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Manitowoc Foodservice Debuts As Standalone Company

Manitowoc Foodservice Inc., a leading global supplier of commercial foodservice equipment, debuts today as a standalone, publicly traded company following its spinoff from The Manitowoc Company Inc. To celebrate the company’s independence, Hubertus Muehlhaeuser, president and CEO of Manitowoc Foodservice, will ring the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange today at 9:30 a.m. […]

Twisted Root Installs New Oil Management Solution

Restaurant Technologies is pleased to announce its partnership with Twisted Root Burger Co., the Dallas-based, award-winning restaurant brand. With 11 new total oil management solution installations from Restaurant Technologies, the burger joint reports several successes to its back-of-house operations. “We are committed to helping Twisted Root maintain its position in the thriving and competitive Dallas […]

Uncle Maddio’s Launches Online Ordering

Fans of Uncle Maddio's Pizza are now able to skip the line and order their favorite pizza with the ease and convenience of online ordering. The create-your-own fast-casual pizza franchise is rolling out online ordering around the country. Pizza lovers have the option to order from their computer or their phone. Using a smart application, […]

Domino’s Customers Can Now Order Via Apple Watch

Domino’s has another way for customers to place their Easy Order: via Apple Watch. The recognized world leader in pizza delivery and digital ordering platforms is adding Apple Watch to its lineup of ordering capabilities beginning today. “Ordering via Apple Watch is the latest addition to a growing list of technology that customers can use […]

La Madeleine Launches New Mobile App

La Madeleine Country French Café, a Dallas-based authentic country French bakery café, launched its new mobile rewards app, Bonne Rewards. Available at all participating cafés beginning February 10, Bonne Rewards was created to reward la Madeleine’s extraordinary fan base and loyal guests. “Since our founding in 1983, we have always focused on listening, adapting, and […]

Sonic Lets the Sun Shine—With Solar Panels

When Sonic Drive-In considered installing solar panels on top of one of its San Antonio, Texas, unit, the brand had the advantage of insider know-how. Three franchisees in Tennessee, Colorado, and Oregon had already received approval and installed solar panels at their locations years before. “I actually reached out to those franchisees and picked their […]

Kona Ice Launches Mobile App, Updates Trucks

Kona Ice is preparing to surf into new turf this season. The tropical shaved ice brand recently introduced a tidal wave of innovations during the Kona Konvention held in Northern Kentucky from January 28 to 31, including the launch of a new flavoring company and the rollout of a mobile phone app. The brand also […]

b. good Partners with Ordering Platform Menumavin

Menumavin announced its latest partnership with Boston-based b. good. The fast-growing burger and health-food quick serve, known for its tagline of “real.food.fast,” opened its Greenwich, Connecticut, location in December 2015. “We knew we wanted to be able to reach as many customers as possible, and Menumavin enables us to reach out to customers and serve […]

Chick-fil-A Begins Apple Pay Rollout

Chick-fil-A announced the national rollout of Apple Pay, which will provide customers added convenience with an easy, secure, and private way to pay. Apple Pay will be introduced in a gradual rollout to each Chick-fil-A Restaurant and will be available chain-wide by late 2016. Apple Pay is available in addition to Chick-fil-A’s own Mobile Pay […]

Go Roma Launches Online Ordering and Catering

The brand that lives by the motto, “Scratch Italian, Pronto!” is now making it easier than ever before to order its fresh Italian cuisine. Go Roma, a Chicagoland favorite, announced the launch of online ordering and online catering. The new “Go Roma To Go” feature allows users to choose their location, place an order and […]

Revention Launches Cloud-Based Loyalty Program

Revention is pleased to announce the release of Honeycomb, a cloud-based loyalty program. Honeycomb loyalty is integrated with all of Revention’s ordering products which include Revention point of sale, HungerRush Online Ordering, HungerRush Mobile Applications, and the newly released Self Service Ordering Kiosk.  Honeycomb is a comprehensive loyalty program developed by Revention that provides businesses […]

Hungry Howie’s Franchisee Uses DTT SmartAudit

DTT announced a partnership agreement with Arizona Pizza Management, a 20-location Hungry Howie’s franchisee based in Phoenix, Arizona. As the leading provider of digital surveillance and loss prevention for the restaurant industry, DTT has been selected as the company’s preferred vendor for loss prevention and video surveillance for all existing stores, including two locations currently […]

Brooklyn Will Host Its First-Ever FoodBytes! Conference

Rabobank, the world's premier food and agribusiness bank, announced that the next FoodBytes! will be held in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Thursday, March 3 at The Hall at MP. “Together with Rabobank and SF New Tech, Food+Tech Connect is thrilled to bring together our communities of investors, industry leaders, and disruptive startups at FoodBytes Brooklyn. Our […]

Sweetgreen Streamlines New iOS App Rewards

Sweetgreen, the destination for simple, seasonal, healthy food, announced the launch of their new iOS app Sweetgreen Rewards. The first of its kind in the healthy fast-casual space, the thoughtful app redefines the guest experience with seamless integration and single sign-on for mobile ordering, mobile payment, and a rewards program, all with a sleek interface. […]

El Pollo Loco Awards HME for Drive-Thru Headset

HME, an innovative technology company focused on enhancing productivity and customer service, is recognized throughout the quick-serve restaurant industry for its reliable drive-thru headset systems and timers. After earning a 2015 Award of Excellence from the restaurant chain El Pollo Loco, HME is known for its outstanding service as well. At its annual awards ceremony […]

Pita Pit Adopts Panasonic’s Stingray III POS

Panasonic, an industry leader in foodservice technology, announced that Pita Pit USA has selected Panasonic’s Stingray III, the company’s enterprise-grade POS terminal, for its 250-plus restaurants throughout the U.S. Earlier this year Pita Pit Inc., one of the fastest-growing fast-casual restaurant franchises in the country, began a POS hardware selection process to replace current equipment […]

Starbucks Expects Record-Breaking Gift Card Purchases

As customers finalize their holiday shopping, Starbucks anticipates record purchases of Starbucks Cards on December 24, citing the trend for customers to make their gift card purchases at the last minute. Last year, nearly 2.5 million Starbucks Cards were purchased in the U.S. and Canada on Christmas Eve, representing approximately 1,700 cards purchased per minute. […]

FireKing Security Recognized for Support Staff Excellence

FireKing Security Group announced its Field Services Group was recognized as a Certified Support Staff Excellence Center by the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA). "We are glad to honor FireKing Security Group for achieving this high industry standard," says Andrew Cromey, vice president, member success for TSIA. "TSIA's Support Staff Excellence program focuses on the […]

Promoting Gift Cards Help Brands Maximize the Holidays

Retailers—both in foodservice and other industries—might think it’s too late in the game to make a big push with holiday promotions, but new insights show that operators can still boost revenue before the year’s end. Euphemia Erikson, director of client solutions and network and security at payment solution provider First Data, says that both small […]

DTT Completes 1 Million SmartAudits

DTT is proud to announce the completion of 1 million SmartAudits, accomplished earlier this month. Developed in 2008 by DTT’s EVP of Loss Prevention, Donald Boyle, SmartAudit reports are one of the company’s most utilized services and have enabled thousands of hospitality and retail customers to significantly improve ROI and overall operational efficiencies.  Using a […]