Farmer's Fridge builds kiosk system to ensure freshness

Farmer's Fridge builds kiosk system to ensure freshness

Most entrepreneurs in the self-service space rely on commercially available equipment and management software, but Luke Saunders and his team at Farmer's Fridge designed and developed their own kiosk and software.

Cutting out the middle man: Farmer's Fridge disrupts convenience dining

Cutting out the middle man: Farmer's Fridge disrupts convenience dining

The marriage of fresh food with IoT technology has proven to be a winning combination for Farmer's Fridge, a company whose offering presents a refreshing alternative to fast food restaurants and traditional vending.

Pita Pit talks choosing the right technology for your brand

Pita Pit talks choosing the right technology for your brand

Doug Reifschneider, Pita Pit vice president of marketing, discusses the challenges of making the right technology choice for your fast casual brand.

Pinche Gringo introduces POS to keep up with growing business

Pinche Gringo introduces POS to keep up with growing business

The success of their first restaurant encouraged the owners of Pinche Gringo to open a second restaurant in 2017. An enhanced customer display system enabled the restaurants to keep pace with increasing traffic and allowed for more creative in-store marketing.

​​​​​​​Don't forget drinks: How to capture beverage sales in delivery

​​​​​​​Don't forget drinks: How to capture beverage sales in delivery

Online food delivery is expected to account for 30 percent of total restaurant industry growth through 2022

Why augmented reality is becoming more accessible to restaurant brands

Why augmented reality is becoming more accessible to restaurant brands

Though AR is still in its infancy, a pair of presenters at Infocomm said that it offers a new way to excite consumers and is more economical than creating physical experiences.

Tech innovations leaving restaurateurs wondering how to upgrade without starting over

Tech innovations leaving restaurateurs wondering how to upgrade without starting over

Technology innovations dominated much of the show floor this week at the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, and while interesting, they also presented a challenge the foodservice operators, who have already invested in point-of-sale systems and other IT infrastructure.

5 tips to help restaurateurs master menu labeling before May 7 deadline

5 tips to help restaurateurs master menu labeling before May 7 deadline

Menu-labeling expert Betsy Craig shares five compliance tips to help restaurants prep for the May 7th enforcement deadline.

Intelligent digital communications changing the world: Are you ready for it?

Intelligent digital communications changing the world: Are you ready for it?

Drive-thru and other types of restaurant digital signage are getting smarter nearly by the second, which could trigger customer connection opportunities for restaurant operators.

Wow Bao becomes 1st chain to leverage Eatsa technology

Wow Bao becomes 1st chain to leverage Eatsa technology

As the first licensee of Eatsa's self-service technology, Wow Bao's newest unit allows guests to pick up their orders from cubbies that alert them to the status of their orders.

CEOs of Wing Zone, Focus Brands, Captain D's, Backyard Burgers, Koti Pizza predict industry changes, trends

CEOs of Wing Zone, Focus Brands, Captain D's, Backyard Burgers, Koti Pizza predict industry changes, trends

This year's Fast Casual Executive Summit wrapped up Tuesday night with insights from some of the industry's most successful CEOs.

The future of digital communications in restaurants: Touch, signage, entertainment

The future of digital communications in restaurants: Touch, signage, entertainment

With restaurants' constantly changing menu offerings, promotions, FDA regulations, and beyond, digital communication is key as it allows restaurants to quickly and easily change or tweak content in real-time.

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

Executives from 17 countries gathered in London for the 2017 Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit — Europe last week. The event, produced by Networld Media Group, provided the opportunity for more than 100 restaurant leaders to share advice, success stories and discuss how they moved on from failure.

Innovation on display at NRA (part 2)

Innovation on display at NRA (part 2)

It's almost impossible to see the two-miles of products and services at the NRA show, so in this two-part series, FastCasual highlights several that made their debuts at the show.

From wobbly table fixes to herbal refrigerators, innovation was on display at NRA (Part 1)

From wobbly table fixes to herbal refrigerators, innovation was on display at NRA (Part 1)

More than 45,000 buyers in the restaurant industry hit Chicago this week to check out the thousands of products and services on display at the National Restaurant Association show.

NRA 2017 in photos: Editors share top highlights

NRA 2017 in photos: Editors share top highlights

The editors of FastCasual, Pizza Marketplace, QSRWeb and Food Truck Operator share some highlights from the 2017 NRA show in Chicago.

Will menu-labeling requirements be delayed — again?

Will menu-labeling requirements be delayed — again?

It seems seven years weren’t enough for members of The National Association of Convenience Stores and the National Grocers Association to become compliant with the federal menu-labeling requirements, scheduled to take effect May 5.

3 execs describe how to take on the world without losing your brand

3 execs describe how to take on the world without losing your brand

Taking a brand to another country is one of the most complex challenges a brand's leadership can undertake. At the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit in Dallas last month, three divergent brands shared some of the lessons they've learned on the road.

10 reasons to attend the 2017 ICX Summit

10 reasons to attend the 2017 ICX Summit

If you are responsible for improving customer engagement for your organization, here are 10 reasons you should make your way to Texas for the ICX Summit.

How technology communication will spark a restaurant revolution

How technology communication will spark a restaurant revolution

Connecting POS systems, apps and ordering systems with one another is now possible, but very few systems can integrate smoothly. That's where the concept of a universal access point — known as an application program interface, or API — comes in.

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