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Play now or Pay later: Webinar relays KFC and Pizza Hut lessons on loyalty and mobile ordering

KFC and Pizza Hut put their loyalty and mobile ordering experience on the chalkboard.

4 keys to giving QSR customers the tech they 'expect' ... and more

A recent survey makes it official: Customers truly want technology in their QSR experience. Do it right with these four keys from an expert on all that is restaurant digital.

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

Executives from 17 countries gathered in London for the 2017 Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit — Europe last week. The event, produced by Networld Media Group, provided the opportunity for more than 100 restaurant leaders to share advice, success stories and discuss how they moved on from failure.

Phoodio app updates food truck schedules automatically for customers

While most food truck owners claim social media is their top marketing tool, one software engineer learned that not all of them do a good job keeping customers up to date on where they are. He created an app to make this task easier.

Caliburger founder to discuss how $3.1M investment will fuel robotics in the kitchen

The substantial investment is the combined effort of Acacia Research Corporation, Match Robotics VC, and a number of undisclosed strategic investors.

Niche ethnic markets cling to cash; can they be converted to cashless?

In a world that continues to go more digital and mobile, there's only one way to pay for a tasty treat from these hard working vendors: cash.

NRA show: Convenience continues to push the envelope, spelling more food truck growth opportunities

The National Restaurant Show demonstrated a wealth of products and equipment to help food trucks take advantage of hot consumer trends. Exhibitors are tailoring more offerings to food trucks.

Restaurants realizing importance of mobile payments and loyalty

Loyalty and order-ahead-and-pay are becoming the standard in the industry.

The anti-app: why messaging is the new loyalty program

More than 60 percent of smartphone users download an average of zero apps every month, and most of those are opened only once. Roughly 75 percent of consumers would rather use text than voice to communicate with front-line team members.

One key to food truck success: the right mobile POS

An investment in a POS system should be weighed against better customer service and savings in labor and inventory management.

How blockchain technology brings new efficiencies and transparency to the food supply chain

A blockchain allows anyone with access to its electronic ledger to track what went into a product and who handled it along the way. This transparency is especially relevant to food supply chains, given the geographic expansion of these supply chains in recent years and the amount of data companies track.

What's the state of the fast casual industry?

The 2017 State of the Industry report polled more than 250 operators on their businesses to uncover the year's top trends.

Purchasing food truck kitchen equipment? Here’s what you need to consider

A primer on what basic kitchen equipment is needed in a food truck, along with power and washing requirements.

How well do you mitigate risk? Learn from those who have been there

Companies face a new set of risks in today's marketplace due to new technology. The need to manage human resources remains as critical as ever.

Mobile Vending University helps prepare food truck owners

Mobile Vending University provides a certified course in operating a food truck in Pasco, Washington. The attendees are taught by subject matter experts in all aspects of operating a food truck.

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