Restaurant Technology News and Trends

Emerging trends, proven solutions, and all the news about the best technology products and services in the hospitality industry—written from the perspective of what delivers ROI for full-service restaurants.

 

Educated Urbanites: The New Foodies

An expanding and tasteful demographic is garnering attention from full-service restaurants. Should you target them, too?

Y-Pulse Releases Dream Kitchen Survey From NAFEM Y-Pulse Releases Dream Kitchen Survey From NAFEM

The Y-Pulse Dream Kitchen Survey team surveyed panelists before the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) and scoured the show floor to uncover the latest trends in foodservice equipment. 

Lettuce Entertain You Selects Paytronix as Loyalty Partner

Paytronix Systems, Inc., a leading provider of reward program solutions to restaurants and retailers, today announced that Chicago-based Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises (LEYE) has moved its 25-year-old Frequent Diner Club loyalty program to

Red Robin Signs Deal for Tabletop Tablets Red Robin Signs Deal for Tabletop Tablets

Ziosk, maker of an ordering, entertainment, and pay-at-the table tablet, announced its partnership with Red Robin Gourmet Burgers to bring Ziosk tabletop tablets to Red Robin restaurant locations across the United States. 

How iPad Ordering Changes the Way Diners Tip How iPad Ordering Changes the Way Diners Tip

According to a new study, consumers prefer iPad tipping the most in casual restaurants, compared to fine-dining and even quick-service establishments, and this presents casual-dining operators offering iPad POS systems a chance to improve the guest experience—and thus the tip amount a guest

POS Platform Kounta Launches in U.S.

Australian cloud point of sale platform Kounta launched in the U.S., aiming to fill a gap in the North American business software market. 

E la Carte Named To Innovative Company List E la Carte Named To Innovative Company List

Fast Company named E la Carte, pioneers in Smart Dining and creators of the Presto Tablet for restaurants, as one of the magazine’s World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2015.

Yelp Acquires Online Food Ordering Service Eat24 Yelp Acquires Online Food Ordering Service Eat24

Yelp announced it has acquired Eat24, a web and app-based online food ordering service.With this acquisition, Yelp will drive daily engagement in the key restaurant vertical and plans to expand Eat24's offering to the one million U.S. restaurants listed on its platform.

Food and Beverage Award Application Closing Feb. 18 Food and Beverage Award Application Closing Feb. 18

The National Restaurant Association is accepting applications for the fifth annual Food and Beverage (FABI) Awards.

P.F. Chang's Selects Neuron ESB For Loyalty Program P.F. Chang's Selects Neuron ESB For Loyalty Program

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro selected Neuron ESB application and web services integration software to unify the restaurant’s backend systems and power real-time guest communications for its P.F. Chang’s and Pei Wei brands.

Valentine’s Diners Don’t Plan Ahead, Survey Says Valentine’s Diners Don’t Plan Ahead, Survey Says

Restaurants can expect romantics in droves Feb. 14 and must plan ahead to accommodate crowds.

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