Recipe For Engagement: Essential Ingredients for a Restaurant Loyalty Program

To be successful, a loyalty program must deliver value to the guest and it must deliver value to a restaurant operator’s business. To help food and beverage operators understand what guests are seeking in a loyalty program, Oracle Hospitality conducted a global consumer survey. Read about the findings in our report!

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: Oracle




Getting the most out of Digital Menu Boards

Digital Menu Boards are popping up in restaurants of all kinds, from your local burger joint to the big national chains.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: SmarterSign




Turkey Takes its Place on Fast Casual Menus

As fast-casual patrons look for healthier menu options, turkey is finding a prominent spot on restaurant menus.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, Inc.


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Ode to the taco: Why the old-school menu item is trending

Tacos aren't new, but they are trendier than ever. Here's why.

New year, new menu: Winter's trends include bowls, healthful options, variety of proteins

While many people are thinking about improving themselves in the new year, restaurants are tempting them with new menu options or LTOs.

Food truck growth goes full throttle: Part 3 – an industry infrastructure emerges

Food trucks are the fastest-growing foodservice channel, and the niche is evolving into a well defined industry with its own organizations and support entities, including specialized software providers and event organizers. Part 3 in this 4-part series explores the emerging industry.

Can Smashburger's former CEO put Pie Five back on positive path?

The last few years have been tough for Rave Restaurant Group, which owns Pie Five and Pizza Inn. Smasburger's former CEO, Scott Crane, however, stepped into the corner office this week and has plans to grow the brand.

Saladworks refreshes brand with innovative technology, featuring Life Bar kiosks

For those who are technology savvy who don't want to sit through a queue, speed is more important than human interaction.

Will the menu trends of 2017 turn to the dark side?

Charcoal, heavy fats and lots of bubbles may not sound like they belong on 2017's list of menu trends, but the Canadian food-centric marketing consultancy, THP, said its research shows otherwise.

Top seven steps to supply chain heaven outlined at summit

Figuring out supply chain problems has a new urgency and importance today that might not have existed just three years ago. Here from the Fast Casual Summit last month, seven key steps to supply chain heaven.

Calcuatling the new cost of food spoilage

Forward-thinking companies are embracing new technologies to better position themselves for ongoing profitability.

50 menu additions perfect for fall

While some restaurants are capitalizing on the pumpkin craze, others are challenging the status quo and releasing seemingly unrelated menu items this fall.

Restaurants offer not-so-spooky Halloween specials

Restaurants of all kinds are offering Halloween specials for young guests.

Understanding site selection variables for restaurant tenants

When you're looking for the right property for a pizzeria or QSR, having a checklist of desirable criteria can help you stay on track.

What the best-dressed pizzas are wearing now

Almonds, arugula, potatoes and eggs, are just a few of the players in the results of our completely unscientific poll of cool and surprisingly tasty pizza toppings, the first of a two-part series on what's "up" in pizza.

The 'munchies' effect: How cannabis legalization will effect QSR traffic

Will Colorado's legalization of marijuana increase traffic for the state's restaurants?

15K restaurants deploy everything from unicorns to engaged employees to fight hunger

Eat out so hungry kids can eat. It’s a simple notion with a huge possible impact, as nearly 15,000 restaurants nationwide join the effort to provide meals for the 1 in 5 American children who cannot count on their next meal.

Getting 'granular' about restaurants' many possible uses for whole grains

It’s little wonder restaurateurs are seeking new ways to incorporate old grains into their menus, given the trend toward increasingly healthful eating from sustainable sources. In this question-and-answer session with the nonprofit Whole Grains Council, restaurateurs get background on the trend, and tips on where to take it with their menus.

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