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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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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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Groupon’s New Ways to Serve You

Groupon’s New Ways to Serve You | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Groupon has helped thousands of great restaurants overcome obstacles to their success and growth. From marketing that delivers the right number of customers to tools that help you operate more efficiently, our solutions are designed to meet the needs of businesses like yours. How can Groupon help your business grow?

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Yelp Bites Back At OpenTable, TripAdvisor And Google With Free Yelp Reservations Service

Yelp Bites Back At OpenTable, TripAdvisor And Google With Free Yelp Reservations Service | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
TripAdvisor last week consumed LaFourchette to make a big move into online reservations against OpenTable, and Google gobbled up Appetas to battle with..
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McDonald's Build Your Own Burger

McDonald's Build Your Own Burger | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
McDonald’s outfitted this southern California store at the end of 213 with wall-mounted tablets on which customers can build their own burgers.
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Forget food, this startup delivers booze

Forget food, this startup delivers booze | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
A group of University of Central Florida students has launched DrinkDrivers, a startup delivering alcohol to users, and grown it beyond its home base.
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Domino’s Launches Its Pizza Ordering App For iPad With 3D Custom Pizza Builder

Domino’s Launches Its Pizza Ordering App For iPad With 3D Custom Pizza Builder | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Domino's Pizza has revamped its menu and turned around its financials over the last few years, during which time it also started to offer mobile ordering...
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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, 7:37 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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Infographic:Why Restaurants Are Investing in Mobile Payments & Marketing

Infographic:Why Restaurants Are Investing in Mobile Payments & Marketing | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
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Hot Chicago restaurants to try during NRA Show 2014

Hot Chicago restaurants to try during NRA Show 2014 | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Take advantage of some of the best dining destinations the Windy City has to offer
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Square retools consumer mobile payments, replacing Wallet with a new app called Order

Square retools consumer mobile payments, replacing Wallet with a new app called Order | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Wallet wasn’t the hit Square was expecting, as consumers found little reason to abandon their credit cards. But a new Square app rolling out in NYC and SF refocuses Square’s digital wallet on order-ahead transactions.
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To Battle Yelp, Google Buys Appetas, A Website Builder For Restaurants | TechCrunch

To Battle Yelp, Google Buys Appetas, A Website Builder For Restaurants | TechCrunch | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Google today made one more acquisition that points to its interest in building up its relationship with local businesses, and particularly in the..
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Menu-data startup Food Genius finds there are no national food trends, only local ones

Menu-data startup Food Genius finds there are no national food trends, only local ones | SocialMediaRestaurants.com | Scoop.it
Food Genius started out trying to predict big nationwide food trends for big packaged food companies, but now it’s changed gears focus on how our appetites change on market by market base.
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