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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 […]

Noodles & Co. Offers Customizable E-Gift Cards

Noodles & Company, serving classic noodle and pasta dishes from its globally inspired World Kitchen, announced the launch of its newly expanded gift card program. Just in time for the holiday season, the company unveiled new digital gift cards, making it easier than ever to give the gift of Noodles this year. The new platform […]

DTT Partners with Newk’s and Wendy’s Franchisee

DTT announced a partnership with JMH Dining LLC, a Newk’s Eatery and Wendy’s franchisee based in Jackson, Mississippi. DTT is now the preferred provider for JMH Newk’s restaurants and is installed in 10 JMH locations throughout Alabama and Mississippi. Originally solely a Wendy’s operator but looking to expand its brand portfolio, JMH attended a Newk’s […]

Improving the Experience

In February, Subway announced Thys (pronounced Tice) J. Van Hout as the company’s new chief technology officer. Van Hout seized the opportunity to work with the international restaurant chain for a variety of reasons, the least of which include “leveraging technology to enhance the Subway experience at the store level and help increase franchisee profitability.” […]

Preventing Employee Theft

According to industry experts, employees most likely to steal or treat cash handling carelessly are those in the lowest income strata with the greatest access to cash, who tend not to stay with one employer for very long. In short: a typical quick-service employee. To catch an employee stealing is challenging, costly, and time-consuming, and […]