Virtual Currency: The Next Disruptor in Payments

Virtual currency, such as Bitcoin, is the next disruptor in payments. Adoption is on the rise and consumers want places to spend their bitcoin.

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Infographic: Think Mobile First

The impact of mobile on the retail and restaurant industries continues to grow. This infographic gives the key data points to explain why mobile is an investment worth making.

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Sponsor: CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit


Infographic: Digital Signage: Drive-thru Technology for the Next Generation

This infographic explains why going digital is good for customers and great for restaurants.

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Sponsor: Panasonic


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Gone fishing: Why LSRs are angling for seafood

Consumers are more familiar with seafood, which means LSRs can now be creative when it comes to adding fish to the menu.

Payment breaches to continue despite US EMV liability shift

With the adoption of EMV technology in full swing, two questions remain top of mind: will the transition to chip and PIN make credit cards and transactions more secure from attacks? What impact will this change have on other payment methods?

It's time to break the pencil: What employees need to know about food safety

With multiple locations and an ever-changing labor force, how can restaurants be confident the food they sell is safe and that every employee is acting responsibly when it comes to food safety?

Restaurant, retail customer experience leaders headline ICX Summit

Gurus from Smashburger, Dickey's Barbecue Pit, Detroit Red Wings, Domino's Pizza and Wingstop are among a hefty list of speakers and panelists offering expert insight at the annual event being held June 1 – June 3 in Dallas. Registration is open.

Benefits of a technology billfold: Why the mobile wallet is here to stay

There will be more than 200 million mobile-wallet users across the U.S. by the end of 2016.

The latest and greatest in mobile marketing

When the first mobile ad was launched in 1997, who would have guessed that nearly 20 years later, mobile ad spending would be forecasted to surpass desktop ad spending?

Why are smaller chains leading the way on digital menu boards?

Usually the smaller chains and new concepts follow what the major chains do, but that's not the case with digital menu boards. Why do large chains have more difficulty getting digital menu boards right than small ones?

The latest in menu labeling

Just when it looks like menu labeling is settled and ready to go into effect, there is a new bill, movement, sneeze or other change from one end of this challenge to the next.

How to improve restaurant employee productivity: Part 3

To control labor costs, you need to look at several different metrics individually and collectively to get the most accurate picture and to make effective changes.

Strategic employee scheduling boosts consumer experience, bottom line

It may not sound as sexy as emerging technologies like mobile pay or cutting-edge digital signage, but workforce scheduling delivers just as much value.

4 ways to control your food costs in 2016

Commodity prices have temporarily fallen and taken some pressure off food cost. Now is the time for strategic buyers to align with manufacturers, distributors and a GPO to lock in contracts at lower prices.

Beverage trends: Are you ahead of your competition?

There's a larger world to explore than sodas and sweet and unsweet iced tea.

Now trending: 10 ways the smoothie is evolving in 2016

The smoothie has evolved — again.

Are McDonald's kiosks the ideal solution?

Since the launch of McDonald's kiosks, the QSR business has been enthusiastic about the possibilities of indoor kiosks. But every opportunity presents its own array of challenges.

Retailers find their sea legs with beacons for mobile engagement

Near the end of 2015, many mainstream publications rushed to declare Apple's iBeacon technology a dud — even though it's been around only since 2013. But some industry insiders believe it's too early to pass judgment.

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