Articles by tag: restaurants

How AI Can Help with Food Safety and Quality Issues

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AI has become a big topic recently, as more companies and businesses use it and play around with the possibilities. As the technology becomes more accessible, more people will use it in different ways and the tech will no doubt advance. Because of this, many are expecting businesses to keep using AI, especially when […]

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Re-invigorating Success: How to Refresh and Reinvent Legacy Brands

Reinvention. That’s a word many restaurants understand after undergoing three years of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through technology innovations to expanded delivery options, loyalty programs, and new concepts like ghost kitchens, the restaurant industry knows a thing or two—or ten—about the ‘adapt or die’ mentality. Refreshing and reinventing a restaurant is one thing, but legacy […]

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Voice AI: Changing the Sound of Restaurants and Transforming the Ordering Experience

Takeout and delivery are as much the fabric of restaurants today as a room full of diners. During the pandemic, many restaurants may not have made it out the other side without takeout and delivery services. Still, staffing shortages are a significant issue for most restaurants after the pandemic. Finding the balance between handling orders […]

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Chipotle Looks to Ghost Kitchens to Make Farmesa a Reality

The West Coast plays host to one friendly kitchen ghost as Chipotle Mexican Grill launches their fresh eatery concept, Farmesa, in Santa Monica, California, this March. While its not the company’s first foray into ghost kitchens, it’s the most focused investment into the decentralized kitchen concept. Farmesa will serve a variety of bowls ranging […]

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Restaurants Should Engage in Partnership Marketing to Engage Local Communities

Partnership Marketing might be a force to be reckoned with. “What are the big trends in the restaurant industry?” Plug this question into Google or ChatGPT and you’ll see hits for organic and plant-based foods, fast-casual dining, and technologies like at-the-table tablets, self-serve options and automation. While these are certainly noteworthy developments that restauranteurs should […]

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Opportunities Available for Women in Franchising

It may come as a surprise to some, but entrepreneurship is experiencing growth after the pandemic as many people have decided that they want to work for themselves. A great way to become your own boss is to start a franchise. However, the rate of women who own franchises is falling behind their male […]

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Why Restaurants Doubled Down on Thanksgiving Promotions This Year

Restaurants pushed for a seat at the table for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner with Thanksgiving promotions, convenience, and lower prices for families. As grocery store prices rise and convenience becomes more valuable to consumers, restaurants across the country are seeing an opportunity to put on their own Thanksgiving promotions for Thanksgiving dinner. Businesses like Bob […]

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Automation in Action: Robotic Pallet Movers are Enhancing Efficiency and Transforming the Modern Warehouse
April 18, 2024

The world of logistics is undergoing a major transformation, all thanks to robotic picking and stacking tech. These robotic pallet movers automate the stacking of products, thereby enhancing efficiency and accuracy in warehouses and distribution centers. As e-commerce continues to grow, the demand for quicker and more efficient operations is pushing the adoption of […]

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Extended-Stay Hotels Must Analyze Markets & Embrace Flexible Options for Sustained Growth
April 18, 2024

The extended stay hotel market, once riding high on unprecedented growth, has recently faced a dip in occupancy rates. This downturn marks a significant shift from the robust expansion observed over the past years, driven by a surge in guests who preferred longer stays due to various economic and lifestyle factors. Despite this, the […]

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High-Quality Live Events Technology is the Secret Weapon for Unforgettable Experiences
April 18, 2024

The fusion of technology and creativity is setting new standards for audience engagement and event personalization at live events. Live events technology such as augmented and virtual reality are now at the forefront, offering immersive experiences that bridge the gap between the digital and physical worlds. AI and machine learning are also revolutionizing event […]

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Power Over Ethernet Revolutionizes Home Automation by Simplifying Installations and Enhancing Connectivity.
April 18, 2024

Homes become increasingly connected and Power over Ethernet (PoE) emerges as a transformative technology in residential automation and entertainment systems. By allowing electrical power and data signals to travel over a single Ethernet cable, PoE offers a streamlined approach to powering devices like smart speakers, security systems, and lighting, all while reducing cable clutter​. […]

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Consumers Continue to Dine Out Amid Inflation. How Should Restaurants Respond?
August 3, 2022

June’s high inflation numbers on both the consumer and producer end have reshaped customer-business dynamics across basically every industry. Various compounding issues, from geopolitical turmoil to lingering pandemic-era disruptions to the supply chain, have put people in a position to become more cautious with their money. The domino effects of inflation onto grocery stores, restaurants, […]

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Burnout is a Concern in the Hospitality Industry But How Does Your Team Address It?
May 16, 2022

Healthy Pour is a consultancy whose mission is to improve the mental health and well-being of individuals, communities, and organizations within the hospitality and adjacent sectors through education, coaching, intervention development, and research. Laura Louise Green, Founder of Healthy Pour, joined Barbara Castiglia to talk about this critical concern in the restaurant and hospitality […]

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Using Data to Create a Smarter Restaurant
May 9, 2022

Jessica Valenzuela conceptualized the GoGoGuest system while using the free wifi at cafes around Europe. What started as a wifi marketing solution has evolved into a more significant consumer connection. The company’s capabilities connect the consumer to the restaurant amenities and leverage their information back to the restaurant. Today, GoGoGuest services over 300 customers across […]

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As Eating Patterns Shift, Does Breakfast Still Have Traction?
May 2, 2022

Americans love breakfast. A recent survey indicated that 62% of Americans chose breakfast as their favorite meal of the day. That sounds like an opportunity. Kirk Ruoff, Founder and CEO of Turning Points Restaurant, thinks so as he embarks on turning his award-winning restaurant into a franchise concept. He spoke with The Main Course […]

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As Delivery Apps Spread, Innovating the Last Mile Remains an End Goal
January 17, 2022

Host Barbara Castiglia welcomed to The Main Course Yariv Bash, CEO of Flytrex, to discuss an innovation in food delivery that has long been on the radar, but whose growth has been exacerbated by the pandemic: drones. While his company was founded in 2013 under different circumstances, it only took until 2016 for Bash and […]

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Data Shows Digital Orders are Here to Stay. How Can Restaurants Capitalize?
October 4, 2021

Most of us contributed in some way to the $26.5 billion dollar revenue for food delivery businesses in 2020. With exploding success, new questions arise, like· what ways can hospitality brands can improve retention and bring in new workers to address hiring challenges and labor shortages? And what’s next for contactless ordering and payments now […]

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Part 1: Quality Control in Delivery Only Ghost Kitchens Utilizing AI and Computer Vision
September 27, 2021

“There is a need to have a safe, predictable, and stable food supply chain,” Jain said. “Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and data analytics can play a big role in creating these safe, predictable, and sustainable food supply chains.” On this first part of a two-part episode of To the Edge and Beyond by Intel […]

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How B2B Brands Pivoted Overnight To Meet Customer Demands
September 15, 2021

Over the past year and a half, companies have had to make a lot of changes and quickly. For B2B brands, this is no different, as brands have had to pivot overnight to meet their customers’ demands. Giving insights on this episode of the podcast is Christian Yungbluth, Director of Global Marketing at Hatco […]

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Have Restaurants Had Enough of the Food Delivery Giants?
September 8, 2021

DoorDash and GrubHub are fan favorites for being able to order your favorite guilty pleasure foods right to your door – but restaurants have long had a love-hate relationship with the food delivery apps. Now the food delivery giants are under fire in Chicago, as city officials say the gig delivery companies misled and took […]

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