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5 Ways Restaurant Operators Can Ditch Third-Party Delivery Services

5 Ways Restaurant Operators Can Ditch Third-Party Delivery Services

During the COVID-19 pandemic, third-party delivery services like Grubhub and Postmates experienced massive growth as restaurants and customers alike were forced to make the shift from dine-in to takeout and delivery. Grubhub saw a nearly $100 million jump in revenue from Q1 2020 to Q2 — the same timeframe when state-mandated dining room closures for restaurants went into effect nationwide. …
Research: Half of Restaurant Operators Plan to Utilize Some Form of Automation Technology Within the Next 2 to 3 Years

Research: Half of Restaurant Operators Plan to Utilize Some Form of Automation Technology Within the Next 2 to 3 Years

In a new research study, entitled "Hospitality Industry Report: Technology Trends, the Future of Restaurants and More," Lightspeed surveyed over 2,000 global restaurant owners, operators, managers and guests to see how the past year has changed their views on the industry, for better or worse, and how they plan to adjust and adapt. "More people, both restaurant workers and customers …
Why Mobile Apps Hold the Key to Increasing Restaurant Profits

Why Mobile Apps Hold the Key to Increasing Restaurant Profits

Since third-party delivery services have come on the scene, it’s presented a bit of an impasse for many restaurants. Do you opt to build an in-house delivery service or go with the convenience of the outsourced service? Both certainly have their pros and cons. On the one hand, going with a third-party delivery service alleviates restaurants from having to build …
How a Taquito Brand is Rolling Up New Restaurant Technologies to Help Expand Its Franchise Business

How a Taquito Brand is Rolling Up New Restaurant Technologies to Help Expand Its Franchise Business

The restaurant industry relies heavily on a range of technologies to maximize success. That is especially true today with pandemic-related restrictions and persistent labor shortages driving the need for greater operational efficiencies as well contactless ordering and payment options, especially in the case of fast casual and quick service restaurants. A good example of technology adoption is illustrated by a …
How Digital Minimalism is the Key to Greater Efficiency for Restaurant Operations

How Digital Minimalism is the Key to Greater Efficiency for Restaurant Operations

There’s no doubt that innovative restaurant technology has played a critical role in helping restaurants survive a tumultuous time over the past year and a half. The pandemic has forced restaurants to pivot and adapt, with contactless ordering and payment options becoming crucial. Many restaurants have adopted new technology, with 40% of operators adding tech solutions to their business. With …
8 Ways Restaurants Can Gain Value from QR Codes Beyond Linking to Menus

8 Ways Restaurants Can Gain Value from QR Codes Beyond Linking to Menus

QR codes were one of the biggest surprises of the COVID-19 pandemic. Two years ago, these square bar codes were an antiquated and abandoned piece of technology. Now you can find them in almost every restaurant. With life (hopefully) returning to normal soon, what role will QR codes play in the restaurant experience moving forward? They helped the industry shift …

Popmenu Expands Its All-in-One Restaurant Technology Platform with Acquisition of OrderNerd

Popmenu Expands Its All-in-One Restaurant Technology Platform with Acquisition of OrderNerd
As restaurants up their digital game and lean heavily on online ordering in a market fraught with challenges, Popmenu continues to expand its suite of guest-facing technology to help them increase efficiencies and capture more business. Popmenu announced that it is acquiring OrderNerd, a fast-growing, innovative player in the food ordering and delivery space. This is the latest addition to …

Copper Pay-At-Table Solution Achieves Rapid Growth in Restaurant Installations

Copper Pay-At-Table Solution Achieves Rapid Growth in Restaurant Installations
Restaurant IoT platform Copper is closing the loop for restaurants as leaner staffs and fewer tables become a long-term reality. The Copper pay-at-table solution, enabled by the easy-to-integrate Copper Cord™, allows restaurants to more quickly turn tables and help guests close out checks on their own time. Copper has been doubling its channel partner/reseller relationships month over month since the …

Luna Grill Selects CMX to Manage Supply Chain Quality and Drive Operational Excellence and Food Safety

Luna Grill Selects CMX to Manage Supply Chain Quality and Drive Operational Excellence and Food Safety
CMX, a leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS), has announced that Luna Grill has selected the CMX1 platform to manage supply chain quality and drive operational excellence and food safety across its 52 locations in Southern California and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. A pioneer in the fast-casual segment, Luna Grill provides fresh contemporary Mediterranean cuisine and has …

QSR Automations Marks 25th Anniversary with Opening of New Tech Campus and Expansion of Its ConnectSmart Platform

QSR Automations Marks 25th Anniversary with Opening of New Tech Campus and Expansion of Its ConnectSmart Platform
QSR Automations, the leading provider of kitchen automation, reservation and table management, off-premise technology, and predictive analytics, is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with the grand opening of a brand new technology campus. This state-of-the-art facility will serve as the company's new global headquarters and provide a workspace for all executive leadership, administrative teams, customer support services, technology, business development, and …

Qwick Expands Its On-Demand Staffing Platform to the Los Angeles Region

Qwick Expands Its On-Demand Staffing Platform to the Los Angeles Region
Qwick, the on-demand staffing platform for the food and beverage industry, has announced its upcoming arrival in Los Angeles’ vibrant hospitality industry. This is the company’s 11th operating city and second California location, following San Diego. Amidst nationwide staffing shortages heavily impacting the service industry and following 2020, a year where nearly 400,000 people in L.A. County lost their jobs, …

Yelp Launches New Features to Help Restaurants Better Manage Their Front-of-House Operations

Yelp Launches New Features to Help Restaurants Better Manage Their Front-of-House Operations
Business review site and technology provider Yelp, which now boasts nearly 200 million reviews of businesses worldwide (with hundreds of new restaurants and food delivery businesses opening each month) has launched a new set of features and functionality for restaurant operators. First and foremost among these is Yelp Guest Manager, which is being rolled out with "the goal of bringing …
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