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'Grocery on wheels'  makes its debut

'Grocery on wheels' makes its debut

Self-driving vehicles that deliver fresh produce and allow consumers to place orders via an app and then physically pick their own produce could be the long-sought answer for online produce delivery.

Pizza Hut teams with Toyota on self-driving food truck

Pizza Hut teams with Toyota on self-driving food truck

Pizza Hut has teamed with Toyota on a food truck in a mobility service alliance that also includes Amazon, Didi, Mazda and Uber.

Technology, social media topics lead top 10 stories in 2017

Technology, social media topics lead top 10 stories in 2017

Stories about social media and technology tools were the most-read articles in 2017, the inaugural year for Food Truck Operator. An analysis of the 10 stories reflects a variety of concerns as the industry continues to expand at a rapid pace.

Foodservice leaders describe best practices for managing social media challenges

Foodservice leaders describe best practices for managing social media challenges

Managing social media messages is an evolving challenge for foodservice operators. A recent panel highlighted how some proactive companies are addressing the task.

Dickey's, Quiznos, Firenza execs: Cloud technology gives a lift, but needs advocates

Dickey's, Quiznos, Firenza execs: Cloud technology gives a lift, but needs advocates

Cloud technology enables companies to respond faster to market changes and empowers employees to perform better, but change doesn't come without pain.

Restaurateurs: 'Don’t hesitate to offer mobile payments'

Restaurateurs: 'Don’t hesitate to offer mobile payments'

While mobile orders represent a minority of orders, panelists said the ratio is shifting in their favor. A panel of restaurateurs tackling the issue at the Fast Casual Executive Summit drew an overflow audience.

Former Papa Murphy's CDO: Ask 3 questions before investing in tech

Former Papa Murphy's CDO: Ask 3 questions before investing in tech

As restaurants consider deploying technology, such as a loyalty program, branded app or mobile payments, executives should first consider whether such efforts will actually help them acquire more customers and coax existing guests to spend more money

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

Restaurants realizing importance of mobile payments and loyalty

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

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