The enhanced Execuvue system, which delivers fully interactive BI reports for the iPhone and the iPad, is currently being used by Concord Hospitality to reduce labor costs across its 72 hotels.
Subway and Jamba Juice are among those with plans to test an application that utilizes NFC to enable customers to pay for purchases by tapping their phones on any PayPass-enabled terminal at checkout.
Hospitality Technology recaps 10 of the biggest technology announcements from the 2011 National Restaurant Association show, including: mobile point-of-sale applications that leverage the iPad, online learning modules, and a guest-facing application that combines features from Foursquare, Citysearch and more.
New mobile offerings include mymenu, mobile payments with Tabbedout, an iPad ordering app, mobile mymicros.net, Mobile iCard, and NFC pay-at-the-table with VeriFone PAYware Mobile.
Pizza Hut releases Android and iPad mobile ordering applications, plus an updated version of its iPhone app.
For the 20-unit JOEY Restaurant Group, success is an orchestrated event that encompasses kitchen efficiency, mobile hostess solutions and flexible guest reservation options. Derek Boyd, director of IT, reveals how these solutions and more are helping to boost efficiency and guest satisfaction.
Unit offers guests the option to wake to their personal music selections on their iPad/iPad2, iPhone and iPod.
AccuBar has added to its beverage inventory management system an interactive wine menu that allows users to search by wine type, varietal, winery, region, price, ratings and other criteria.
Micros restaurant and bar customers can deploy Tabbedout's mobile payment application for tab payments, social media integration, and direct marketing
When it comes to mobile point-of-sale technology, are restaurants better off investing in tried-and-true commercial devices or consumer-grade solutions, such as iPads or smartphones? Operators weigh the pros and cons of price, durability, battery life and more.