TouchBistro adds Pay at Table service in PayPal app

TouchBistro today announced that it has integrated the Pay at Table service in the PayPal app with its TouchBistro mobile point-of-sale solution for tableside ordering. Customers at any participating TouchBistro location in North America can now use the PayPal app...


Wrestling with a million dollar baby - skimming

The restaurant industry is rife with ways to lose profitability. Just when you think you have things buttoned up, a new twist comes along that can threaten your business and you may not even know about it.

Google Wallet now available for consumers

Initial retail partners include Einstein Bros. Bagels and Subway.

Durbin Amendment final rule increases swipe-fee cap

The NRA and others have expressed disappointment with the last minute interchange cap fee increase, accusing the Fed of succumbing to the banks' and card issuers' demands.

Pizza Executive Summit: NRA VP gives 'The Washington Report'

Scott DeFife gives attendees an update on regulatory issues that could affect their businesses.  

Kiosks order up quick-service

Studies show the quick-service restaurant industry is finally embracing kiosks.

Will Google Offers help or hurt restaurant sales?

Some experts are apprehensive about the new program’s fit for restaurants and believe the concept may even lower a brand's value.  

Wells Fargo rolls out mobile payment pilot

Wells Fargo & Company is rolling out a Visa microSD mobile payment pilot that will include 200 Wells Fargo team members who are users of specific BlackBerry and iPhone models. The pilot features DeviceFidelity's In2Pay technology. BlackBerry smartphone users will...

MasterCard, Visa websites shut down in WikiLeaks-related hacker attack

Hackers today shut down MasterCard Worldwide's website and disrupted cardholders' payments.

Gift cards to boost industry sales

Despite modest gains, the National Restaurant Association’s chief economist is predicting the continued tightening of consumer spending. In his latest "Economist's Notebook" commentary, NRA chief economist Bruce Grindy points out that although the national economy has expanded in five consecutive...

Skimming: credit cards - and profits

Credit card skimming in the restaurant industry is becoming more exposed as high-dollar theft cases are being made against restaurant workers. Recently in the Minneapolis – St.

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McDonald's Canada introduces contactless payment

McDonald's Canada has begun accepting contactless debit payments at participating restaurants throughout the country, with a wider rollout expected next year. According to, the chain signed an agreement with Interac Association to deploy the Interac Flash, an enhancement of...

Burger King testing mobile payments

Burger King Corp. has announced the launch of its BK Mobile Crown Card pilot program with mobile commerce enabler Firethorn Mobile Inc. The BK Mobile Crown Card allows consumers to pay for their purchase by using an Android- or iOS-based...

QSRs voice opposition against card swipe fees

CKE Restaurants Inc., parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's brands, has announced that it has joined other quick-serve restaurant and convenience store chains in filling an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit against the Federal Reserve regarding high...

NRA research shows gift cards on more holiday wish lists

New research from the National Restaurant Association shows that one in five Americans surveyed plan to give a restaurant gift card as a holiday gift this year. However, more than twice as many (59 percent) said they would like to...

NEXTEP launches self-service platform for foodservice industry

NEXTEP Systems, a provider of customer self-service ordering technology, has launched its Foundation5 foodservice technology platform. Foundation5 provides foodservice operators with a single vendor solution for operating high-volume restaurant concepts, the company said. Historically, restaurants only required cash registers or...

Restaurant data breach highlights vulnerabilities

The payment-card data breach at a Margarita's restaurant in Huntsville, Texas, is shedding further light on the vulnerability restaurants face from debit- and credit-card hackers. Investigators do not believe any of the employees were involved in the breach that impacted...

McDonald’s Canada introduces contactless payment

McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited and MasterCard Canada have partnered to roll out the MasterCard PayPass contactless payment technology at participating restaurant locations throughout the country. PayPass point-of-sale payment terminals have been installed at more than 1,400 McDonald's restaurants in...

Retail Customer Experience publishes comprehensive guide to PCI DSS compliance

Retail Customer Experience has announced the publication of "Understanding PCI DSS and Payment Card Security," a comprehensive guide to card payment security. The report lays out the 12 requirements for compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI...

McDonald’s UK to go fully contactless by end of May

In January, McDonald's UK announced it was going to roll out contactless card payments in all of its 1,200 units by this summer. Those plans seem to be right on schedule. Computing reports that the technology will be fully implemented by the end of May. The new system is being launched in partnership with Visa Europe.

MICROS, Tabbedout deploy restaurant mobile payment platform

MICROS Systems Inc., a provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, has announced an integration, sales and marketing partnership with ATX Innovations Inc. using Tabbedout.

Latin American McDonald’s installing PAYware POS

Arcos Dorados, manager of the McDonald’s brand in Latin America, has chosen VeriFone Systems Inc. to supply its PAYware Merchant card payment and settlement hosted service. PAYware Merchant will be integrated with a proprietary point-of-sale system to accommodate card payment...

NRA urges Congress to lower swipe fees

The National Restaurant Association has sent a letter to every member of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee this week, urging them to support full and swift implementation of the Durbin Amendment, which was passed in the House last summer...

Wendy’s franchisee selects PCI compliance system

Calhoun Management Corporation, franchisee of 28 Wendy's restaurants throughout the Southeast region, has adopted the Cybera ONE solution for security and PCI compliance. Cybera offers PCI-compliance requirements such as wireless intrusion detection service (IDS) for rogue access point detection. “We...

NRA offering POS informational kit

In an effort to help its members, and others in the foodservice industry, better understand the complex elements of implementing a point-of-sale system, the National Restaurant Association has released the "8 Essential Elements of POS System Ownership" tool kit. The...

Thai chains install credit card terminals

A long list of restaurants in Thailand have boosted their customer service experience. Posnet, an EFTPOS network service provider, has deployed Symstream-enabled credit card terminals in 18 different chains throughout the country. “The quick-service food industry is one where prompt...

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