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The latest news and trends in restaurant technology
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Little Caesars patents a pizza robot

The automated assembly system does everything from spreading the dough to adding the pepperoni.

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Pintrest explained

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.

Mobile smartphone apps are quickly becoming the go-to platform for ordering takeout. According to a new eMarketer report, “Mobile Fast Food Marketing: How QSRs and Fast Casuals Are Getting Quicker and Faster,” more consumers are making their dining decisions en route via the smartphone.

From apps to tabletop tablets to self-ordering kiosks, the switch to consumer-facing technology is putting more tasks—and power—in the hands of the consumer.

Waffle House, a coffee-counter concept that hasn’t generated gasps with its tech innovations to date, is pairing up with the latest in app-based sharing, a new service that’s equal parts eBay and Uber.

Finding the technology that works for your operation and getting buy-in from the CEO down to franchisees is no easy feat. Here’s what’s helped other operators successfully implement tech in their restaurants.

Operators sound off on the tricks to featuring the right tunes.

Guests at 100 BJ’s locations can now order through Grubhub’s online and mobile platforms.

The chain reportedly sat on information about the web vulnerability, which sources outside the brand say could have exposed the records of millions of customers.

Third-party delivery may be getting all the buzz, but a growing number of operations are showing renewed interest in a more familiar means of capturing off-premise sales.

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