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Chipotle Kicks Off Back To School With Free Delivery Sundays

Chipotle offers free delivery every Sunday for the rest of September and a complete kit of Chipotle's extras.

Panera Bread Expands Delivery

Partnership with DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats build on Panera's in-house delivery model.

Velvet Taco, an elevated fast casual taco concept created by Dallas-based Front Burner Restaurants, has announced the appointment of Clay Dover as the company’s new chief executive officer. Dover joined Velvet Taco as president in early 2017, and the brand has grown from four restaurants to

The brand is developing two new smaller double drive-thru prototype designs.

Delivery remains the fastest-growing segment of Chipotle’s business.

Jamba launches refreshed store design and elevated guest experience.

Using the Panera app, guests will tap an NFC smart poster to purchase a grab-and-go coffee via mobile payment.

Fast-casual brand says no breach, that credential stuffing is to blame for fraudulent charges.

Industry veteran Dan Admire to lead menu innovation & operational excellence, 

Arlene Estrada Petokas oversees employee development & helps drive system-wide performance.

What you don’t know about SMS marketing could cost you $500 per email.

In Q4 digital sales grew 66% year-over-year, accounting for 12.9% of sales.

Sweetfin is known for its made-to-order poke bowls.

At Freshii, through partnering on mobile orders with Ritual, we’ve seen a 10% increase in profit since using mobile and online ordering services.

Through partnering on mobile orders with Ritual, Freshii has seen a 10% increase in profit since using mobile and online ordering services.

High Bluff Capital Partners hires Tim Casey to lead fast-casual group

Facebook Messenger and robotics dominate headlines as restaurants and hotels look to apply emerging technologies in practical ways.

Industry veteran Becky Mulligan will lead the plant-inspired fast casual brand.

Guests can order for delivery through Zoës Kitchen website or mobile app.  

By the end of 2019, all locations will have second make lines and pickup shelves to support the growing number of digital orders.

Guests who download The Del App receive new offers every week.

Blockchain is making further inroads into hospitality, if the news from marketing tech firm Mobivity and fast-casual restaurant company Chanticleer is any indication.

Blockchain is making further inroads into hospitality, if the news from marketing tech firm Mobivity and fast-casual restaurant company Chanticleer is any indication.

From poor methodology to gaps between software and business requirements, many of the reasons for project failures are the same today as they were 10 years ago.

Restaurant owners are embracing online ordering capabilities to appeal to a new generation of diners who have come to expect it as an option. Operators are finding the benefits go beyond mere convenience, however, as web ordering systems help to expand reach and offer valuable customer analytics.

Pilot program includes a hyper-personalized CRM program that allows for targeted communication to drive trial, menu exploration and brand affinity.

From investing in new technology to fine tuning loyalty programs, restaurants have their hands full as they fight for market share in 2017.

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