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Ask the experts: Have digital menu boards reached critical mass?

Digital signage is becoming increasingly common in both quick service and fast casual restaurants, so for this month's "Ask the experts" feature, we asked Jeff Pinc, director of food services for Panasonic, 'Have digital menu boards reached critical mass?'

CONNECT: The current state of mobile wallets and mobile ordering

A recent panel at Networld Media Group's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit attempted to clarify today’s mobile payments market, which is becoming an increasingly difficult task when you consider the options available to merchants.

Craft brews go wild: Mint, melon, Asian flavors now trending

Move over wine lovers, craft beers are now in vogue in fast casual and QSR restaurants.

Does your menu reflect this year's top menu change?

Nancy Kruse, a restaurant menu analyst, shared information about restaurant change during the webinar, “Menus 2015: Turning Trends Into Money Makers.”

Keeping it real: what's in store for local, organic menu items

Knowing what's in store for the trend and how to make it work for your brand is key to keeping up with consumer demand for local and organic menu items.

What's in the future for build-your-own fast casual, QSR concepts?

With a push from online ordering channels, customizable assembly line concepts, where consumers build their own products, continue to explode in the fast casual and QSR space. They are driving change in decades-old methods of service.

ICXSummit15: From scavenger hunt to Skydeck, the highlight reel

From an Under Armour installation that tests athletic ability to a Warby Parker photo booth experience, interactive customer experience was the order of the day at the inaugural Interactive Customer Experience Summit, held June 28-30 at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower.

NRA wrapped up: Interviews, highlights of the 2015 show

Although the NRA reported that more than 60,000 foodservice providers attended its show last month in Chicago, we knew thousands of others weren't able to make it. In this video, Cherryh Butler, senior editor of FastCasual.com, brings the show to those in the industry who weren't there.

Groupon, PeachWorks execs discuss how technology benefits operations

The CEOs of Groupon's Breadcrumb and PeachWorks discuss how their technology can help restaurants and retailers stay relevant.

5 tips for understanding consumer data

Restaurants now have the ability to collect tons of data but don't know how to use it.

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Report: Small business owners not concerned with competing with national brands

The top concerns for merchants are competing small businesses, changing EMV requirements as well as the overall state of the economy and how it will impact business during Q4 and into 2016.

Juice It Up! announces strong Q3 sales

Juice It Up! saw a 7-percent sales increase over the same quarter the previous year.

New report: What's trending on burgers

More than 1,000 consumers were asked for their thoughts on a range of burger options, flavors, trends and ingredients for a new report.

APT: Consumer spending at restaurants up 3 consecutive months

The surge in performance, up 1.6 percent for the month of August, was driven by an industrywide increase in check size, which APT attributed to increased industrywide pricing to cover increasing labor and commodity costs.

Fast food study reveals where Americans spend most money

Taco Bell came out most affordable when compared to Chipotle and Papa John's.

Economy on a healthy road as August comes to a close; good news for restaurants

Consumers were spending on big items, thanks to increases in wages and salaries. The healthy economic trend is predicted to continue.

McDonald's kiosks useless to 70 percent of customers, analyst says

McDonald's self-service kiosks are only useful to 30 percent of customers, according to a report.

McDonald's Canada: kiosks will not replace employees

McDonald's Canada has recently announced that the move to integrate self-service kiosks in the chain's restaurants will not threaten job security for employees.

Last chance to weigh in on 2015 QSR State of the Industry

The editors of QSRWeb.com are compiling an annual report covering the state of the QSR industry and need your help to ensure they provide an accurate overview.

McDonald's trimming its waistline

McDonald's will close more stores than open new ones this year.

NRA: Restaurants serving opportunity for America’s youth

As summer winds down and students head back to school, the NRA is highlighting the restaurant industry’s role in providing job opportunities to millions of young people.

July restaurant sales up; West Coast outperforming East Coast

Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) announced that its Index of quick-service restaurant sales increased 5.3 percent nationwide in July 2015, compared to last July.

Jack in the Box, Qdoba report strong Q3

Jack in the Box and Qdoba reported a strong Q3.

There's still time to hit CONNECT 2015: An industry event not to miss

Don't miss an opportunity to hear from experts, retail and restaurant leaders on everything from mobile payment to technology innovation.

Survey: Restaurateurs believe technology generates increased revenue

Survey reports that restaurants are relying on technology as a way to create revenue and improve efficiency.

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