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Pay phones: Mobile payments wake up and smell the coffee

Mobile payments have been high on the list of "next big things" in technology for quite awhile, but it’s only recently the market has started to heat up. Mobile payments promise convenience and speed for consumers, while lowering costs and generating more customer data for businesses.

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Technology very much in hand at NRA show

The restaurant industry’s shift to mobile technology was reflected on the show floor of this year’s NRA conference, with exhibitors showcasing the latest apps for everything from customer loyalty programs to systems for online ordering, labor scheduling, payments, and guest entertainment.

Here’s a look at how operators have revolutionized the way we order pizza over the years.

As a one-upmanship to the ordering capabilities Taco Bell and Chick-fil-A added to their mobile apps last quarter, Wendy’s is testing a beacon-based version of its app.

Upper Lakes Foods, No. 28 on the ID Top 50 list, is Minnesota's largest independent distributorship. Founded in 1967 by the late Larry Sorensen, Upper Lakes...

As sushi continues its conquest of the mainstream, it’s becoming more and more clear that raw fish was only the first wave of a Japanese culinary invasion. Over the past two to three years, one Japanese concept after another has hit our shores with only a passing glance toward sushi—if there’s any recognition at all. They are authentic, specialized and high concept.

It used to be that spring and summer menus had the monopoly on fresh fruits and vegetables—especially in restaurants north of the sunbelt.

Beef 'O' Brady's has signed a five-year agreement with Sysco Corporation as its primary food distributor. Beginning in March 2012, Sysco will serve 185 Beef...

Jeffrey Gates gets a $12,000 monthly bill from OpenTable for accepting online reservations for the seven Boston-area restaurants in the Aquitaine Group.

While standard practice in other industries—hotels and airlines use it constantly—yield management models are still fairly new to the restaurant sector.

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