Sometimes, dire situations call for quick remedies. For example, when it’s 1 AM and your sweet tooth needs relief, you can make a stop at the Sprinkles cupcake ATM. Craving a burrito but all restaurants seem to be closed? Read more: America’s First Pizza ATM
Gone are the days of pizza being the only food you can get delivered to your home. These days, if you’ve got a hankering for pho, cheeseburgers or barbeque ribs, more than likely you can have these delivered to you in a timely manner. Too lazy to drive to your local smoothie shop? Read on…THE FOOD DELIVERY TREND CONTINUES TO GROW
Almost everyday, we hear someone talking about Uber, the massively popular ride-sharing company that makes it a breeze to catch a cab. Finding a designated driver has never been faster or easier thanks to the Uber app, and now, with UberEATS, finding a fast meal is as simple as finding a ride.
Uber began its food delivery service in Chicago…read on here:
UberEATs photo credit: Guillermo Fernandes
By Jeffrey Manno, Operations & Finance
In the heyday of full-service dining—before the existence of the internet, smartphones and omnipresent phone apps—technology was merely an option for restaurants to use to improve their service. But in the modern era of 2015 and beyond, a comprehensive understanding of restaurant technology is a prerequisite for entering the highly competitive arena of restaurant operations. With a variety of consumer benefits, technology is not only something that consumers want, but it is something they have come to expect
Read on here: Consumer-Facing Technology: A Powerful Competitive Tool
E La Carte, a pioneer in pay-at-the-table technology, has just raised $35 million in new venture capital and debt financing. The company’s flagship product, Presto Systems, allows diners to order food and pay their bills from tablets installed at the table and is currently being used at restaurant such as Applebee’s and Genghis Grill.
The benefits of pay-at-the-table technology include…Read on here: Big Advances in Pay-at-the-Table Technology
Mobile applications have also become more important, particularly for quick-service chains, as a tool for CRM (customer relationship marketing). And, these apps have become more complex, particularly in light of the multiplicity of platforms in use by customers, from iPhones and Androids to Kindles. That implies all kinds of issues about screen size, functionality, target audience and more for these tiny but powerful marketing tools.
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