What did you miss at #CONNECTsummit14? Check out the highlights

#CONNECTsummit14 included mobile innovation leaders from across the spectrum: tech, restaurant, retail.

iPhone mobile payment option opens up opportunity for marketers

With Apple's rollout of Apple Pay, now might be a good time for marketers to get to know Passbook.

#CONNECTsummit14: Consumers waiting for marketers to catch up

Thinking about plunging in to mobile marketing? Now is a great time, according to Jack Philbin, co-founder, president and CEO of Vibes and chairman of the Mobile Marketing Association.

Maui Wowi CEO: Sky's the limit for brand's growth

The coffee/specialty beverage brand just launched an online store for guests who want to have its products shipped to them.

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Bruster's CEO talks about the brand's anniversary, growth and proprietary operating system

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

Tech companies help operators go from 'reactive to proactive'

Operators can now pull real-time data and sales forecasts to better control labor scheduling.

'Stealth health' menu approaches are on trend

Kids also want more healthful options from restaurants.

Snagajob helps restaurants hire efficiently

Why are restaurants around the country using Hiring Manager? Restaurants need better employees. Watch the video to learn how Hiring Manager can help employers to attract quality applicants and hire the best candidates more efficiently.

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Video walls, drive-thru kiosks hot menu items at NRA14

Digital signage video walls and touchscreen self-order drive-thru kiosks were among the technology highlights at this year's National Restaurant Association show.

Looking back at some equipment highlights from the NRA Show '14

Henny Penny showcases its chef's touch operating system, which features a barcode scanner that can pull up recipes.

Restaurant insiders highlight the latest mobile ordering, loyalty trends

Now, consumers want on-demand apps that can allow them to receive faster service and more accurate orders.

Mobile payments provide new way to talk to consumers

Matt Pyles, with Barbacoa Mexican Grill, sat in on a panel about mobile payments at the recent Fast Casual Executive Summit. He said it's important for restaurant operators to pay attention to this quickly growing trend, especially since it's moving...

Millennials want brands that enable them to share something useful

Jeff Fromm spoke about marketing to Millennials at the recent Fast Casual Executive Summit in New Orleans. He cautioned brands to not take a blanket approach in defining the vast demographic; a 17 year old will have significantly different interests...

Implement something unique into your restaurants

Jarrod Cooper, senior project manager at CMA, spoke on a panel about trends in restaurant architecture at the recent Fast Casual Executive Summit in New Orleans. He said it's important for brands to know what unique/interesting elements they want to...

Take care of your customers

Kelly Roddy, CEO of Schlotsky's, was part of the CEO panel during the recent Fast Casual Executive Summit in New Orleans. He said that operators are currently experiencing tough challenges with the economy, the legislative environment and more competitive. To...

The importance of brand rails at the Fast Casual Executive Summit

Ken Kimmel, co-founder of On the Spot Systems, a customer-satisfaction measurement company, and a former Dunkin' Donuts executive, talked to editor Cherryh Butler about the importance of knowing ones brand and operating within that definition. The conversation took place at the 2013 Fast Casual Executive Summit.

4 restaurant marketing keys for 2014 from the Fast Casual Executive Summit

Ellen Hartman, president and CEO of Hartman Public Relations, talked to senior editor Cherryh Butler at the 2013 Fast Casual Executive Summit. Hartman contributed a commentary for the 2014 Fast Casual State of the Industry Report.

Choosing the right oven at the Fast Casual Executive Summit

Dave Brewer, COO of Cooking Solutions for The Middleby Corporation, says that the right oven can help not only make great food, but also keep great employees, whose morale is supported by having excellent, appropriate equipment to do their jobs. He made his remarks at the 2013 Fast Casual Executive Summit.

Menu upgrades discussed at the Fast Casual Executive Summit

Shannon McClellan, key account manager for Kraft, attended the Fast Casual Executive Summit and talked with site editor Cherryh Butler about simple ways to upgrade menu items, such as with Kraft's Grey Poupon.

Mobile apps can connect young fans to old brand

Jeff Fromm, EVP at ad agency Barkley and lead editor of MillennialMarketing.com, recently spoke about how Krispy Kreme is a great example of an older brand that has developed a "useful" mobile app to connect with the Millennial consumer base....

Jim Knight on how to find, hire and keep the right people

Training and business culture veteran Jim Knight was the opening keynote speaker at this year's Retail Customer Experience Executive Summit, held August 13-14 at the Hard Rock San Diego. In this video, he talks about the importance of not only...

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