Innovations that will transform the future of email marketing


Email marketing is a tried and tested mode of marketing that has been here for more than two decades. It has been labeled as boring and a less responsive medium of marketing in this age of swiftly changing digital technologies, but it is still running strong.


Fast Casual's top execs revealed

This year's Top 25 list turned into the Top 26 after judges couldn't bring themselves to make a final cut.

Loyalty at the center of Sionic Mobile's proposition

In many ways, Sionic Mobile is the anti-Pay when it comes to today's mobile payments marketplace. Mobile Payments Today recently conducted a Q&A with Ronald Herman, the company's founder and CEO, to get his thoughts on the current state of the industry.

Location-based marketing: Why QSRs should get on-board

Thanks to built-in GPS capabilities, smartphones have the ability to determine a user's location, and restaurants are learning to use that to reach their customers through notifications, which ultimately increases their bottom lines.

3 ways restaurants can optimize labor efficiencies and cut costs

Between higher wages and new labor regulations, restaurants are facing a labor crisis — and their existing, outdated processes are doing anything but helping the problem.

Navigating the crossover: Fast casualization of the restaurant industry

Switching into fast casual dining requires more than getting food to the table quicker. It demands new strategies from menu decisions to customer experience elements.

The perfect pitch: 3 restaurant concepts

Entrepreneurs from Burgers n’ Fries Forever, Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez and Pincho Factory pitched concepts to a panel of distinguished investors and consultants who provided professional advice.

Building the brand culture: It’s all about empowering employees

Establishing a 'cult' philosophy in building a robust brand culture isn't a bad thing. In fact, it's one of several valuable and viable approaches.

ICX Symposium: Data is driving the customer experience

Data is driving customer engagement, and there is a wealth of tools an enterprise can use to collect, assess and analyze data to enhance its interactive customer experience strategy.

FCES15: Stay on trend with the latest food trends

Tastes and trends in food change and evolve rapidly. What may have been an innovative concept last year may be exactly the wrong one now.

FCES15: The changing course of consumer behavior

Consumers of all kinds have a nearly endless array of options from which to choose, whether they're purchasing furniture, cars, housewares, or any good or service. The same holds true for where they spend their money when dining out.

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Q3 sales up at Jack in the Box, Qdoba

Total revenue increased to $23.8 from $17.4 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

7 chefs to earn honors for incorporating produce into recipes

United Fresh has opened the nomination period for the 2016 Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Program that honors the foodservice industry’s most innovative produce performers.

Demand for cups, lids to increase more than 5% per year through 2019

Worldwide demand for cups and lids will increase more than 5 percent per year through 2019.

Report: Corporate restaurant spending increasing

Dinova reported that corporate spending in restaurants increased 9.7 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2015.

Toast report reveals which technologies restaurant operators are seeking

A Toast Inc. report found that technologies helping restaurant operators with hiring and training staff, Inventory management and online ordering are in demand.

Technomic: Ensuring franchisee profitability leads to rapid growth

Restaurant chains aiming to expand national footprintsthrough franchising should continually focus on the unit economics within the footprint of each store, according to the Top 100 Franchisor Restaurant Chain Benchmarking Report.

Restaurant brands take several top spots on Global Brand Simplicity Index

Fast casual, quick serve and pizza brands took half of the top 10 spots in this year's Simplicity Index.

Wendy's reports Q3 results

The Wendy's Company reported unaudited results for the third quarter ended Sept. 27.

Wienerschnitzel climbs 15 spots on Top 200 list

Wienerschnitzel has climbed 15 spots in the Franchise Times Top 200 List. The ranking identifies the top-performing franchise systems in the U.S. based on global system-wide sales from the previous year.

Arby's announces Q3 financial results

Arby's announced results for the third quarter of 2015. It achieved U.S. system same-store sales growth of 9.6 percent in the third quarter of 2015.

ICX Association kicks off Symposium series in Atlanta

The two-day event aims to help B2C brands prepare for the next generation of computing technology, which promises to deliver the capability to engage and understand customers on a one-to-one basis, according to an announcement from the association.

Editors seeking info for Fast Casual State of the Industry report is now collecting responses for its annual State of the Industry report.

Danny Meyer's restaurant brands eliminate tipping

Union Square Hospitality Group announced today that starting in November, it will eliminate tipping at all of its13 full-service venues, while also increasing menu item prices

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.

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