What's in your kitchen?

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Technology in food engineering and processing equipment coupled with better logistics has given companies the ability to specialize.

FEATURES


Technology, desire to connect with customer drives Buffalo Wild Wings' success

Based on customer research and feedback, Buffalo Wild Wings invested significantly in defining, delivering and enhancing its brand experience using technology.

Four reasons digital screens are more than menu boards

Engaging digital signage can be a key differentiator in the customer experience by educating guests about menu items, driving craving, reducing perceived wait times, and more.

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.

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NEWS


Syrus Restaurant Information Services adds Android app

Syrus Restaurant Information Services has added an Android app to its restaurant management solutions portfolio to complement its already existing iOS app. According to a news release, the app offers restaurant operators with historical and real-time information on store performance...

Square launches free POS app

The cloud-based point-of-sale solution tracks sales and manages items and inventory.

Intuit, Revel Systems developing QuickBooks POS

The new offering automatically syncs sales, payments, inventory, CRM and payroll data to QuickBooks.

Swipely ramping up in the restaurant space

Business insights provider Swipely is managing over $4 billion in annual sales on its cloud-based platform for restaurant, hospitality and retail brands. In the last six months, Swipely said it has doubled sales under management and provides insights on more...

Jimmy John's customers file class action suit over data breach

Plaintiffs are seeking unspecified damages and free credit fraud monitoring for three years.

VendorSafe names new CEO with new private equity partnership

VendorSafe Technologies announced this week that Providence Equity Partners has become the company's majority shareholder. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. Also, the VendorSafe board of directors has named Kevin Watson as the company's new CEO. VendorSafe is a...

Restaurant Association teams up with Heartland for webinar on EMV liability shift

Heartland Payment Systems has partnered with the National Restaurant Association to present a series of restaurant-specific educational webinars. The first webinar will address EMV and the impending liability shift planned for October 2015. Heartland Payment Systems' Mike English, executive director,...

QSR Automations launches DineTime in UK

QSR Automations Inc. announced today the release of DineTime Host in the United Kingdom. DineTime Host, free in the App Store, provides online reservations, wait list management, 2-way texting, a guest book, shift and station management and a variety of...

Heartland acquires XPIENT Solutions

XPIENT offers integrated cloud-based human resources, staffing and scheduling, food cost control and inventory and supply management solutions.

NCR Silver POS adds bitcoin compatibility

The NCR Silver POS system for small businesses announced it will soon offer merchants the ability to accept bitcoins as payment. Bitcoin support, which will be integrated with NCR Silver by the end of 2014, will be free to merchants....

CIT: Fast casual has changed landscape through customization and quality

The fast casual segment continues to outpace the rest of the restaurant industry and will continue to do so, despite having higher price points than its QSR competitors, according to Bob Bielinski, managing director of CIT Corporate Financie. "Fast casual...

Siftit breaks into Baltimore-Washington DC markets

Siftit, a technology provider that connects restaurants and suppliers, has launched into the Baltimore-Washington market. It also currently operates in Atlanta and Dallas. "We help independent restaurants succeed in a competitive market," CEO/Founder Mark Haidet said in a news release.

SpeedLine POS adds delivery enhancements

The newest release of SpeedLine restaurant POS software is aimed at maximizing delivery revenue with accurate fees and zones. "Restaurant operators leave thousands of dollars behind each year in delivery fees charged inconsistently, or set too low to recover expenses,"...

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...

Service remains priority for restaurant patrons even as technology usage increases

The National Restaurant Association has released new research that shows overall technology use in restaurants is increasing. More than one-third of consumers say they are more likely to use technology-related options in restaurants now, compared to two years ago. In...

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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.