Restaurant Technology

  • Food Helps Drive Retail Aspects of Connected Vehicles

    June 19, 2019 The connected vehicle ecosystem is taking shape, and that is bring new opportunities to retail. But challenges remains, not the least of which include securing the emerging ecosystem for those ...
  • How Food Is Helping To Drive Connected Car Retail

    June 19, 2019 The connected vehicle ecosystem is taking shape, and that brings new opportunities to retail. But challenges remain, not the least of which include securing the emerging ecosystem for those connected ...
  • Panera Eyes Delivery Opportunity With Dinner

    June 19, 2019 Panera BreadIn an effort that could bring delivery opportunities, Panera Bread has been experimenting with a menu for dinner at a Jacksonville, Florida restaurant. The quick-service restaurant (QSR) is extending the ...
  • Putting Commerce Into The Driver’s Seat With 64M Connected Cars To Hit The Road

    June 11, 2019 connected carWith consumers spending more time in their cars than ever before, they want more out of their vehicles than just transportation from Point A to Point B. And while Tesla ...
  • How Apps Transform Restaurants Into Coworking Venues

    June 11, 2019 restaurantEntrepreneurs sometimes see a need in the market for a new service due to their personal experiences: WEach Seats Co-Founder Matthew Weaver was inspired to help start his company, which turns ...
  • How Connected Cars Are Changing The Game For QSRs

    June 4, 2019 smartphone in car ordering foodCars and quick-service restaurants (QSRs) have been interconnected since drive-ins were the latest innovation. QSRs thrive on speed and convenience, and that once meant catering to customers in cars via ...
  • How QSRs Are Seizing Mobile Order-Ahead’s Mainstream Momentum

    June 3, 2019 Mobile Order-Ahead Goes MainstreamMobile food ordering has quickly gone from niche activity to mainstream. Between 2016 and 2018, the volume of orders placed through mobile apps grew by 130 percent, according to PYMNTS’ ...
  • QSRs Enhance Mobile Offerings With AI Tech

    June 3, 2019 QSRs Enhance Mobile Offerings With AI TechQuick-service restaurants (QSRs) are improving their mobile offerings with new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI). In ridesharing news, Uber showed slowing growth in its debut earnings report as a publicly traded company. And prescription ...
  • Retail Pulse: Microsoft To Open London Flagship; Walmart Hires Tech Exec

    May 31, 2019 Retail Pulse: Microsoft To Open London FlagshipTechnology companies are opening brick-and-mortar stores to let customers try out their products in real life. Microsoft, for instance, plans to open a flagship London store in mid-July. The three-story, ...
  • Connected Commerce Can Make Fast Food Faster

    May 31, 2019 driver with smartphoneAmericans spend a lot of time in their cars. Between 2016 and 2017, commuters spent 51 minutes per day in a car on average. But drivers aren’t passively wasting these ...
  • How QSRs Balance Security With A Great Order-Ahead Experience

    May 31, 2019   Mobile ordering is more popular than ever. In 2018, the volume of orders placed through mobile apps went up by 130 percent from 2016. To meet the increased demand, quick-service ...
  • Why Mastercard Put Voice-AI Ordering On The QSR Menu

    May 30, 2019 It has happened to most consumers at least once. One pulls into a fast food establishment’s drive-through lane, scans an extensive menu and can’t make up their mind. Then, feeling ...
  • The Connected Ecosystem Driving The $230B Connected Car Opportunity

    May 30, 2019 The car is becoming more than just a way for customers to get from Point A to Point B. More of today’s consumers are looking to the car as a ...
  • PayPal Hits $10B SMB Lending Milestone

    May 29, 2019 Businesses of a certain size — and in industries as varied as construction and restaurants — know the pain of wondering if they will have enough capital to fund operations, ...
  • Burger King’s Impossible Burger Test Brings In Traffic

    May 28, 2019 Following the pilot-test rollout of a Whopper made with the vegetarian-friendly Impossible Burger, locations in Burger King’s St. Louis test market reportedly exceeded the restaurant’s foot traffic national average by ...
  • Yandex Delivery App Lets Users Order Off-Menu Foods

    May 24, 2019 Yandex appYandex, Russia’s largest technology company, is starting a delivery service that will let customers request meals from restaurants even if they’re not on the menu, according to a report by ...
  • Google Revs Up QSR And Connected Vehicle Capabilities

    May 24, 2019 Google Revs Up QSR, Connected Vehicle OfferingsGoogle has recently upped its game in the food service area of retail, further proof that innovation is heating up when it comes to restaurants – and another signal of ...
  • What Restaurants Want — And Don’t Want — In B2B Payments Tech

    May 24, 2019 restaurantRising adoption of electronic B2B payments technology has led to a populated market of FinTechs tackling the biggest challenges of vendor payments. While some points of friction are universal across ...
  • PepsiCo Launches Innovation Lab Focused On QSRs

    May 23, 2019 PepsiCoWhen it comes to innovation, go to the source. And when it comes the task of feeding people, that means to go to the people who provide the beverages. In other ...
  • Google Integrates Food Ordering Into Search, Maps

    May 23, 2019 Google Adds Food OrderingGoogle users can now place restaurant orders right from Google Maps, Google Assistant or Google Search. The function taps into partnerships with delivery companies, and consumers can order without downloading ...
  • Imitation Meat, Loyalty On Demand And Remote Ordering: The Shape-Shifting Of Dining In 2019

