside your walls?

New beverages, food give Starbucks a lift in Q3

Food sales drove two points of comp growth in the U.S., and the breakfast sandwich platform surged 40 percent.

Check out Panera To You

The store layout is dominated by ordering, order pick-up and wait-area seating.

Schlotzsky's cracks top five in app store restaurant category

Loyalty app is the centerpiece of Schlotzsky's effort to connect with Millennials.

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NEWS


Newk’s Eatery launches online ordering

Guests can now place their orders online, then pick up at Newk's Grab N'Go entrances.

Dickey's ramping up holiday offerings with online ordering

The day before Thanksgiving is the biggest sales day of the year for Dickey's, with a more than 80 percent increase for the 2013 holiday season.

Native Foods Cafe offering meatless Thanksgiving meals

Vegan concept, Native Foods Café is taking online orders now for its Native Wellington, a meatless take on the traditional Beef Wellington, available for pick-up at all locations through Nov. 26.

ToGoTechnologies certifies printer for restaurant mobile ordering solution

ToGoTechnologies, a provider of e-commerce solutions, announced it has certified the Epson OmniLink TM-T88V-i smart printer for its mobile and online ordering solution. According to a news release, ToGo’s solution leverages Epson’s ePOS-print and Server Direct Print technologies to create...

No traffic, no problem: Starbucks plans to take the coffee to the customer in 2015

Consumers are staying away from brick and mortar stores in favor of online shopping, slowing traffic growth in Starbucks' stores. Starbucks is navigating the trend by adding mobile order and pay, and launching delivery.

Wix.com acquires OpenRest

OpenRest's integration into the Wix platform will enable restaurant owners to take orders directly from their Wix websites and native mobile apps.

GrubHub data reveals gender differences in takeout ordering patterns

The findings of a recent analysis of a year's worth of GrubHub data reveals differences in what, when and where men and women order takeout.

YP teams up with GrubHub

Partnership will add online and mobile ordering to YP's local search.

Heartland adds mobile and online ordering solution

Heartland Payment has introduced a mobile and online ordering solution for restaurants. The solution, called Heartland Mobile and Online Ordering, was released in partnership with ToGoTechnologies. "Restaurants are looking for a competitive mobile ordering solution that will match the functionality...

Beanstalk Data announces strategic partnership with Olo

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

Panda Express launches online group ordering app

Panda Express is launching an online group ordering platform that allows multiple people to order from separate devices.

Revention releases new online ordering platform

Revention Inc. announced the release of HungerRush Version 3.2 online ordering solution, which includes the Mobile Ready ordering platform.

Clorder launches online ordering site to help restaurants raise charitable donations

Clorder Inc., a developer of cloud-based food ordering solutions, has launched a new website that helps raise funds for charities from placing restaurant orders online.

Kentucky company launches self-service reservations widget

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.

Former Jimmy John's CEO launching location aware mobile ordering platform

Gregg Majewski, former CEO of Jimmy John's, announced today that he is launching Qmyfood, a mobile ordering platform which features location aware technology. According to a company press release, Qmyfood grew out of Majewski's frustration as a restaurant operator with...

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Online ordering has grown exponentially in recent years as consumers increasingly turn to their mobile devices and computers for quick, convenient order placing. Larger chains are starting to see digital sales reach 40-plus percent and are pushing the ever-changing platform through various promotions.