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As consumers become more educated about nutrition and sustainability, the demand for diverse proteins grows.
High-tech signage is lighting up the quick-service industry inside and out. From innovative touchscreen displays to brighter menuboards and drive-thru signage, the newest generation of restaurant tech is changing everything about the way the industry does business.
Sauces and condiments are an easy and profitable way for restaurants to customize dishes.
Whether expanding to new locations, remodeling, or investing in new technology, finance and lending options are critical to the ongoing success of a restaurant. This Smart Chain report will help restaurants find the right lending options and give advice for building finance partnerships.
Digital restaurant solutions improve drive-thru efficiency. These high-tech solutions keep customers happy while increasing profits.
High-tech POS systems are becoming the heart of the industry. From integrated customer loyalty programs to improved labor, portability, and more payment options than ever, they do it all. Here is what you need to know about POS and keeping your guests' data safe.
As consumers search for more variety on menus, restaurants are finding that beverages offer a low-cost way to differentiate. From new flavors to high-tech equipment, the beverage world is evolving.
New cooking technology and equipment are enhancing daily life in the kitchen and making food preparation more efficient and seamless than ever. New forms of equipment and new functionality reduce the need for more items in crowded kitchens and simplify processes for staff.
The traditional restaurant back office is no more. New technology makes the information operators need accessible anywhere, puts managers in better control of the business, and improves efficiency.
This Smart Chain report focuses on the latest trends in desserts, including the move toward savory and sour options, customization, and the latest trends in presentation.
From bold flavors to innovative customization options, condiments and sauces add dimension and excitement to any dish. This Smart Chain report covers all the biggest trends, including global palates, sweet heat, and creative new blends.
This Smart Chain report looks at breakfast options, bigger and bolder flavor profiles, key vendors, and more.
Smart safes improve cash security; cloud based video surveillance; holistic systems provide integration of transaction and monitoring systems.
Customer interaction via smartphone. Advancements in digital technology are changing how restaurants are using signage inside and outside. The importance of the location of digital signage. Methods to protect digital technology.
POS grows in scope, maintains simplicity; kiosks, mobile payments and online ordering are new frontiers; PCI compliance and security; U.S. EMV adoption.
Flexible financing options; funding and strategic advice for operators; locating and funding the perfect location; leverage and its limits.
Elevating the drive-thru experience to address customer desires. New headset models tackle reliability and comfort. The benefits of digital signage. Drive-thru timers shed light on operational inefficiencies.
Recent outbreaks have produced increased interest and expectations in food safety as improved technology brings speed and safety closer together.
Coffee goes craft; how carbonated soft drink companies can monitor and create trends; tea and other functional beverages.
Breakfast melds with brunch; meat moves over to the side while vegetables and other sides take center stage; how restaurants can appeal to customers who are scaling back their morning meal.