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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.
Prevention that goes beyond theft deterrence; using smart safes to protect assets and as assets; video surveillance for safety and to improve efficiency.
Sustainable design; packaging that makes your brand memorable; implementing intuitive design.
How to use data to help drive profits. Employing enterprise systems to work smarter. Combining technology and hospitality knowledge to provide dependable service.
New opportunities for pork. Trends in progressive proteins. Plant based protein options.
How specialty beverages can increase sales and substance; new takes on iced tea; blended drinks.
Advancements in digital signage; using digital signage to improve customer experience; digital signage content and placement strategies; emerging digital technology.
Increasing card holder security; greater protection with end to end encryption; mobile POS solutions; EMV chip technology.
Ready access to timely money; financing growth appeals to experienced lenders; investors look to the restaurant business.
Options for improving speed of service; digital menuboards increase communication and drive sales; drive-thru enclosures; clear communication for better order accuracy.
Offering more morning protein options. Eggs provide menu versatility. Fresh ingredients, flavorful spices and sauces bring new life to breakfast.