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WaBa Grill Launches Updated Mobile Rewards App

App users can bypass the line for in-store carryout, select curbside pickup or have their food delivered for free through the end of the year.

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que Launches a Restaurant Within a Restaurant

The Chicken Shack menu is available only through a QR code at the restaurant or ordering online.

Fast casual brand develops QR-code based solution in-house.

Looking at adding a drive-thru or a second drive-thru? Follow these four best practices followed by leading brands.

Roberts joins the Panera team after three decades at McDonald’s, where she was most recently East Zone President with responsibility for 7,000 restaurants in 11 regions.

By introducing Collections, sweetgreen aims to help guests further explore the menu by giving them tailored suggestions based on their preferences.

The Atlanta-based brand will continue to be run by the existing executive team led by CEO Charles Watson.

Loyalty members can donate $2 to No Kid Hungry via its mobile app or in person and earn rewards.

Original ChopShop now delivers orders placed directly through or the new Original ChopShop Chops loyalty app.

Fast casual brand leverages new fundraising technology to support under-resourced students and donates laptops to students in need.

The parent company of Beef ’O’ Brady’s and The Brass Tap has opened a brick-and-mortar location for The Hatchery, a fast-casual chicken concept that began as a virtual brand.

Restaurant Next will be a two-day immersive event taking place at on October 12 & 13, featuring unique virtual restaurant environments and next-gen tech solutions.

The first 250,000 test takers who answer all 10 randomly selected Chipotle IQ questions correctly will receive a digital BOGO offer.

Panera's Off-Premise Delivery and Curbside capabilities are available through Google Search, Maps and Assistant.

Fajita Pete's Growth Spurt: from 16 to 50 units with recent franchise signings.

More than 70% of new locations will include the order-ahead, drive-thru pickup windows.

Top Women in Restaurant Technology Innovator award winner Catherine Tabor interviews Jeff Hingher, formerly with O’Charley’s, about best digital practices, restaurant of the future and more.

RestaurantNEXT will be a two-day immersive event taking place at on October 12 & 13, featuring unique virtual restaurant environments and next-gen tech solutions.

Panera Bread guests have a new incentive to use cashless payments. Panera guests can now get unlimited 3% Daily Cash Back on Apple Card when they use the Apple Card with Apple Pay in the Panera app, on or for at-register purchases in bakery-cafes nationwide.  Panera offers 3

The fast-casual chain will open its first drive-thru next year and is adding walk-up windows and expanding curbside.

Mobile location technology enhances and optimizes the drive-thru experience.

Digital sales grew 216.3% and accounted for 60.7% of sales for the quarter.

700+ Moe’s Southwest Grill Restaurants to deploy Revel Enterprise Point of Sale.

Online retail store sells ready-to-cook and ready-to-serve products for delivery.

Fast casual brand announces plan that includes hiring hundreds of drivers.

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