Is Your Restaurant Ready for the Growing Online Ordering Trend?

Are you looking for a new way to grow your restaurant business? Consider online ordering. According to QSR Web, digital ordering is growing 300 percent faster than dine-in traffic, and analysts project in a few years, more restaurant sales will come from takeout, delivery, and other forms of off-premises dining than from customers who dine-in.

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Sponsor: Star Micronics America




5 Best Practices for Turning Your Website into a Content Marketing Machine

Does your website leverage the best in content marketing practices to ensure potential clients look to you for solutions? 51 percent of B2B buyers rely more on content to research and make purchasing decisions than they did a year ago.

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Sponsor: Networld Press




How Mobile Ordering Apps Stack Up

Mobile ordering apps are poised to be a major sales driver for fast casual restaurants, but not all apps are built the same.

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Sponsor: Fuzz Productions


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Why your digital ordering platform is failing

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What restaurateurs can learn from Starbucks' mobile ordering challenges

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'If in doubt, leave it out': The lessons in Cinnabon's Carrie Fisher tweet

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