This Week in ResTech: Building Empires and Dream Teams

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Learn about the latest in foodservice and restaurant management technology. This week’s articles give advice about how you can set technology up to work the best possible way for you, plus success stores about how other companies are using technology to grow.

1. 2018 International 25: Virtual beers and facial recognition

Nation’s Restaurant News – Digitizing the restaurant experience brings new opportunities, and has grown into a force of nature that can’t really be classified as simply a trend anymore. See how some of the brands in NRN’s International 25 are turning to digital to drives sales and loyalty. Read More

2. Power couple transforms one-unit business into franchising empire

Fast Casual – We love seeing success stories, especially when they’re close to our U.S. headquarters. Utah couple Andrew K. and Shauna Smith have built a franchising empire, in part because of their focus on providing the right technology to all of their restaurants to ensure they have data-driven analysis across the company. Read More

3. Digital Ordering: Building the Dream Team

QSR Magazine – The focus on technology as part of the restaurant experience means IT is playing an increasingly key role in food brands. So what’s the best way to bring marketing and IT together? Read More

4. QSR brands suffer mightily from old, unintegrated tech

QSRweb – Too many restaurants are relying on disparate legacy systems to run front and back of house. What are the consequences of outdated tech, and how can you fix it? Read More

5. From ice cream-serving robot arms to 'future stores,' Yum China pours on digital charm

QSRweb – In an effort to enhance customer experience, China’s KFC stores are pushing digital initiatives, including AI-powered, self-ordering kiosks, automated stations and “smile to pay” facial recognition. Read More

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