Digital marketing provider secures $500K in capital for restaurant industry growth

Elevate Research Inc. announced today that it has secured $500,000 in seed capital to support its growth in the restaurant and retail industries.

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LevelUp's new StartUp program aimed at limited-service restaurants

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

The perks of using cloud technology in your restaurant

Anthony Lye, chief product officer at Red Book Connect, also shares his thoughts on how the Millennial Generation will affect the workforce.

Sonic’s new display technology driving average check increases

Sonic’s strategy is to focus on specific product categories, grow them and sell them throughout the day.

LevelUp: Consumers increase spending with iBeacon technology

Experts don't believe BLE should be a replacement for current emerging technologies such as NFC or EMV, but rather complement the in-restaurant experience.

Bruster's CEO talks about the brand's anniversary, growth and proprietary operating system

Sahene is also heading up a relatively new Philly Cheesesteak concept called Wit or Witout, which recently opened its third store and has sold its first two franchisees

Here’s why the end is near for restaurant POS terminals

With the majority of consumers carrying web-enabled, location-aware devices and demanding self-service options, the days of POS terminals in restaurants may be numbered.

Tech companies help operators go from 'reactive to proactive'

Operators can now pull real-time data and sales forecasts to better control labor scheduling.

Why IT deserves a spot at the marketing table

In order to resonate with customers, applications and campaigns must be exciting, unique and useful.

How to extend the brand experience beyond your restaurant's four walls

You have to commit to social media, spending time there and deeply engaging with your customers.

McDonald’s automated cashier: Will it win with millennials?

Using self-service kiosks will provide the chain with customer data to enable more personal engagement and purchasing suggestions.

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NEWS


Cypress Hospitality launches web-based restaurant management software

Cypress Hospitality has announced plans to release a web-based restaurant management software, FobeSoft, nationwide. Previously only available in the Jacksonville, Fla., market, FobeSoft enables operators to run their numbers in real-time and provides specific suggestions to increase profitability.

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,...

Panasonic unveils next-gen surveillance camera platform

Panasonic has announced the availability of its new 3 Series camera platform. Built on the same UniPhier LSI platform as its flagship 6 Series camera line, 3 Series cameras provide high-definition capabilities with an objective of keeping customers and employees...

HMSHost creates technology simulation lab for dining concepts

HMSHost has introduced imagineIT, an airport terminal simulation lab that allows the company to explore new technology solutions for its airport-based dining concepts. The lab is located in Washington, D.C. According to a news release, HMSHost’s imagineIT allows employees and...

Happy Belly Food Truck adds NCR mobile POS

Happy Belly Curbside Kitchen, an Atlanta-based, "farm to street" food truck, has implemented the NCR Silver mobile point-of-sale to help grow its business. The rollout across its four trucks is intended to provide Happy Belly with advanced mobile POS functionality...

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...

ShopKeep adds new features to POS offerings

ShopKeep announced today the addition of new features added to its cloud-based point-of-sale software. The Check Management feature allows merchants to hold tabs open for customers throughout a shift and let them pay for their transaction when they are ready....

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...

Tim Hortons fans can now earn loyalty points from any Visa purchase

CIBC and Tim Hortons today announced the launch of their CIBC Tim Hortons Double Double Visa Card, leveraging a two-button technology that combines a CIBC Visa credit card with a Tim Card. According to a news release, cardholders who press...

Wendy’s supply chain co-op expands e-sourcing process

SciQuest Inc., a provider of cloud-based business automation solutions for spend management, announced that Wendy’s co-op – Quality Supply Chain Co-op Inc., - has expanded its use of SciQuest’s Advanced Sourcing Optimizer. QSCC has been using SciQuest’s solutions since 2011,...

Paytronix adds four POS integrations to its rewards platform

Paytronix Systems Inc. announced that it has expanded its rewards platform with integrations to four additional POS systems, including Par Pixel Point, Digital Dining, tablet-based NorthStar, and the new VeriFone Evolution VX520 terminal.

Wendy’s franchisee reports 60% reduction in turnover from BI solution

Ultimate Software, a cloud provider of people management solutions, announced today that Carlisle Corporation, a Wendy’s franchise with more than 4,800 employees, has experienced a significant decline in turnover rates since deploying the UltiPro solution in 2010. The solution measures...

Slim Chickens selects Delphi’s technology platform

Delphi Display Systems Inc. announced that Slim Chickens has installed Delphi’s Insight technology platform for its newest store opening in Fayetteville, Ark.

Pennsylvania McDonald’s replaces playground with touchscreen games

Renovations are almost complete at a State College, Pa., McDonald’s restaurant that will feature a dual lane drive-thru and new technology to speed up service. Perhaps most notably, however, are the new tables equipped with touchscreen video games.

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From point-of-sale (POS) systems to digital menu boards to online ordering, and more...Learn about the latest innovations in restaurant technology and how they can have a positive impact on your bottom line.