Agreement enables Paytronix Rewards, NCR Aloha POS integration

The new Cloud Connect integration will enable Paytronix to integrate, maintain and deploy its solution across NCR’s install base of more than 100,000 restaurant locations.

Dining habits shifting toward snacks

In 2004, one-third of survey respondents reported they ate several small meals throughout the day, while 10 years later, 39 percent of respondents indicate they do the same.

Fast casual sales significantly outpaced other segments in Q3

New research from Technomic's Financial Dashboard finds that the fast casual restaurant segment outperformed all others with nearly 8 percent growth in same-store sales during Q3 2014.

Families with kids making fewer restaurant visits

According to new research from The NPD Group, families with kids have made 1 billion fewer visits to US restaurants in the past six years. This consumer base represents 32 percent of US households and $83.7 billion of total restaurant...

Wendy's CEO: Breakfast will not be ruled out

Bloomberg Television's Betty Liu interviewed Wendy's CEO Emil Brolick this week on a number of topics, including the chain's failed breakfast rollout and the increasing competition with fast casual concepts. Brolick said Wendy's presents a "new QSR quality at a...

Snagajob launches video job application feature

Snagajob has released its free app for iOS and Android, designed to make the job posting/hiring process easier by using a smartphone’s or tablet’s video, photo and GPS technology. Employers can currently post jobs for free via the app’s free...

Rita’s Italian Ice plans Nebraska entry

Rita’s Italian Ice has awarded a franchise and area development deal for Nebraska to Nebraska Ice LLC. With plans for more than 14 stores within Nebraska, including Lincoln, Omaha and surrounding areas, the expansion increases Rita’s national footprint to 27 states.

Jersey Mike's supports Wreaths Across America tribute

Last week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Jersey Mike’s Founder and CEO Peter Cancro honored veterans at a special ceremony on Ellis Island. The tribute was part of the nonprofit Wreaths Across America’s annual pilgrimage from Harrington, Maine, to...

Millennial marketing conference registration now open

FutureCast's ShareLikeBuy millennial marketing conference is set for Feb. 4 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

Healthy Dining adds tech execs to support growth

California-based Healthy Dining has added two information technology professionals to help the company's growth. Steve Palmer and Alex Kang will further the development of Healthy Dining’s new software and digital platforms. Additionally, the team will develop new software applications designed...

Former Krispy Kreme CEO transitions to non-executive chairman

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts announced that former CEO James H. Morgan, 67, will transition from executive chairman of the board of directors to non-executive chairman, effective Jan.

Auntie Anne's extends nontraditional footprint with Universal Resort debut

Auntie Anne's Pretzels has opened its first location at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida, at Universal CityWalk. According to a company news release, this store is the brand's 13th opened at a theme park destination since Auntie Anne’s first added...

Baskin-Robbins adds targeted receipt marketing program

Mobivity Holdings Corp. announced that Baskin-Robbins has selected Mobivity's SmartReceipt technology to deliver targeted "treats on receipts" – offers and promotions – to its customers, printed on their purchase receipts. According to a news release, SmartReceipt, which is installed on...

Krispy Kreme launches holiday campaign via Google Hangout

Krispy Kreme has launched Joy Goes Around Holiday Hangouts, a global in-store experience using Google Hangout videoconferencing. According to a news release, the experience allows in-store customers to shop, send and receive holiday messages from other customers at participating shops...

ChowNow adds Apple Pay platform

Company claims to be the first online ordering system to offer the new payment technology.

NCR Silver POS integrates LevelUp's payment platform

The NCR Silver POS system for small businesses has been integrated with LevelUp's mobile payment and payment platform. According to an announcement from the companies, the integration was made to provide small businesses – primarily fast casual restaurants – with...

Researchers use text-mining software to predict success, failure of DC restaurants

The computer-assisted text analysis was more accurate at predicting restaurants' demise than ratings alone (although it is most powerful when used in combination with numerical ratings).

NRA webinar on menu labeling regulations available for playback

The regulations affect entities with at least 20 locations nationwide operating under the same name. Attorneys discussed the law’s complexities and answered operator questions during the webinar.

White Castle's Slider-scented candle back for Autism Speaks fundraiser

White Castle's Original Slider-scented candle is back just in time for those looking for last-minute stocking stuffers. The candles is available online at, with 100 percent of the net proceeds benefiting Autism Speaks. Created by Laura Slatkin, founder of...

KFC launches fundraising campaign with hunger relief organization

KFC has launched its #FillUpForGood campaign, in partnership with Feeding America, a domestic hunger-relief organization. According to a news release, KFC is hoping to raise enough money during the campaign to fund 1 million meals to those in need. To...

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