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Joe Guszkowski

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Joe Guszkowski is a senior editor with Restaurant Business covering technology. When he’s not busy writing about QR codes and burger-flipping robots, he can probably be found reading, watching basketball or hanging out with his cat. He lives in Chicago.

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Technology

Restaurant tech takes aim at the bottom line

Tech Check: Many attendees at this year’s National Restaurant Show are shopping for ways to protect their profits.

Technology

What restaurants can learn from Reddit, sneaker culture and FOMO

During a keynote speech at the National Restaurant Association Show, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian said the growth of technology will cause consumers to crave an experience when they dine out.

Parent BBQ Holdings hopes the pairing will generate more revenue from the same box. The location also features an updated look and menu for Village Inn.

It will be the first restaurant company to take part in SkillBridge, a program backed by the Department of Defense and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

The steamed bun concept says it’s the first virtual brand with its own rewards offering, called Bao Bucks.

Robots and AI will have a strong presence in the Tech Pavilion this year as operators look for solutions to labor and other challenges.

The tech company continues a streak of private-equity funding that has helped fuel its rapid growth.

The outgoing CEO of Brinker International reflects on his impact over 17 years at the Chili’s and Maggiano’s parent.

The company’s app and website crashed on Tuesday due to “unprecedented” demand during the three-hour promotion.

Executive changes have become increasingly commonplace coming out of the pandemic and the corner office is no exception. Changes include some of the nation’s biggest concepts.

Kevin Hochman, president of KFC U.S., will head Chili’s parent company. Dyke Shipp, KFC’s division president, will replace him at KFC for the short-term.

Independent operators have struggled to make the model work, citing marketing challenges and the high cost of delivery.

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