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How the food industry is making sense of big data

How the food industry is making sense of big data | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Much of big data analysis is focused on creating a more customized, customer-centric experience by learning what customers want, when they want it, how much they want to pay, etc.
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Women in Business: Dawn Sweeney, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Restaurant Association

As president and chief executive officer of the National Restaurant Association, Dawn Sweeney has been instrumental in focusing the mission of the Association through a unique, multi-year strategic plan, highlighting key areas of opportunity within t...
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2015 NRA Show spotlights latest foodservice solutions, trends, more..

2015 NRA Show spotlights latest foodservice solutions, trends, more.. | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
The four-day annual event focuses squarely on the business of eating, drinking and hospitality.
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5 new apps for restaurants

5 new apps for restaurants | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Mobile apps promise to help you operate your restaurant more efficiently
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How restaurants are delivering high-touch service in a high-tech, self-serve world

How restaurants are delivering high-touch service in a high-tech, self-serve world | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
How restaurants are delivering high-touch service in a high-tech, self-serve world.
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4 Major Signs You Need to Invest in Social Media for Your Restaurant

4 Major Signs You Need to Invest in Social Media for Your Restaurant | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Just about every restaurant can benefit from social media. In fact, here are four major signs you need to invest in social media for your restaurant. Do any of these sound familiar?
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Fast Casual Restaurant Documentary to Premiere at the NRA Show in Chicago May 16th [VIDEO]

Fast Casual Restaurant Documentary to Premiere at the NRA Show in Chicago May 16th [VIDEO] | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
By Kerri Adams, Managing Editor 

Fast Casual has become quite the buzz word in the press nowadays. With the
recent IPO events of the Habit Burger Grill and Danny Meyers’ Shake Shack,
this segment is getting some major coverage. And although it seems that no
one can stop talking about these brands -- the press, restaurant operators,
Wall Street, and consumers -- there has yet to be an attempt to take an
in-depth, up close and personal look at the segment that is “changing the
way America e
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Burger King Founder Says Higher Wages Could End 'Dollar Menus'

Burger King Founder Says Higher Wages Could End 'Dollar Menus' | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
“I see a lot of $10 hamburgers arriving on the scene,” David Edgerton says
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Quick service restaurant ecosystem market segment forecasts up to 2019, research reports

Quick service restaurant ecosystem market segment forecasts up to 2019, research reports | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
The QSR ecosystem market by hardware component is divided into five major segments: signage systems, kiosks, Point of Sales, handheld devices, and digital menu card.
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NRA Show will spotlight sustainability with sessions, demos

NRA Show will spotlight sustainability with sessions, demos | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Rick Bayless demonstrates at the NRA Show's World Culinary Showcase (Photo: NRA) The 2015 National Restaurant Association Show, to be held May 16–19 at
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Google Wallet lands in ChowNow to bring mobile payments to thousands of small restaurants

Google Wallet lands in ChowNow to bring mobile payments to thousands of small restaurants | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
ChowNow, a cross-platform ordering and marketing technology provider for restaurants, adds support for Google Wallet.
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Chicago Food Tech Meetup (Waste Not, Want Not) @1871

Waste not, want not

Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015, 6:30 PM

1871
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212 Chicago, IL

39 Food Technologists Attending

In 2013, 49.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 33.3 million adults and 15.8 million children. Meanwhile, an estimated 130 billion pounds of food from U.S. retail food stores, restaurants, and homes never made it into people's stomachs. While most people would simply shrug it off, Raj Karmani decided to do something abo...

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In 2013, 49.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 33.3 million adults and 15.8 million children.
Meanwhile, an estimated 130 billion pounds of food from U.S. retail food sto
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What’s on the horizon for restaurant tips and wages?

What’s on the horizon for restaurant tips and wages? | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Operators, lawyers look to New York, California as barometers
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Food Cost Fitness: A Case Study

Food Cost Fitness: A Case Study | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Restaurant consultant Linda Lipsky outlines eight ways to reduce food costs.
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5 mobile tools to make your restaurant job easier

5 mobile tools to make your restaurant job easier | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Here are five apps that will help you run a badass restaurant and put guests in your seats.
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Good Food Business Accelerator Demo Day @ 1871 Chicago

Good Food Business Accelerator Demo Day @ 1871 Chicago | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Good Food Business Accelerator Demo Day @ 1871
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Yelp Ups Its Search Game With "Yelp Now": Adds Dinner Reservation & Food Ordering Search Filters

Yelp Ups Its Search Game With "Yelp Now": Adds Dinner Reservation & Food Ordering Search Filters | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
New filters let users search restaurant listings based on available reservation dates and times, as well as takeout and delivery options.
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5 Restaurant apps that turn the table on dining

5 Restaurant apps that turn the table on dining | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Dining out may be a luxury, but new apps are going beyond GubHub with everything from-chef and wine reviews to food delivery from upscale restaurants.
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Chicago Earth Day Film Screening 'Where Is Your Food Going? Just Eat It'

Chicago Earth Day Film Screening 'Where Is Your Food Going? Just Eat It' | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
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Wages Rise at Restaurants as Labor Market Tightens

Wages Rise at Restaurants as Labor Market Tightens | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Wages Rise at Restaurants as Labor Market TightensWage growth is breaking out in an unexpected corner of the U.S. economy: the nation’s restaurants and bars. Food-service employment has surged since the recession ended nearly six years ago, growing twice as fast as overall payrolls.
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McDonald's opens tech-related office in downtown Chicago

McDonald's opens tech-related office in downtown Chicago | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
McDonald's opened its second digital office Wednesday, a penthouse space in Chicago that the restaurant giant will use to help it attract highly sought-after tech talent.
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10 new restaurants to check out during NRA Show 2015

10 new restaurants to check out during NRA Show 2015 | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
If you're planning to attend the 2015 NRA Show and you want to try some of the city's newest concepts, don't waste any time
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