Technology

Smithfield Foods Launches One-Stop Pork Resource Library

Smithfield Foods announced the launch of their first chef-driven mobile application, Pork Solved. Pork Solved is the first application that explores pork cuts (and the various ways to cook and serve them) available in the digital marketplace.

Research: Loyalty Established With Fourth Visit

Paytronix Systems, Inc., a leading provider of reward program solutions to restaurants and retailers, announced research from its Data Insights team, which finds that restaurant brand loyalty is established on the fourth visit.

Study: Loyalty Programs are Key for Repeat Guests

Oracle announced the findings of two research initiatives aimed at identifying the consumer drivers for loyalty in the food and beverage and hotel industries and the impact of technology in curating a unique hotel guest experience.

Fridays Becomes First National Casual Dining Brand to Join OpenTable

Just in time for the restaurant industry’s busiest night of the year, TGI Fridays is the first national casual dining brand to offer reservations via OpenTable.OpenTable will be able to locate consumers nearest Fridays restaurants and easily reserve their table for any open time slot, up to 30 days in advance online (or seven days in advance on the app).

Orderscape to Release Foodiebot, Full Menu Ordering Skill for Amazon Alexa

Silicon Valley-based restaurant technology startup, Orderscape.com, has developed a best-in-class, full food ordering chatbot to launch early in Q2 to over 6,000 restaurants in the U.S. The company will initially offer restaurant clients and consumers access to Foodiebot Voice for Amazon Alexa followed by Foodiebot Chat for Facebook Messenger and other chatbot platforms.

DineTime Updates Amazon Alexa Skill

DineTime, the nation's fastest growing restaurant network, announced a new robust feature for its Amazon Alexa skill. The DineTime skill provides diners a voice-controlled and hands-free way to get on a waitlist at any DineTime network restaurant.

App Cures Age-Old Staffing Problem for Restaurants

The sharing economy continues to shake up how restaurants do business, and a new app is addressing an age-old staffing conundrum. Called the “Uber of finding restaurant staff” by Food & Wine, Jitjatjo grants New York City restaurateurs access to temporary staff on demand.

California Pizza Kitchen Unveils Enhanced Mobile App

California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) announced the launch of its enhanced CPK Pizza Dough Rewards Mobile App now offering guests the ability to pay their check from their phone, order online and track, earn and redeem loyalty rewards, all within the mobile app.

NYC's The Mark Hotel Selects Agilysys Point-of- Sale Solutions

Agilysys, Inc., a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, announced that The Mark Hotel in New York City has selected InfoGenesis POS and InfoGenesis Flex to streamline food and beverage operations at the 150-room luxury property.

7 Steps for a Successful Technology Rollout

Technology is evolving, and it’s taking restaurants with it. Driven by consumer demand and expectations, restaurants are adapting to today’s culture by implementing tools that allow them to remain competitive, like online waitlists, scheduling, loyalty programs, and other adaptions for operational efficiencies.

Introducing The Restaurant Stack: 2017 Best Tech Solutions

On January 17, a consortium of 15 best in breed restaurant industry technology companies released The 2017 Restaurant Stack, a deeply researched compilation of the best tech solutions available for food and beverage professionals this year.