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The latest news and trends in restaurant technology
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13 features of the next-gen restaurant

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

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How to build a better tech road map

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.

Krispy Kreme’s fans live for the “Hot Doughnuts Now” storefront neon sign that alerts passers-by that a new batch of doughnuts has just been baked and glazed. Now the chain is shifting the alert to cell phones via a new app.

While apps and other high-tech tools provide data for operators, that doesn’t negate the benefits and effectiveness of low-tech comment-collecting methods.

With most chains trying to score valuable real estate on their customers’ phones, the Restaurant Business team took a look at 25 restaurant apps to see what’s working—and what’s not.

These new advances could change the game, making operations smarter and more efficient.

The pizza chain and Ford are testing self-driving delivery vehicles in Miami.

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