Author: Phil Fallico

Phil Fallico is a Content Marketing Specialist for PAR with a passion for intuitive technologies and restaurant industry trends. He has a Bachelors in Marketing from RIT and likes to golf, ski and phrase complex issues facing our world in a simple-to-understand context.

man preparing food

Back in 2011, a food technology company called Faasos began a new endeavor. To compete in the small format restaurant and delivery space, Faasos opened 75 QSRs by 2013, only to realize that small capital expenditures and low breakeven points were still not enough to scale its operations and serve its customers effectively. After getting

customer paying at the counter

Between 2015 to 2018, noncash payments grew by 6.7% per year, which was 1.6 percentage points higher than the previous three years. With so many consumers going cashless, restaurants have more reasons than ever to implement payment processing solutions that speed up transactions and protect sensitive credit card information. With integrated payment processing, credit card

table service guests

From 2006 to 2016, full service restaurant (FSR) sales kept pace with the overall restaurant industry, increasing by 56.58% to $291.4 billion compared with a 55.77% growth rate for total restaurant sales of $658.6 billion for the same time period. With the growth of so many dining alternatives, however, it is more difficult than ever

cars at a drive-thru

Drive-thrus are changing with society, with QSRs increasingly focusing on technology to improve their efficiency in a world of complex menu items and changing customer expectations. As shown in Figure 1 below, more QSRs are taking over 200 seconds to complete a drive-thru order, with wait times representing a huge hurdle for QSRs as they