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THE.FIT Launches for Restaurant Brands

THE.FIT announced the launch of its menu personalization engine, which will allow restaurants to create customized menus for each guest in just seconds. The artificial intelligence (AI)-powered platform is designed to enable restaurants to increase ticket sizes and strengthen margins while delighting guests.

Zenreach Unveils Attract Platform

Zenreach, creator of the Walk-Through Rate, announced Zenreach Attract, the first product to let retailers who operate real-world locations connect their online advertising with measurable in-store results.

American Express Acquires Reservation Platform Resy

American Express today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Resy, the digital restaurant reservation booking and management platform. The acquisition will build on the growing suite of digital-first benefits and services from American Express that extend beyond traditional rewards and points, to provide Card Members with access and experiences across travel and lodging, airport lounges, exclusive events, and dining.

US Foods Study: Tech is Still Being Underutilized by Restaurants

US Foods Holding Corp. released the results of a new survey of 500 independent restaurant decision makers to gauge their outlook on critical operational decisions. Although half of restaurant decision makers think technology is a way to address food waste, manage staff and drive customer traffic, only one-third of them are implementing it.

Toast Launches Payroll & Team Management Platform

Toast unveiled Toast Payroll & Team Management, an all-in-one payroll and HR solution built specifically for the restaurant industry. The new solution simplifies payroll and employee management for restaurants of all sizes by automating payroll, streamlining onboarding, and reducing compliance risk.

HuHot Sees Big Lift from Grill Pass Campaign

Paytronix Systems, Inc. announced that HuHot Mongolian Grill has won the 2019 Paytronix Loyalty Award for Marketing Innovation. HuHot found that overall customers spent a whopping 80 percent more than the cost of the pass during the six months in which its Grill Pass campaign ran.

Michelin-Starred La Toque Announces Exclusive Partnership with Reservation Platform, Tock

La Toque, Executive Chef and Owner Ken Frank’s landmark restaurant located at The Westin Verasa Napa in Downtown Napa, has announced it is now accepting guest reservations exclusively on Tock. “The online reservations environment has evolved tremendously over the last few years, and our team feels Tock will provide our guests with the best possible experience,” says Frank.

PAR Technology Announces New Brink POS Software API Integration

ParTech, Inc., a leading global provider of point of sale  solutions to the restaurant and retail industries, announced today a new partnership with Altametrics and Hubworks, a leading provider of cloud-based enterprise restaurant systems that provides food, workforce, and supply chain management to the world's most successful restaurant companies, including Denny's, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut.

Allset Launches Service in Miami

San Francisco-based food pre-ordering startup Allset launched its service at local restaurants in Miami.Allset allows diners to make reservations, order meals, and pay the bill before arriving at the restaurant.

The Fear and Promise of Mobile Technology

Mobile technology first took over our lives. Now, it’s becoming one of the most disruptive business opportunities to hit the hospitality space in recent memory. In the case of restaurants, it’s shifted everything from point of sale to inventory management to training, customer loyalty, audits, and much more.

The Social Media Strategy That’s Best for Your Brand

Instagram? Twitter? Facebook? Yelp? The options for engaging with guests through social media can be overwhelming. But, experts agree, you don’t have to do it all—you just have to do something. Have a social media presence in a way that works for your brand, or you’ll miss out on valuable ways to engage with existing and potential customers.

Delivery Apps and POS Systems: Friends or Rivals?

On-demand delivery apps have made the biggest shift in the restaurant industry over the last several decades. You could argue the drive thru was the last real innovation to change ordering to such an extent.

Fintech Buys Sales Platform Lilypad Solutions

Financial Information Technologies, LLC, a leading business solutions provider for the beverage alcohol industry, announced that it has acquired Lilypad Solutions, LLC, the alcohol industry’s ultimate sales platform.