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Technology

The latest news and trends in restaurant technology
Technology

Mobile restaurateurs

The Great Food Group in Atlanta could give the local Apple Store a run for its money with the sheer number of iPhones it has in use.

Technology

The end of the (wait) line

Looking to remove the pain factor from the seating process, casuals like Chickie’s and Pete’s are turning to restaurant seating apps, such as NoWait, NoshList or Table’s Ready, which are designed to optimize table turnover while releasing guests from tiresome wait lines.

the Restaurant Business team tested more than 100 apps from regional, emerging and national chains, to see what’s out there, what’s working and what’s not.

A newcomer to the New York City dining scene foregoes seats, tables, even a walk-up window. Indeed, it doesn’t exist as a restaurant at all, just as a delivery app connected to a kitchen.

Check out how Outback Steakhouse's and Blaze Pizza's apps fared when put to the test by two of Restaurant Business magazine's editors.

Consumer preferences are changing when it comes to in-restaurant tech and online services.

A new guide from the National Restaurant Association suggests inexpensive and practical ways a small operation can protect itself.

The system uses voice recognition to take orders and answer questions.

Are you plugged into the next-wave tech forces teed up to change your business? If not, read on.

If you took a United or Delta flight to the 2012 Restaurant Leadership Conference in March in Scottsdale, Arizona, you had the option to forego a printed boarding pass, using a QR code sent to your smartphone instead. In a world where 80 percent of the population owns a mobile device (and only 47 percent own a toothbrush), cellphones and tablets are replacing pagers, wallets, credit cards and even keys. Here’s a round-up of mobile solutions from the floor of RLC to keep an eye on.

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