Starting from a single location in 1956, Jersey Mike's Franchise Systems now boasts 1,300+ locations nationwide and has been named a top fast-growing chain by several industry sources. The fast casual sandwich chain fosters growth with a blend of proprietary technology, well-defined vendor expectations, and forward-thinking strategies. CIO Scott Scherer says that staying nimble by bringing the majority of systems in-house has positioned Jersey Mike's for its growth, and helps drive success for franchisees.
Using beacons and geo-fences, hospitality operators gain greater access to customers, increasing business and loyalty. The latest in location-based tech also allows operators to capture information about a customer to offer more personalized service.
The 17th annual Restaurant Technology Study reveals the latest technology trends that are impacting the food service industry. The report covers a comprehensive range of topics including: technology budgets and spending allocations across a variety of projects; IT decision-making strategies; and top tech challenges. New this year, check out what made the "Top 10 Most Important Technologies" list for 2015. Sponsored.
PayPal has announced its acquisition of Paydiant to help build out its mobile business targeting and sharpen its focus in competition with other tech payment companies.
EMV, NFC and mobile ordering options round out the top headlines in POS.
How Hooters prevented theft and improved productivity across 452 restaurants worldwide.
New integrated transaction technology allows U.S. merchant to process payments for scannable EMV cards directly within their point of sale system.
orderbird and ConCardis provide cashless payment with NFC, Apple Pay & Co.
Shipments of NFC-ready POS terminals reached 9.5 million in 2014.
Hospitality Technology's annual New Tech Showcase is the must-read supplement that covers new hardware, software and services for the lodging and foodservice industry. Download the 2015 New Tech Showcase for more information on these innovative solutions which include: the latest introductions in mobile POS technology; tablet-based solutions, new customer engagement platforms, cloud-based solutions, cross-platform mobile innovations, and more. Sponsored.