Burger King owner assigns tech czar to boost business

The chain’s commitment to enhancing its operations is demonstrative of its strong desire to keep up with it’s fiercest rivals, with the likes of Starbucks Corp and Domino’s Pizza Inc both...
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Pizza Hut devises self-driving delivery trucks

Once completed, the vehicle will be electric and fully self-serving. With a low floor and open interior space, it will be able to serve a number of different purposes. The length...
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Why local marketing is the key to maximising sales and beating competitors

Getting 300 likes on an image of your food/drink is fantastic from a brand and advocacy perspective, but it won’t drive consistent and frequent footfall. ...
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First impressions count and so do the next 720 every hour.

Advertisements work. Building trust through engaging ads is a very smart way to get your name out there and establish the connection needed to earn yourself a lifelong customer....
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Why it’s important for modern restaurants to use an online reservation system

Shoryu were looking for a system that helped them to make the most of internet demand to get a better customer experience so that diners have a choice of where to...
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One Third of Hospitality Sector Unaware of GDPR

Peter Moore, CEO of Its Lolly, said: "A number of the findings uncovered in the survey are alarming given organisations of every size are going to be affected by the GDPR legislation. This...
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A new age of video marketing

ZiMovi and VST Enterprises partner to create interactive video streaming app. Manchester, UK. 5 January 2018: The minds of market-leading video strategy platform, ZiMovi, and pioneering consumer technology and security company,...
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Make Running Your Business a Breeze

According to the Lloyds Business Digital Index, 58% of small businesses say increased sales is one of the advantages to using digital, while 65% of small businesses are using digital to...
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Latest innovations to consider when choosing an EPOS system

Your customers expect to be able to order online and this is now an essential for any food delivery business. But not all online ordering systems are created equal...
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Say Goodbye to LONG Queues at Your Favourite Bars, Guzzl Has Arrived

I suppose you’re wondering how Guzzl works? This sticker-cum-table stand with a special microchip inside allows customers to order their drinks without having to go anywhere near the bar! All customers...
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Automated Food: The Tech Trend Transforming the Restaurants of Tomorrow

Even robots are now becoming a prominent fixture in food establishments. A number of restaurants have already invested in tech-infused cooking equipment - designed to help inexperienced chefs complete tasks that...
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Easy Steps to Help Your Company Succeed in the AI Business World

AI has transformed into a lucrative market for the business world. According to recent reports, it is predicted that the AI industry will be worth over ...
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Coniq’s loyalty programme serves up repeat custom for Cabana

The loyalty programme has been so successful that Coniq has now reinvigorated the Cabana Club, with the launch of a digital card, the migration of Cabana’s entire database to the Club...
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Top Tips for QSR’s looking to purchase environmentally friendly packaging

Don’t forget when sourcing packaging that any benefits to the environment are also joined by a public appetite for eco-conscious, caring packaging and practices. Multiple studies have shown that consumers actively...
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Creating Culinary Concepts

You need to provide an additional value that serves a strong strategy, making your experience different and clear in each encounter with your customers. Starting with your...
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The Virtual Chef Bringing Restaurant Food to Life

The show is beamed onto the table through hidden high-definition projectors in the restaurant’s lampshades. Once guests are seated, a book and their crockery is placed in front of them -...
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IntelliCUP Converts Bar Queues In to Sales

IntelliCUP™ is a high speed, cashless, “perfect serve” beverage dispensing system that significantly increases profitability and improves the customer experience....
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The “Pizza-Checker”: Domino’s High-Tech Solution for the Perfect Pizza

The “Pizza Checker” has multiple functions; it can distinguish different types of pizza, and can also check if the pizza is at the correct temperature. The camera will be installed just...
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Mexican Cuisine Hub Coming to London

Mexican restaurant chain Wahaca are set to open a new eatery in East London that will act as a hub to experiment with Mexican cooking. The Shoreditch restaurant will provide a platform...
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SPOONFED ADDS ‘GROUP ORDERING’ UNLOCKING CORPORATE CATERING MARKETS

Caterers are set to boost revenues and efficiency with the latest update to Spoonfed’s global catering management software....
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The Future of Restaurants and Technology

46% of restaurant owners questioned openly said that they expect...
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A helping hand for a modern kitchen.

Safe Chef is a smart Web and Mobile platform that aims to become an all-in-one solution for managing a commercial kitchen....
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S4Labour & Barons Pub Company Case Study

We don’t see S4Labour as a stick to beat managers with, rather as a tool to help...
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How Paytronix is helping restaurants with their guest engagement

Paytronix drives incremental sales through loyalty for global restaurant chains...
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How can customer feedback make you money?

