Uncle Maddio's new IT strategy includes loyalty, ordering and security

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint will launch a new IT strategy in Q1 aimed at improving customer engagement and franchisee satisfaction.

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Competition for talent among hot trends for employers in 2015

The upswing in the economy means competition for talent will heat up in 2015. That means employers need to up their game when it comes to attracting and retaining the best team members.

Startups prove the future of foodservice is bright

A handful of businessmen and women have come up with new concepts specifically to solve restaurant operators' biggest problems.

Log onto the tech revolution or get left behind

Restaurants are opting for fully integrated digital menus, which speed up service, educate customers easily and tap into inventory and POS systems.

What's in your kitchen?

Technology in food engineering and processing equipment coupled with better logistics has given companies the ability to specialize.

Tillster CEO: Restaurant industry in first phase of mobile payments

The technology should have maximum utility for consumers, such as ordering and loyalty; payment alone isn't enough.

How some restaurant operators plan to navigate higher minimum wages

Restaurant patrons across age groups and political orientations support increasing the minimum wage and adjusting it annually for inflation.

Order kiosks making a comeback in the restaurant industry

Millennials are accustomed to technology and like a sensory experience – to touch and feel things – and kiosks give them that opportunity.

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.

Will Apple Pay be good, bad or neutral for the restaurant industry?

Seth Priebatsch, LevelUp's Chief Ninja, prognosticates about the future of Apple's mobile payments platform as it applies to restaurant chains.

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.

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NEWS


Agreement enables Paytronix Rewards, NCR Aloha POS integration

The new Cloud Connect integration will enable Paytronix to integrate, maintain and deploy its solution across NCR’s install base of more than 100,000 restaurant locations.

Healthy Dining adds tech execs to support growth

California-based Healthy Dining has added two information technology professionals to help the company's growth. Steve Palmer and Alex Kang will further the development of Healthy Dining’s new software and digital platforms. Additionally, the team will develop new software applications designed...

Researchers use text-mining software to predict success, failure of DC restaurants

The computer-assisted text analysis was more accurate at predicting restaurants' demise than ratings alone (although it is most powerful when used in combination with numerical ratings).

SafetyChain providing ROI calculation to promote food safety platform

SafetyChain Software announced it is offering a complimentary Return on Investment calculator report for food and beverage companies looking to build a business case to implement food safety and quality assurance automation solutions in 2015. According to a news release,...

Edible Arrangements' founder launches technology company

Tariq Farid, founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements, announced the launch of a new technology company, Naranga. According to a news release, Naranga offers software solutions designed to help franchise companies and small businesses take advantage of emerging technologies to...

ShopKeep launches new ecommerce site

ShopKeep, a cloud-based small business technology provider, today unveiled its new ecommerce site, shop.shopkeep.com. To celebrate the launch, ShopKeep is giving new customers a free credit card reader that supports Apple Pay and chip cards. According to the company, the...

Datum Corporation now offering 24/7 support in SoCal

Datum's IT help desk initiative allows restaurants to support multiple vendors, with one point of contact for all system-wide support issues.

Fourth names TISSL partner in analytics, POS integration

Through a partnership with TISSL, Fourth offers integration of its Analytics tool with POS data.

Revel Systems prepped for European expansion with $1.2M grant

Revel Systems, an iPad Point of Sale provider, announced it has secured a $1.2 million grant from Invest Northern Ireland to open a UK sales and operations center in Belfast. According to a news release, Invest Northern Ireland aims to...

Tillster teams up with mobile marketing provider

Tillster Inc. announced today it will now integrate mobile marketing provider Kahuna Inc.'s product suite into its core list of product offerings (ordering, loyalty, couponing, payment). According to a news release, Kahuna invented the world's first Customer Engagement Engine.

Syrus Restaurant Information Services adds Android app

Syrus Restaurant Information Services has added an Android app to its restaurant management solutions portfolio to complement its already existing iOS app. According to a news release, the app offers restaurant operators with historical and real-time information on store performance...

Square launches free POS app

The cloud-based point-of-sale solution tracks sales and manages items and inventory.

Intuit, Revel Systems developing QuickBooks POS

The new offering automatically syncs sales, payments, inventory, CRM and payroll data to QuickBooks.

Swipely ramping up in the restaurant space

Business insights provider Swipely is managing over $4 billion in annual sales on its cloud-based platform for restaurant, hospitality and retail brands. In the last six months, Swipely said it has doubled sales under management and provides insights on more...

Popeyes adds software to test and evaluate business initiatives

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen has partnered with APT to license its Test & Learn Management System. According to Hospitality Technology, the QSR will use the technology to test business initiatives, such as menu strategies, pricing, marketing, labor, operations and capital investments....

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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.