October 2006

Cover Story:

Strong & Growing

Chitra Sethi, Associate Editor

Bruegger's poised for triple-digit expansion. An updated look, new menu and franchise focus pave the way.


Measuring Growth

Abigail A. Lorden

I was driving past a farmer's field on a recent trip to the Midwest when I noticed the stalks of corn, tall and strong, already shooting high into the air. It must be easy for the farmer to measure the growth of his crop, I mused, and satisfying to witness that growth, needing only the naked eye as a measuring tool.

Front Burner:

Cheesecake Factory Boosts Efficiency with CSK


The Cheesecake Factory is implementing ConnectSmart Kitchen (CSK) system, a kitchen management solution from QSR Automations, in the Cheesecake Factory and Grand Lux Cafe restaurants.

IHG partners with HBSI to Gain a Competitive Edge


InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Hotel Booking Solutions (HBSI) have announced a comprehensive agreement for the deployment of the HBSI Demand Management suite of products and services.

On Property:

New Edge

Ed Rubinstein, Contributing Editor

Hotels upgrade property management systems to stay ahead of competition

Point of Service:

A Step ahead

Mary L, Carlin, Contributing Editor

QSRs turn to technology to improve speed and quality

Intelligent Biz:

Mission Automation

Vicki Powers, Contributing Editor

Hospitality companies gear up to move back office systems online

Killer Apps:

Making IT Right

Efrem Harkham

If tapped appropriately technology can maximize profitability

Vantage Point:

Data Wisdom

Michael Friedman

Elevating the value of customer information