Will mobile cause tablet ordering to go the way of the dinosaur?

With the recent introduction of a re-ordering capability on mobile payment platforms, tableside tablets may soon become the Tyrannosaurus Rex of the hospitality industry.

Fast Casual's top execs revealed

This year's Top 25 list turned into the Top 26 after judges couldn't bring themselves to make a final cut.

LIVE WEBINAR - Location-based marketing: A guide to strategy, deployment and successful return on investment

Date: Dec 3, 2015 | Time: 2:00 PM EST | xAd will share new insights into consumers’ demands and expectations across path to purchase, and strategies for how marketers can use location insights to address the change in consumer behavior and influence a person at the moments of greatest intent and receptiveness.

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Negotiating for leasehold improvements on your commercial lease or renewal

Commercial tenants may build out or renovate the property in whatever manner they wish, with the landlord’s permission. It is the allowance which is negotiable.

Why mobile payments matter to EMV compliance

Many merchants have been hesitant about mobile payments, but with the EMV compliance mandate at our doorstep in the U.S., the time for business owners to put out the "open" sign for mobile payments is now.

United Oil deploys Cradlepoint ARC Solution with Integrated 4G LTE to replace DSL

High-end retail gas stations embrace Cradlepoint solutions to cut costs and optimize customer experience

Sponsored by: Cradlepoint

Loyalty at the center of Sionic Mobile's proposition

In many ways, Sionic Mobile is the anti-Pay when it comes to today's mobile payments marketplace. Mobile Payments Today recently conducted a Q&A with Ronald Herman, the company's founder and CEO, to get his thoughts on the current state of the industry.

Tips, advice on preparing the brand for unit expansion

Brand unit and location growth requires capital and resources, but there are some other critical aspects as well, according to several successful franchise and restaurant leaders.

3 ways restaurants can optimize labor efficiencies and cut costs

Between higher wages and new labor regulations, restaurants are facing a labor crisis — and their existing, outdated processes are doing anything but helping the problem.

4 for 15: 4 speakers, 15 minutes each, limitless knowledge

Three fast casual restaurant operators and other experts share their insights about the industry and how they've found success and value in it.

Navigating the crossover: Fast casualization of the restaurant industry

Switching into fast casual dining requires more than getting food to the table quicker. It demands new strategies from menu decisions to customer experience elements.

Innovation adds flavor to juice, smoothie segment

Industry research leader IBISWorld’s Juice & Smoothie Bars market research report pegs its size at over $2 billion.

Building the brand culture: It’s all about empowering employees

Establishing a 'cult' philosophy in building a robust brand culture isn't a bad thing. In fact, it's one of several valuable and viable approaches.

The perfect pitch: 3 restaurant concepts

Entrepreneurs from Burgers n’ Fries Forever, Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez and Pincho Factory pitched concepts to a panel of distinguished investors and consultants who provided professional advice.

Going beyond the discount with new approaches to spur brand loyalty

Fast casual operators want to reward guests with more than food. There are new loyalty program trends to attract new customers, boost revenues and provide memorable experiences for guests.

ICX Symposium: Data is driving the customer experience

Data is driving customer engagement, and there is a wealth of tools an enterprise can use to collect, assess and analyze data to enhance its interactive customer experience strategy.

Email marketing is far from a dead marketing tool

Email is ubiquitous personally and professionally, which means email marketing is far from dead.

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McDonald's Spain to use Marine Stewardship Council-certified tuna

Following a global commitment to sustainable fishing practices, McDonald's Spain will be the first restaurant chain to include Pacifical skipjack tuna certified by the Marine Stewardship Council on its national menu.

Dunkin' Donuts running photo, video contest

Dunkin' Donuts has launched its #DDCoffeeJoy photo and video contest for the chance to win special holiday presents, including one dozen JetBlue travel certificates.

Wendy's adopts 'Supplier Code of Conduct'

Wendy's announced the public release of its Supplier Code of Conduct, which takes into account the current best practices and standards of Wendy's supply chain and also identifies future aspirations to encourage continuous improvement in a meaningful way.

Dunkin' Donuts launching P.M. Latte and Macchiato Break

Dunkin' Donuts announced that beginning Nov. 30 and continuing through December guests may enjoy a discount on espresso beverages with the brand's first National P.M. Latte and Macchiato Break.

Live webinar to teach operators how to master location-based marketing

As consumer usage continues to shift to mobile, location-based advertising is becoming one of the fastest growing strategies for restaurants when it comes to digital advertising.

Jack in the Box switching to 100% cage-free eggs

Jack in the Box announced that it is switching to 100-percent cage-free eggs by 2025.

Villa Italian Kitchen launches 'Peace, Joy & Pizza' sweepstakes

Villa Restaurant Group's Villa Italian Kitchen restaurants are kicking off the first-ever "Pizza with Purpose" campaign with a "Peace, Joy & Pizza" Sweepstakes.

