CONNECT: Why restaurants aren't deploying beacons

A recent panel at Networld Media Group's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit discussed beacon technology's role with restaurateurs and retailers today.

CONNECT: How to get your app into the hands of millennials

Millennials will only keep 20 apps on a phone so the challenge is creating one that makes the cut.

Mobile POS takes restaurant concepts offsite

Tech savvy CEOs and executives consider mobile POS systems as mini Enterprise Resource Planning systems similar to systems that drive food and beverage manufacturing companies.

Craft brews go wild: Mint, melon, Asian flavors now trending

Move over wine lovers, craft beers are now in vogue in fast casual and QSR restaurants.

Arby’s send-off to Jon Stewart raises brand perception

It seems Arby’s got the last laugh Wednesday during the Daily Show’s second-to-last episode when it aired a 60-second commercial thanking host Jon Stewart for all the times he made fun of the brand. During the show, Arby's mentions on Twitter increased 564 percent, from 130 to 1,130.

10 reasons brands fail at delivery

It may surprise you that the top 10 reasons why many restaurant concepts are stumbling or failing to deliver represent very simple business principles.

6 ways to make your restaurant more sustainable without cutting profits

Follow these six tips that relate to promotions planning and execution to make your restaurant more sustainable in the current industry climate.

US House blocks mandatory GMO labeling

On July 23, the U.S. House of Representatives took a measured and bold move to block any mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically engineered crops. The house voted and passed HR 1599, which created the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act.

Is mobile the key to digital ordering success?

Mobile expert discusses why mobile is the key to digital ordering success.

Should you lease or purchase commercial space for your restaurant business?

The decision to lease or to purchase commercial property is not always clear cut. When making the decision to purchase or lease, don’t buy simply for the sake of owning real estate.

Menu labeling mandate pushed back one year

Although the 12 month delay is welcome by some, brands should not use this time to rest on their laurels. Menu labeling is not going away and the faster restaurant operators can take the step toward compliance the better off they will be when the regulations do take effect.

Science of bread innovation: enzymes driving quality

Current enzymes are replacing older pre-existing chemical compounds to create “clean” labels, while developing softer breads with a longer shelf life.

Customers demand targeted, relevant marketing messages

When blended, data on purchases, frequency, preferences, social media activity forms a 360-degree customer profile that can be used to build a long-term relationship with your customers.

How to increase revenue in your restaurant without sacrificing customer service

Finding ways to boost profitability while still retaining your customer base is quite possible: it’s just a matter of adding perceived value to your restaurant in the eyes of your customers.

4 ways to win with in-store marketing

No matter what other problems your restaurant faces, if you can consistently get enough people in the door those problems ultimately will not matter. High traffic will almost always lead to higher profits.

3 ways to prep for the ban on trans fat

Foodservice operators can prepare for the June 6 ban by taking a few necessary steps.

Picture perfect GMO fruit can reduce food waste

Applying this new genetic engineering will allow farmers to use more of what they harvest – which should reduce overhead food costs to the average consumer and provide more affordable apples to people around the world that are poor.

5 reasons to personalize your restaurant website now

More and more big name restaurants and chains are creating one-to-one, unique website experiences for visitors to drive higher user engagement and customer conversions based on the time of day, visitor location, number of previous visits and more.

Restaurant digital signage is heating up

Digital menu board blogger looks at hot trends in restaurant digital signage. Digital menu boards and restaurant digital signage are getting smarter and and becoming an invaluable source of actionable business intelligence.

Saving energy with employee engagement: Strategies for restaurants

What’s the secret to successful execution of a restaurant energy strategy? Two words: Employee engagement.

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