Royal Caribbean RFID WOWbands Will See Gradual Rollout
Introduced on the Quantum of the Seas, WOWbands will make their way through the fleet over the next several years. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
MobPartner Mobile Travel Study: Mobile Users Reject Spam, Engage With Relevancy And Trust
Survey reveals the need to avoid “spammy” travel ads to engage users. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Small Restaurants Bracing To Absorb ACA Hidden Compliance Costs
Actual impact of ACA on industry still under debate. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
ARTICLES FROM THE RLPSA
Big LP Issues Facing QSRs: A Q&A With Joe Verber, RLPSA President
Quick-service restaurants (QSRs) face unique challenges when it comes to loss prevention. We caught up with Joe Verber, president of RLPSA (Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association) and senior manager of loss prevention at Yum! Brands for his expert insight on how LP professionals in the QSR space can address these challenges and where they can turn to for guidance and support.
The Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association
Loss prevention is essential to the success of any business operation and that critical responsibility is no different to those in the restaurant industry. The Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (RLPSA) offers restaurant LP professionals the opportunity to become involved in strengthening education, best-practices, legislation, services and technologies benefiting those whose responsibilities are to protect company employees, customers and assets.
FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Want New Guests To Dine In Your Restaurants? Here’s How.
Most restaurant owners and operators know the secret to keeping loyal guests loyal — consistently treat them well in every aspect of their dining experience. Yet, restaurant owners and operators have long struggled with how to get new guests in their doors. From direct mail to TV ad spots to fliers on car windshields, it seems the restaurant industry has run the gamut of advertising to connect with potential guests. How restaurants reach new potential diners is important in an industry saturated with competition.
Not Your Father’s POS Solutions Spending Decisions
If the recent uptick in sales is any indication of consumer behavior, eating and drinking places should begin or continue to see packed houses. Indeed, the National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) chief economist, Bruce Grindy, forecasts a positive outlook for the months ahead for restaurants as they have been among the sectors posting the strongest gains in recent months.
Apple Pay’s Impact On Hospitality
Yesterday’s news about Apple Pay — in addition to news about two new phones and the Apple Watch — should be the push hospitality executives need to take a deeper dive into mobile payments. With the ever-present concern over breaches, can Apple Pay quell customers’ concerns about data security? According to a recent study conducted by creditcards.com, 44% of respondents said they would never use a mobile phone to make mobile payments. We all know the saying about never saying never, but consumer adoption of mobile payments may be harder than you realize.
FEATURED HOSPITALITY CASE STUDIES
Hungry Bunny Hops To It With New POS Solution
In 1987 the first Hungry Bunny™ restaurant opened in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company’s vision is to provide the families with a total restaurant experience, to create a feeling of a “home away from home”. Most of the stores have comfortable sections designed for families to enjoy their meal where parents can privately talk while children enjoy playing in the “play place”. From the first store that opened, Hungry Bunny has put product quality first. Hungry Bunny’s objective is to serve each customer the same delicious and safe food no matter what outlet they visit. Today Hungry Bunny has 35 Branches throughout KSA with franchisees in Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and Yemen.
Wendy’s Franchisee Keeps The Quick In Quick Service At 42 Restaurants
LDF Food Group, Inc. Finds Speed, Reliability, Cost Savings in MPLS Network.
Delta Hotels And Resorts Moves Beyond PCI Compliance
As a full-service hotel chain catering to corporate and leisure travelers, Delta Hotels and Resorts, founded in 1962, has grown to become Canada’s leading hotel management company. Today, they boast a diversified portfolio of 37 city-centre, airport and resort properties. Widely viewed as the brand of choice for discerning owners and guests, they take pride in being an exemplary employer to more than 5,800 people and an active corporate citizen building stronger Canadian communities from coast to coast.
Security Cameras Protect Hotel And Contribute To Improved Guest Experience
While the Brookstreet Hotel might be a 276-room 4-star luxury hotel located in Ottawa’s west end, its challenges related to security are no different than most other hotels in North America. Indeed, where it comes to surveillance, there’s a lot about Brookstreet’s security setup worth emulating.
FEATURED HOSPITALITY CONTENT
5 Reasons Why Merchants Should Use An Embedded POS System
For merchants, the need for a reliable POS system is irrefutable. They speed up the check out process, efficiently manage inventory, and monitor sales so that business owners can keep a pulse on what is happening within their daily operations. Unfortunately, POS Systems can also potentially require a good amount of costly upkeep. With the myriad of POS options available in today’s marketplace, selecting the right POS system to meet your business needs can be a daunting task.
Health Care Reform Act Orders Healthy Dose Of New Menu Standards
Digital Menu Boards Prove to be the Necessary Solution.
Dynamic Signage In Food Services Guidebook
Food services is a high growth area of dynamic signage use in quick service, fast casual, food court, cafeteria and dining halls for digital menu boards, promotional boards and displays in waiting area, lounge, dining room, self-ordering, line-busters and play-areas.
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