Restaurants can win big on Superbowl Sunday with online ordering; and Starbucks prepares to launch a new co-branded credit card and new loyalty card.
Restaurant And Hospitality News – January 15, 2018
In news this week, Hilton announces further upgrades to its loyalty program to create greater member flexibility; and Taco Bell announces some significant leadership changes that underscore its commitment to All Access technology and expansion of the global brand.
Restaurant And Hospitality News – January 8, 2018
In news this week, Papa John’s replaces John Schnatter with Steve Ritchie as CEO; and the new Tax Bill may mean some good news for restaurant renovation and growth.
Restaurant And Hospitality News – December 26, 2017
In news this week, a new report finds that C-Suite Execs are no longer caught off guard by tightening labor markets; and the NPD Group forecasts that restaurants will turn to a variety of tactics to win over diners as traffic is anticipated to remain constant.
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
EMV At The 2015 NRF BIG Show
I attended the 2015 NRF BIG Show in New York a few weeks ago, and while retailers made up the bulk of the 33,000 attendees, solutions providers and industry professionals alike filled the halls of the Javits Center to learn more about the various topics facing retailers today. Chief among those topics — EMV adoption — also affects hospitality. Here’s a recap of a session we attended that provides insight into what small to midsize retailers can expect from EMV. I think you’ll find it helpful as the October deadline approaches.
Hospitality In 2015: Baby Boomers, Technology, And Differentiation
Deloitte’s recent insightful report, Hospitality 2015: Game Changers Or Spectators?, is a crystal clear look at what the hospitality industry should be doing in 2015 and beyond to bolster customer engagement. Deloitte reports that there are new rules to the game, and those companies that want to win had better restructure their bench.
Winning Diners’ Wallet Share During The Holidays
The 2014 Holiday shopping season is in full swing. For the next few weeks, consumers will invade retail stores, and in addition to retailers, restaurants will reap the benefits of holiday shopping.
FEATURED HOSPITALITY CASE STUDIES
Fresco Pizza Deli Streamlines Day-To-Day Tasks, Frees Up Staff Time, And Reduces Errors With POS Solution
Fresco Pizza Deli, a privately-owned delicatessen, is new to the town of Southampton, New York. They serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, take-out, and cater for all occasions. In addition to food service, they also sell general merchandise.
Wahlburgers Invests In New POS For Great Performance
Wahlburgers is a chain of high-profile burger restaurants in Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania and Canada that stands out from the crowd. The brainchild of brothers Mark, Paul and Donnie Wahlberg, it is a business run with great passion and a very personal touch.
Qiri App & Star Micronics Wows Audiences With A Unique Dine-in Theater Experience At Movie Grille
Movie Grille is a new, intimate, dine-in movie theater residing in the heart of downtown Ogden, Utah. Its mission is to offer a richer movie-going experience to the local residents of Ogden by pairing plush amenities such as leather reclined seating with gourmet food and drinks. As a new venue, Movie Grille wanted a modern point of sale system that could manage their physical operation while providing robust analytics.
Wendy's Franchisor Ensures Cardholder Security And Brand Integrity With Payment Processing Solution
When it comes to payment data security, what you don’t know certainly can hurt you. And when you operate several retail stores—each with multiple payment and other network-attached devices—there’s plenty you don’t know at any given point.
FEATURED HOSPITALITY CONTENT
Top 5 Tech Investment Ideas To Make Your QSR More Successful
According to the latest research from the National Restaurant Association (NRA), restaurant-industry sales are trending upward this year and projected to reach $798.7 billion by year’s end, a 4.3 percent gain over 2016. Quick service restaurant (QSR) and fast-casual sales are expected to reach $233.7 billion this year, representing a 5.3 percent gain over 2016.
Crucial Reasons Why Your Restaurant Needs POS And Online Ordering Software
If you are a startup restaurant business, you might think that a point of sale system is a costly investment. You may be correct however; it offers many benefits that far outweigh any drawbacks including high costs. In fact, a restaurant POS and online ordering system is considered essential for today’s restaurants due to the following:
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.
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LATEST HOSPITALITY HEADLINES
Hotel Engine Members Can Now Double Dip With Expanded Hotel Loyalty Program
Hotel Engine, the leading, no-contract platform for corporate hotel booking, today announced it has enhanced its Hotel Engine Loyalty Program, enabling business travelers on its platform to accrue personal points across 15 hotel loyalty programs worldwide while concurrently earning Hotel Engine Rewards, which can be redeemed for discounted and free hotel stays in the future, at no added cost