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Emerging Franchises Report From FranchiseGrade

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 19:18:08 +0000

This report on Emerging Franchises presents statistics on new franchise system performance over a 10 year period.

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Facial Recognition Making Its Appearance in Restaurants

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 20:46:47 +0000

With facial recognition more accurate and more used than ever, such as to unlock the new iPhone X, restaurant operators have begun trying it out, with good results they say. The POS systems recognize customers and cut down on the time from their arrival to their food being served.

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U.S. Way behind U.K. in Mobile Payments

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 11:50:01 +0000

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A writer for CNET, who is presumably a nerd, says that he found on a recent trip to the U.K. that mobile payments were much more ubiquitous there than on his home turf, the U.S., making them comfortable to use in comparison. While he doesn't make a point in his article of spending money at franchise locations or small businesses, he does point out the difficulties in mobile payments in America from the customer's point of view.

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Eleven Brand Marketing Trends for 2018

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 04:40:57 +0000

“Legends of prediction are common throughout the spectrum of mankind. Gods speak, spirits speak, and computers speak,” author Ursula Le Guin wrote. What she missed, however, were consumers. Consumers speak too.

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Can Burger Lovers Be Fooled by Mock Meats?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:10:12 +0000

New plant-based burgers are tasting like meat thanks to a new technology. Paul Solman of PBS NewsHour investigates further.

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Marriott Introduces IoT Hotel Room of the Future

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:06:30 +0000

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       IoT yoga routines & wake-up alarms on verbal or mobile command

Marriott International, now the largest hotel company in the world since its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts last year, is working with Samsung and Legrand to create the hospitality industry’s Internet of Things (IoT) hotel room of the future.

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Google Search and Maps Now Show Restaurant Wait Times

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 17:13:25 +0000

(image) Google Search or Maps already predict restaurant wait times on computers. Soon those predictive wait times will be available on smart phones too to help people on the go plan the timing of their visit to restaurants.

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How Chick-fil-A Innovates to Ratchet Up Pad Site Efficiencies

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 16:16:29 +0000

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​Chick-fil-A's business success has muted many a former skeptic who didn't think it could be done on their terms. A challenge for the company in recent years has been changes in commercial real estate, much of it unfavorable. The company puts strong reliance on innovation to come up with solutions that work in the real world.

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Higher Numbers of EVs Fueling Battery Supply Concerns

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:42:28 +0000

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With purchases of electric vehicles expected to steeply increase, mostly because of government mandates banning the sale of gasoline and diesel engines after various specified dates, there are doubts about battery suppliers being able to keep up with the demand.

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Will Amazon Move into Auto Retail?

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:54:05 +0000

With Amazon getting into bricks and mortar with its Whole Foods purchase, making its delivery more convenient than ever with its prime and free delivery services, and announcing establishment of a second headquarters in addition to the massive one in Seattle, could the company also be the auto sales behemoth of the future?

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Augmented Reality on New iPhone System Could Be a Boon to Small Businesses

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:05:42 +0000

Apple has just released the new iOS 11 for iPhones and iPads, which includes Augmented Reality (AR). The following video showing what IKEA has already done with AR may spark your imagination on the possibilities for your own business.

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Multi-Unit McDonald's Franchisee Launching Upgraded Design

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:21:24 +0000

A new McDonald's featuring the chain's latest design and technology is opening in La Crosse, Wisconsin, on Thursday. It will be a first for Courtesy Corp., the franchisee, which owns 59 locations in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. The refreshed high-tech model has been introduced by around 2,600 restaurants globally, including over 500 McDonald's in the U.S.

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McDonald's Resurgence Figures Showing Bigger Effect on Smaller Competitors

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 19:55:57 +0000

(image) Consumers have been spending more money at McDonald's per store in the last couple of reported quarters, reversing a widely reported protracted decline. The ebb and flow affects competitors, but the smaller chains appear to be bearing the brunt of the effect of guest dollars spent at McD's rather than with them.

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Kroger Launching First Restaurant, Plans for More

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:20:14 +0000

Joining the fray into the increasingly stiff and changing competition among eateries, Kroger's first restaurant is slated to open late next month in Union, Kentucky.

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Workers Stage Labor Day Demonstration at McDonald's in Orlando

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 18:19:25 +0000

A Labor Day rally in Orlando that included McDonald's was one of hundreds in places like Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia organized by the Service Employees International Union and other labor groups.

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