Digital signage solution integrates with mobile ordering app

Digital signage provider embed signage has launched its solution integration with mobile ordering application Flypay, the company announced.

Bruster’s adds LTO ice cream for holidays; record sales growth continues

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream is adding limited-time seasonal treats to its menu in December. Its franchisees have reported 11 straight quarters of same-store sales growth.

Dunkin' Donuts testing on-the-go ordering, delivery service

Dunkin' Donuts is testing mobile ordering in Portland, Maine, and delivery service in Dallas.

Krystal offering Sprite Cranberry, collectible Coca-Cola bear donation to Toys for Tots

Krystal is offering Sprite Cranberry for the holidays, and a collectible plush Coca-Cola bear donation will be made to Toys for Tots for each special drink sold.

Wienerschnitzel announces 'Wiener Wednesday'

Wienerschnitzel has introduced the first ever Wiener Wednesday, when guests can enjoy 99-cent Chili Cheese Fries on Nov. 25.

Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle sentenced to 15 years in prison

U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt sentenced former Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle, 38, to a prison term of more than 15 years today.

New dining app to launch in DC

A Washington, D.C., startup company will soon launch a mobile dining app designed to give customers and restaurants more control, choice and convenience.

Report: Sustainability top trend in foodservice packaging

The Foodservice Packaging Institute's 2015 Trends Report reveals foodservice operators are looking for environmentally friendly packaging and customization techniques to differentiate products.

Food, beverage, grocery lead charge in fostering inclusive workplaces

When it comes to inclusive benefits and protections supporting workplace equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workforce, the food, beverage and grocery sectors are leading the charge.

Cinnabon rolls out new POS system

Revel System, a point-of-sale system made for the iPad, announced that Cinnabon has selected it as its POS strategic partner.

Q3 sales up at Jack in the Box, Qdoba

Total revenue increased to $23.8 from $17.4 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

Mystery solved: How to keep grilled cheeses fresh, crisp for delivery

Eco-Products and The Melt have created a box to keep grilled cheese sandwiches hot and crispy until delivered.

Taco Bell saves restaurant 'Numero Uno' from demolition

Taco Bell will raise and rehabilitate the world's first Taco Bell restaurant from its 53-year-old foundation in Downey, California, and relocate it to the Taco Bell headquarters in Irvine, California, saving it from impending demolition.

7 chefs to earn honors for incorporating produce into recipes

United Fresh has opened the nomination period for the 2016 Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Program that honors the foodservice industry’s most innovative produce performers.

Demand for cups, lids to increase more than 5% per year through 2019

Worldwide demand for cups and lids will increase more than 5 percent per year through 2019.

LivingSocial expands restaurant program to DC

LivingSocial has expanded its Restaurants Plus program to Washington D.C. The program, according to a company press release, introduces consumers to a variety of dining destinations and allows them to earn up to 25 percent cashback off their meals when they swipe with their registered cards.

Report: Corporate restaurant spending increasing

Dinova reported that corporate spending in restaurants increased 9.7 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2015.

White Castle's Turkey Stuffing recipe is back

White Castle has released the recipe for its turkey stuffing.

Tim Hortons celebrates good deeds with #WarmWishes campaign

Tim Hortons announced it is recognizing Americans' good deeds with its #WarmWishes holiday campaign.

Toast report reveals which technologies restaurant operators are seeking

A Toast Inc. report found that technologies helping restaurant operators with hiring and training staff, Inventory management and online ordering are in demand.

Taco Bell to serve cage-free eggs in all US restaurants

Taco Bell announced that 100 percent of its more than 6,000 U.S. corporate and franchise-owned restaurants will exclusively serve cage-free eggs by Dec. 31, 2016.

Carvel Ice Cream expanding in Connecticut

Carvel Ice Cream plans to expand its presence in Connecticut in the coming years, with the goal of opening five to 10 new franchised locations.

In-N-Out Burger sues delivery service DoorDash

In-N-Out Burger has filed a lawsuit against the third-party food delivery service DoorDash for delivering In-N-Out food without permission.

Revention releases self-service ordering kiosk

Revention announced the release of its self-service ordering kiosk application.

KFC, DoorDash partner for on-demand delivery

Kentucky Fried Chicken and DoorDash announced that KFC is available for on-demand delivery by DoorDash.

Krystal introduces new stuffing recipe for holidays

Krystal is releasing its new Thanksgiving stuffing recipe for the holidays.

White Castle asks: Can Turkey Sliders fly?

White Castle announced it will host a Turkey Slider Drop on Friday at a White Castle in Cincinnati. The promotion is to celebrate the launch of its new turkey menu lineup with a tie-in to the iconic "WKRO in Cincinnati" television show's famous Thanksgiving episode.

A&W installing digital menu boards from Cineplex Digital Networks

Canada’s A&W will feature state-of-the-art signage at 850 locations nationwide.

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