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Seth Priebatsch, LevelUp's Chief Ninja, prognosticates about the future of Apple's mobile payments platform as it applies to restaurant chains.
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.
#CONNECTsummit14 included mobile innovation leaders from across the spectrum: tech, restaurant, retail.
The retail food industry depends on suggestive selling and upselling, according to restaurant franchisee and digital signage provider Ernest Koury, and when you have disinterested employees, no one is there to protect your brand. Digital signage mitigates the impact of undertrained or overwhelmed front line employees.
Wearables are combining the computing power of smartphones with the convenience of the accessories we put on every morning.
Consumers don't become comfortable making mobile payments until their third transaction.
Anthony Lye, chief product officer at Red Book Connect, also shares his thoughts on how the Millennial Generation will affect the workforce.
Sonic’s strategy is to focus on specific product categories, grow them and sell them throughout the day.
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.
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
The National Restaurant Association has released new research that shows overall technology use in restaurants is increasing. More than one-third of consumers say they are more likely to use technology-related options in restaurants now, compared to two years ago. In...
The CIBC Tim Hortons Double Double Visa Card was recognized with an IVIE award for payments innovation at the recent ACT Canada Annual Awards gala held in Toronto. According to a news release, the award was for Canadian Payments Benefiting...
HMSHost has partnered with WatchGuard Technologies to secure its global networks. The company has deployed hundreds of WatchGuard Unified Threat Management firewall appliances as well as the WatchGuard Dimension security visibility tool to distill network security threats, issues and trends....
International Franchise Association and the National Cyber Security Alliance will create materials to support a culture of cybersecurity.
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.
Commerce platform provider Lightspeed has announced its entry into the hospitality industry with the launch of Lightspeed Restaurant. According to a news release, Lightspeed now serves 21,000 businesses processing over $8.2B in sales annually. The company also announced that it...
The Howard Company has partnered with Wentworth Technology to provide its SpeedThru headset communication systems as part of Howard's drive-thru product line for the QSR industry. According to a news release, Wentworth spent almost two years of end user research...
Visa and Chase both announced this week that its customers and merchants will soon have access to Apple Pay. Starting Oct.
Mobile-based digital rewards solutions company Virtual Next has announced a partnership with analytics platform provider, Vantage Analytics, to enable customer data analytics for its customers, which initially include restaurant chains New York Fries and Currito. According to a news release,...
Revention Point of Sale Solutions has announced integration with HotSchedules, a provider of labor management technology solutions. Web-based scheduling, robust communications, and advanced sales forecasting are some of the benefits expected from the integration.
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...
Profitable delivery is the focus of a new software release this week from SpeedLine Solutions. "The drive is often the biggest variable in the profitability of restaurant delivery," Marketing Manager Jennifer Wiebe said in a news release. "Until now, it's...
Long Range Systems has named Dan Murphy as chief revenue officer. In this role, Murphy will oversee the company's US-based sales team as well as develop the domestic dealer and reseller channels in key sales verticals. Murphy most recently served...
Dairy Queen has confirmed a widespread credit card data breach at 395 of its locations in the US. The DQ and one Orange Julius locations had been infected with the widely-reported Backoff malware that has hit other retailers in recent...
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.
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.
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