5 restaurant technologies taking root

Marketing Restaurant technologies are more diverse than ever, hitting the back office and even the roads. We found five cool technologies taking root in progressive restaurants today. The Solo Fleet by ElectraMeccanica has three wheels and storage for food containers. Photo by Networld Media Group. June 17, 2022 | by Mandy Wolf Detwiler — Managing … Read more

Germicidal light: New tools in the war against restaurant pathogens| Webinar

A panel of experts weigh in on what tools are available to ensure a facility is safe from dangerous pathogens Image provided by iStock. As restaurants reopen, owners must assure guests that premises are safe from pathogens, given ongoing concerns about safety in public spaces. What tools are available to ensure a facility is safe … Read more

Focus Brands, Wing Shack, Jamco leaders talk data control, loyalty strategies| Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit 2022

Regaining control of data is paramount for restaurant brands after two years of data collection being in the hands of third-party delivery partners. April 27, 2022 | by Judy Mottl — Editor, RetailCustomerExperience.com & FoodTruckOperator.com Most restaurant brands, from QSRs to fast casuals to pizzerias, will admit to a clear truth: Third-party delivery played a … Read more

PF Chang’s, Shipley Do-Nuts, WOWorks, Oath Pizza share ways to lure multi-unit operators| Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit 2022

Franchisors need strong listening and communication skills, as well as a strong brand foundation, when looking to partner with multi-unit franchisees. April 28, 2022 | by Judy Mottl — Editor, RetailCustomerExperience.com & FoodTruckOperator.com Franchising a restaurant brand is all about building the brand and advancing the brand presence. Partnering with single-unit franchises is the most … Read more

How to determine when it’s time to boost menu prices| Restaurant Operations

In one part of a two-part series, we take a look at making the decision to raise prices and how to do so without losing the customer base. This is part one of a two-part series focused on when and if restaurants should raise prices. There’s no doubt about it — dining out is getting … Read more

Cowboy Chicken, Fazoli’s, CKE Restaurant leaders offer insight on reducing labor shortage pains| Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit 2022

Artificial intelligence technology is proving to be a panacea to the restaurant industry’s labor challenges while also presenting a consistent way to drive upsell and boost the bottom line. April 18, 2022 | by Judy Mottl — Editor, RetailCustomerExperience.com & FoodTruckOperator.com The restaurant industry, whether it’s the QSR, the fast casual or the pizzeria, is … Read more

Chick-fil-A, PF Chang’s, IHOP leaders share tips for successful franchisor-franchisee connection| Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit 2022

Top restaurant brands offer insight on what factors are critical in developing a successful franchisor-franchisee relationship. Photo courtesy of Networld Media Group. Franchising is a fast path to growth for a QSR, fast casual and pizzeria brand, but only if the operations model is solid and the franchisor is willing to work alongside franchisees throughout … Read more