Smoothie King adopts iPad POS systemwide

With more than 700 restaurants, Revel Systems says Smoothie King's iPad-based POS deployment is the largest to date.

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Greener planet, more green in the pockets

Au Bon Pain reduced its carbon footprint, looks to shave up with 13 percent off its energy bill by monitoring and analyzing its energy usage.

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

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

#CONNECTsummit14: Smartphones are 'remote control for life'

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

Doing digital signage right

The retail food industry depends on suggestive selling and upselling, according to restaurant franchisee and digital signage provider Ernest Koury, and when you have disinterested employees, no one is there to protect your brand. Digital signage mitigates the impact of undertrained or overwhelmed front line employees.

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.

5 Lessons Learned From Recent Retail Data Breaches [infographic]

Here are some hard lessons learned for retailers concerning data breaches.

LevelUp's new StartUp program aimed at limited-service restaurants

Consumers don't become comfortable making mobile payments until their third transaction.

The perks of using cloud technology in your restaurant

Anthony Lye, chief product officer at Red Book Connect, also shares his thoughts on how the Millennial Generation will affect the workforce.

LevelUp: Consumers increase spending with iBeacon technology

Experts don't believe BLE should be a replacement for current emerging technologies such as NFC or EMV, but rather complement the in-restaurant experience.

Bruster's CEO talks about the brand's anniversary, growth and proprietary operating system

Sahene is also heading up a relatively new Philly Cheesesteak concept called Wit or Witout, which recently opened its third store and has sold its first two franchisees

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NEWS


SCS Global Services and SafetyChain Software partner for training and automation

SCS Global Services has partnered with SafetyChain Software to provide services for training, certification to third-party food safety schemes, and food safety and quality assurance automation.

Red Book Connects launches HotSchedules iPad app

New app takes advantage of iPad's larger screen to enhance viewing options, data display.

Swarm and Revel Systems announce partnership

The integration of Swarm and Revel solutions will yield visitor traffic and sales conversion data users can use to make operational and marketing decisions.

Square plans to add bitcoin, Apple Pay acceptance

Square CEO Jack Dorsey recently said the company's register service will eventually accept all forms of payment, including bitcoin and Apple Pay.

PAR launches PAR Tablet 10, PAR Tablet 8 accessories

New tablet features larger, 10-inch screen format.

PAR Technology acquires restaurant POS software provider

PAR Technology Corporation has announced its acquisition of Brink Software Inc., a provider of cloud-based point-of-sale software for restaurants. The acquisition will give PAR Technology the ability to develop, deploy and service cloud technology solutions for quick-serve, fast casual and casual dining restaurants, according to a news release.

Kitchen Innovation nominations now being accepted

The National Restaurant Association is now accepting applications for the 2015 Kitchen Innovations Awards – the program's 11th year. According to a news release, the KI Awards recognize foodservice equipment and technology advancements. Winners are demonstrated at the annual NRA Show in May in Chicago in the Kitchen Innovations Pavilion.

Total Merchant’s Groovv Register gets restaurant-specific upgrades

Total Merchant Services, a payments processing company, has released a restaurant version of Groovv Register designed to help independent restaurant owners. These enhancements include the ability to send orders to the kitchen printer, up to three levels of item modifiers...

Beanstalk Data announces strategic partnership with Olo

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

Blue Lemon signs master service agreement with WAND

The agreement will require all future Blue Lemon operators to use a WAND system to integrate POS and back office systems.

Mood Media integrating location-based marketing capabilities

Mood Media is integrating a digital signal into its media players that will allow its customers to deliver location-based marketing content.

Firehouse Subs partners with ArrowStream for supply chain software

Firehouse Subs has selected ArrowStream's OnDemand supply chain management and analysis solution.

Pantry smart vending to expand to schools, restaurants

Smart vending machine company Pantry raised $1.3 million to roll out more of its healthy snack machines.

Beanstalk Data announces strategic partnership with NCR

Beanstalk Data announced today it will integrate its CRM Marketing Master platform into NCR's restaurant POS systems.

Henny Penny named a Brinker International Supplier Partner Of The Year

Brinker International, Inc. awards Henny Penny, Highland Baking Co. and HotSchedules with the annual Supplier Partner of the Year Award.

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From point-of-sale (POS) systems to digital menu boards to online ordering, and more...Learn about the latest innovations in restaurant technology and how they can have a positive impact on your bottom line.