How restaurant chains can increase profits by improving energy and operational efficiency

By implementing device-level monitoring of energy consumption, chains gain unmatched visibility into the devices running their restaurants and can easily identify systems that are inefficient or improperly used.

Pizza, QSR and fast casual segments enjoying big gains

While bolstered consumer confidence is good news for restaurants, rising costs are perhaps their biggest challenge in today’s business landscape.

13 ways to beat weather-related supply chain challenges

'Mother Nature is not sweet.' -- John Shelby Spong

Restaurateurs speak out against NLRB ruling

The National Labor Relations Board made it easier on Thursday for restaurant workers to unionize, and many restaurateurs are already worried about what the ruling means for their businesses.

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.

How Arby's turned on energy efficiency without turning off customers

Environmental sustainability matters now more than ever, and with states like California entering their fourth year of record breaking drought conditions, no stone for conservation will go unturned.

CONNECT: The current state of mobile wallets and mobile ordering

A recent panel at Networld Media Group's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit attempted to clarify today’s mobile payments market, which is becoming an increasingly difficult task when you consider the options available to merchants.

Why agile insights is the secret sauce of restaurant success

Rachel Schwartz of Crowdtap shares three ways that agile research tools aligned with millennials’ digital consumption habits can help QSR and fast casual brands get (and stay) ahead of the competition.

CONNECT: Does your mobile experience offer 3 crucial things?

Three components are necessary for a successful mobile experience.

Mythbusting: 6 myths why small brands 'can't' go international

Some smaller food brands incorrectly assume they cannot take advantage of the growing international food markets.

3 ways to use behavioral data to upgrade customer experience

Beacon and behavioral data can revolutionize how chains do business from the big picture to the day-to-day.

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.

Nontraditional footprint expansion: 7 points for success

Considering ways to expand that are off the beaten path can reach a new audience and teach you how to overcome unique challenges to build a more successful future.

McDonald's beats the heat with heat-sensitive McFlurry vending kiosk

When temperatures soared to record highs in Amsterdam, residents were rewarded with free McFlurries from a vending kiosk.

How one restaurant creates zero environmental waste

Pizza Marketplace.com spoke with founder Chris LaRocca about Crushed Red's eco-friendly culture and how the company achieved its zero waste goal.

Dispelling 6 myths of why small brands 'can't' go international

Many smaller food companies incorrectly assume they cannot participate in the growing importance of international markets.

The state of QSRs and digital video: You want mobile with that?

“Fast foodies” of all types are consuming more and more media on their smartphones and tablets. But the portion of digital advertising budgets dedicated to mobile remains small. Our data shows that QSR advertisers dedicate only 16 percent to mobile, suggesting that this opportunity hasn’t been fully tapped.

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.

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