Operations

January 8, 2020
Pay At Table

The International Restaurant Trend That the US Is Missing Out On

We can learn a thing or two from restaurants abroad. And we’re not just talking about more exotic dishes and limited edition Starbucks drinks. Pay-At-Table solutions have gradually seen more adoption by US restaurants in recent years. But tableside payments have existed in Europe, Canada, and other countries for much longer. Using wireless terminals or mobile POS devices to pay at the table in Europe has been the norm since […]
December 11, 2019
Server Handhelds Value

How to Add More Value to Your Restaurant With Server Handhelds

With more than 1 million restaurant locations in the US in 2019, it becomes more important than ever to think about what your restaurant’s unique value proposition among your competition is. But think about value not just in terms of lower prices and higher discounts. Today, guests who dine out want more than a meal, and are looking for a total dining experience that they can enjoy with family and […]
December 9, 2019
Labor Shortage and Technology

How Will Technology Solve the Labor Shortage in the Restaurant Industry?

In the restaurant industry today, server turnover is not the only problem on the minds of restaurant owners and operators. Another major pain point is the fact that the available labor pool is dwindling due to the low unemployment rate, and at higher costs. Why Is There a Labor Shortage in the Restaurant Industry? The US restaurant industry has relied on a relatively cheap and plentiful labor source because of […]
April 29, 2019

How FOH Technology has EBITDA multiplier effects

For quite a while now, off-premise sales growth has been getting the majority of the attention for restaurant enterprise management teams. Yet there is a stronger case for investment in FOH innovation vs an exclusive focus on off-premise. There are only a few levers outside food quality / menu that really move the needle for restaurants to drive EBITDA growth: Improve dine-in guest service, which drives up Guest Satisfaction / […]
November 10, 2018

Amazon’s $15 Minimum Wage Could Shake Up the Restaurant Industry

Earlier this month, Amazon dropped a bombshell on the restaurant industry – it was increasing the minimum wage of its 500,000 strong workforce, including all its low-skilled warehouse staff, to $15 per hour. In the tightest labor market in the post-war era with unemployment at 3.7%, this was a hammer blow. Restaurants are already deep in the trenches fighting off competition from Uber, Lyft, Instacart and a multitude of other […]
May 31, 2018

Why Operators Need Technology To Be Their Number One Strategic Goal?

Did you know the number of data breaches increased by over 40% since 2016? Restaurants are key victims for these attacks, so how important is it to have the most up-to-date and secure restaurant technology today?
November 8, 2017

Are Your Loyal Guests At Risk Of Defecting?

If the restaurant industry wasn’t facing turmoil enough already, another big hit may be coming its way – a reduction in loyalty to restaurant brands. Loyal customers are bread and butter to a brand – not only do they keep a consistent inflow of business, but because of their loyalty, they bring in other strong referrals. However, the tides may be changing as the share of wallet may be directed […]
June 6, 2017

Mobile Payments Will Bring Changes

Mobile payment technologies are quickly being adopted by smartphone users.  This means that restaurants will need to adapt their way of processing payments in order to retain the ever growing population of tech-savvy customers.  An unwillingness to alter decades-old payment practices, such as taking a physical credit card to the BOH for processing on a POS, will increasingly result in lost customers. As evidence of this trend, the National Restaurant […]
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