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How Have Drive-Thru and QSR Technologies Evolved during COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted every corner of the foodservice industry, and this was especially true for drive-thru and QSR operations that had yet to digitize their drive-thru Read more

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Healthcare Cyberattacks Grew in 2022
February 3, 2023

Concerning data from cybersecurity firm Check Point indicates an increase in cyberattacks on healthcare organizations by 74% in 2022 from the previous year. Healthcare is currently the third most attacked global industry (1,463 attacks per week) behind government/military (1,661 attacks per week) and education/research (2,314 attacks per week.) And in the United States, Healthcare […]

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Top Trends at CES 2023 from Bosch, John Deere, and More
February 3, 2023

Top notch technology and top notch attendance secured CES 2023 its gold medal; to put it simply, this year’s CES was a huge success. The world’s largest and most prominent consumer electronics and technology exhibition, CES served its usual role as a testing ground for ground-breaking innovations across multiple verticals. From 5G to Web3, and […]

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Insurance Companies Should Weight the Growth Potential With Risks When Considering Offering ACA Plans
February 3, 2023

The 2023 open enrollment for ACA health plans saw a 13% increase over 2022. Melanie Musson, an insurance expert with USInsuranceAgents.com, says, “Insurance providers have an opportunity to enter or expand in this growing market, but they should practice caution.” The 2023 Open Enrollment Period (OEP) for Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace health insurance plans […]

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How Have Drive-Thru and QSR Technologies Evolved during COVID-19?
August 26, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted every corner of the foodservice industry, and this was especially true for drive-thru and QSR operations that had yet to digitize their drive-thru operations. With in-person dining off-limits for the better part of a year in many parts of the world, brands quickly shifted to prioritizing their drive-thrus. This spurred acceleration […]

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Panera Boosts Catering Offering with Nationwide Rollout
July 30, 2021

Fast-casual staple Panera is making an interesting catering call – they’re ready to cater your next meeting, even if the employees attending it are spread out across the country. This is a response to a dramatic dip in catering revenue during the pandemic, as well as a forecast for work that will see many employees […]

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Building a Restaurant Concept That Provides Unique Experiences
November 3, 2020

Modern Restaurant Manager Executive Editor and host of MarketScale’s The Main Course Barbara Castiglia was joined for this episode by a guest who’s gone to the dogs – literally. FreeRange Concepts Co-Founder Kyle Noonan has an extensive resume chock-full of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry and, alongside Co-Founder Josh Sepkowitz, has crafted […]

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What are Restaurant Owners Challenges Right Now?
October 20, 2020

On this episode of The Main Course, host Barbara Castiglia and Mike Whatley, Vice President, State and Local Affairs for the National Restaurant Association, discussed the wide range of challenges facing restaurants during this period of reopening and efforts being made to help owners and operators address them. In particular, the duo tackled how restaurants […]

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Taking On ‘Toxic Turnover’ in the Modern Restaurant Industry
October 6, 2020

On this episode of The Main Course with host Barbara Castiglia, ShiftPixy CEO Scott Absher outlined how his company is making staffing, particularly in the modern gig economy, simpler. ShiftPixy bills itself as “the cure for toxic turnover,” noting a vision to deliver an ecosystem that “enables you to share human capital and never […]

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Discovering the Possibilities of Table Service at Quick Service Restaurants
August 7, 2020

Table service is an innovative and powerful way to optimize the kiosk environment and create a profitable ecosystem for foodservice and quick-service restaurant (QSR) operations. But what exactly is table service, and what are some best practices for putting it to work for your operation? Let’s take a look. What Is Table Service? Chances are, […]

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Keeping Pace with the Shifting Restaurant Delivery Ecosystem
July 16, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, food delivery, particularly from restaurants, has taken on a bigger role than arguable ever before. Restaurants are counting on delivery to bring in key revenue during this period of uncertainty, and Relay, a technology platform that helps facilitate that delivery, is committed to helping restaurants do just that. Relay connects […]

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Around the Table: Expanded Customer Service for the Foodservice Equipment Industry
July 10, 2020

Dennis Wendt, Technical Service Manager for Antunes, knows when a customer’s foodservice equipment goes down, every moment spent waiting for a repair is money lost. As a service manager, Wendt’s goal is to address the issue as fast as possible either through technical assistance on the phone or on that very first service visit. […]

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Unwrapped: Goodbye, Expiration Dates? Kuraban Food Storage Cabinets to Extend Consumables’ Shelf Life
June 24, 2020

The KuraBan refrigerated food storage unit may look like a typical commercial freezer, but looks can be deceiving. Robert Sparks, product engineer at SandenVendo America, and Mike Weisser, President, and CEO of SandenVendo America, unwrapped this latest product innovation for host Tyler Kern. “The KuraBan technology deploys non-thermal electric field energy,” Weisser said. “It […]

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