New Restaurant Technology

Integrating Credit Cards With Online Ordering Systems

In today’s fast paced and technology based society, credit cards are becoming more frequently used than cash. Over 200 million people have at least one credit card with the average of people owning about 3.5 cards. Restaurants have evolved and taken advantage of this type of payment, but the process of using online ordering and [...]

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Choosing a POS System for Restaurants

Deciding on a POS system for a restaurant is a big commitment.  There are hundreds of different systems out on the market that restaurants can use and this can make it difficult to decide which one is best for their business.  Certain steps should be taken to ensure that a restaurant will be getting the [...]

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Coca-Cola Changes the Fountain Soda World

Coca-Cola has just introduced a new fountain soda machine called the Coca-Cola Freestyle. The Coca-Cola Freestyle has you order what you want by a using a touch screen that allows you to choose from about 125 kinds of soda. Flavors include fan favorites, such as original Coke and Cherry Coke, and flavors that you cannot [...]

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Are Touch Screens the New Way to Order Food?

The trend of ordering food from a touch screen kiosk instead of a person is continuing to grow in popularity. Restaurants love them because it is faster and they no longer have to pay a cashier who might just discourage customers from coming back anyways. Customers like touch screen ordering because it allows them to [...]

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Google Taps into Mobile Payment World

Google is once again becoming an innovator in the technological world. They recently announced their newest app called Google Wallet. This app is a way for the consumer to do away with their wallets and just have everything programmed onto their smartphone. The Wallet then works with MasterCard’s PayPass network, so that consumers can just [...]

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iTV: Wave of the Future for Restaurants?

iTV, or interactive television, has been around for most of the past decade, but it is suddenly becoming more and more accessible to businesses. iTV works by posting an advertisement within a commercial and consumers can click “OK” on their TV remotes for a coupon for that company. This has incredible potential for the restaurant [...]

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Swipe ‘n Sip: Starbucks Debuts Mobile Payment App

Whether you are excited by or tired of Starbucks’ brand-building strategies (trenta size, anyone?), they certainly know how to tap into customers’ need for the “Starbucks experience”.  I recently read an article about how Starbucks has unveiled the nation-wide launch of a mobile payment app for smartphones. Their  test run in their NYC stores was [...]

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A New Venue for the Menu

Since the release of the iPad, some forward-thinking restaurants have given a new dimension to the traditional menu by putting their wine list on the touch-screen tablet, which has produced numerous benefits for both the customer and the restaurant. The customer can experience a more personalized, in-depth, and interactive ordering experience by selecting a wine [...]

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Starbucks leads the way with Wi-Fi features

I am, admittedly, a coffee-holic. I find I am happiest when I can start out my morning with a hot cup of joe. Though there are many small coffee shops around, one of the most popular places to get coffee is still Starbucks. In many cities there is a Starbucks every few blocks. So what [...]

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The Social Media Craze of Foursquare

On Monday, July 10th, Foursquare, a location-based social networking site, crossed over the 2 million users mark. Compared to other social media sites, this may not seem like much of a landmark. However, Foursquare is different than a regular page where you keep a profile. On Foursquare, users can tell others where they are at [...]

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