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UPshow Announces Spinoff of Employee Engagement Platform into New Entity Called Shift

UPshow, the leading on-premise engagement platform, is excited to announce the strategic spinoff of its fast-growing employee engagement platform, into a new independent entity called Shift. This strategic move allows the team at Shift to have a laser focus on the growth and evolution of the product with greater precision and more rapid innovation. Shift […]

Checkmate Expands Partnership with Uber

Checkmate, a leading restaurant ordering solutions provider, announced an expansion to their partnership with Uber, adding Uber Direct to its services available to merchants. Checkmate already works with Uber Eats, enabling order passthrough from Uber Eats directly into a merchant’s POS platform through Checkmate’s integrations. Now, merchants will also have access to Uber Direct, enabling […]

Reji and Retail Robotics Solutions Announces New Partnership

On June 5th, Reji, a leading provider of self-checkout systems in the USA, and Retail Robotics Solutions (RRS), a French startup specializing in AI-based solutions for restaurants and catering, announced a synergetic partnership. Their combination of solutions includes the highest standards and efficiency of AI recognition with the ability to fully manage self-checkout kiosks remotely, […]

Hamra Enterprises Opens Panera To Go in Watertown, Massachusetts

Consumers in Watertown and surrounding areas will soon have the convenience of a new dining option with the opening of a Panera To Go location, fully enabled for digital convenience and Rapid Pick-Up. The grand opening of the new location at 11 Mount Auburn Street will be at 9 a.m., July 11, with a special […]

CC’s Coffee House Unveils Mobile App Powered by Paytronix

Paytronix, the leader in guest engagement for restaurants and convenience stores, today announced that CC’s Coffee House, Louisiana’s favorite Specialty Coffee House, has launched a new mobile app that modernizes the entire guest experience, from initial engagement to ordering, payment and rewards. The new app syncs with CC’s Paytronix-powered loyalty program and transforms the guest’s mobile experience. The […]

Comcast Smart Solutions Expands Strategic Relationships with Eagle Eye Networks

Comcast Smart Solutions, a division of Comcast that specializes in smart technologies for businesses and communities, announced expanded strategic relationships with Eagle Eye Networks, a global leader in cloud video surveillance with AI and analytics, and C2RO, a leader in Privacy-Aware AI-powered video analytics software, to provide customers with a new, broader set of AI […]

Fajita Pete’s Launches Digital Punch Card Loyalty Program

Fajita Pete’s, the beloved Tex-Mex eatery known for delivering and catering fresh fajitas, announced the launch of its innovative “Digital Punch Card” loyalty program. This new program rewards valued customers with easy-to-earn discounts and a seamless experience, making every visit even more rewarding. Fajita Pete’s Digital Punch Card Highlights: The Digital Punch Card program is […]

Happy Joe’s Tests Server Robot and Launches AI Voice Ordering

Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream, a 50-year-old family favorite brand, is advancing with the times by introducing robotics and AI voice ordering to its guests.   Starting at Happy Joe’s Bettendorf location, the company has been testing a robot built by Bear Robotics to bus tables, deliver orders and even sing “Happy Birthday” to guests celebrating their […]

Taziki’s Achieves Success with Ovation’s Feedback Platform

Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, known for its modern, made-to-order Mediterranean cuisine, has achieved significant success through its partnership with Ovation. Initiated in Q2 of 2023, the partnership enabled Taziki’s to integrate Ovation’s multi-unit operations feedback platform across all its corporate locations by the end of 2023. Now, Taziki’s has extended this powerful tool to its franchise […]

Black Rock Coffee Bar Relaunches Rewards Program with Paytronix

Paytronix, the leader in guest engagement for restaurants and convenience stores, and Black Rock Coffee Bar, the national boutique coffee brand, announced the re-launch of Black Rock Rewards, as Black Rock updated its tech stack with Paytronix to better engage with loyal fans. The relaunch of Black Rock Rewards improves the guest experience, making it easy for […]

Long John Silver’s Joins Forces with Leading Tech Innovators 

Long John Silver’s has joined forces with four leading tech innovators – Attentive, Bikky, Plein Air, and Sparkfly – to transform its customer engagement strategy through implementing a 360° next-generation digital and in-store experience across more than 300 corporate stores and participating franchisees. The tightly integrated ecosystem will leverage a suite of best-in-class platforms including […]

Incentivio Unveils Complete Rebrand

Incentivio, a leading restaurant SaaS platform that provides data-driven loyalty programs and digital engagement solutions to enhance customer lifetime value, announced its complete rebrand. This strategic transformation underscores Incentivio’s commitment to delivering cutting-edge technology to engage and delight restaurant guests through enhanced personalization. Incentivio’s rebrand introduces a more sophisticated color palette, a redesigned website, and […]

SoundHound AI Acquires Ordering Platform Allset

SoundHound AI, a global leader in voice artificial intelligence, announced the acquisition of key assets from Allset, an online ordering platform that connects restaurants and local customers. As part of the acquisition, Allset’s team will be joining SoundHound, further strengthening the company’s capabilities and commitment to innovation. The closing of the acquisition will bring additional […]

Guest Experience Platform Ovation Closes Latest Round of Funding

Ovation, a leading guest experience platform for multi-unit restaurants, announced the successful closure of a Series A round, bringing total funding to $9 million. Led by TIA Ventures, the investment will enable Ovation to continue developing even more powerful tools for multi-unit operators looking to connect with guests and improve. Other investors in this round […]

Little Caesars Promotes Three Executives in Tech Roles

Little Caesars recently promoted three exceptional executives to key leadership positions within its technology division, marking a significant milestone in the company’s journey of innovation and growth. Keith Faigin was promoted to Chief Information Officer, Restaurant Systems. With a decade of service at Little Caesars, Keith has played a pivotal role in advancing the brand’s […]

Thanx Announces Strategic Partnership with Bite

Thanx, a leading guest engagement and retention platform for restaurants, announced a strategic partnership with Bite, the leading provider of intelligent kiosk solutions for fast-casual and quick-service restaurants. This collaboration will streamline the ordering process and enhance the guest experience by seamlessly integrating loyalty into the kiosk ordering flow. As labor costs continue to rise, […]

Sandwich Chain Goodcents Taps Raydiant to Modernize In-Store Experience

Raydiant, The Experience Operating System offering digital signage, AI, and employee experience solutions, announced an exciting new partnership with Goodcents. Goodcents has selected Raydiant to modernize and elevate its in-location experience across all franchise locations and corporate establishments using Raydiant’s innovative digital signage solutions. Goodcents, known for their fresh sub sandwiches and commitment to customer […]

BRIX Holdings Forms Partnership with Revel Systems

Revel Systems, an open cloud order management platform for restaurant and retail brands, today announced BRIX Holdings will implement Revel at all locations for the following brands: Red Mango Yogurt & Smoothie Café, Smoothie Factory Juice Bar + Kitchen, Pizza Jukebox, Souper Salad, and Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt. Revel has already been successfully deployed at […] Crowned Winner of 2024 Snowflake Startup Challenge, the exclusive provider of decision intelligence for multi-unit restaurants, is the winner of the 2024 Snowflake Startup Challenge. Now in its fourth year, the Snowflake Startup Challenge recognizes early-stage startups for their innovation in building software that relies on the Snowflake AI Data Cloud. Mike Lukianoff, CEO, said “This is more than a […]