Selling and upselling are strategic factors to survival in the retail food industry. Digital signage plays a crucial role in mitigating the impact of "employees "in the weeds" on sales by protecting your brand, according to Ernest Koury, restaurant franchisee and digital signage provider.
Nikki Baird, Jack Philbin among the keynote speakers for the inaugural executive event.
The store layout is dominated by ordering, order pick-up and wait-area seating.
Digital signage video walls and touchscreen self-order drive-thru kiosks were among the technology highlights at this year's National Restaurant Association show.
Could the QSR giant win back younger customers by bringing back automated cashiers?
The Panera Bread chain is embracing digital, kiosk and mobile ordering to speed in-and-out times, improve service.
The smartphone has revolutionized the way we communicate, search, shop, share, purchase and stay connected. What were only concepts 10 years ago are reality today.
The self-professed "mobile geek" co-founded Vibes before text messaging was even possible in the U.S.
This infographic shows locations where apocalyptic backlogs of warm bodies are commonly found and gives examples of how businesses are using kiosks to combat them.
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A touchscreen table lets sit-down diners custom order a pizza, play games while they wait for it and then pay their bill.
Digital Dining recently released its latest restaurant POS and management system software version 7.4.3.
Smart vending machine company Pantry raised $1.3 million to roll out more of its healthy snack machines.
Louisville, Ky.-based QSR Automation announced the release of DineTime Host version 3.0, a browser widget that when added to a restaurant's website provides self-service reservation options that sync in real time.
CBS NorthStar announced an update to its NorthStar Order Entry technology that allows restaurants to provide a jukebox feature to table ordering.
Olive Garden announced it is joining with Redbox for its "Dinner and a Movie" promotion.
Customers at the restaurant can participate in the deal with Olive Garden's Buy One, Take One prices starting at $12.99.
Australia is getting a taste of its first pizza vending machine, according to cnet.com. Pizza Gio is a self-service machine that cooks 11-inch pizzas within three minutes, the article said. Sydney-based Pompei's pizza owner George Pompei started his vending journey...
A Subway restaurant in Boiling Springs, S.C., has installed a touchscreen ordering system at the drive-thru. According to WYFF4 News, the touchscreen automatically adjusts to any vehicle's height. There are about six Subways in the South Carolina market that feature...
A new fast casual restaurant in Minnesota is banking on self-service kiosks to help it deliver higher quality menu offerings with speed, accuracy and efficiency, according to a company news release. Diggity Drive Up, a new restaurant featuring gourmet hot...
On the South Korean island Jeju a self-service café relies on the honor system, according to Want China Times. SunSet & Hill Café is an unmanned restaurant where tourists and other visitors cook their own meals – and are expected...
The RapiDOUGH Pizza concept has opened in Providence Town Center in Collegeville, Pa., featuring pizzas, calzones and salads. The offerings are made with locally-sourced ingredients and house-made cheeses, according to a news release. RapiDOUGH Pizza was created by restaurateurs and...
Don Long, White Castle’s senior director of Information Services and Technology, provided a glimpse into the brand’s kiosk and mobile initiatives during last month’s National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago. The brand’s digital initiatives include online ordering, mobile ordering and...
Digital loyalty startup Spendgo has signed an agreement with Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants to scale its loyalty program across the brands’ 400-plus franchise locations. The program is scheduled to begin rolling out by the middle of this summer.
Pepsi is competing with Coca-Cola's Freestyle with its new Pepsi Spire fountain beverage dispenser. Pepsi Spire is now available in select U.S. locations and will continue to roll out through 2014, according to Pepsi. The Pepsi Spire portfolio currently consists...
Genghis Grill today announced the limited launch of its new fresh casual menu in 10 select locations across the U.S., including Denver, Phoenix, Fort Worth, Texas, Birmingham, Ala., Augusta, Georgia, San Diego and Las Cruces, N.M. In addition to its...
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St. Louis-based Panera Bread Co.