New products featured at this year's show included labor and energy-efficient features, food safety characteristics, life cycle costs and more.
Star's Jon Levin explains to Cherryh Butler, editor of fastcasual.com, how its new series of mobile printers can help retail and restaurant staff quickly checkout or serve customers.
Noah Glass, founder of web-based online ordering provider OLO, discusses online ordering trends during the 2012 NRA Show in Chicago.
PeopleMatter founder Nate DaPore, and Marley Hodgson, founder of Mad Greens, discuss the PeopleMatter HR SaaS solution. In February, PeopleMatter also launched its Scheduling module, which enables labor forecasting and communication among restaurant employees.
Michael Hagan, COO of LevelUp, discusses the company's mobile payment and loyalty app during the 2012 NRA Show. The app is the second largest of its kind geared toward the restaurant industry.
Jeff Allen, US Foods director of emerging concepts, discusses three trends in fast casual during the 2012 NRA Show. The trends are: supply chain optimization, marketing through social media and QR codes, and food quality and innovation.
US Foods' top chef Mark Eggerding discusses culinary trends in foodservice and what the company is going to help restaurants stay relevant.
Ray and Cynde Wiley, the founders of Dayton, Ohio-based Hot Head Burritos, talks about brand strategy and growth.
Front Flip founder Sean Beckner talks about the new customer engagement platform created to help restaurant operators attract and retain guests. Front Flip was an exhibitor at the 2012 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago.
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Social media was a hot topic this week at the Pizza Executive Summit in Chicago, where operators heard from a variety of professionals who use it to help grow their businesses. "You have to incent people to kind of interact...
The National Restaurant Association has opened attendee registration for its NRA Show 2014 and the International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event. A special "early bird" online-only discount — a 60 percent savings — is available for foodservice and hospitality industry professionals who register before Nov.
The 42nd Annual Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show is set for Sept. 22-24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., and will feature the Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum, the Food Trends Experience and other special events and exhibitors....
Thousands of restaurant and foodservice industry professionals are expected to attend the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center Aug. 18-20.
The trade show and conference is sponsored by the California Restaurant Association — a partner of the National Restaurant Association.
Linda Duke, CEO of Duke Marketing LLC, will moderate a panel of three Marketing Executive Group (MEG) board members at the 93rd National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show at Chicago's McCormick Place. The session, "Top Ten Marketing Strategies for Restaurant Brands," will take place from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
James Carville and Mary Matalin, Washington D.C.’s most high-profile political couple, will bring a fiery conversation about how Washington is affecting the restaurant industry to the 8th annual Fast Casual Executive Summit, Oct. 13-15 in New Orleans, said Cherryh Butler,...
Linda Duke, chief executive of Duke Marketing LLC, will be a speaker at the 17th Annual UCLA Extension Restaurant Industry Conference, held at the University of California Los Angeles Covel Commons on April 3. This day-long conference attracts 350 restaurant...
Registration is now open for the Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF) 2013 Leadership Development Conference. The event will be held April 14-17 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla.
The WFF Leadership Development Conference offers opportunities for education, networking and professional development.
The National Restaurant Association announced this week that its annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event will remain in Chicago through 2021. After a thorough review of options, the NRA signed a new...
Duke Marketing LLC has announced that LSM-U, Local Store Marketing University, an educational program devised to enhance restaurant marketer's ability to implement local store marketing strategies, will be offered as an educational session at the Western Foodservice Expo, Aug. 13 from 10-11:30 a.m.
The 93rd annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and 5th annual International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event posted strong growth in both attendee and exhibitor numbers. This year’s event attracted 61,000-plus registrants from all 50 states and 100-plus countries...
An independent panel of judges has selected the finalists for the National Restaurant Association’s inaugural Operator Innovations Awards. Three finalists in each of five categories – Sustainability, Technology, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition and Menu Development– will be brought to...
Social media and marketing expert, Jason Falls is the keynote speaker at this year’s Foodservice Social Media Universe (#FSMU) conference at the Swissotel in Chicago, Sept. 16–18, 2012.
The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show will play host to the show’s first-ever “Destination: Celebration” event -- a kick-off party during which the winners of the inaugural Operator Innovations Awards will be announced May 5. Earlier this year, the...
The Foodservice Social Media Universe conference, set for Sept. 16-18, 2012 at the Swissotel in Chicago, is seeking award nominations for social media innovations in the foodservice and hospitality industries. The awards will honor the best use of social media...
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Agility Metrics, a Canadian-based company specializing in customer experience measurement solutions, will be a key sponsor of FastCasual.com's Fast Casual Executive Summit Oct. 23-25 in Chicago.
The Summit brings together an experienced group of foodservice professionals whose common interests and concerns are open for discussion.