    May 22, 2019 Trends And Technologies In 2019 DiningAs is usually the case, there was plenty to see – and even more to eat – in the national restaurant show this week. During the early part of the ...
  • Toast Adds Seven New Partners To Its Ecosystem

    May 20, 2019 restaurant kitchenToast, the restaurant management platform, announced  Monday (May 20) that it has added AppFront, Como, Envysion, Homebase, PourMyBeer, Say2Eat and UT&I to its platform. In a press release, Toast said the ...
  • Mastercard Brings AI Voice Assistants To QSRs

    May 16, 2019 drive-in ordering fast foodMastercard announced Thursday (May 16) it inked a partnership with ZIVELO, a self-service kiosk technology company, to enhance the drive-in ordering experience for quick service restaurants (QSRs). In a press release, ...
  • Taco Bell To Open ‘The Bell’ Hotel

    May 16, 2019 QSR Taco Bell To Open 'The Bell' HotelTo provide consumers with an immersive way to experience its brand, Taco Bell is launching The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel and Resort in Palm Springs, California for a limited ...
  • American Express To Acquire Resy

    May 15, 2019 American Express To Acquire ResyTo build on its growing suite of digital-first benefits that go beyond rewards and points, American Express announced on Wednesday (May 15) that it has inked an agreement to acquire ...
  • Toast Steps Into Restaurant Payroll

    May 15, 2019 Toast Steps Into Restaurant PayrollRestaurant technology firm Toast is stepping into the payroll sphere with its Toast Payroll & Team Management offering, it was announced on Tuesday (May 14). The integrated payroll and human resources ...
  • Google Makes It Easier To Plan Trips

    May 15, 2019 Google is launching a product that will make it easier for users to plan and organize their travel plans. The new product will integrate flight and hotel search functions, as ...
  • The Fearlessly Weird Approach To QSR Dining

    May 13, 2019 pizza shopMost businesses, particularly new businesses, advertise their intention to be “different,” unique” or to “stand out from the crowd.”  That is more or less to be expected, and those phrases ...
  • When The Restaurant Becomes A Co-Working Space

    May 13, 2019 restaurant co-working spaceTo provide a space for remote workers to be productive, entrepreneurs are connecting these consumers with restaurants that have empty seats to spare during the day. WorkChew, for instance, allows ...
  • What Does Innovation Mean For Small Hospitality And Food Service Businesses?

    May 9, 2019 Small businesses might be optimistic about the future. In the accommodation and food services industries, they are also ready to innovate. According to the PYMNTS Retail Innovation Readiness Index, powered by ...
  • QSRs Notch Mobile Ordering, Loyalty Gains In 2019

    May 8, 2019 QSRs Notch Mobile Ordering, Loyalty GainsLook at the quick-service restaurant (QSR) industry and see how, in some part, the future of retail technology is playing out, a trend that is leaning heavily on mobile and ...
  • Small QSR Managers Satisfied With Mobile Order-Ahead

    May 7, 2019 QSR Managers Satisfied With Mobile Order-AheadAs Small Business (SMB) Week kicks off, small business owners are generally optimistic about the future. A majority (54.0 percent) expect revenue increases, a slightly higher number than felt the ...
  • When Loyalty Innovation Is On QSRs’ Menus

    May 6, 2019 When Loyalty Innovation Is On The Menu At QSRsTo create more convenient ordering experiences and build loyalty, quick-service restaurants (QSRs) are innovating with the help of digital and mobile technologies. Through revamped rewards offerings and mobile ordering experiences, ...
  • Digitizing Servers’ Daily Tips

    May 6, 2019 restaurant checkWith 90 percent of diners at full-service restaurants paying with cards, cash ends up in short supply when waitstaff want to cash out at shift’s end. For a tip-dependent workforce, ...
  • When QSRs Think Really Outside The Box In The Innovation Race

    May 4, 2019 Burger King Real MealsThe realm of quick service restaurants (QSRs) is and actually always has been a pretty innovative space. The drive-thru window, for example, first met the market in 1947 when it ...
  • The Great Meatless Migration In QSR

    May 3, 2019 Impossible Foods Notches $300M InvestmentBurger King made a lot waves about a month ago when it announced that, in cooperation with the vegan burger folks at Impossible Foods, it would be rolling out meatless ...
  • Shake Shack Shares Soar On The Wings Of Mobile

    May 3, 2019 Shake ShackShake Shack shares rose as much as 9.7 percent in late trading after the burger chain reported sales that beat estimates. Bloomberg reported that same-store sales went up 3.6 percent last quarter, ...
  • Why Restaurant Workers Want Digital Tips On The Payout Menu

    May 3, 2019 Traditional payment practices are rapidly being retired as faster disbursement solutions become available. From the gig economy to small businesses (SMBs) and the restaurant industry, workers and business owners alike ...
  • Dunkin’ Runs On Mobile Innovation In Q1

    May 2, 2019 Dunkin’ Runs On Mobile Innovation In Q1With efforts to bring convenience to its guests through mobile technology, Dunkin’ Brands reported first-quarter results that beat analysts’ top-line and bottom-line earnings estimates. The quick-service restaurant (QSR) chain, which ...
  • Yum Expands Delivery Even As It Disappoints Investors

    May 1, 2019 Yum! BrandsYum! Brands keeps rolling out delivery and technology for its quick service restaurant (QSR) brands, but that didn’t save it from disappointing investors early Wednesday (May 1) when it released ...

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