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.

Restaurant insiders highlight the latest mobile ordering, loyalty trends

Now, consumers want on-demand apps that can allow them to receive faster service and more accurate orders.

Why restaurants can't ignore technology

An online or in-app ordering platform will boost throughput, as will a mobile payment app.

Panera CEO: We've got to reduce friction with customers

The company will add more catering locations, which is expected to contribute to the bottom line in the coming years.

What Panera 2.0 means for all operators

Panera 2.0 is two new customer experiences in one.

3 reasons why restaurants need mobile, cloud technology

Restaurants must weave mobile and cloud technology into a single command center that can run a global franchise or a local restaurant.

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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...

More consumers opting for takeout meals over hotel room service

Recent data from PFK Hospitality Research shows that hotel room service revenues fell 9.5 percent from 2007 to 2012, with some hotels discontinuing operations altogether. At the same time, takeout orders to hotels are growing exponentially, according to GrubHub Inc....

Granbury Solutions to hold online and mobile ordering webinar

Granbury Solutions will host a live webinar titled, "5 Easy Steps to Profit-Maximized Online and Mobile Ordering," on July 23, from 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

NetWaiter adds birthday messaging feature for online orders

NetWaiter, an online ordering service for restaurants, announced it has added a "Happy Birthday" messaging feature, offering restaurants the ability to send customers a tailored promotion for their celebrations.

Lavu adds multiple payment, other options to online ordering application

Lavu Inc. recently announced the addition of several new features to its online ordering application Lavu ToGo, including multiple payment options, real-time notifications, customizable online menus and website embedding. Lavu ToGo is directly integrated with Lavu iPad POS. The multiple...

Amazon rolling out takeout service

Amazon is rolling out a food takeout service to directly compete with the likes of GrubHub, Seamless and DeliveryHero. TechCrunch reports: The offering is initially going to be part of Amazon Local, the company’s Groupon-style service and app that offers people daily deals, coupons and discounts from merchants in their neighborhood.

TouchBistro adds Pay at Table service in PayPal app

TouchBistro today announced that it has integrated the Pay at Table service in the PayPal app with its TouchBistro mobile point-of-sale solution for tableside ordering. Customers at any participating TouchBistro location in North America can now use the PayPal app...

Hungry Howie’s selects Revention for online ordering platform

Hungry Howie's Pizza has signed a multi-year agreement to exclusively use HungerRush Online Ordering from Revention Inc. "HungerRush's HTML 5 Platform has given us the flexibility to modify the Interface to accommodate our exact needs," Hungry Howie’s IT Director Dan...

New cloud-based food ordering solution introduced

Clorder Inc. has introduced a proprietary cloud-based food ordering solution and portfolio of technology-based services, designed to help restaurants enhance their online presence. According to a company announcement, restaurants can use Clorder’s solutions to create and manage their own online brand identity.

U.K. coffee chain adds order-ahead feature

U.K.-based coffee chain Harris+Hoole has upgraded its mobile app to enable customers to order and pay for their drinks ahead of time. The app's new capability is only available to users who load their prepaid account before entering a location,...

OrderSnapp digital ordering system launch geared toward small concepts

Cumulus Computing has introduced digital ordering system OrderSnapp nationwide today. OrderSnapp was designed for small restaurants and pizzerias as a pre-developed business solution. adds beacon-powered geo-triggered ordering for restaurants

Splick-it Inc., a SaaS platform for branded restaurant web and mobile applications, announced it has integrated beacon-powered geo-triggered ordering for food and proximity-triggered marketing into its white-label technology platform. provides enterprise level ordering and payment solution that powers the...

Moe’s Southwest Grill partners with MonkeyMedia for catering program

Moe's Southwest Grill has partnered with MonkeyMedia Software to deploy MonkeyCatering and MonkeyOnlineOrdering to support its catering online ordering and database platforms systemwide. Moe’s tested MonkeyMedia Software’s catering platform for two years with a pilot group of both franchise and...

ChowNow updates platform for mobile compatibility

Online ordering provider ChowNow has launched its newest version, v2.0, featuring three components: Mobile: Utilizing tap-friendly technology, leveraging the growing trend of mobile ordering via smartphones and tablets; Conversion: Employing responsive designs that simplify the customer experience; and Customization: Allowing...

Calexico adds online ordering platform

New York-based Calexico has rolled out an online ordering platform for all four of the brand’s brick-and-mortar locations.

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