In news this week, restaurants are trying to gauge the overall impact of Hurricane Irma; while TGI Fridays has found success with its online ordering and is committing to further technology investments.
In news this week, savvy restaurants should see their online ordering spike during football season; the Obama Administration overtime pay rule has been nixed by a federal judge; and Starbucks has announced that it is closing its online operations for good.
In news this week, Domino’s partners with Ford to launch a beta test that will measure customer acceptance of driverless delivery vehicles; and TravelBank, a travel disruptor, has announced that it has completed a round of Series B funding that has brought in an additional $25 million to help them expand.
In news this week, Dickey’s Barbeque is layering the Alexa platform onto its existing Smokestack platform to make the restaurants more data friendly; and Marriott and Alibaba are partnering up to leverage the outbound Chinese tourist market segment.
In news this week, DineEquity is making big changes, including the appointment of a new CEO and a host of restaurant closings; while a new report finds Millennials want to order online but are often discouraged by poorly performing ordering platforms.
In news this week, it’s all about pizza, pizza, pizza! Chuck E. Cheese has announced the rollout of a new restaurant design in order to entice adults; and Little Caesars is introducing a new Pizza Portal to speed the process for pickup of mobile orders.
In news this week, Texas Roadhouse holds to its standards with no delivery; and chip-on-chip transactions are on the rise as the EMV migration continues.
In news this week, Subway hopes Intelligencer Technology will help boost its market growth, while Bloomin’ Brands is betting on delivery services to help boost sales across its concepts.
In news this week, new technology and customer satisfaction are the buzz words, with Subway instituting a new “Fresh Forward” look and digital self-ordering kiosks to its stores and Pizza Hut adopting new delivery algorithms and adding thousands of new delivery drivers to its fleet.
In news this week, Papa John’s continues to drive its digital offerings by adding a Facebook ordering capability; while CaliBurger is test-driving “Flippy,” a robotic kitchen assistant, to help prepare burgers.