Three Phases to Technological Success for New Restaurants

The IT industry is constantly evolving, and new technology continues to have a profound impact in restaurants across the country. We are at a point in time where technology is beginning to outpace our imaginations and is changing the way we interact with the world around us. Digital innovations and smart devices have permanently made their way into our pockets, attached to our wrists and integrated into our daily lives in ways we could not fathom 10 years ago.

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Big Data, Better Design

Formerly CEO of Cosi, president of Long John Silver’s and CMO of Subway, Kevin Armstrong recognizes the benefits that good data can bring to the table, especially in times of rapid and dramatic change. Having worked in both executive and consulting roles since 1980, he’s now taking a deep dive into data analytics as the leader of King-Casey’s restaurant consulting team. Armstrong recently shared some thoughts on how data and the insights it yields will increasingly drive not just marketing and menu decisions but also design and development.

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Who Likes Trade Shows?

A note from the editor in chief: Some people don’t like trade shows. And it can be easy to understand why. You can spend hours on your feet — hobbling around in uncomfortable shoes — in a cavernous space with terrible lighting, trying to find the right product or the right person to buy that product. It can be draining.

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Progress by Design…

A note from our publisher. 

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Q&A with Paula Vissing, Senior Vice President of International and Global Procurement for Little Caesars

Recently, Little Caesars opened its first-ever South American restaurant in Santiago, Chile. The chain and its area franchisee, Premier Caesars Chile SpA, have plans for an additional 30 locations in Chile. With the opening of the Santiago location, the chain now has a presence in 6 out of 7 continents (North America, South America, Asia, Australia, Europe and Africa).

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Pie Five Pizza Goes All-In On In-House Delivery

Pie Five Pizza Co. began rolling out in-house delivery early in 2017. Approximately 30 percent of the fast-casual pizza chain’s locations now offer the service, and the company plans to offer delivery from all of its 300-plus locations by mid-2018.

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