The OpenView booking engine from Pegasus helps resort drive direct online reservations.
HT is putting the focus on security solutions for the hotel and restaurant industries in this special showcase. This report covers a variety of security-related technology solutions, highlighting the features and functionality of each one a reader-friendly format. These comprehensive solutions offer achievable ways to bolster datasecurity in hotels and restaurants. (Sponsored)
The 19th annual MURTEC boasted a record number of 630+ food service and technology executives on site to meet for three days of valuable networking and idea sharing. This year's program was built around the 3.0 concept: "Restaurants 3.0: Keeping Pace with Rapid Innovation." Here HT recaps just a few of the many highlights from MURTEC 2014.
According to HT's 2014 Restaurant Technology Study, tableside ordering and payment devices are the single largest growth area in full service restaurants, with a third of respondents planning a rollout by the end of next year. Vendors are rolling out new solutions — including those that are mounted at the table and those that servers carry — that allow for mobile payment, faster table turns, upselling and more. Restaurant operators are turning towards tableside devices to incorporate payment functionality while enjoying longer battery life, upselling and more.
Quiznos' CMO shares how the eatery is leveraging gamified marketing and social media to engage ad-weary consumers.
In business there is now a clear realization that customer engagement,loyalty and innovation are intertwined and Influence over technology spending is transitioning rapidly from the CIO to the CMO. Dean Houden, CMO for TASK, talks about the role that marketing executives are playing in IT decisions. (Sponsored)
By the end of 2015, order-and-pay tablets are being mounted at the table, and check settlement for all purchases will be integrated into a single transaction at all of Buffalo Wild Wings' 1,010+ locations. HT talks to Karen Bird, VP of IT, about the project, as well as evolving mobile trends in restaurant technology.
Mobile and loyalty integrations with the POS make up the top stories from the last month.
Quick Service Restaurant Holdings has selected MICROS Simphony for its three Australian brands.
Star Chasers Oklahoma Inc. has teamed with Beanstalk Data to integrate CRM with POS.