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iPad POS systems out in full force

It’s not quite an avalanche, but iPad point of sale software is unfurling out into the marketplace at a heightened pace. Touting wireless connectivity, anywhere, anytime access and quick response to menu and room changes, the field is crowded with options, as newcomers to the market, like Lavu and Breadcrumb, join more established POS vendors like Micros, Revel Systems and Aloha.

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Diner, as hostess

Consumers soon will be able to check wait times at restaurants and add themselves to the list before ever walking through the door.

P.F. Chang’s will have the ability to message members of its guest loyalty program in real time through a new software package that ties together the casual chain’s backend web capabilities.

Restaurants are realizing they need to pay as much attention to technology as they traditionally have to such success factors as food and operations. Here are the developments that demanded that focus in the past year.

This close restaurant approximation of Uber could revolutionize the business. Here's how it works.

Industry experts offer their guesses on what the unit of the future will look like.

A thought-out plan is key to long-term success.

The three hours leading into the Super Bowl is the busiest time of the year for the chain, by a blowout margin. Rob Crookston, franchisee of the Roslyn Heights store, will see business soar even in that unit, which is roughly the size of a single-car garage.

In a Korean eatery in New York’s East Village, what’s old is new again, from the more than 30,000 vinyl albums on the walls to the View-Masters on the tables.

One of the overarching themes that ran through Restaurant Leadership Conference was that mobile is a critical part of the restaurant business today.

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