The latest news and trends in restaurant technology

When it comes to food, technology is changing the game

The big data accessible today should help to foster sustainability in the production and distribution of food. Just look at what can be accomplished through a "hackathon."


Domino’s marketing approaches nearly outnumber its tech offerings

Supplementing celebrity endorsements with faux PSAs and large-scale product giveaways, Domino’s aims to give digital ordering an even bigger slice of the (pizza) pie.

These gourmet vendors are dispensing more than just snacks.

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.

At the forefront of technology innovation are next-generation restaurant management and point-of-sale (POS) systems.

Tech took over at a restaurant gathering in Chicago this week. Here are some key takeaways.

Some of restaurants’ best marketing opportunities come via smartphone apps. The best of these apps enable chefs and restaurateurs to engage with customers in a low-cost discussion that can greatly boost sales. Or they can allow restaurants to fill tables that would have otherwise gone empty.

Mobile loyalty programs are popping up faster than dandelions in springtime, even though just over one third of consumers (36 percent) say they participate in a restaurant-based loyalty program, according to a Technomic Market Intelligence Report on loyalty marketing. However, notes the report, 80 percent agree they would sign up if the restaurant they visit most often offered a program.

The revered Reader’s Digest recently enlightened consumers about the high-tech methods restaurants use to connect with customers—and shape their dining-out choices.

A modern spin on the automat, eatsa is designed to serve fast-casual-like quinoa bowls at fast-food speed and prices in a “frictionless” environment.

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