Infographic: Think Mobile First

The impact of mobile on the retail and restaurant industries continues to grow. This infographic gives the key data points to explain why mobile is an investment worth making.

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Sponsor: CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit




Restaurant Opening Master Checklist

While opening a new restaurant is exciting it can also be very stressful. Making sure that you have all your 'i's dotted and your 't's crossed before the big day can feel overwhelming.

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: TouchBistro




2016 Fast Casual Top 100

FastCasual’s annual list of the industry’s most significant brands and executives.

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: Taylor Company


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Watch highlights from this year's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit

Couldn't make the CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit? Catch the highlights with this video.


Using mobile to create a personalized guest experience

Jared Miller, CTO for the Atlanta Falcons, discusses how mobile can be used to create personalized experiences even when the customer isn't using their device.


The hidden benefit of SMS text marketing messages

Erin Levzow, Director of Digital and E-commerce at Wingstop, points out a key benefit of SMS promotions that you may have overlooked.


Why Jersey Mike's added ordering and payments to their mobile app

Rich Hope, CMO of Jersey Mike's Subs, talks about the restaurant chain's mobile app.


How the Firehouse Subs mobile app meets consumer needs

Don Fox, CEO of Firehouse Subs, talks about the two key ways his brand's mobile app meets customer needs.


BJ's Restaurants exec discusses benefits of chain's mobile app

Tim Hackbardt, VP of Marketing for BJ's Restaurants, talks about the many ways the chain's mobile app improves the customer experience.


Pizza Hut executive discusses importance of mobile customer engagement

Baron Concors, Chief Digital Officer at Pizza Hut, discusses why it's important to think mobile first.


Building loyalty with mobile: Where to start?

Eric Buckner, Senior Product Manager - Mobile for Sears Holdings, discusses where to start when considering a mobile loyalty program.


San Francisco Soup Company executive discusses the restaurant's use of BLE beacons

Clayton Chan, COO for San Francisco Soup Company, discusses the restaurant chain's use of BLE beacons.


Competition for talent among hot trends for employers in 2015

The upswing in the economy means competition for talent will heat up in 2015. That means employers need to up their game when it comes to attracting and retaining the best team members.

How mobile changes consumer behavior

When 82 percent of U.S. adults own smartphones, and 91 percent keep them with them at all times, a mobile strategy for retail becomes more important than ever.


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

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


What's ahead for Wingstop? Mobile payment

Wingstop is heavily invested in social media for engaging customers and driving sales. The next step: mobile payments.


#CONNECTsummit14: Smartphones are 'remote control for life'

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

Nikki Baird to give keynote on privacy at CONNECT summit

Top retail analyst Nikki Baird will explore rapidly advancing technology and consumer tolerance for being tracked.

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