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MICROS-Retail Ranks High in Software Solutions

MICROS-Retail, a division of MICROS Systems, Inc., and leading provider of retail technology for the specialty and general merchandise retail industry, is pleased to announce that, for the third year running, MICROS-Retail has placed in the top three of the Top 20 Software LeaderBoard of solutions companies as ranked by retailers.

Drink DC Reorganizes to Add Bar Events, Listings

Drink DC, an arm of Drink Nation, is an online magazine and bar guide focused on providing information and education to the sophisticated drinker in the nation's capital.Since launching in its first branch in 2009, The Drink Nation has been constantly working to make its website a useful resource for intelligent drinkers.

Forget the Server; STACKED Debuts iPad Ordering

Don't expect a waiter to come take your order at STACKED. This casual dining restaurant has no waiters.Just iPads.STACKED: Food Well Built expanded its technology-driven brand Nov. 17 with the opening of its third location in Cerritos, California.

MonkeyMedia Software Announces MonkeyAPI

MonkeyMedia Software, today announced the launch of their MonkeyCatering Application Programming Interface (API).The API will allow third party, online ordering and order capture frontends to integrate directly with MonkeyCatering, MonkeyMedia Software’s enterprise solution focused on catering operations.

NRA Urges Delay of Internet Domain Expansion

The National Restaurant Association joined more than 80 other business associations and companies in requesting U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary John Bryson to act immediately to urge the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to postpone a costly and risky new generic top-level domain (gTLD) expansion program that threatens to throw the domain-name market into widespread confusion starting in January.

Buca di Beppo Unwraps Digital Gift Cards

Gift card revenue is expected to dramatically increase at Buca di Beppo this holiday season, thanks to the implementation of digital gift cards.“The ease of purchasing these gift cards, especially through the social mobile application, as well as the ability to personalize them, is going to be huge,” says Kyle Collins, director of interactive marketing.

Punch Tavern Moves A Quarter of Sales Online

MICROS Systems, Inc., a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, is pleased to announce that Punch Taverns, one of the UK's biggest pub companies, is now generating 21% of Punch sales through its B2B web portal developed by MICROS e-commerce subsidiary Snow Valley.

Craftworks Restaurants Implement Ctuit RADAR

Ctuit Software, the leader in business intelligence software for restaurants, announced that Craftworks Restaurants & Breweries (Craftworks), owners of restaurants that range from traditional, casual-dining concepts to fine-dining, white tablecloth establishments, deployed Ctuit RADAR in all of its 137 locations.

Gift Card Sales May Fall This Holiday Season

The sluggish economy and rising household expenses are casting a chill over consumer confidence, but not enough to bring back the ghost of recessions past, according to Deloitte’s 26th annual survey of holiday spending intentions and trends.

The Center for Discovery Implements CorTec Enterprise Software

The Center for Discover has chosen CorTec Enterprise Software to manage food and beverage costs across their operation, announced Culinary Software Services.The Center for Discovery network has been in existence for over 60 years and includes 44 housing facilities.

Craftworks Restaurants Gets More Secure

Ctuit Software, the leader in business intelligence software for restaurants, announced that Craftworks Restaurants & Breweries (Craftworks), owners of restaurants that range from traditional casual dining concepts to fine dining white tablecloth establishments, deployed Ctuit Radar in all of its 137 locations.

T.G.I. Friday’s Debuts Personalized eGift Cards

T.G.I. Friday’s brings its “In Here, It’s Always Friday” experience online by offering eGift Cards on its website. The eGift Cards can be redeemed at any domestic T.G.I. Friday’s location.

Roy Rogers: First Full Serve With Coke Freestyle

Long-time Coca-Cola customer Roy Rogers Restaurants became the first full-serve restaurant to offer the Coca-Cola Company’s new proprietary fountain dispenser, in its Leesburg, Virginia, location.

Your Guide to Groupon

To Groupon or not Groupon, that is the question many restaurateurs are asking themselves these days. Since the online coupon company offered its first daily deal in November 2008, it has become a bona fide phenomenon.

Foodler Debuts Diner's Best Friend: Virtual Waiter

Foodler is ready to be the Alfred to a diner’s Bruce Wayne.Think of butler Alfred being able to decisively tell Bruce Wayne which foods to order at a new restaurant. Batman’s appetite would be pretty satiated, right?Christian Dumontet and John Jannotti, co-founders of food ordering website Foodler, initially set out to create a virtual waiter.