The latest news and trends in restaurant technology

Keeping tech touch points clean

With the growth of tabletop tablets, pagers, self-ordering kiosks and even the stylus tethered to payment machines, there are a slew of new hotspots operators need to remember in their cleaning routines, says ServSafe Product Manager David Crownover.


Timeline: Panera's 2.0 vision in focus

A look back at Panera's 2.0 model. Will it be enough to restore its reputation as an industry innovator once again?

While a few restaurant chains have won customers and built incremental sales with mobile apps, most haven’t hit the same results as Starbucks and Taco Bell. Here’s a few consumer considerations before making the investment.

Can you use "DADA" or "dogfooding" in a sentence? As restaurant tech seeps out of the IT department into every area of the business, foodservice folks of all stripes will have to expand their vocabulary.

The breach involves 167 restaurants.

Food is a very visual experience, from admiring a frothy pink cocktail to ogling a perfectly rolled piece of sushi. That’s why restaurants are dipping their toes into the Pinterest waters. Hot social media properties have come and gone, but few have made any headway against the 800-pound gorillas of Facebook and Twitter.

It’s easy to get blinded by the newness of mobile payment technology, but the security issues aren’t that much different from older methods of taking payments.

Restaurateurs who dislike being reviewed by rank amateurs may be heartened by the release of an app by a website that calls itself the “anti-Yelp.”

Lucille’s BBQ, Hof’s Hut and the Runza sandwich chain are among the CrunchTime! customers that have adopted the management software company’s new suite of online learning programs.

Convenience may be the primary attraction to delivery, yet research shows that getting a bargain is right up there, too. But what constitutes value? We found out by putting delivery services to a test.

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