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.

 

Mobile Pay Begins to Make its Mark

The smartphone has already reached deep into the restaurant industry. Reservation systems like OpenTable and Yelp’s SeatMe allow customers to reserve tables without ever making a phone call. Diners can locate and review restaurants with apps like Yelp and Urbanspoon.

ShopKeep Launches Integrated Payments ShopKeep Launches Integrated Payments

ShopKeep, the cloud-based technology provider with more than 16,000 registers in use by retail shops, restaurants, and other organizations, introduced ShopKeep Payments. 

Waffle House Moves to NCR Silver POS System Waffle House Moves to NCR Silver POS System

Waffle House completed its rollout of mobile point of sale system NCR Silver to 1,400 corporate locations across the country.

First Watch Gives Guests Mobile Access to Wait List First Watch Gives Guests Mobile Access to Wait List

First Watch, the casual-dining breakfast, brunch, and lunch concept, announced that the NoWait mobile app for wait-list management is now available at all 113 corporate-owned restaurants. The NoWait app enables guests to get in line remotely.

Fattmerchant Undercuts Credit Card Processing Fees Fattmerchant Undercuts Credit Card Processing Fees

According to Forbes, more than $490 billion in total payments were made using credit cards in the fourth quarter of 2014 alone—ranking it the highest-ever quarter of credit card volume.

Ziosk and Uber Bring On-Demand Rides to Chili's Guests Ziosk and Uber Bring On-Demand Rides to Chili's Guests

Ziosk, maker of an ordering, entertainment, and pay-at-the-table tablet, announced a partnership with Uber that provides $20 new-rider credits to Chili's Grill & Bar guests nationwide. 

ShopKeep Launches Serverless Sync Capability ShopKeep Launches Serverless Sync Capability

ShopKeep, the cloud-based technology provider with more than 16,000 registers in use by retail shops, restaurants, and other organizations, launched Serverless Sync. 

Chief Ingredient Renamed GoFanbase, Launches App

GoFanbase, formerly Chief Ingredient, a company offering a turnkey program enabling a wide range of organizations including restaurants to manage social media, online reputation, and online advertising, announced its new corporate name and iOS application.

NRA Announces Kitchen Innovation Awards

The National Restaurant Association announced the recipients of the 2015 Kitchen Innovations Awards, which honor equipment and technologies that increase productivity for back of the house operations and benefit restaurant operators.

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. 

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