Using automation to enhance restaurant service

By Dawn Castell In the bustling restaurant industry where competition is fierce, standout customer service can make all the difference to your brand and bottom line. Service is the secret ingredient that makes a meal a memorable experience, turning many first-time visitors into regular, returning guests. Technology can help elevate service and make it the […]

The upside of kiosks for QSRs

The labour shortages we’ve seen over the last few years in the foodservice industry have led many QSRs to lean on technology to help bridge that gap, and kiosks are catching on as a way to better manage labour and provide a better guest experience. RELATED: 2023’s hottest restaurant technology While at one time self-serve […]

Today’s tipping trends

Tip-flation and fee fatigue have been in the news as high inflation continues and consumers look to save their pennies. With costs continuing to rise, are consumers tipping and how do they feel about the shift in tipping culture? Reports show that consumers have negative feelings towards tipping, with about 30 per cent of consumers […]

Are podcasts the next marketing tool for restaurants?

Restaurant marketing has evolved over the last few years to rely heavily on social media, with foodies making their presence most known on Instagram and TikTok. With the rapid pace of the restaurant industry, sometimes it can be a challenge to stay on top of the latest trends. These days, marketers are flocking to podcasts […]

How AI can help mitigate restaurant theft

Restaurant theft is something that operators have to deal with, and although traditional methods of surveillance might have done the trick in the past, technology can help you step up your efforts. AI is not just useful for an improved dining experience, it can also help you increase security and lower restaurant theft. Shoplifting accounts […]

Will 2024 bring relief to restaurateurs?

The past few years have seen record-breaking inflation, unrelenting labour shortages, and continuing supply chain disruption, as the foodservice industry strives to recover. With some improvement in these conditions recently, is there relief in sight for restaurateurs in the coming year? The first step in looking ahead is understanding the major obstacles and pinpointing potential […]

How restaurants can navigate fee fatigue

By Brittain Brown “Fee fatigue” refers to the endless surcharges associated with purchasing services – a thorn in the side of restaurant operators. To stay competitive, restaurants have had to continually upgrade their technology to meet industry demands, but more systems mean more hidden expenses. This exhaustion can be attributed to a variety of sources […]

2024’s top restaurant trends

We’ve seen so much change in the foodservice industry in the last few years, what does 2024 bring to the table? As the industry continues to recover, the labour market grows, and supply chain disruption slows, the competition will be fierce for restaurants to win over customers, boost loyalty, and build up the bottom line. […]

Changes are coming as operators look to exceed customer expectations

As the foodservice industry’s recovery continues, many QSRs are making operational changes to address diner demand, foster loyalty, and keep customers coming back. With such fierce competition, restaurants are stepping up their game, working to improve service and boost the customer experience. McDonald’s recently announced that they plan to remove their automatic drink machines by […]

Optimizing food delivery services with metrics

By Dawn Castell As restaurants wade through the intricate world of food delivery services, metrics manifest as vital companions, guiding operators towards increased efficiency and unmistakable accuracy in operations. But navigating through the sea of data requires a keen eye for pivotal metrics that truly steer the course towards success. RELATED: Choosing a food delivery […]