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Rational Celebrates First Anniversary of SelfCookingCenter Appliance

On September 12, Rational—a market and technology leader for the thermal preparation of food in professional kitchens—celebrated the first birthday of its SelfCookingCenter whitefficiency, a cooking appliance that has revolutionized large-scale and commercial kitchens all over the world.

Ctuit Sees 27 Percent Annual Sales Growth

Ctuit Software, the leader in business intelligence software for restaurants, announced that it has been growing at a rate of 27 percent year-over-year for the past five years. Started in 2000, Ctuit has grown from a garage startup to offices in Texas and California supporting more than 2,700 restaurant locations.

Random House Launches QR Code Menus in 130+ Restaurants

Random House will begin testing a new mobile strategy on July 1 that will see the publisher place QR codes on children’s menus in 139 restaurant locations, including T.G.I. Friday's. The four-page black-and-white menus contain various activities for children and include Random House content promoting the publisher’s award-winning picture book, Wild About Books.

Cooper-Atkin's Intros Dual-Cool Temperature Panel

Cooper-Atkins, a manufacturer of environmental solutions for the foodservice, HVAC, and healthcare markets, has introduced the Dual-Cool, the company’s first dual temperature panel thermometer with interchangeable probes, min/max alarm settings, and hi/lo temperature recall.

Sodexo, MyFitnessPal Make Nutrition Easy

Dietitians and health experts everywhere regard daily tracking of physical activity and food intake as the single biggest tool for success in any health, diet, or fitness program, and that process just got easier for millions of Americans, thanks to a strategic partnership between Sodexo and MyFitnessPal.

Airport Ordering Gets a Lift

Travelers catching a flight are always looking for ways to make their trips easier and less stressful. Now they can dine by a simple touch of a screen, with HMSHost’s rollout of E la Carte’s Presto tablets to its airport restaurants.

New Haven Cash Register, Mercury Partner for Free Register Promo

New Haven Cash Register Company, a leading provider of innovative, cost-effective, point-of-sale (POS) systems for the restaurant and retail industries, and Mercury, the leading POS-integrated payment processor, announced a new promotion that offers Connecticut-based retail businesses the opportunity to own a new, state-of-the-art electronic cash register with integrated payment-processing, valued at $725, at no charge.

Red Robin, Trabon Team Up for Menu Support, Marketing

Trabon's Marketing Services Group, a leading provider of Web-to-print restaurant technology and printing solutions, has inked a multi-year agreement with Red Robin International to support the casual-dining chain's marketing efforts and cost-management initiatives.

Lettuce Entertain You Expands Mobile Offerings

Mocapay, a mobile commerce solution provider, announced today the expansion of its strategic partnership with Lettuce Entertain You, one of the nation's leading independent restaurant groups, to mobile enable Lettuce Eats Frequent Diner Club.