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Jul 1, 2015
5 tips to create a killer patio
OpenTable users recently chose their favorite al fresco spots. Here are some ideas to improve your outdoor dining space....
Jun 24, 2015
Menu Moves: Lockers boost convenience factor for takeout customers
A locker system that reimagines old-school food dispensing equipment for the digital age could help restaurants provide the speed of service online and mobile patrons expect....
Jun 9, 2015
Chill thrill: A new ice age dawns in bars
The latest ice-making technology—including cubes made of booze—could make drinks served on the rocks more profitable....
May 20, 2015
Consider buying an induction range for your restaurant
Most top chefs prefer gas ranges to electric. But induction ranges, in many ways, are equal, if not superior to gas in their ability to produce great food....
May 20, 2015
How Apple Pay is playing out for restaurants
Diners can view their check in an app, choose a tip amount and settle the check....
Apr 10, 2015
4 tips for better restaurant lighting design
More than a few knowledgeable restaurateurs will tell you that you can’t skimp when it comes to lighting....
Mar 23, 2015
How to buy waste disposing equipment
Your kitchen produces a lot of food waste. Several pieces of equipment can grind and wash that waste away responsibly....
Mar 13, 2015
Forget Apple Watch. Restaurants need a SCiO.
A new tech device could quickly—and cheaply—solve many problems that bedevil full-service operators....
Mar 11, 2015
How to tame the dining room din
Excessive noise is a big irritant for many restaurant guests. Fixing the problem is easier than you might think....
Feb 23, 2015
Kick apps: 5 cool digital tools for restaurants
Mobile apps promise to help you operate your restaurant more efficiently
Feb 18, 2015
Study: Dining utensils influence perceived taste
Cutlery researchers’ advice: Put a fork in it—preferably a gold one....
Feb 3, 2015
3 ways your restaurant can save water
How California’s restaurants have adapted to water usage restrictions provides a teachable moment for restaurant operators outside the state....
Jan 21, 2015
How to buy a reach-in refrigerator
Sure, you’d love all the bells and whistles on your new refrigerator, but if you choose only what you need, you’ll keep your purchase cost to the proper level....
Nov 19, 2014
Study: Open kitchens boost restaurants' bottom line
Customer satisfaction and employee productivity rise if patrons and cooks can see one another in restaurants....
Oct 15, 2014
Buying worktables and sinks for your restaurant
Tables and sinks are not the sexiest things you’ll buy, but they are vital to the efficiency and profitability of any restaurant....
Sep 2, 2014
These mixologists are machines
No actual humans work behind the Bionic Bar on Quantum of the Seas, a new cruise ship. Instead, guests place drink orders via tablets and then watch as robotic bartenders mix their cocktails....
Aug 25, 2014
How to buy small prep equipment for your restaurant
What you need to know to slice it, chop it and dice it...
Aug 13, 2014
The Melt’s Smart Box delivery system: Game changer?
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....
Jul 30, 2014
Technology keeps food trucks rolling
While food trucks may look like a stripped down version of a restaurant, they rely on similar—and often more advanced—technology to streamline operations....
Jul 28, 2014
Competition bubbling up in grilled cheese space
If the trend continues, these five grilled cheese concepts will soon be competing for space on a crowded block....
Jul 15, 2014
Pay-at-the-table tech: Game-changer or gadget?
How pay-at-the-table technology is impacting restaurants...
Jun 30, 2014
How to buy a restaurant fryer
If you’re in the market for a fryer, here are some things to consider before you buy....
Jun 18, 2014
6 ways to improve POS security
Restaurants are a popular target for data thieves. Here's a strategy to protect your guests....
May 12, 2014
Making sense of technology at the NRA Show
Fig & Olive tech guru Matthew Joseph provides a tips on navigating the technology pavilion at the 2014 National Restaurant Association Show....
Apr 21, 2014
How to buy a restaurant dishwasher
Dishwashers are not cheap, but they’ve never been easier or less expensive to operate. Here’s what you need to know....
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