How Screens Can Revolutionize the Restaurant Industry

How Screens Can Revolutionize the Restaurant Industry

With sales in the restaurant industry forecasted to reach $799 billion in 2017, there’s a huge opportunity for digitized solutions in any type of eatery, from QSR to fine dining.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: NEC Display Solutions


Blinds To Go Ensures Uptime for Retail Transactions with CradlePoint Network Solution

Blinds To Go Ensures Uptime for Retail Transactions with CradlePoint Network Solution

Cradlepoint devices provide wireless backup of wired Internet connections for retail superstores in the Blinds To Go system.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Cradlepoint


Increasing ROI With Customer Facing Displays

Increasing ROI With Customer Facing Displays

Customer Facing Displays, or CFDs, are an integral point of sale feature for restaurants to build trust with their customers, while increasing their revenue.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Appetize Technologies Inc.


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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.

Gen Z travelers pick dining out over partying: What it means for QSRs

Gen Z travelers pick dining out over partying: What it means for QSRs

College-age consumers are not that wild about partying when they are traveling, the top "thing to do" for Gen Z. In fact, when traveling these young adults pick eating out as their No. 1 activity, ahead of partying, which came in at No. 6.

8 important reasons QSR leaders need a kiosk strategy

8 important reasons QSR leaders need a kiosk strategy

A good deal of data suggests kiosks help boost QSR business, so it makes sense to develop a kiosk strategy for your quick-serve brand, if you haven't already, because of the benefits you'll learn more about in this article.

From hand-sanitizing handles to automated food artists: The NRA show that was

From hand-sanitizing handles to automated food artists: The NRA show that was

From things you never think about like hand-sanitizing restroom handles to higher-ticket tech like 3D food printers, the technological innovations that filled Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center during the NRA show seem endless.

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.

Long John Silver's woos 'em at the drive-thru with 'do-it-all' menu boards

Long John Silver's woos 'em at the drive-thru with 'do-it-all' menu boards

Animation and video-capable order-taking menu boards at Long John Silver's are "grabbing" customers right out of the drivers' seats at Long John Silver’s.

Could House-passed act this week derail menu labeling again?

Could House-passed act this week derail menu labeling again?

The U.S. House passage this week of the so-called "Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act" (H.R. 772) is either an attempt to water down previous menu-labeling measures set to take effect in May, or a break for restaurant operators, depending on your position in the foodservice industry.

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