Recipe For Engagement: Essential Ingredients for a Restaurant Loyalty Program

To be successful, a loyalty program must deliver value to the guest and it must deliver value to a restaurant operator’s business. To help food and beverage operators understand what guests are seeking in a loyalty program, Oracle Hospitality conducted a global consumer survey. Read about the findings in our report!

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: Oracle




Why Foodservice Organizations Win with GPOs

A Group Buying Organization (GPO) is an organization that helps pool the buying power of members to help get the best possible prices and quality on products and services. In the consumer markets, these programs are comparable to Costco, Shoppers Warehouse, or insurance bundlers.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Axis Purchasing




Getting the most out of Digital Menu Boards

Digital Menu Boards are popping up in restaurants of all kinds, from your local burger joint to the big national chains.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: SmarterSign


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Stay solid: Join the movement to add 'e' to Pi Day

Enough of this obscure 3.14 math stuff. Join restaurateurs everywhere to make this day about the real "pie" — the one dripping with cheese on a steamy crust.

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.

World's oldest QSR rebrands, expands in US

The time may never be more ripe for 118-year-old Yoshinoya to hit a growth spurt in the U.S. The brand's U.S. CEO offers insight into what's coming as the Japanese-based beef bowl chain begins rebranding on American soil.

The gluten-free opportunity: New rewards await

Skyrocketing demand for gluten-free choices on restaurant menus is spawning creative solutions from restaurateurs, food service vendors and health watchdog groups to provide diners with choices that are both healthful and great tasting.

5 findings inside diners' minds make great guides for 2017

NPD Group recently outlined its top five predictions about the American diner's state of mind as it relates to the dinner plate. Taken collectively, these five predictions form the kind of information that brands can take and run with in the year ahead.

Cousins Subs VP lays out growth plans

Jason Valentine,  VP of Operations of Cousins Subs, chats about cultivating franchise relationships, employee engagement, the brand's new look and food safety challenges.


A&W raises frothy mug to post-Yum Brands success

Despite the slackening of sales across parts of the broader restaurant industry, A&W is heading into 2017 nearly as a centenarian, yet thriving brand.

KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell leading Chinese health initiatives

The Chinese government wants to help its people live longer, healthier lives and has enlisted the support of the nation’s leading fast-food operator, Yum China, to lead the charge.

Will the menu trends of 2017 turn to the dark side?

Charcoal, heavy fats and lots of bubbles may not sound like they belong on 2017's list of menu trends, but the Canadian food-centric marketing consultancy, THP, said its research shows otherwise.

Top seven steps to supply chain heaven outlined at summit

Figuring out supply chain problems has a new urgency and importance today that might not have existed just three years ago. Here from the Fast Casual Summit last month, seven key steps to supply chain heaven.

New South Florida concept promises 'slow food fast'

Farmer's Table Express is what the owners call "slow food fast take-away" and it has all the features that reams of research over the last year has shown today's diners want.

Welcome to Taco Bell, here's your whiskey freeze

Taco Bell opens its first flagship location today on the Vegas strip with lots of new accoutrements.

50 menu additions perfect for fall

While some restaurants are capitalizing on the pumpkin craze, others are challenging the status quo and releasing seemingly unrelated menu items this fall.

Taco Bell hits pay dirt in vegetable patch

Taco Bell is showing QSRs how its done when it comes to profiting toward the increasing trend toward meatless or meat-sparing diets.

Oh Deer! Arby's offers venison sandwich LTO

The sandwich takes an upscale approach to the meat featuring a thick-cut venison steak and crispy onions with a berry sauce on a toasted roll.

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