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Square’s New Device Targets Counter and Table Service Restaurants

3 days ago

As with most of its hardware, the new Square Terminal can be adapted to fit a number of businesses. But it's well-suited for the types of restaurants who accept payment at the counter or at the table.

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Starbucks Gives Its Latin American Partner Access to New Markets

3 days ago

Starbucks has made big changes to fix big problems in its biggest markets. For a brand used to significant control over its stores, it will need to make sure that this leads to better operations rather than confusing fragmentation.

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Catalonia Case Study: How the Food Economy Drives Sustainable Tourism Development

2 months ago

When destinations go viral, tensions between locals and visitors can run high. Promoting local food systems can up the ante for residents by maximizing the economic impact of tourism dollars. Building a deeper narrative around local food and culture can also create more fulfilling experiences for the right kind of tourist.

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New on the Menu: Duck Season at Arby’s

4 days ago

Seasonal menu items done right spark interest and make it fun for diners used to a standard menu. But there's a wrong and a right way to do it.

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Pizza Hut Enters the Fast-Food Price War With $5 Menu

4 days ago

Whether it's airlines or restaurants, nobody ever really wins a price war. You just make consumers think food is cheaper than it is, and make it difficult to raise prices when necessary.

Food

Blackberry Farms’ New Resort Trades Gluttony for Wellness

4 days ago

When it comes to resort food "wellness" is usually a tip off that you will not eat well. We look forward to this next wave of good, healthy food that's informed by a kitchen that knows what a sinful meal tastes like.

Tech

SevenRooms Is Building an Alexa Skill for Restaurant Operators

4 days ago

Amazon's Alexa has already proven its value to consumers at home, but integrating voice technology into front of house restaurant operations could be a true time-saver for busy staff.

Tech

OpenTable Unveils Centralized Reservations for Restaurant Groups

4 days ago

At this point, group-level features are table stakes for reservations companies and are a huge part of winning the all-important group contracts.

Marketing

100,000 Instagram Followers Gets You Free Sushi in Milan

5 days ago

On one hand, this is ridiculous and we'd never want to eat here. On the other, it saves them all the trouble of saying "no" to most of the many, many faux influencers preying on restaurants for freebies.