The latest news and trends in restaurant technology

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.


A GPS for locating tables

David Jones operates five Blazing Onion locations, but only one has achieved a coveted four-star average review on Yelp.

The parent company of Restaurant Business has acquired FSTEC, the food service industry’s premier technology conference and exhibition.

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.

The challenge for restaurateurs is figuring out how to bring online ordering into their operations, without screwing over the kitchen with added requests.

These new innovations have the potential to shake up everything from the workforce to food away from home.

From the first keynote speaker’s revelation that Tesla has plans to drive into the restaurant space, surprising comments and implications kept FSTEC attendees’ ears and eyes open.

The company hopes to roll out robotic technology to other operators.

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