Restaurant Technology News and Trends

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Wine Inventory Heads into the Digital Age

Guillaume Bienaime, owner of Zola in Palo Alto, California, has always been leery of technology in restaurants, but when he was approached about InVine, he decided to give it a test run.

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s and The Brass Tap Partner with Toast

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, a family sports pub franchise with over 220 units, and The Brass Tap, an upscale craft beer bar franchise with 35 locations nationwide, have partnered with Toast

Snapchat Brings Guests Into the Restaurant

As restaurants ramp up their social media programs, operators typically consider the most popular platforms—Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Pinterest—to connect with consumers.
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Shari’s Cafe & Pies Reaches Younger Demographic with Rewards Program

Paytronix Systems, Inc., a leading provider of reward program solutions to restaurants and retailers, announced that family casual dining restaurant chain Shari’s Cafe & Pies has expanded

Olga’s Kitchen Improves Guest Engagement with Critical Insights

Olga’s Kitchen, a casual dining restaurant chain known for its signature, grilled-to order secret recipe Olga bread, expanded its relationship with Fishbowl, a leading customer engagement pla

Velocity App Helps Diners Find, Book the Hottest Restaurants

When Zia Yusuf traveled all over the world for work, he always searched for great restaurant experiences in a short amount of time. But to him that proved to be difficult.

How to Cure Restaurant Labor Pains

Nick Kapnison has been in the restaurant game for more than a half century, but the current labor environment, from minimum wage hikes and paid sick time to Affordable Care Act (aca) mandates, is s

Survey: Technology Improves the Restaurant Experience

Seventy-nine percent of consumers agree that technology improves their restaurant experience, according to a survey conducted by Toast Restaurant POS, the all-in-one restaurant technology platform.

How Technology is Fixing the Audit Problem for Restaurants

It’s a concern that keeps multi-unit operators awake at night.

P.F. Chang’s Looks to Boost Corporate Dining Footprint

Dinova, the only innovative, proprietary marketplace exclusively focused on connecting expense account diners to quality restaurants nationwide, announced today that P.F.