There's a lot of buzz surrounding the rise of self-order kiosks in dining establishments, especially quick-serve restaurants. As digital menu boards approach the point of saturation in many restaurants, kiosks represent the next big opportunity for restaurant-based digital signage.
While self-service initiatives provide significant ROI opportunities, businesses should understand all of the necessary costs and how they plan to fit those costs in their current budget before moving forward.
There may never be a more fitting name than that of Amazon, the mega online retailer that has come to demonstrate what the term “It’s a jungle out there” really means when referring to the ruthlessness of the business world. And now the food service industry is seeing firsthand how Amazon institutes the "law of the jungle."
From eco-friendly web hosting and printer-friendly content to streamlined fulfillment processes and "green" shipping, there are a variety of ways restaurant brands can operate with a clean conscience.
What do you do when a competitor has a really good annual promotion that they thought of first? If you're Domino's, you apparently tell the competition to "moo-ve" over. Such is the case today, as Domino's QSR competitor Chick-fil-A celebrates...
Ok, just going to tell you right off, fair reader, that though I am a journalist and pledged to stay fervently objective, I've decided to go a bit subjective on the matter of KFC's new National Fried Chicken promotion around...
Independence Day weekend beckons, and some have clearly pulled out all the wheel chocks to pull in new and returning customers.
On any day of the week, any brand in the world can get sucked into the vortex of a negative news event. Read on for tips from a PR veteran and longtime journalist on preparing for and responding to such events to "control the bleeding."
Research quantifies the impact online customer reviews have on business performance. The reviews play a bigger role in the selection of restaurants than hotels, doctor's offices, hospitals or hair salons.
As further proof that any restaurateur today needs also to be a bit of a pop culture freak, Arby's joined the so-called "unicorn food" trend this week with its take on multi-colored mythical creatures — the liger shake. What, you...
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If your brand's list of great things to celebrate, promote and connect with the community ends at Father's Day for the month of June, we've got a few surprises for you. There's plenty of occasions and causes to connect your...
Bavaro's pizza founder shares lessons learned from moving into an airport location.
Digital ordering success begins at the top of your organization with real alignment between those who lead the charge organizationally to make the system run on the inside, as well as those responsible with how all that technology appears to and engages with the customer.
As you enter into new relationships with vendors (whether a POS system, a Back Office solution or an Above Store Reporting Tool), be aware that there are a variety of agreement designs that can work both for or against you.
The lessons to be learned in taking a brand to a new country are unfolding live as Tim Hortons UK emerges in her Majesty's homeland.
More than 60 percent of smartphone users download an average of zero apps every month, and most of those are opened only once. Roughly 75 percent of consumers would rather use text than voice to communicate with front-line team members.
Taking a step back from the new year-long extension in enforcement activation for menu labeling, brands need to give some thoughts to the road ahead and their path on it.
Every step of the food production process has to be watched carefully in order to control costs. A veteran restaurateur offers four potential mistakes that can easily sabotage your profit margins.
China, chicken and coffee are three factors driving growth and profit in the current foodservice industry, according to Euromonitor International colleague and Consumer Foodservice Analyst Stephen Dutton.