Ordermark will use cash influx to expand online ordering capabilities

Ordermark, a provider of online ordering management solutions for restaurants, announced the close of its $9.5 million Series A funding round, according to a press release. With financing led by Nosara Capital, the latest round brings in new investors including...

Welbilt CEO resigns, interim chief named

Welbilt Director, President and CEO Hubertus M. Mühlhäuser will resign Aug.

Al-enabled drive-thru technology 'redefining the ordering experience'

Conversational AI producers at Clinc used a video of the world's most indecisive drive-thru customer to show how its AI-powered restaurant drive-thru and in-store kiosk ordering experience works. The self-service ordering system is designed to boost speed of service and...

ADUSA, Frank Mayer creating restaurant kiosks

ADUSA and Frank Mayer and Associates have partnered to combine ADUSA's Qi digital engagement software with Frank Mayer and Associates approach line of kiosk hardware to deliver a solution to the QSR and fast casual industries. "We are pleased to...

Welbilt engineer wins Women in Manufacturing STEP ahead award

Restaurant equipment maker Welbilt Inc. has announced that Manufacturing Engineering Manager Lynn Graykowski will receive the Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award honoring female leaders in manufacturing on April 10 in the nation's capital.

LRS pagers upgraded to collect customer data

Tracking how long customers are waiting for orders or deliveries just got a boost from paging, tracking and guest intelligence tool provider, Long Range Systems. The company's new Guest Sessions addition to its free iOS application lets users start new orders and page customers when orders are ready.

HotSchedules launches cloud-based restaurant operating platform

HotSchedules, a provider of workforce and back office solutions for the foodservice, retail and hospitality industries, has launched Clarifi, a cloud-based intelligent restaurant operating platform designed to help operators, managers and their teams prepare and perform in the face of...

Report: kiosks not hurting restaurant jobs

KPNX-TV in Phoenix, Arizona, explored the impact of self-order kiosks on restaurant jobs and concluded in its report that there was no indication that kiosks were adversely affecting jobs. The report said research suggested that the technology could increase demand...

Olea Kiosks introduces drive-thru kiosk for QSR, fast casual restaurants

Olea Kiosks has introduced a drive-thru kiosk for the QSR and fast casual industries.

New system uses data, cameras and sensors to improve restaurant operations

Revel Systems is partnering with Dragontail Systems to implement their food preparation process software and machine learning technology in restaurants worldwide, according to a news release.  The Dragontail Algo system optimizes the food prep process from order to delivery to save time and money, according to company press release.

Manitowoc Foodservice rebranded as Welbilt

Manitowoc Foodservice Inc. announced today that it has completed its name change to Welbilt Inc.

Manitowoc rebrands to Welbilt

Foodservice equipment provider Manitowoc Foodservice is rebranding to Welbilt in order to convey its commitment to put customers' needs first, according to a company press release. The change is part of the company's strategic repositioning after it spun off last...

World's largest food service provider goes totally cage-free

World's largest food service provider goes totally cage-free

The world’s largest food service provider, Compass Group, said today it is replacing all of its eggs — liquid and shelled — with cage-free varieties in 50 countries worldwide. According to the company's website, globally they and their partners provide 4 billion meals annually in 50,000 locations.

Viewpost streamlines buyer-supplier payments with enhancement

Viewpost released an addition to its B2B Viewpost Express discounting engine that streamlines early payment deals, discounts and cash management between suppliers and buyers, according to a company press release. "The insight behind our effort to eliminate friction and optimize...

Einstein Bros. partners with Antunes on egg stations

Einstein Bros. Bagels is partnering with foodservice manufacturer Antunes to implement egg stations. The stations use steam and heat to cook both shelled and liquid egg whites and are designed to take up minimal amounts of space back-of-house.

'Bam!' Emeril gets into 'shoe biz'

There's nothing funny about slipping in the kitchen, but the thought of Chef Emiril Lagasse — known for his trademark expression, "Bam!" — is going from show business to shoe business to address the issue does have some humor in...

A new restaurant guide with all the EGGS-tras

Just in time to meet the growing demand for cage-free, hormone-free, antibiotic-free eggs, the American Egg Board cracks open a new online buyer's guide that allows restaurants to search for the specific egg-based ingredients they need and the companies that...

Technavio names top 8 vendors in US

The top eight vendors in the U.S. food service industry for the next four years are, according to a study by Technavio, offering a lot of value for their clients amid a highly fragmented and therefore intensely competitive market.

Survey finds the food and beverage industry in poor shape

Inefficiency and carelessness are plaguing the food industry, according to a survey of more than 200 independent restaurants and chains by collaborators Oracle Hospitality and Technomic. The survey focused on how individual businesses manage labor and inventory — and the...

Orange is the new white ... at least for fries

The hot potato these days in the restaurant industry may not be that old reliable pale-meated tuber so cherished by Americans, but rather its orange-skinned cousin, the sweet potato. In fact, according to McCain foods, a supplier of the sweet...

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