Google has started showing complete restaurant menus in its search results when a query specifically looks for menu information. We think Allie Brown was the first to spot this when she shared the results of a search for “jones brunch menu” on Twitter. For that query, Google begins the search results with a card-style answer […]
The Wall Street Journal reports that the online takeout and delivery company has filed a confidential S-1 and could make an initial public offering sometime in the first half of this year. A recent look at the economics of the restaurant industry have all signs pointing to more online ordering in the near future. Following the past three recessions, the restaurant industry has grown at a real rate of more than 2 percent over a three-year span of economic recovery. [...] people should begin fulfilling these desires if the recovery continues, according to the report, which describes customers as "primed to burn off their accumulated pent-up demand for restaurants when they are more confident in their personal financial situation." Fine dining was the only category where fewer than half of the establishments surveyed expected to see an increase in online ordering, and even 48 percent of those fancy restaurants anticipate a jump in online takeout.
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By the end of 2014, more than 4,000 well-known restaurant chain locations will feature tableside ordering via a tablet device. And it’s only the beginning.
Now, we’re talking about mostly utility value here to begin with – guests will be able to order appetizers, drinks, and desserts, with a few games and news headlines available. Some are worried about how this will derail the dining experience, and only further turn consumers away from the casual dining segment. On the other hand, casual dining has been scorched by the speed and convenience of fast casuals for some time now. Something had to give so the segment can forge a new identity.
A new service from Connected Merchant can tell, by detecting the presence of an app on a smartphone, when specific guests enter or leave a restaurant. More important, it retrieves their stored profile, including photo and food preferences/ allergies, as well as that person’s purchasing history, and overlays the POS screen with it, for hostess/greeter and server to see.
From a Subway sandwich shop to a Peruvian chicken food truck, customers have a growing number of options for satisfying their hunger with bitcoins. For food vendors, accepting the virtual currency offers substantial financial benefits — and risks, too.