Lavu iPad POS partners with Staples for restaurant bundle availability

Lavu Inc. has partnered with Staples Inc.

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Is it time for a mobile site? Check for yourself in Google Analytics

Sixty-one percent of mobile users will simply leave a website that is not optimized for viewing on their device and will move on to competition.

Nine keys for driving speed of service

Restaurants can become victims of their own success when high volume slows down service. Check out these tips for satisfying the need for speed.

Taking the ambiguity out of local marketing strategies

HuHot's VP of Marketing shares how to get franchisees to weigh in on marketing decisions, and how to blend corporate standards with local store marketing techniques.

How to use technology to turn customers into loyalists

There is no longer a one-size-fits-all approach to marketing; technology is personalizing the customer experience.

Apple Pay to lead the way in customer loyalty

By the end of 2015, it’s expected nearly every retailer will have NFC readers.

Where's my (your) money? Overcoming mobile payment growing pains

Having the ability to send relevant promotions, rewarding users with instant incentives and providing security thresholds are critical components.

Serving up guest Wi-Fi? It's not as easy as it looks

A franchisee simply plugging in a wireless router with password protection (if that) is a reckless strategy, exposing both customers and store data to the potential dangers lurking on the Internet.

And, action: Culver's turns to Instagram videos to attract millennials

Video marketing is becoming more popular because it takes a 'deeper dive' into the story brands want to tell.

The world has gone mobile and you should, too

As of right now, about 15 percent of restaurants accept mobile payments, but this is expected to rise to 68 percent in 2015.

Apple Pay's impact on restaurant loyalty marketing

Focusing on the creation of an experience that’s easy for the customer, instead of optimal for the brand, makes customers feel like VIPs.

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NEWS


NCR mobile POS adds remote pay, order ahead with Apple Pay support

The NCR Silver mobile point-of-sale system for small businesses is now offering remote payment and order ahead capabilities that are compatible with Apple Pay. These capabilities will be offered for free to merchants until Jan. 1.

Visa, Chase add Apple Pay capabilities for merchants, customers

Visa and Chase both announced this week that its customers and merchants will soon have access to Apple Pay. Starting Oct.

QSR International rolls out Punchh mobile loyalty app

QSR International has partnered with Punchh to launch a mobile rewards app and website. The app, called SMART CLUB, has debuted in Spanish and is currently available for QSR International's restaurants within Costa Rica, including 32 KFC's, 28 Quiznos, two...

McDonald's launches transparency campaign about its menu

McDonald's USA has launched a campaign called "Our Food. Your Questions," inviting customers to ask questions about the brand’s menu via social media channels. The transparency campaign is similar to the one McDonald’s launched in Canada in 2012 and earned...

OpenTable’s pay feature extends to DC metro area

OpenTable has announced that Pay with OpenTable is now available in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. To pay with OpenTable, diners who book at participating restaurants are prompted to add a credit card in the OpenTable iPhone app before they...

Mobivity adds QSR veteran to board to support growth in the segment

Mobivity Holdings Corp., a provider of smart receipt marketing solutions and mobile marketing technologies, has named William Van Epps to its board of directors as an independent director. The appointment of Van Epps brings the total number of directors to...

Startup aimed at helping restaurants pay suppliers on single platform

Sourcery, a San Francisco-based startup that helps restaurants, caterers and corporate kitchens to order and pay for food from local suppliers on a single platform, raised $2.5 million in seed funding from angel investors.

Square Order testing proximity tagging for line-busting ordering feature

Customers can pre-order menu item, and when they are within a zone timed to food and beverage preparation, a 'proximity tag' is triggered alerting the restaurant to start prepping.

Dash mobile payment app debuts in Chicago

Customers use the Dash app to pay their bill, split checks, tip and more, using the credit card stored in the app.

Philly-area Ronald McDonald House Charities marks 40th anniversary with social storytelling campaign

Families served by RMHC encouraged to tell their stories on social media using the hashtag #forRMHC through Oct. 15.

Employee incentive app named New Product of the Year

The app is designed to boost low participation in workplace contests by making the correlation between improved performance and higher compensation visible.

McDonald’s marks 40th anniversary of flagship charity

McDonald's and Ronald McDonald House Charities are celebrating 40 years this month. To kick off the celebration, a social media campaign begins Oct.

Lavu iPad POS now accepts PayPal

Customers can pay for purchases using PayPal's mobile app.

Pretzelmaker launches first-ever Snapchat promo

Customers invited to scare staff in person or via Snapchat for discounts and a chance at a free combo.

Online petition asks McDonald’s, Starbucks to offer porn-free Wi-Fi

Enough Is Enough has launched "P*rn Free Wi-Fi," an initiative to encourage corporations to implement pornography filters in their Wi-Fi networks. "Now is the time for corporate America to take a stand against Internet p*rnography and child p*rnography. Recent peer-reviewed...

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