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2012 Food Trends Get Technical | Food+Tech Connect

2012 Food Trends Get Technical | Food+Tech Connect | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Speculation on 2012's food trends are everywhere, from the newest ethnic flavors to the next super berry.  But more interesting are the ways experts see...
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The Rise of Social Hospitality

The Rise of Social Hospitality | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Social media offers a sprawling, picture window view into consumer opinion, and hotels and restaurants have overwhelmingly joined the discussion. Managing social channels and the vast data they provide, however, is largely a
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Will bitcoins catch on in restaurants?

Will bitcoins catch on in restaurants? | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
In restaurants, the virtual currency is a novelty—for now.
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4 ways restaurants can optimize the customer experience through mobile - QSRweb.com

4 ways restaurants can optimize the customer experience through mobile - QSRweb.com | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
4 ways restaurants can optimize the customer experience through mobileQSRweb.comWe all want to “do more” – and to do so, we need more time.
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Yelp will be Merch Mart’s latest tech tenant with reported 50,000-sq. ft. lease

Yelp will be Merch Mart’s latest tech tenant with reported 50,000-sq. ft. lease | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
San Francisco-based Yelp is moving into a 50,000-square foot lease in the Merchandise Mart this year, according to a report by Crain’s. The office space is enough room for about 300 Chicago employees
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Wearable technology brings a new world of opportunity to the restaurant industry

Wearable technology brings a new world of opportunity to the restaurant industry | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Wearables are combining the computing power of smartphones with the convenience of the accessories we put on every morning.
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How to Get Customers to Try (and Love) Your New Menu Items

How to Get Customers to Try (and Love) Your New Menu Items | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Motivate first-time and repeat orders of new menu items. Find suggestions to help you create demand and get your customers to try, and love, your new menu items.
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A seasoned owner shares 5 key lessons for restaurant startups

A seasoned owner shares 5 key lessons for restaurant startups | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
A seasoned owner shares 5 key lessons for restaurant startups
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Tech startup launches app for restaurant patrons

Tech startup launches app for restaurant patrons | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Storific partners currently include Murphy’s Deli, Midpoint Grill, Revolucion Coffee + Juice and The Sandwich Garden.
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Amazon Is Quietly Launching A Local Takeout Service To Rival Seamless And DeliveryHero | TechCrunch

Amazon Is Quietly Launching A Local Takeout Service To Rival Seamless And DeliveryHero | TechCrunch | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Amazon has been tipped to launch a local services marketplace this year to rival the likes of Thumbtack, Angie's List and Yelp. Now one part of that effort..
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Priceline Buying OpenTable For $2.6 Billion In Cash

Priceline Buying OpenTable For $2.6 Billion In Cash | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Hotel booking site Priceline has agreed to acquire reservation booking company OpenTable for $2.6 billion in cash, adding the leader in digital reservations..
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Chefs can't afford to ignore food costs

On the third day of class my students are greeted with the above riddle. The answer, no surprise, is “Unemployed.” My students then ask, “Well, what if he owns the place?” My response: “Unemployed and bankrupt.” Of course, we as chefs know this.
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This Restaurant Lets You Pay the Bill With Instagrams

This Restaurant Lets You Pay the Bill With Instagrams | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
While some restaurants and chefs have banned Instagram privileges at their five star tables, more might start making the flawlessly filtered food selfie an essential part of the meal — the part where the check comes. Instead of being annoyed by patrons documenting the dinner du jour, one company is seeing social media for what it can verrry easily be: free advertising. Talk about a glass half full. And speaking of, could we get a refill when you get a chance?
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The James Beard Awards are Coming to Chicago

The James Beard Awards are Coming to Chicago | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Could the rumors actually be true? Both Kevin Pang in the Tribune and Steve Dolinsky are citing unnamed sources this morning in order to report that the James Beard...
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This New Orleans Startup Is Turning the Tables on the Restaurant Industry

This New Orleans Startup Is Turning the Tables on the Restaurant Industry | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
New Orleans-based meal-experience company Dinner Lab depends on participants giving their honest feedback on every course.
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Your Waiter Wants You To Put Down Your Phone

Your Waiter Wants You To Put Down Your Phone | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
All the things customers do on phones — texting, tweeting, taking pictures, fussing with Wi-Fi passwords — slows down the process of being seated, ordering and paying the bill. And it's annoying.
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Why theater and restaurants have grown together in Chicago

Why theater and restaurants have grown together in Chicago | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Chicago, you likely have figured out by now, has more than its expected share of theaters and cutting-edge restaurants.
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Chefs and Tech Team Up for First Silicon Alley Supper Club

Chefs and Tech Team Up for First Silicon Alley Supper Club | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Nearly 20 different start-ups were represented at the first Silicon Alley Supper Club
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4 Ways Tech Can Support the 13.5M U.S. Restaurant Employees

4 Ways Tech Can Support the 13.5M U.S. Restaurant Employees | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Alice Cheng says tech can help restaurant employees grow through virtual mentorship, education and networking.
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Live Webinar: How to Use Beacons and Geofencing to Grow Your Restaurant Business

Live Webinar: How to Use Beacons and Geofencing to Grow Your Restaurant Business | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
What if you could reach out to a customer walking by your restaurant at lunch time and invite them in to sample your new summer menu item? Beacons can be powerful tools for reaching the customers who are literally right outside your front door, and getting them through your front door.
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Will Apple's iBeacon whet German diners' app-etite?

Will Apple's iBeacon whet German diners' app-etite? | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
An upscale German restaurant group is testing Apple's iBeacon technology. The app clocks the time guests spend in the restaurant and uses a ranking system to reward them for their 'loyalty.' But will privacy-wary Germans bite?
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People Are Freaking Out About A Startup That Snags Restaurant Reservations And Sells Them

People Are Freaking Out About A Startup That Snags Restaurant Reservations And Sells Them | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
A new app that makes reservations at hot restaurants in San Fransisco and sells them online is causing some controversey.
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The world's first interactive wine label? It's coming.

The world's first interactive wine label? It's coming. | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Here’s a new idea. Terravant Wine Company in Buellton on the Central Coast has just introduced a new label called "Scratchpad." Each bottle of Scratchpad wine — 2011 Central Coast Chardonnay ($13), 2012 Central Coast Sauvignon Blanc ($11) and...
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Valeria De Caprio's curator insight, June 23, 10:37 AM

Una buena idea, vinos que vienen con etiquetas personalizables.

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The Reverse Yelp: Restaurants Can Now Review Customers, Too

The Reverse Yelp: Restaurants Can Now Review Customers, Too | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
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Facebook Launches Access To Restaurant Menus Via SinglePlatform

Facebook Launches Access To Restaurant Menus Via SinglePlatform | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Facebook Launches Access To Restaurant Menus Via SinglePlatform - 05/23/2014
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McDonald's Turns Fries Packaging into Virtual Reality Soccer Field

McDonald's Turns Fries Packaging into Virtual Reality Soccer Field | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
McDonald's launches global World Cup campaign with augmented reality app
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