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5 Technologies Restaurant Operators Should Utilize in 2020

5 Technologies Restaurant Operators Should Utilize in 2020

As of November 2019, the United States’ unemployment rate was at an all-time low of 3.6%, which is an incredibly positive swing for job-seekers, but a source of frustration for business owners looking to attract and retain employees. Restaurant owners in particular have struggled with labor shortage issues across the industry; a more robust economy means workers have options, many …
Yumpingo Raises $10 Million to Expand Its Restaurant Guest Engagement and Intelligence Platform

Yumpingo Raises $10 Million to Expand Its Restaurant Guest Engagement and Intelligence Platform

Restaurant intelligence platform Yumpingo today announced that it has raised $10 million in a Series A investment with London-based venture capital firm Smedvig Capital. Launched in the UK in 2017, Yumpingo is a restaurant intelligence platform that has sought to bring big data analytics to restaurant operations by tapping into guests’ in-moment restaurant experiences through technology touchpoints. The platform integrates seamlessly …
Why Restaurants Can’t Go Cashless In 2020

Why Restaurants Can’t Go Cashless In 2020

Cash is no longer king, but it’s also a long way from dead. In the world of payments, many consumers, as well as our own restaurant partners, love the idea of a cashless system. Paying with a quick swipe or tap can keep lines moving at the register or turn over tables faster. The catch is that not every guest …
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JuiceLand Squeezes Increased Efficiency into Restaurant Operations with CrunchTime

JuiceLand Squeezes Increased Efficiency into Restaurant Operations with CrunchTime
CrunchTime! Information Systems, Inc., the restaurant industry’s leading back-of-house operations platform provider, today announced that JuiceLand has deployed the CrunchTime Restaurant Food & Labor Operations Platform. JuiceLand is using CrunchTime in order to create operational efficiencies for teams, and to better track and understand inventory and purchasing across 34 stores—saving costs both at the store and brand level. JuiceLand is …

4 Technology Must-Haves to Improve Your Restaurant Business

4 Technology Must-Haves to Improve Your Restaurant Business
Tasked with growing revenue for a line of restaurants in Philadelphia, I engaged in the “usual suspects” — from Tripleseat to OpenTable — but found that a selection of innovative technologies were what really moved the proverbial needle. The purpose of this article is to share what I learned in the hopes that it’ll help other sales and marketing professionals …

Infographic: Restaurant Inventory Tracking Technology and Managing Food Costs

Infographic: Restaurant Inventory Tracking Technology and Managing Food Costs
Every restaurant owner knows that they’re in a tough industry. Most restaurants don’t even make it past the first year. However, by taking steps to improve your inventory tracking and management, you can significantly increase your chances of achieving profitability. If this sounds complicated, don’t worry, you’re not alone. 52% of restaurant owners cite managing food costs as one of …

OneDine Tableside Ordering and Payment Solution Secures $5 Million to Expand Market Presence

OneDine Tableside Ordering and Payment Solution Secures $5 Million to Expand Market Presence
Restaurant technology solution provider OneDine has closed a $5 million Series A round, putting the company, which was founded in 2017, at a pre-money valuation of $95 million. The lead investor is a private family trust with several supporting investors, including TMW Capital and Hidden Lake Asset Management of New York.  OneDine, which offers an all-in-one table side solution for …

Infographic: The Biggest Benefits of Having the Right Restaurant POS System

Infographic: The Biggest Benefits of Having the Right Restaurant POS System
In this infographic, Oracle Hospitality highlights a few research findings from The 2019 Smart Decision Guide to Restaurant Management and POS Systems, published by Starfleet Research.

This Tex-Mex Inspired Sports Bar is Serving Up the Best in Food, Drink, and Live Broadcast Video Sourcing

This Tex-Mex Inspired Sports Bar is Serving Up the Best in Food, Drink, and Live Broadcast Video Sourcing
The Challenge Integrity Wire Solutions has been successfully meeting Chicago’s low voltage AV installation needs for eight years. They are best known for, and specialize in, close circuit TV (CCTV), residential and commercial alarm systems, home theater installation, commercial sound, and image viewing. As the historical neighborhood of Logan Square continues to cultivate, however, IWS has spent the past few …

Kura Sushi USA Selects CrunchTime Restaurant Operations Platform to Achieve Growth Plans

Kura Sushi USA Selects CrunchTime Restaurant Operations Platform to Achieve Growth Plans
CrunchTime! Information Systems Inc., the restaurant industry’s leading back-of-house operations platform provider, today announced that Kura Sushi USA, a fast-growing, technology-enabled Japanese restaurant concept with 24 units and more on the way, has licensed the CrunchTime Restaurant Food & Labor Operations Platform to be implemented across all its locations. Kura Sushi USA has signed on with CrunchTime in order to …