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New POS System Lets You "Take the Heat"

Posiflex, a manufacturere of POS and industrial touch terminals, announced the launch of its fan-free KS6900 series. Powered by an Intel Atom 1.8Ghz CPU, the KS6900 boasts 114 percent more performance than the popular KS6215, three-time winner of Best Product of the Year from an industry leading publication.

Boost Revenue With Wines By The Glass

More than 85 percent of industry professionals believe that consumers are demanding and ordering more wines by the glass than they were in previous years.This is according to a recent survey of more than 150 top sommeliers, wine directors, and hotel and restaurant operators commissioned by Napa Technology, developer of the WineStation Intelligent Preservation and Dispensing System in Campbell, California.

Local Social Media Strategy Vital For Brands

A social media strategy is vital to any restaurant brand but what many brands don’t realize is that simply having a national brand social media presence is not enough.It’s vital for big national restaurant chains to connect more locally with their customers.

OpenTable Seats 10 Millionth Diner

OpenTable, today announced that last month it seated its 10 millionth cumulative diner via OpenTable mobile products.  Diners seated through OpenTable mobile products have now spent an estimated $400 million at partner restaurants.

Freestyle Innovation Continues at NRA

Coca-Cola Co. has partnered with a technology company to allow the new Coca Cola Freestyle fountain dispensers to work hand-in-hand with radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips imbedded in beverage cups.

Dining is the Focus of Philadelphia's Tourism Marketing

Food and restaurants are the focus of The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation’s (GPTMC) 2011 campaign.The tourism body is using Foodspotting, a website and app that allow users (and lovers of food) to share the foods they enjoy online and help others find them.

Red Robin Gives Patrons Ultimate Customization

There’s no such thing any more as not getting the meal you want when you dine out.Red Robin recently launched its first iPhone app—a customizer app that encourages guests to build their meal to their taste and dietary preferences from their iPhone.

Applebee's Celebrates Girls' Nights Out

Applebee’s is making it easy to plan time together with its "Girl's Night Out" (GNO) customized invitation on its Facebook fan page.Beginning today through June 5, the page allows guests to send a GNO invite, with time, date, Applebee's location—and even a personalized message.

FCSI Unveils Online Resource Library

Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) is proud to announce that its online resource library is now available to its membership.The resource library provides information on a wide range of topics, such as: research and trends, marketing, branding, healthy eating, menu design, operations, business and finance, design consulting, MAS consulting, laws and regulations, and product information.

James Beard Foundation Awards To Be streamed Live

The James Beard Foundation Awards will be streamed live online during the ceremony honoring them on Monday May 9.The 2011 awards will be the first ceremony in the history of the James Beard Foundation to be offered for viewing via webcast and will be available in real time at www.

NRA Show Recognizes Best in Food & Beverage

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) announced the recipients of its first annual Food & Beverage Product Innovations Awards, which recognize progressive food and beverage products that will make a significant impact in the restaurant industry.

Red Robin Launches Mobile Meal Customizer

Red Robin has launched a mobile meal customizer and nutritional information iPhone app that allows iPhone users to choose a Red Robin menu item; add or remove ingredients; add sides, desserts and beverages; calculate nutritional values; and save meal creations to refer to or edit again later.