The press is awash with the buzz about the two big portal players getting bigger by merginging together. Of course bloggers and talking heads rattle off eye popping numbers (daily online orders / profitability / immense value and so on) meant to impress the reader and give an impression that life will never be the same again. “Bigger is better” is a “easy to sell” message, which is valuable for press. But bigger is better for who? Haven’t we seen this movie before? Lets see: big banks, big…Continue
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There is a great article on mobile apps written by Noah Glass, CEO of prominent online ordering software company, OLO. Incorporating online ordering and mobile apps into your restaurant or chain's digital strategy is an excellent way to increase sales and…Continue
Carrie Stark grew up on her fathers farm and draws a lot of inspiration for her writing from those memories. While she moved off the farm years ago, she still maintains a small garden and loves to teach her friends how to make delicious sweet corn recipes.
Restaurants are a chance to be adventurous, to try new…Continue
A new study by the University of Rochester sheds some light on our online pizza ordering behavior - and finds that when we're hiding behind our computer screens, we're much more likely to triple the pepperoni, double the bacon, and order…Continue
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As restaurant operators become increasingly aware of the importance of the Hispanic demographic, the answer for many of them is a resounding YES!.
It's estimated now that 20% of Americans speak a language other than English in the home - and 62% of these speak Spanish. One of every 6 US Residents is Hispanic, and this segment of the population is growing faster than any other. 27% of Hispanics are most comfortable with English, and 17% comfortable in both English and Spanish,…Continue
Added by Duessa Holscher on August 16, 2012 at 12:43pm — No Comments
Recently, I was having dinner with my family at a favorite local brew pub. As is typical at this establishment, the service was slow - we waited 20 minutes or so to place our drink order. When we received our food, we were missing one of the most important meals - my young daughter's grilled cheese. And as we enjoyed our food, we were ready to order another…Continue
Added by Duessa Holscher on July 6, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
As a previous employee of the foodservice industry, I know the dread of seeing a huge group of customers ready to come in and order all at once. Mistakes are always made and it is very stressful for the employees to try and make all the customers happy. Online ordering has resolved some of these issues and now with group ordering it is even easier for restaurants to deal with the difficultly of tackling large group orders.
Online ordering systems have begun to adopt the idea of…Continue
Added by MenuDrive on June 18, 2012 at 6:42pm — No Comments
You have probably seen the Domino’s commercials about them adding mobile ordering apps to their business to help them increase sales. According to NPN, about 83% of innovators and 72% of early adopters order from restaurant apps weekly. Big restaurants may make this process seem easy, but for smaller business creating an app for their restaurant it can seem like a daunting task. …Continue
But some restaurants take this customization to an extreme level, with great results. A New York burger joint, for instance, gives customers literally thousands of possible burger combinations as they choose…Continue
Added by Duessa Holscher on April 26, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
How many times have you walked into Starbucks with 5 minutes until you have to be at work only to see the line wrapped halfway around the store? Wouldn't it have been so much easier if you could have ordered your coffee before you left your house, picked it up, and been on your way? Businesses like Starbucks are trying out the new trend of mobile ordering to see if they can try and cut back instances like these for their customers in the future.
Mobile ordering has become…Continue
Added by MenuDrive on April 18, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Ready to push your restaurant into the world of online ordering? Overwhelmed by the choices of online ordering providers? Here's a step-by-step guide to picking the solution that's perfect for your restaurant! Need more info? There's a link on my profile (scroll down to whitepapers) to download the Granbury Restaurant Solutions "Online Ordering Launch Guide", a great resource of ideas for promoting your online…Continue
No two diners are the same, but like any groups, different styles of diners may have similar nutrition needs during dining. Here are some of the groups and trends that I have observed:
The Business Lunch Crowd:
Last year, Georgetown Bagelry added online ordering to its website. Since then, many of you have ordered your bagels online. Whether it’s to avoid the lines or to plan ahead, online ordering is a great benefit to our customers. To make it easier for you to plan ahead for big orders, we’ve added online ordering…Continue
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This happens to me all the time: I go into a restaurant with the intention of making a healthy choice and end up falling victim to a less healthy option because it just sounds so good. I love restaurants that serve healthy options because they help me…Continue
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