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Consumers don't become comfortable making mobile payments until their third transaction.

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White Castle’s mobile and kiosk pilots are driving higher check averages

The average check at White Castle's all-kiosk restaurant is 20 percent higher than its traditional restaurants.

Extending the restaurant experience through technology

With the fast rate of mobile adoption, having an app is where restaurants are going to build their database and loyalty.

For the restaurant industry, mobile payments move into critical mass phase

Finding a good partner and testing are critical, as the mobile app is an extension of your brand.

Restaurant execs share successful mobile campaign stories

Brands execs are finding success from mobile campaigns by using gamification, loyalty, payments and other features.

The top online ordering trends restaurants can’t ignore

The reason consumers prefer online versus traditional (phone or in-person) orders is because it offers instant gratification.

3 reasons why the Starbucks app would fail at your restaurant

Without mobile ordering, customers only seem to care about mobile payment if you give them free coffee.

The sound and the query

Consumers want more from a brand's mobile strategy than a few seconds saved at the counter.

Burger King rolling out mobile payment app systemwide

The app, developed by Tillster, will include the ability to pre-order, as well as coupons and nutritional information.

Keeping the 'quick' in quick-service with mobile POS technology

Speed of service is the No. 2 reason (behind price) consumers seek out a QSR brand.  

Tim Hortons unifying POS system for pre-order, pre-pay platform

The brand is testing a soup and sandwich station, which has yielded a 50-percent greater throughput.

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Cardfree, Xpient form omnichannel partnership for restaurant customers

Cardfree, a mobile commerce provider, has announced its partnership with Xpient Solutions, a POS and technology provider used by 17 top QSR brands. According to a news release, the companies will offer omnichannel, end-to-end services for restaurants, including CRM, loyalty,...

SK Planet Slydes into the US with new mobile shopping app

SK Planet Inc., the U.S.-based mobile-commerce subsidiary affiliated with wireless giant SK Telecom, this week announced its beta launch of its touchless, beacon-enabled shopping experience through its Slyde mobile app, according to a press release. Slyde, which consumers can download...

Tanjerine launches ordering, entertainment and payment tablet platform

TouchTunes subsidiary Tanjarine announced today the launch of its integrated tabletop ordering, entertainment and pay-at-the-table solution. "Restaurants are seeing significant benefits from tablet solutions, and large chains have begun deploying them across the country. Until now, there hasn't been a...

Agilysys expands restaurant solution to include loyalty, payment gateway

Agilysys Inc., a provider of IT and hospitality software and services, announced it has expanded its rGuest product offering to include solutions for online dining reservations, table management, loyalty and a Point-to-Point Encryption payment gateway. According to a news release,...

Lavu adds multiple payment, other options to online ordering application

Lavu Inc. recently announced the addition of several new features to its online ordering application Lavu ToGo, including multiple payment options, real-time notifications, customizable online menus and website embedding. Lavu ToGo is directly integrated with Lavu iPad POS. The multiple...

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...

McDonald’s testing mobile ordering and payments app

Twenty-two McDonald’s restaurants in the Columbus, Ga., market are testing a mobile ordering and payment app called “McD Order.” According to Business Insider, the app links to a credit or debit card, which is charged whenever a customer scans a...

McDonald's Austria launches mobile order-ahead and payment app

Consumers in Austria can now use the Quick Mac mobile app from McDonald's Austria to order ahead and pay for their meal on the go, according to multiple media reports.   McDonald's Austria launched the app for both iOS and Android users.

Tim Hortons adds support for Passbook on mobile app

Tim Hortons announced today that its TimmyMe App now includes support for Passbook, allowing guests to access their Tim Card from the home screen on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The new technology, available on iOS, Android and BlackBerry...

Revention POS adds integration with LevelUp

Revention POS announced it has integrated with LevelUp, a mobile loyalty and payments platform. The free LevelUp app uses QR code technology to execute mobile transactions via customers’ smartphones, and is available for both iPhone and Android devices. According to...

LevelUp, Zuppler partner to bridge gap in online ordering and mobile payments

In an effort to bridge the gap between online ordering and mobile payments, Conshohocken, Pa.-based Zuppler and Boston’s LevelUp have teamed up to provide next-generation mobile apps for restaurants. According to a news release, online ordering provider Zuppler and mobile...

Paytronix upgrades mobile features for restaurant platform

Paytronix Systems Inc. has added enhancements to the mobile and messaging aspects of its loyalty platform, geared toward the restaurant and retail industries. The system is now compatible with the latest iOS7 and Android 1 platforms.

MyCheck collaborates with PayPal to expand pay-at-the-table service

MyCheck, a checkout app for restaurants, has collaborated with PayPal to enable consumers to pay at table through the PayPal app. According to a release, the app enables users to select a restaurant from a list, check-in to the venue,...

Square introduces new features for Market and Register

Square has introduced new features for its Square Market and Square Register tools. Starting this week, sellers can easily post their items on MKT.COM for their customers to pre-order online or on their mobile device and pick up in the store.

TabbedOut expands hospitality reach with Merchant Warehouse partnership

Merchant Warehouse and TabbedOut have formed a partnership that will serve to co-market each company's payment solutions and make mobile payments, digital marketing and loyalty programs a reality for thousands of businesses nationwide, the companies announced in a press release....

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