Vending kiosks booked in Ohio county jail

New vending and kiosk systems installed at the Eaton, Ohio, Preble County Jail are functioning as self-service commissaries for inmates, according to the Register Herald. The kiosks were installed as part of a larger project to save time, money and...

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Check out Panera To You

The store layout is dominated by ordering, order pick-up and wait-area seating.

What if? Could McDonald's kiosk cashier win back millennials?

Could the QSR giant win back younger customers by bringing back automated cashiers?

Panera 2.0 picks up self-service speed

The Panera Bread chain is embracing digital, kiosk and mobile ordering to speed in-and-out times, improve service.

Pizza Hut serves up custom pies on interactive tabletops

A touchscreen table lets sit-down diners custom order a pizza, play games while they wait for it and then pay their bill.

Remodeled White Castle restaurant includes self-ordering stations

The unit also includes front-counter seating and a Coca-Cola Freestyle fountain dispenser.

EMN8 rebrands to Tillster as company evolves beyond kiosks

Tillster's CEO explains the motive behind the name change, and how kiosks will remain part of the digital platform. 

How tablet technology has transformed dining out

Tablet technology is a growing trend in the food service industry. Here are six ways they've changed the dining experience.

Self-service doesn't mean 'no service'

Follow these tips to keep self-service from turning into customer servitude.

Digital kiosk dishes calorie info to diners

The interactive touchscreen lets users see a running total of their meal's calories.

Self-service report from NRA Show 2013

Self-service ordering and other kiosks were showcased during last week's show.

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Minnesota restaurant hoping to reduce food, labor costs with self-order kiosks

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...

Is self-service car vending the wave of the future?

Earnie Garcia took a different approach to the process of buying a car when he founded Carvana in 2013. Garcia started the self-service Atlanta-based company as a vehicle to finance and purchase automobiles online, according to Bloomberg. Cars can be...

South Korean self-service café relies on honor system

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...

New RapiDough Pizza concept allows guests to order via iPad kiosks

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...

Major League Baseball All-Star festivities offer self-service beer vending

At the Major League Baseball All-Star events, fans at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, can count on a new addition to concessions: beer vending machines. According to FoodBeast.com, collaboration between Delaware North and Anheuser-Busch resulted in DraftServ, a...

Mobile and self-service key to future of postal operators

Traditional postal operators will need to tap new channels such as mobile and self-service in order to improve customer experience and cut costs, Wincor Nixdorf says in a white paper on the use of IT by postal services across the...

White Castle’s kiosk pilots are driving higher check averages

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...

Tabletop touchscreens taking orders at Buffalo Wild Wings

Tabletop touchscreens will soon allow guests at Buffalo Wild Wings to order food, request songs and television programming, play games and pay their bills without leaving their table, thanks to the chain's partnership with NTN Buzztime. Buffalo Wild Wings will...

Restaurants bring self-serve iPad ordering to Atlanta Int'l Airport

Concessions International will open two new bar concepts at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport this week, both with iPad-enabled ordering systems, according to a company press release. Samuel Adams Atlanta and Dos Equis Explorer Lounge will both open in Concourse...

SpeedLine introduces new tablet ordering, mobile reporting

POS provider SpeedLine Solutions Inc. has launched a new tablet ordering platform and enhanced mobile reporting for faster service and remote management. According to a news release, SpeedLine 7 introduces support for new Windows tablets for order entry, providing options...

Wincor Nixdorf to demo McDonald's-themed self-order kiosk

At this week's Wincor World 2014 trade show, Wincor Nixdorf will showcase a kiosk application in a replica of a McDonald's restaurant, where guests at McDonald's can use an Easy Order terminal to place their menu orders themselves and pay...

ProClip provides kiosk mounts for ChowNow restaurant tablets

ProClip USA, a distributor of mounts and device specific holders for electronic handheld devices, has partnered with the custom app developer ChowNow to equip its tablets with retail kiosk mounts and tablet holders, according to a news release. The ChowNow...

New cloud-based foodservice technology receives PCI approval

NEXTEP SYSTEMS today announced the official release of Foundation6, which received approval for new deployments by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council earlier this month. Foundation6 is the latest iteration of NEXTEP SYSTEMS' proprietary cloud based, single-platform foodservice technology...

NEXTEP touchscreen drive-thrus hit location milestone

NEXTEP SYSTEMS announced that its touchscreen drive thru-kiosk, dubbed by the company as "The World's Fastest Drive Thru," has been deployed to 100 quick-service restaurant locations. The kiosks were designed specifically for QSRs to speed production and reduce communication errors...

EMN8 acquires Snapfinger to accelerate digital ordering growth

EMN8 Inc., a provider of digital ordering and engagement platforms for the limited-service restaurant industry, announced this morning that it has acquired Snapfinger Inc., a provider of remote ordering platforms for the casual dining industry. EMN8 raised $50 million to...

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