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Bertucci’s Deploys Micros Web Ordering

Micros Systems, a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, is pleased to announce that Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant has expanded its partnership with Micros through the deployment of Micros webOrdering, a fully integrated online ordering program, and the cloud-based back office platform mymicros.

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LivingSocial Expands to Takeout, Delivery Options

LivingSocial today announced the national launch of Takeout & Delivery, a virtual restaurant row to help eager eaters across the country order food for pickup or delivery from thousands of local restaurants, quickly, effortlessly, and at a value.

Positive Technologies Launches Digital Menu, eMenu

Positive Technologies launches an innovative digital technological concept, eMenu. Positive Technologies Inc. is the pioneer in launching the digital menu, revolutionizing the historic ordering concept through the paper-based menu.

HotSchedules' Labor Solutions Bolster CPK

HotSchedules, which features web-based products that enable restaurants and other hospitality-related businesses to lower labor costs and streamline the employee-scheduling process, has partnered with California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) to provide solutions that improve communication and maximize productivity for the growing restaurant chain’s domestic locations, which total more than 200.

Incentient Signs Distribution Agreement with Back Bar USA

Back Bar USA is now the exclusive distributor for Incentient’s SmartCellar wireless systems throughout Nevada and Atlantic City, New Jersey. The timing of the announcement coincides with the kickoff of two industry events: Nightclub & Bar Convention and VIBE (Very Important Beverage Executives).

New Electric Potato Grater Hits the Market

Grandma Ann’s Electric Potato Grater inventor, Brian Vaisnoras, showcased his sleek, aluminum food grater at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York from March 3-March 5, making it the first ethnic Lithuanian product ever demonstrated at the expo.

Transaction Wireless Launches B2B Storefront

Transaction Wireless, the leading provider of digital gift card solutions, today announced that it has released its B2B Storefront, which allows retailers to provide business and incentive purchasers with an online store to order and deliver bulk and single issue digital and traditional plastic gift cards.

Idaho Potato Commission Launches Online Resource

As potato popularity soars—2012 has been declared “The Year of the Potato”—both experienced and fledgling chefs owe it to their customers to be fully informed on the subject.Now, thanks to the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC), there’s an encyclopedic culinary resource dedicated to Idaho Potatoes: www.

Marketing To "The Internet Generation"

Nick Kokonas checks his restaurant’s Facebook page at least 10 times a day, every day.Is he obsessed?No, just a savvy restaurant operator.Kokonas is the co-owner (with executive chef Grant Achatz) of Next in Chicago, a restaurant that opened last April and operates via a totally new concept.

Moran & Bewley’s Hotel Group Invests in Micros

MICROS Systems, Inc., a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, is pleased to announce that the Moran & Bewley’s Hotel Group has invested in MICROS’ cloud-based technology to help deliver a consistent experience to customers and staff throughout its 10 hotels in Ireland and the U.

Nosh List App Moves Wait List to iPad

Firespotter Labs today announced the availability of Nosh List (, a free, simple, and effective restaurant wait list app for the iPad available in the App Store.Nosh List makes it easy for the host to manage the wait list, making it unnecessary to rely on paper lists or buzzer systems, and elevates the guest experience by notifying waiting guests via SMS and Call Alerts to their cell phone.

Foodservice Industry is Top Target for Cybercriminals

Trustwave, a leading provider of information security and compliance solutions, today published the Trustwave 2012 Global Security Report, a reflection and analysis of investigations, research, and client engagements conducted in 2011.

Facebook Rocks Sales

Hard Rock International is using Facebook to drive sales in its brick and mortar restaurants, as well as to increase loyalty.For the second year, the chain is running Hard Rock Rising, a battle of the bands competition.