The Tech Bytes newsletter, written and edited by the staff of Restaurant Business, throws a spotlight on technology trends and capabilities that should interest every operator, from the hardcore computer geek to the chef-owner who thinks apps are something you serve in small plates. Our coverage will be presented so the whole crosscut of the industry can understand. For the record: Our definition of technology is an expansive one, extending from hard- and software to social media, texting and the mobile phenomenon.
A spike in the company’s stock price is stoking speculation in social media that a deep-pocketed investors is amassing shares. Carl Icahn was mentioned by name. But none of the assertions have been confirmed.
Beacons and other location-based technology already are going mainstream in the retail space. Now restaurants are getting in the game, using geotargeting to deliver hospitality in new ways.