Back of the House http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6588/more en Use 'big data' to personalize the dining experience http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/use-big-data-personalize-dining-experience <div class="node-body article-body">Today’s technology provides restaurants with more actionable data about their guests.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/use-big-data-personalize-dining-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/use-big-data-personalize-dining-experience#comments Eat Beat Business How To Consumer Trends Social Media Technology Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:00:00 +0000 34271 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com The Melt’s Smart Box delivery system: Game changer? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/melt-s-smart-box-delivery-system-game-changer <div class="field-deck"> The fast casual chain’s out-of-the-box thinking should boost its off-site catering business. It could wind up doing the same for other operators. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Not only does The Melt&rsquo;s patent-pending Smart Box solve one of the grilled cheese chain&rsquo;s most vexing problems&mdash;maintaining the ideal temperature, texture and mouthfeel of its signature sandwiches during transport to catering customers. The invention may also create a lucrative sideline business for this 15-unit San Francisco-based company, selling its technology to other operators who face similar deliver issues. 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http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/pay-table-tech-game-changer-or-gadget <div class="field-deck"> New research may help owners decide whether customer-facing payment technologies—seemingly destined to be the next big thing in restaurants—are a smart investment for their operation. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How pay-at-the-table technology is impacting restaurants</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/pay-table-tech-game-changer-or-gadget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/pay-table-tech-game-changer-or-gadget#comments Eat Beat Business Equipment Management Tips Consumer Trends Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:21:00 +0000 33221 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock How to buy a restaurant fryer http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/how-buy-restaurant-fryer <div class="field-deck"> If you’re in the market for a fryer, here are some things to consider before you buy. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you’re in the market for a fryer, here are some things to consider before you buy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/how-buy-restaurant-fryer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/equipment/how-buy-restaurant-fryer#comments Eat Beat Business Equipment How To Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 32571 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Will Seattle minimum-wage hike have national fallout? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/will-seattle-minimum-wage-hike-have-national-fallout <div class="field-deck"> Seattle owners ponder ways to counter labor costs while operators in other cities keep a close eye. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Will Seattle's minimum-wage hike have national fallout for restaurants?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/will-seattle-minimum-wage-hike-have-national-fallout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/will-seattle-minimum-wage-hike-have-national-fallout#comments Eat Beat H.R./Legal Finance Operations Back of the House Alcohol Full-Service Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:01:00 +0000 32511 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock 6 ways to improve POS security http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/6-ways-improve-pos-security <div class="field-byline"> By Jared Isaacman </div> <div class="field-deck"> Restaurants are a popular target for data thieves. 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