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Is Cash Really Dead in Restaurants?

Is cash dead? It’s a question being pondered around the restaurant industry. Marc Chatalas, co-owner of Cactus Restaurants, a five-unit chain in Washington, says 93–94 percent of his company’s current business is coming via credit cards.

TGI Fridays Becomes First Restaurant to Offer Amazon Pay with Alexa

With more than 70 percent of to-go orders coming from new customers, TGI Fridays continues to ramp up its digital offerings. The brand announced that guests will now be able to place and complete orders via Amazon Alexa and Amazon Pay, making it the first restaurant chain to offer the ability to pay with Amazon while placing an order with Alexa.

Ctuit Integration Adds New Restaurant Management Options for SpeedLine POS Users

A new integration with Ctuit provides data on demand from SpeedLine point of sale systems to an array of Ctuit restaurant management and business intelligence tools.“The integration allows SpeedLine clients to access Ctuit’s broad range of business intelligence tools to control costs, increase sales and better manage their businesses,” says Michael Kapash, Ctuit Director of Strategic Partnerships.

Upserve Launches Data-Driven Menu Builder for Restaurants

Upserve, a restaurant management platform, launched the first “Smart Menu” builder template that uses data-driven best practices and taps into the psychology of menu design and recent research to deliver a menu design template that restaurateurs can use to build their own menu.

OutMatch Acquires Pomello to Strengthen Predictive Solutions

OutMatch, a leader in delivering actionable predictive analytics to build world-class workforces, announced it has acquired Pomello, an analytics solution provider that helps companies understand and hire based on their unique CultureDNA, and improve employee engagement.

Yelp and TripAdvisor: Friend or Foe?

For many restaurateurs and general managers, reading Yelp and TripAdvisor reviews has become a daily routine, like drinking coffee.Take Liam Seide, owner and general manager of Denizen, a swanky wine bar and eatery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Turning Stone Resort Casino Deploys PAR Technology’s SureCheck

ParTech, Inc. (PAR), a leading global provider of point of sale (POS) and workforce efficiency solutions to the restaurant and retail industries, announced that the Oneida Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino, a premier four-season, destination resort in Central New York, has deployed PAR’s SureCheck Food Safety and Task Management System to properly monitor the resort’s food operations.

IHOP Expands To-Go Program Nationwide

IHOP Restaurants is the latest full-service brand to launch carryout nationwide. On Thursday, the casual breakfast chain announced that it is expanding its IHOP ‘N GO platform to create convenient take out options for guests across the country.

MonkeyMedia and NCR Announce Strategic Relationship

NCR Corporation, a global leader in omni-channel solutions, has announced a strategic integration with MONKEY, the leading cloud-based software platform created by MonkeyMedia Software for takeout, delivery and catering service channels.

How Buffalo Wild Wings' New Website is Boosting Transactions 20 Percent

Buffalo Wild Wings’ new website is off to a bullish start. The company announced Wednesday that the site, which rolled out in October, has already boosted website transactions by 20 percent. It was designed to make it easier for guests to see, find, and order menu items, on both mobile and desktop devices.

HotSchedules Helps Solve Predictive Scheduling Challenge

HotSchedules, which provides the first cloud-based intelligent operating platform for the restaurant, retail and hospitality industries, today announced the release of enhanced features that address new predictive scheduling regulations enacted in major cities across the country.