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Putting the Focus on Professional Development

Constant improvement and the desire to better oneself are hallmarks of many successful people. Those values are also at the heart of everything the Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce...

U.S. Farmers Take a Hit, Tabletop Technology, Did Disney Swing and Miss?

On this episode of Business Casual, Daniel Litwin and Tyler Kern tackle the biggest stories facing the world of B2B businesses and brands, including: U.S. farmers were hit again...

How Restaurants Can Put a Successful Financial Plan on their Menu

Starting a restaurant has long been many peoples’ dream. However, the industry is under constant pressure from changing consumer demands and banks and lenders that are becoming more risk...

The Tabletop Technology Revolution Isn’t Here Quite Yet: Business Casual

We've heard a lot in recent year about the promise of new technology that will radically alter the restaurant experience. Tabletop technology like tablets for ordering and payment have...

Table for 2: Security and Data in Modern Day Payment Processing

In just a few short decades, payment technologies have transformed the way customers buy and exchange services. From cash, to check, to card, to chip, to Chase Pay; payment...
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Why AirBnb is Entering a New Frontier

  Airbnb has spent the past several years trying to grow the corporate side of its business and just took a big step forward with the acquisition of Urbandoor. The demand...

The Shortlist, August 7, 2019: Tariffs with a Side of Fries

It has been a tumultuous week in the stock markets with the announcement of a new 10% tariff on $300 million of Chinese goods slated to go into effect...

Office Hours With Michael McCall: How Hospitality Businesses Can Win the Summer

Welcome to Office Hours, where current issues facing hospitality professionals will be discussed and potential solutions pursued. My name is Michael McCall and I am the NAMA Endowed Professor of Hospitality Business...

Where Will the Digital Experience Take You Next?

Selling an experience has become in many ways as important to brands today as selling physical products. Industries including retail, hospitality and entertainment are investing in new technology to...

Artificial Intelligence And The Challenge Of Global Governance

Digitalization is evolving from an economic challenge to a governance and political problem. Some studies suggest that by 2030, Artificial Intelligence (AI)...
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Microsoft Partner Shows Offerings at HiTec 2019

Photos courtesy of Jeffrey Khater. The latest in hospitality technology was on display in Minneapolis, Minn. in June at HiTec 2019. Microsoft gold partner Dot.Cy shared with MarketScale these photos of...
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TRiFOCAL Tries To Eliminate Food Waste Today

Photo courtesy of Lisa Sidgwick of Kitchen Cut Efficiency is important to any company. In restaurants, a lack of speed and quality is a tangible detriment to the customer experience...

Inside The Clean 2019 Experience

Sunday marked the end of one of the biggest events for businesses in the laundry, dry cleaning and textile-care world. Clean 2019, a biennial event, was held in New Orleans...

Taco Bell’s First Hotel May Not Be Its Last

Last week, Taco Bell announced the availability of bookings for its pop-up hotel and resort aptly called “The Bell.” Reservations sold out in two minutes. The 70-room pop-up is located in...
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How HiTec 2019 is Changing Hospitality

Hospitality has become increasingly tech-driven in recent years, making technology a major focus at the industry's events. HiTec 2019 is currently in its third day of discussions in Minneapolis, Minn....
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What Is Your Hotel Room’s ‘Best Before’ Date?

‘Best before’ dates are a really common concept, often seen on business-to-consumer products; some products have ‘best before’ dates that are 10 years after the product release date, while others...
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Meet Croatian Startup RoomOrders, the ‘Uber’ of Hotel Room Dining

A Croatian app is sitting quietly on the desks of some of the world’s most prolific investment offices, but unlike the pile of would-be unicorns, this start-up for luxury...

How Restaurants Embrace Technology: A Global Perspective

As new technologies are introduced around the globe, operators everywhere are utilizing them in different ways to best fit the needs and demands in their markets. These advancements have...
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Smart Tourism Sets the Bar for Cities’ Tech Future

Tourism is a major revenue source for many cities, whether they attract visitors because of theme parks, historic or natural sites, or sporting events. Recently, something else has been...
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Fire Decimates Historic Ambassador Hotel in Dallas

One of the earliest hotel icons in the city of Dallas burned down in the early hours of Tuesday, May 28. The Ambassador Hotel, located in the Cedars district near...
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What the NRA Show Said About the Future of the Kitchen

The culinary world is now one week removed from perhaps its largest annual event, the National Retail Association Show. The 2019 event was littered with informative sessions, culinary demonstrations and...
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Beer Goes Digital at the National Restaurant Show 2019

One of the biggest points of emphasis at this week's National Restaurant Association Show was the future of the dining experience. Margins have always been thin in the restaurant...
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Innovation and Education Highlight Day Three at NRA Show 2019

The National Restaurant Show 2019 became competitive on Monday. The Star of the Bar competition captivated attendees and aimed to crown the most talented mixologist in America. https://twitter.com/NatlRestShow/status/1130676538054270976 Chad Spangler took...
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National Restaurant Association Looks to the Future at 100th Annual Show

The National Restaurant Association Show is underway in Chicago. The organization is celebrating its 100th annual event, but the theme for 2019 is strictly focused on the next century...
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Box Design Competition at HD Expo Inspires the Room of the Future

Back for a second year at HD Expo was the Box Design Competition. This event pitted 12 of the most influential design firms in the world against each other...