Emerging Food Trends in 2017

Food is like fashion — trends develop, take hold, and in certain cases, go out of style. Restaurant operators know they must adjust their menus to keep up with trends or risk losing business to the competition. Watch for the following food trends to emerge in 2017: Vegetable-heavy comfort food. Consumers will continue to look … Continue reading »

Millennials and Their Impact on the Restaurant Industry

There’s no denying that operators in all segments of the restaurant industry must adapt their business practices to cater to each demographic group, from baby boomers to Generation Z. However, appealing to millennials, consumers born between 1981 and 1997, is especially important given their buying power which, according to Forbes, now totals more than $200 … Continue reading »

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 »