One of Buzzer Feedback’s clients, a burger restaurant, implemented our tablet feedback device. Immediately, they found that ...
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Shortlist for the 2017 Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards Announced

The Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards has celebrated some amazing entrepreneurs over the years, many of whom are now household names. Past winners include ...
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The First Nightlife Operating System

How the Smart Nightlife Company reimagined the POS for the digital age to deliver to all of the demands of nightlife. ...
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elementsuite continues to grow – launches next version of Workforce Management Module at RTL17

elementsuite workforce management addresses the need for a...
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DSE stands for Display Screen Equipment.

The HSE state that DSE Training is a legal requirement for all staff who look at desktop computer screens, laptops, mobile phones, tablets and any other appropriate display screen equipment ‘for...
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Introducing a Consumer-Facing Loyalty & Payment Platform

Introducing the loyalty platform has been beneficial for us on many fronts. Firstly, it’s...
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Tossed sees success after going cashless

The business, which was founded in Paddington in 2005, saw turnover increase by...
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Why queue when you don’t have to! Order and pay for drinks directly from your smartphone!

Viva also provides a detailed and insightful analytics system which allows venues to...
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Shake Shack set to launch chatbot

Phil Crawford, Vice President of Information Technology at Shake Shack, has said...
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Why QSRs are investing in in-store tech

As a result, consumers are turning to...
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How technology is helping restaurants to establish long-term customer relationships

In response to this, Griffin believes that restaurants will have to adapt by ...
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Experience Control, Experience Simplicity, Experience ‘SmartServe’

SmartServe, simply gives diners full control of their dining experience whilst unlocking establishments true revenue potential with ground-breaking technology ...
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Freerunner help South East England’s Costa Franchise deliver ‘Safe Wifi”

Freerunner are delighted to support Goldex in bringing this accreditation further into the high street, and hope one day it becomes the standard and benchmark for public WiFi. ...
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How to reduce staff turnover through onboarding

Why first impressions of your business are as important for staff as for customers, and how to make sure your onboarding training gets the best results....
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Engaging customers with artificial intelligence

Interact, engage and get chatty with customers and brand advocates using a chatbot on Facebook or in store display. ...
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Order. Pay. Enjoy. Value your time

With the help of a unique QR code placed on each table, the app automatically detects the...
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Identity Document Checking with an Expert’s Eye.

If the business takes on high volumes of new starters it’s only a matter of time before that small yet extreme costly mistake is made...
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Seatris Set to Take Smart Tables to Thailand

Seatris also reduces no-shows by helping restaurants to...
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Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group Serves Up an Enhanced Customer Experience

Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group is looking to future-proof its point of sale system by selecting the...
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Nando’s Steps Up its Digital Transformation Strategy

Currently, Nando’s is in the process of updating itself in terms of how it incorporates technology, migrating to...
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World’s First Robotic Bartenders are Here to Disrupt the Industry

The 2,500 square foot bar will have two robotic arms, enabling it to be able to ...
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Bringing Payment Linked Loyalty to Restaurants across the UK

By linking payment cards and loyalty cards within a single app, PLL enables shoppers to seamlessly collect or spend loyalty points at their favourite retailers and restaurants, simply by using their ...
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Your Bespoke Digital Loyalty Restaurant App

Introducing our digital loyalty platform that enables you to engage, retain and understand customers, effortlessly....
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AI is Set to Form the Future of Dining

A new global study by Oracle, the California-based multinational computer technology corporation, entitled Restaurant 2025, has found that...
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Are You Ready for the Robot Revolution?

Recent studies have shown that up to 50% of jobs could be automated in the next 20 years, creating ...
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Digital Signage is Here to Disrupt the Restaurant Industry

Given that people tend to stand around menu boards for minutes at a time, while they decide what to order or whether or not the menu takes their fancy, there is...
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Health-Driven Tech Restaurant Secures £1.5m of Crowdfunding in Just 24 Hours

Vita Mojo is benefiting from providing an increasingly personalised customer experience, through offering their guests the choice of over...
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Consumers Would Spend More if They Could Order From Their Smartphones

The number of consumers using their smartphones for mobile ordering and payment is rising sharply, says the latest GO Technology report by CGA and Zonal....
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Join The Revolution - UrAppPro

In a world where mobile applications are becoming one of the main portals of communication Ur App Pro are looking to revolutionise the restaurant and takeaway industry....
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The Importance of Having a Highly Available, Highly Secure Technology Platform That Can Easily Scale

Underpinning each area of your operations and an element that has the potential to make or break whether your customers have that great experience and remain loyal is your chosen technology....
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Finance Solutions for Restaurants

Small businesses across the UK are struggling to secure the funding they need to grow. Fortunately, new, online lenders such as Merchant Money have stepped in, providing SMEs with easy-access finance...
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Flexi Concierge App to Launch at Hotel Tech Live

When apps first hit the market, every business of every kind raced to put an app in store. It didn’t matter what the app did or whether it was even useful,...
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Technology is Transforming the Back Office

The benefits include greater environmental consciousness, reduced cost of operations and reduced human effort....
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Vardells V-Serve Hospitality

With over 100 business integration applications that include accounts, payment and reservation systems, V-Serve can provide a total solution for your business....
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Do You Know How to Innovate Successfully?

