The Evolution of Nontraditional Dining

The Evolution of Nontraditional Dining

Supermarkets, convenience stores, retail centers and food halls are starting to take a bite out of the restaurant industry. Here’s what operators need to know to succeed in this environment.

Type: White Paper

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


The Evolving Customer Experience: How to Connect with Guests in a Meaningful Way

The Evolving Customer Experience: How to Connect with Guests in a Meaningful Way

Increased crowding and competition are forcing restaurants to quickly cook up new ways of doing business. Serving mouthwatering food, perhaps once the central ingredient in a restaurant’s recipe for success, is now just one must-have among many.

Type: White Paper

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


Vital Data Breach Insights Reveal Latest Trends | Security | POS | Mobile | ATMs | Kiosk | Loss | Retail

Vital Data Breach Insights Reveal Latest Trends | Security | POS | Mobile | ATMs | Kiosk | Loss | Retail

As data breaches continue to occur, are criminals keeping to tried and tested means or adapting to new opportunities? This new infographic from TNS looks at the latest trends in data breaches. Download your copy now.

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: TNS, Inc.


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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.

Fast food pizza drives QSR customer satisfaction gains

Fast food pizza drives QSR customer satisfaction gains

Fast food pizza brands are making customers very happy this year and that's helping to  push the whole QSR category up a notch in its measurement of customer satisfaction this year, according to the latest ACSI Restaurant Report.

RDI: Why restaurant leaders should know what that means today

RDI: Why restaurant leaders should know what that means today

Where there is a will there's a way and in the restaurant industry consumers "will" take the easiest route to getting food delivered to their doors, one reason why online food delivery is skyrocketing in the U.S.

Really want to know what customers think? Make it easy for them to tell you

Really want to know what customers think? Make it easy for them to tell you

Rather than putting your effort into survey methods that customers likely won't notice, use new technology to increase response volume and feedback value in real time.

Corner Bakery, Dickey's, Uncle Smoke give tips for tapping $77B US catering market

Corner Bakery, Dickey's, Uncle Smoke give tips for tapping $77B US catering market

Business dining is booming to the tune of $77 billion in the U.S. annually, but to tap into this deep pool of restaurant revenue you first better know how to swim.

In-N-Out Burger named top QSR brand, convenience store wins favorite sandwich category

In-N-Out Burger named top QSR brand, convenience store wins favorite sandwich category

In-N-Out took top honors as customers' favorite QSR and burger chain, while convenience store, Wawa, landed in the No. 1 slot for best fast food sandwiches, according to a consumer study by Market Force.

Sonic store gets smoked out by drive-thru customers

Sonic store gets smoked out by drive-thru customers

Mississippi manager refuses to serve customers smoking weed at the drive-thru.

Jersey Mike's keeps its eyes on the people behind the pies

Jersey Mike's keeps its eyes on the people behind the pies

Sometimes a brand's best potential franchisee "pickings" are already operating entirely different — though operationally similar — types of restaurants.

$200 billion in restaurant sales are moving: Is your brand riding along?

$200 billion in restaurant sales are moving: Is your brand riding along?

Today's consumers now expect to engage with restaurants in an on-demand fashion, so restaurants must now either meet those expectations or lose business.

Checkers & Rally's travels 2-way communication highway to QSR success

Checkers & Rally's travels 2-way communication highway to QSR success

Checkers & Rally's has built a strong 2-way communication channel with its customers that's improving everything from operations and menu offerings, to customer experience and connection.

As QSRs rush to deliver, watch out for this costly oversight (Part 1 of 2)

As QSRs rush to deliver, watch out for this costly oversight (Part 1 of 2)

Delivery has become something of a QSR panacea lately as increasing numbers of consumers opt to eat in the office or at home. But, before jumping on board this "bus", brands need to consider some of the inherent challenges and federal laws that apply when employing delivery drivers.

7 tech-y ways to lighten the load on QSR managers' plates

7 tech-y ways to lighten the load on QSR managers' plates

Some forward-thinking brands are already using comprehensive workforce management solutions to automate time-consuming, error-prone efforts related to time and attendance, scheduling, leave management and other employee-facing processes.

A restaurateur's guide to the trends within the trends for 2018

A restaurateur's guide to the trends within the trends for 2018

Restaurateurs have been inundated with so-called trends lists for the year ahead over the last three months. This site reviewed some of the major lists and the research behind them to establish four key things to know about your customers in the year ahead.

Airports still hot venue for limited-service brands

Airports still hot venue for limited-service brands

Airports are the No. 1 non-traditional expansion market for QSR brands, and Austin, Texas, has positioned itself to be right in the center of the action.

Hopdoddy, restaurant designers discuss the ROI of redesign

Hopdoddy, restaurant designers discuss the ROI of redesign

Great restaurant design can yield tremendous return on investment if you and your design team really understand how to tell your story, prioritize your spend and even break a few rules.

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