Valencia, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  ABC Mobile Pay will be attending and presenting at the only restaurant/dining tablet/smartphone & accessory show in the market. This show is Designed for restaurant/dining/bistro/coffee shop owners looking for new solutions using the tablet technology (Like the…

The foodservice industry is poised to outpace the economy for the 12th consecutive year with sales expected to reach $632 billion, a 3.5 percent increase over 2011, according to the National Restaurant Association. And restaurants will reinvest a lot of…

Houston, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Jet’s Pizza®, the seventeenth largest pizza chain in the nation, with a current store total of over 250 locations, continues exponential growth with point of sale partner Revention. Jet’s approved Revention as a POS provider in August…

Pizza Patrón to Debut the English / Spanish Version Grapevine, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Restaurant online ordering provider Granbury Restaurant Solutions announced today the latest addition to their technology toolkit – the option for multi-lingual restaurant online ordering.   Restaurant patrons can choose…

Starbucks Corp., the largest coffee-shop chain, will use Square Inc.’s payment system in 7,000 stores and invest $25 million in the startup, making it easier for customers to make purchases with mobile phones. Emily Chang talks with Twitter Co-founder Jack…

Las Vegas, NV  (RestaurantNews.com)  The Retail Providers Association announced last night at the RSPA RetailNOW show that Granbury Restaurant Solutions has won an RSPA Innovative Solutions Awards for its customer-facing self-serve kiosk app.   Granbury took the honors in the Payment…

“Revue App: A Revolutionary App Enabling Restaurants to Attract More Customers” London, England  (RestaurantNews.com)  Revue App recently launched the Beta version of their restaurant review application, designed to enable restaurant owners to leverage real-time customer reviews for marketing purposes. Revue…

Tulsa, OK  (RestaurantNews.com)  Moxie Software announces the industry’s first integrated customer feedback in their award winning Diner Connection front of house restaurant software. The integrated feedback allows the restaurant to send automated messages to their customers after they have visited…

(RestaurantNews.com)  Granbury Restaurant Solutions has completed the asset acquisition of POS Core Technologies, Inc., makers of the popular Coffee Shop Manager point-of-sale solution for the specialty coffee industry. This acquisition follows Granbury’s strategy of adding solutions and customers to its…

Education, networking take center stage at longest running foodservice tech show Miami, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  FSTEC NexGen will redefine the tech convention experience on September 9th-11th with a fresh, fun new format focused on networking and education. Mingle in Miami with…

Olive Garden and Red Lobster are getting a technology makeover, as parent company Darden Restaurants Inc. (DRI) fights to stay relevant with younger guests and its own employees. Darden–which also owns LongHorn Steakhouse and a few small, specialty chains–is consolidating…

Walk through the doors of Palo Alto’s Calafia, located in a shopping center across the street from Stanford, and you’re retracing the footsteps of giants. Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt were once spotted talking shop there. Sergey Brin, Larry Page,…

National Restaurant Association’s 2012 Restaurant Industry Forecast Reveals Economic, Workforce, Technology and Consumer Trends Washington, D.C.  (RestaurantNews.com)  Despite sluggish recovery by the nation’s economy, the restaurant industry is projected to expand in 2012, according to the National Restaurant Association’s 2012…

Lantana, Florida  (RestaurantNews.com)  Host Concepts, a nationwide provider of front of house restaurant technology and services, announces the launch of their new Massive Multiplayer Trivia game. Triviage can be played on any mobile device. Once registered, or linked to Facebook,…

Jamie Hill went to a new restaurant the other day that required her to order food not from a waiter but by swiping her fingers on an iPad. “It was amazing,” she says of her visit to Stacked, a create-your-own…

In an era where Taco Bell has its own YouTube channel, it’s weird how impossibly inessential most of the apps for fast food restaurants are. I mean, here we are in 2011 and I can send tweets back and forth…

Restaurant operators are investing in technology to better estimate wait times and improve the process of alerting guests when their tables are ready, hoping to keep patrons from fleeing at the site of long lines. With a constant stream of…

The next “one billion served” may get their burgers without speaking a word. McDonald’s is jumping on the technology bandwagon with a new system that will soon change the way European customers order food — picture computers instead of humans…

As the cost of food and transportation continue to rise, restaurants are looking for new ways to keep spending down.  Many restaurants expect a rise of at least 4% in commodity costs this year, but few can afford to raise…

There’s no need to track down a waitress at Touch lounge on Church Street in downtown Orlando. Instead, you can just order your drink by pressing some buttons on the table. Customers can also use touch-screens to play games, flirt…