FCES15: Tips on building a foundation for profitable growth


Strategic and profitable growth for today's restaurants, quick service eateries and retailers is a comprehensive endeavor. But it's doable and the number one tip to getting a foundation built is to jump in and start making it happen.


Four reasons digital screens are more than menu boards

Engaging digital signage can be a key differentiator in the customer experience by educating guests about menu items, driving craving, reducing perceived wait times, and more.

How to navigate back-office technology options

Technology can't predict the bus full of customers that just pulled up; you have to train your staff to be aware of what's going on outside of the data.

Coca-Cola's Freestyle continues expansion

Beverage technology has moved from test phase to pilot phase, offering 106 flavor variations in more markets.

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Heartland acquires XPIENT Solutions

XPIENT offers integrated cloud-based human resources, staffing and scheduling, food cost control and inventory and supply management solutions.

Siftit breaks into Baltimore-Washington DC markets

Siftit, a technology provider that connects restaurants and suppliers, has launched into the Baltimore-Washington market. It also currently operates in Atlanta and Dallas. "We help independent restaurants succeed in a competitive market," CEO/Founder Mark Haidet said in a news release.

Culinary Software Services releases Cheftec Xt4

Culinary Software Services recently released ChefTec xt4, featuring simplified entry of Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points information, a new EDI interface with FreshPoint and improved interfaces.

Panda Restaurant Group renews ArrowStream partnership

ArrowStream Inc., a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) supply chain management technology and logistics services, announced that Panda Restaurant Group Inc. has renewed ArrowStream's OnDemand supply chain visibility and predictability system contract. OnDemand enables a company's supply chain organization to collaborate...

Papa Gino's completes SpeedLine POS rollout

Papa Gino's Inc. completed a rollout of SpeedLine point of sale software at its Papa Gino's Pizza and D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches restaurant locations. "A key objective of the POS upgrade was to enrich our business intelligence infrastructure, gaining access to...

Wendy's franchisee implements RTIconnect back office software

Allen Properties LLC, a Florida-based Wendy's operator owned by Mike Allen, has implemented RTIconnect back office software. The system, Allen said, is more accurate, provides more information and is more convenient than his previous system, and it costs less. Allen...

Dunkin' Brands' co-op hires third party logistics provider

The National DCP LLC, the exclusive member-owned distribution and purchasing cooperative for Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin Robbins outlets, has selected Transplace as its third party logistics (3PL) provider to efficiently manage inbound shipments to its distribution centers throughout the United...

Arby's franchisee implements RTIconnect back office software

Bentley-Miller Corp., a 20-unit Arby's franchisee, has implemented RTIconnect back office software throughout its restaurants. Carter Miller, a partner at Bentley-Miller, said the new system is easy to use and has lowered food and labor costs at the restaurants. "When...

Arby's supply co-op employs e-sourcing to control costs

ARCOP, a leading supply chain cooperative for Arby's restaurants, recently partnered with e-sourcing firm Intesource to facilitate sourcing and procurement initiatives. The commodity outlook for 2012 is estimated to rise in the low-to-mid single digits following last year's price increases....

Church's Chicken renews supply chain platform provider

Once again, Church's Chicken has renewed its contract with ArrowStream OnDemand for its supply chain visibility and predictability system. ArrowStream is a provider of supply chain management technology and logistics services for the foodservice industry. The OnDemand system provides Church's...

Arby's franchisee rolls out RTI to offset rising food costs

Indiana-based Huse Incorporated, which operates 36 Arby's units throughout the Midwest, is currently implementing Restaurant Technology's RTIconnect Back Office system to help offset rising food and labor costs. According to Hospitality Technology, the franchisee has been testing the system since...

KFC New Zealand units roll out Micros Enterprise Solution

Restaurant Brands New Zealand Limited, which operates 98 KFC stores in New Zealand, has rolled out the Micros Restaurant Enterprise Solution in all of its units. The solution includes Micros Point of Sale, Forecasting, Labor Management, Kitchen Display Systems, mymicros.net...

QSR Automations to demonstrate solutions at NRA show

QSR Automations, provider of the ConnectSmart in-store, online and mobile connected technology solutions for restaurants, will demonstrate its innovative kitchen display, recipe viewer, table management and reservations software and hardware solutions at the 2011 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show...

PAR Technology appoints new CEO

PAR Technology Corporation has named Paul B. Domorski as its new president, CEO and chairman of the board of directors effective today.

CKE taps Ignify eCommerce to power self-service portal

CKE Restaurants Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s Restaurants, has chosen Ignify eCommerce to power a new online business-to-business portal that gives restaurant owners a fully-automated ordering process for the sale of supplies and kitchen equipment. CKE will...

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