Top Tech Trends Reshaping the Restaurant Business in 2018

Top Tech Trends Reshaping the Restaurant Business in 2018

The restaurant industry has always been at the leading edge of technological integration, and 2018 promises to bring more exciting changes.

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Sponsor: Visual Graphic Systems, Inc. / Studio D Creative


Lemonade Sweetens its Restaurants with Digital Signage

Lemonade Sweetens its Restaurants with Digital Signage

The fast-growing fast casual partnered with Embed Digital to maximize the guest experience.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Embed Digital


Screens help kitchen workers boost efficiency

Screens help kitchen workers boost efficiency

The correct digital display system can help operators run the back-of-the-house more smoothly.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: NEC Display Solutions


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QSR operators' digital signage life extension planner

QSR operators' digital signage life extension planner

Digital signage is almost daily becoming more affordable and functional, but the fact remains that it's still a costly part of the QSR business. The good news is you can make it last long and live a happy life of delivering for your brand if you follow the three suggestions in this article.

McDonald's invests billions into kiosk-heavy remodels in 6,000-plus US stores

McDonald's invests billions into kiosk-heavy remodels in 6,000-plus US stores

McDonald's Corporation is spending $6 billion to revamp more than 6,000 stores throughout the U.S. in hopes of transforming itself into an efficiency expert's dream brand.

The digital signage trifecta: 3 key pre-deployment decisions

The digital signage trifecta: 3 key pre-deployment decisions

Three key considerations you must know before you go headlong into your new or next digital signage solution.

QSRs in a blockchain world: A restaurant leader's essential guide

QSRs in a blockchain world: A restaurant leader's essential guide

The blockchain may sound like something that has absolutely nothing to do with the restaurant business, but nothing could be further from the truth. Innovative restaurant leaders are already using it to help manage a variety of operations. Are you?

Maximizing the QSR 'transformers': Online ordering, loyalty apps, digital signage

Maximizing the QSR 'transformers': Online ordering, loyalty apps, digital signage

NPD Group joins two restaurant brands to talk about the tech "transformers" of the restaurant business today and how to make the most of them for your brand.

Kiosks, digital signage: Issues, but benefits worth it

Kiosks, digital signage: Issues, but benefits worth it

Global food service operator, Sodexo, and travel plaza operator, Love's, told an audience at the recent Dallas ICX Summit that even though there are challenges to deploying kiosks and digital signage today, the benefits of these technologies are worth the trouble. QSRs can no doubt relate to many of the issues discussed in this hour-long session.

Top tips toward more delightful digital signage deployments

Top tips toward more delightful digital signage deployments

Many restaurants are embracing digital signage, whether due to upcoming FDA regulations or a desire to boost customer experience. Herewith, some of the top tips of those who've learned from experience how to make the road to full digital signage use as smooth as possible.

Research proves connecting digitally = thinking generationally

Research proves connecting digitally = thinking generationally

Digital communication is no longer an "option" for QSRs, it's an essential. But to do it well, you must "know thy audience" ... every single one of them, and talk to them in their "language."

Taco Bell digital guru to keynote ICX Summit on chain's 1-question digital strategy

Taco Bell digital guru to keynote ICX Summit on chain's 1-question digital strategy

Rafik Hanna, senior director, All Access, at Taco Bell will share insight on how the brand is winning big with customers due to its digital transformation strategy at the upcoming Interactive Customer Experience (ICX) Summit taking place next month in Texas.

Menu labeling law enforcement starts May 7: Last-minute checklist

Menu labeling law enforcement starts May 7: Last-minute checklist

With full FDA backing this year, menu labeling regulations will be enforced starting, Monday, May 7. These five last-minute status checks will help you ensure you're ready.

Cost balancing: Brand leaders disclose top tips

Cost balancing: Brand leaders disclose top tips

Spencer Rubin, founder and managing partner, Melt Shop; Carin Stutz, COO and executive vice president Red Robin; and Doug Hogrefe, a partner at 4 Top Hospitality, offered their secrets to conquering operational costs.

Sub Station II, Chicken Salad Chick, Pizza Inn franchisees: Tech buy-in demands time, trust

Sub Station II, Chicken Salad Chick, Pizza Inn franchisees: Tech buy-in demands time, trust

Franchisors who want franchisees to invest in tech tools, like mobile ordering and menu boards, would do well to remember that it pays to put yourself in their shoes if you want them to walk the road into future technologies with you.

On the QSR operator's radar now: Robotics, 3D printing, blockchain

On the QSR operator's radar now: Robotics, 3D printing, blockchain

International Food & Beverage Technology Association president tells restaurateurs why it's critical to keep their eyes on robotics, 3D printing and blockchain tech now.

Sign of the times? QSR signage that 'knows' what you'll order

Sign of the times? QSR signage that 'knows' what you'll order

Drive-thru and other types of restaurant digital signage is —like a lot of things today — getting smarter nearly by the second, and that could signal some new customer connection opportunities ahead that  will be particularly well-suited for quick-service restaurant operators.

Four steps on the path to QSR digital signage success

Four steps on the path to QSR digital signage success

The difference between success and so-so in digital signage often boils down to whether your brand has created a truly unique user experience with the technology. Follow these steps on your path to making a powerful difference with your digital signage.

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