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2018 Restaurant Technology Trends To Watch Out For

Industry Insights and Trends

The restaurant industry is looking to shake things up in 2018 in a big way. And while the culinary forecast is boasting everything from contemporary regional Mexican and Chinese cuisine, flavored cold brew, Korean condiments, vegan desserts, and of...

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12 Surprising Gift Card Statistics

Industry Insights and Trends

Gift cards are ubiquitous with the holidays, and the season of gift giving is in full swing. At face value offering gift cards seems simple, yet many smaller and independent businesses don’t offer gift cards.

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The 2018 Pizza Trends You Really Knead To Know

Industry Insights and Trends

We dived into PMQ’s annual Pizza Power Report to give you a snapshot of the current industry landscape, outline 2018 pizza trends, and explore how pizza shops can be competitive in 2018.

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4 Key Benefits of Offering Online Ordering

Advice

The digital era has completely changed the brick-and-mortar landscape, and because of the growing eCommerce industry, brick-and-mortars are asking the question – how do we survive? Staying abreast of customer trends and buying patterns is critical...

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3 Ways Self-Service Kiosks Deliver ROI

Industry Insights and Trends

The way businesses interact with their customers has seen a dramatic shift in the last 10 years. Companies with the most winning strategies are making the effort to adopt new technologies that enhance the customer experience in meaningful ways....

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How McDonalds Turned Around Sales With Digital Kiosks

Industry Insights and Trends

2014 and 2015 were rocky years for McDonalds; sales plummeted. Revenue fell by 2.2% and net income was down 15%, and the fast food giant was losing its grip on an industry it has long dominated. Ushering in a new CEO, Steve Easterbrook, McDonalds...

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Smart Restaurant: Implications of IoT for Food Service

Industry Insights and Trends

The Internet of Things creates a network between any and all devices based on the idea of total connectivity. Different devices monitor a variety of activities, and the theory behind IoT suggests that these devices should be linked in order to share...

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The True Cost Of Food Waste

Industry Insights and Trends

Globally each year, around 1.3 billion tons of food are wasted, and 40% of that comes from restaurants. These numbers illustrate the pervasiveness and severity of the problem as well as the resounding impact it has on the world.

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The Restaurant Technology Ecosystem: Back Of House

Industry Insights and Trends

The kitchen, or back of house (BOH), is another area of the restaurant that utilizes technology to improve efficiencies and create innovative dishes. There are tools for properly handling ingredients. Today's technology helps track orders from...

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How Technology Is Disrupting The Pizza Industry [Infographic]

Industry Insights and Trends

According to PMQ the pizza industry accounts for $128 billion dollars globally, $44 billion of which makes up the U.S. industry. These numbers represent a huge potential for opportunity. And regardless of whether your menu features traditional...

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