Category: Restaurants

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high-angle-photo-of-robot

Despite their novelty to the restaurant industry, robots have been around a long time. According to Eric Roberts, the former director of undergraduate studies for the Computer Science Department at Stanford, the ancient Egyptians used water-powered human-shaped carvings to automatically strike bells marking the start of every hour. In 1961, American inventor George Devol was

Drive Thru Order Picture

When Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in July 1994, there were just 10,000 websites on the internet. They were only discoverable through rudimentary search engines that turned up little, if any, information relevant to the locally minded behaviors that companies have since sought to track, from ordering food from a nearby restaurant to searching for the

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

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

Chef Pouring Soup

The acquisition of Restaurant Magic this month will increase PAR’s cloud restaurant offerings by providing more inventory management, food management, labor & scheduling, and reporting & analytics solutions to support back-of-house operations. Restaurant Magic’s Data Central Management Suite runs on Microsoft’s .Net global application framework, meaning you won’t experience compatibility issues when integrating it with

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