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The Most Tech-Friendly Restaurant Chains Are Reaping the Largest Returns

We’re living in the Fourth Industrial Revolution — an exciting time, to be sure, but a pretty frightening one for restaurant CEOs. Restaurants already have so much to deal with on the day-to-day, from labor and food costs to staying relevant in the age of new competitors. Even those who include trend forecasting in their business models (as all should)…read more →Read more...

Restaurant Loyalty Programs That Are Paying Off for Chains

Human nature is a funny thing. It’s what propels people to fixate on earning points. As kids, we’re rewarded with gold stars — often completing our homework for the reward more than anything else. Not much changes as we grow older — though the gold stars are swapped with points, with people opting to be loyal to one airline, one…read more →Read more...

Economic Factors Affecting the U.S. Restaurant Industry

A multitude of factors are currently affecting U.S. operators, from technological evolutions to shifts in dining behaviors. But some things never change: inflation, restaurant versus grocery prices, and consumer confidence will always have an impact on restaurant operators. Below, we delve into all of the above — plus highlight a couple of other interesting trends that are sure to impact…read more →Read more...

Restaurant Delivery Will Reshape the Foodservice Industry

We’ve all heard of UberEats, Postmates, and Caviar. Chances are, you may have even used a mobile delivery service to order lunch. But the future of food delivery is more than a flash-in-the-pan. Delivery isn’t the new quinoa, or 2017’s answer to kale. It will fundamentally alter the foodservice business, and lead to a seismic shift in the restaurant industry….read more →Read more...

Panera Saved Customers 10 Lifetimes Worth of Waiting

Technology has transformed a number of industries, from retail to healthcare. At Panera, the implementation of tech fueled sales and foot traffic, and had a tremendous impact on the guest experience, shaving years off of customer wait time (but more on that later). Investment in restaurant tech has the potential to transform how chains operate, manage staff, create value, and increase…read more →Read more...

The Restaurant POS is Dead

Yesterday’s Restaurant POS is Dead; Here’s Why… The digital revolution has been well underway for a few years, but it’s now evolving and affecting the restaurant industry in exciting ways few would have thought possible.  Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your line of work), the old clunker POS (Point of Sale) system of yesterday has finally acknowledged and begrudgingly approved…read more →Read more...

Gifted: How Restaurant Apps Have Improved Virtual Gifting

Since 2007, gift cards have been at the top of everyone’s wish list – which is great for business, since the average consumer spends 20 percent more than their gift card’s total amount. And, following department-stores, restaurants are the most popular gift card purchase. Given the rising penetration of smartphone ownership and a growing obsession with mobile everything, it’s no…read more →Read more...
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