FreeBookings steps into the ring with OpenTable

You may have seen Livebookings, Europe's largest online restaurant reservation service provider, seated next to OpenTable, their American equivalent, at the 2011 NRA Show in Chicago. That may be the last time they sit comfortably at the same table.


An app for all seasons

Wolfgang Puck wants to be America’s go-to-chef, and his new iPhone/iPad app. launched mid-April, may just help him realize his dream.

HOUSTON (October 3, 2012 - Globe Newswire)—Sysco Corporation announced that Wayne Shurts has joined the company in the newly created role of Executive Vice...

Fake fish. Minimum-wage outlaws. Picking on Guy Fieri. And video-chat ordering at Starbucks.

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

Part arcade, part bar, a new breed of tavern is vying for younger beer fans.

The competition between foodservice channels is escalating quickly, but that didn’t stop restaurateurs from meeting Monday with the enemy.

Drew Brees is best known as the Super Bowl-winning quarterback of the New Orleans Saints, but, as a franchisee of the Jimmy John’s fast-casual sandwich chain, he’s no stranger to the restaurant business. He’ll share his insights on leadership in both realms in a keynote address on Monday afternoon at FSTec.

Much of the public buzz around tablets refers to front-of-house applications, whether in the hands of a server taking orders or atop a table, loaded with games and self-ordering capabilities for guests.

With the Super Bowl right around the corner, it pays off to have a blockbuster A/V system. See how a high-tech remodel has helped Hooters become a destination for sports lovers.

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