Innovation and technology are at the pinnacle to survival these days, yet it may be questioned that hotel businesses don’t actually know how to innovate successfully. ...
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Preferred Hotels launch Customer Loyalty App

Personalised apps for hotels are filling the customer interaction gaps. Preferred Hotels and resorts have launched iPrefer - a mobile app and member rate programme, focussing on their points-based rewards programme....
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Innovation, Tradition and Training; is this the Golden Triangle?

Tradition, training and innovation the golden triangle of the hotel industry Innovation has become a considerable focal point for the hotel industry, yet there may be argument that it is receiving...
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Five Hospitality Startups to Look Out for in 2017

The startup has already got off to a flying start, managing to secure partnerships with the likes of the Louvre, the Pantheon and the MuCEM ...
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Starbucks is Upping its Tech Game

Not content to rest on its laurels, Starbucks is continuing to improve its digital customer service ...
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Subway Launches Food Ordering on Facebook Messenger

Plans to the launch the ground-breaking sandwich ordering bot, founded by Subway Digital, were announced at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference ...
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Nutrition Information on Menus is Popular with Customers in a Variety of Catering Outlets

With rising levels of obesity and type 2 diabetes consumers who eat out are expressing a desire to know more about the nutrition in their meals....
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Mobile Payment Means Millions of New Customers

As more consumers accept and appreciate direct carrier billing, merchants need to make some necessary changes if they want to capitalise on this payment method's potential and its rise in popularity....
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German Restaurant VA Startup Seatris enters UK to expand

Seatris, a German startup company offering a web-based restaurant management software with machine learning technology to help restaurants be more profitable through secure bookings, smart match-making waitlist and automatic table reseating...
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Testo’s guide to food safety

Testo offer a wide range of equipment for food safety which will help you meet your HACCP requirements and give you the reassurance you are storing and cooking your food safely. ...
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Let Mobile Apps Boost Your Business

If you don’t have a mobile app, isn’t it time you followed the other 62% who do?...
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The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Hospitality Experience

It is noted that consumers are more likely to engage with brands that use technology that they feel comfortable with. They want to be in control of their experience and hospitality...
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Recommendations for upgrading your management capabilities

Starfleet Research, the leading provider of best practices IT research for the hospitality industry, has released of the 2017 Smart Decision Guide to Hospitality Revenue Management. Here is a brief outline....
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Restaurant Automation with Mobile Order Apps and Kiosks & Integrated Table Localization

Order solutions on kiosk or smartphone automatize guest orders. PLS system is able to locate guests at the table accurately. Easy integration in existing solutions....
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LaLiT London Hotel Opts For CHARGit’s Pioneering Wireless charging

LaLiT London, located in the heart of London near Tower Bridge, has chosen to bring in CHARGit’s wireless charging capabilities, as it looks to offer an additional luxury service to its...
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5loyalty Client Friska Expands Mobile App with New Click and Collect Functionality

Bristol-based 5loyalty client, Friska has expanded its mobile app functionality by offering the restaurant’s customers the ability to click and collect their food order through their smartphone before they’ve arrived at...
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UK named as the top European target for Hotel Investment

European hotel investors have named the UK as the top European target for hotel investment in 2017. Global property advisor CBRE conducted a recent survey, revealing that respondents considered the UK...
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The New Standard for Restaurant Experience

With the imminent arrival of McDonalds self-ordering kiosks to Europe, restaurant business owners and managers seek to enhance their service and customer experience to fit the newly discovered market needs. Is...
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FairCloud Platform By FairBridge – A case study!

FairCloud is an industry leading cloud based hospitality platform developed with ease of use in mind. FairCloud is a powerful and intuitive platform developed by FairBridge Hotels International....
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Fall in love with Airbnb and TripAdvisor

Tech disruptors are here to stay. We can’t beat them, so why don’t we make them work for us?...
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Bar + Block Steakhouse Win Big at Menu Innovation and Development Awards

The awards, now in its 8th year, was held at London’s Cumberland hotel and was founded in order to celebrate the creative talents of menu development managers and group executive chefs...
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Hot Off The Press: New Ventures April 2017

Lucy Pedder and Natasha Cooke, dynamic duo and founders of the catering events company, The Cooking Collective, are set to open this quirky new offering in Flat Iron Square, under Seven...
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