Technology

The latest news and trends in restaurant technology
robot ping pong

It's too early to tell whether robot servers will translate into cost savings, but a few operators are embracing their automated employees.

Scott Redler has no trouble counting the reasons that Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers invested in digital menu boards. The chain’s chief operating officer says that in a growing company...

world technology

From voice recognition ordering terminals to branded video game characters that will take your order while you play, chains are putting today’s latest tech to use in novel ways.

sxsw 2017

People from around the world gather for the annual peek at what the future holds in such areas as food and technology. Here’s what you missed from this year’s event.

Panera Bread kiosks

Restaurant Business breaks down the plans for kiosk implementation at top chains and checks in with other concepts that already use kiosks, including Panera, to see how the technology is working for them.

This year, the National Restaurant Association is pushing for more transparency in music licensing so operators can create playlists without fear of having to pay up to $150,000 for a music-use...

briggo coffe haus kiosk

Self-service kiosks can make ordering and payment easy for busy limited-service customers, and they may still benefit from a novelty factor in some markets.

Some of the customers in the drive-thru lane at a Meatheads restaurant never bother to order at the speaker, knowing their order was taken long before they drove up. Some have even already paid, and...

Considering the cost of restaurant hardware and software, it can be challenging for operators to stay up to date on current tech trends. However, consumer preferences for in-restaurant tech and...

phone mobile app

Features to consider when building an app.

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