The Gravitational Pull of Fast Casual

This paper takes a closer look at how changing consumer sentiments and expectations gave rise to the star that is fast casual, and how it continues siphoning market share away from quick service and casual dining.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Long Range Systems




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

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

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: Panasonic




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.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor:


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5 key actions to maximize mobile email marketing

Being in the restaurant business today means being in the business of mobile communication. These five steps are key to making that mobile marketing work well.

Reader Poll: Restaurant confrontations - are they happening more often?

The news is filled with a constant flow of incidents demonstrating the worst in human behavior often happening at the chains this website's readers oversee. It appears to be increasing, but is that the case and if so, why?

Automation: The possibilities of robo-restaurateuring - Part 3 of 3

Complete Automation in a foodservice operation is relatively rare at the moment, but that is changing almost by the day.

Automation: Transformative touch at the table - Part 2 of 3

Exponential improvements in foodservice technology can, not only help accelerate industry growth, but also trim the costs that have grown into a heavy layer of fat weighing down once lean and agile brands.

Automation doesn't have to be a dirty word in foodservice - Part 1 of 3

Automation has taken on the aura of a dirty word in foodservice with its potential to inflict widespread job losses, not to mention a perception of a colder, less "human" restaurant atmosphere. But it doesn't have to be.

Share-of-visit data: A real door opener for QSR success

Share-of-visit analysis provides uncanny insight into overall brand health, while giving real insight into buyers and decisions about strategy, growth and marketing.

Using technology to comply with menu-labeling legislation

There is simple and intuitive software out there that provides access to calorie counts and nutritional information at the click of a button, empowering the industry to tackle the new legislation head on.

Tech has power to dazzle drive-thru diners even in a 'down' market

Much of the drive-thru's draw of the drive-thru is rooted in speed and convenience. But, recent advancements in technology have created the potential for an even faster, more seamless drive-thru transaction and tech-savvy brands are reaping the rewards.

The plant-based burger that 'bleeds' like rare beef

It bleeds on the plate like a rare-cooked beef burger, tastes like a patty of ground beef but is produced with a mere sliver of the resources used to produce cow-based meat. It's the Impossible burger and it makes its chain debut today.

The LTO list grows: More chains drop lines for Lenten followers

To catch customers who observe Lent, as well as those who just like a good fish sandwich, here are some of the fishy offerings currently coming up on menus,

Cousins redesign highlights why Boomers are still important

Millennials are the age group of the moment, but the boomers who once held that title should not be forgotten just yet, particularly when it comes to restaurant redesign, according to those at Cousins who've just gone through the process.

White Castle claws its way into McDonald's crab space

White Castle's took on McDonald's this week in one-page visual distillation of the term "good, healthy competition" this week.

Grace Slick to Chick-fil-A: 'Thanks for the pro-LGBTQ donation'

The potential dangers restaurateurs face by mixing their personal beliefs in connection with their businesses was made abundantly clear this week when Jefferson Starship lead singer, Grace Slick, quite literally pulled a quick one on Chick-fil-A.

Saladworks CEO reveals brand's 5-step come-back strategy

Saladworks was facing bankruptcy in 2015, when Centre Lane Partners bought it for nearly $17 million. Since then, CEO Patrick Sugrue has been working to breathe new life into the 30-year-old brand. "You have to be able to fail fast...


New player rolling into foodservice news universe

On April 1, a whole new foodservice business website hits the online world to cover everything about the growing food truck industry worldwide.

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