5 Foodservice Trends in 2017

Foodservice trends continue to emerge, evolve and, in many cases, become more prevalent. This year will be no exception, and foodservice operators must keep such trends in mind to maintain or increase their share of consumers’ dining dollar. Here are five foodservice trends to watch in 2017. Healthy is IN. Admittedly, consumers don’t always gravitate … Continue reading »

How Disruptive Technology is Good for Restaurant Business

Disruptive technology is making an impact on the restaurant industry. Solutions that leverage customers’ smartphones to collect data are providing restaurateurs with insights they are using to make fact-based business decisions. The more big data you collect, the more actionable knowledge you have that can help you improve your business. Big data is numbers and … Continue reading »

Improve Your Curbside Pick Up Game

While many restaurant customers don’t mind coming into a restaurant to retrieve takeout orders, curbside pickup is becoming an increasingly popular option among consumers and restaurant operators. Customers — especially those who are time-strapped or have young children in tow — like curbside pickup for the convenience factor. For restaurateurs, it’s a way to increase … Continue reading »

How Do PCI Security Standards Impact Restaurants?

It seems like there is news of a restaurant data breach every few days. Restaurants, which sometimes have more lax point of sale (POS) and network security than other merchants, have become attractive targets for hackers. An important step you can take to protect your customers’ payment card data — and  your business from the … Continue reading »

What’s the Latest on the Future of Mobile Payments in Restaurants?

Mobile payment acceptance is becoming more commonplace in restaurants. National Restaurant Association research found 43 percent of quick service and 31 percent of fast casual restaurants accept mobile payments. The future of mobile payments in restaurants is expected to bring even more widespread acceptance. In Hospitality Technology magazine’s 2016 POS Software Trends survey 58 percent … Continue reading »

Is a Kitchen Display System Worth It?

If your restaurant takes orders by hand, communicating with the kitchen by pinning orders to an order wheel, switching to a kitchen display system (KDS) is worth considering. While the cost to replace antiquated ordering methods with technology may seem high, the ROI with a KDS is high in terms of cost savings and customer … Continue reading »