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An Industry Of Opportunity

An Industry Of Opportunity

By WebProNews Staff September 16, 2014

This post brought to you by National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The content and opinions expressed below are that of WebProNews. The U.S. labor market is getting stronger, and the restaurant industry is leading the way. It’s providing jobs, upward …

Mike Ditka is Now the Spokesperson For Al’s Beef

Football legend Mike Ditka is best known as the longtime coach of the Chicago Bears, but younger NFL fans may soon know him for more for Italian beef and pizza. Two Chicago restaurants this week announced that Mike Ditka will …

Google Acquires Restaurant Info Service Appetas Google Acquires Restaurant Info Service Appetas

Google has acquired Appetas, a service that lets restaurants showcase their menus across devices. Restaurant owners can keep their info up to date on their own. Or at least they could. Google is shutting the service down as it takes …

Ronald McDonald Gets New Look For Social Media

The image of Ronald McDonald is iconic throughout the world. The McDonald’s mascot has been selling happy meals in nearly every country in the world for decades. Now, with the internet bringing companies closer than ever to consumers, Ronald McDonald …

Kevin Reddy Has a ‘No Tip’ Policy at Noodles & Co. Kevin Reddy Has a ‘No Tip’ Policy at Noodles & Co.

Are you tired of going to fast food or casual dining restaurants (or other businesses that don’t have waiters who only get paid around $2 per hour) and being expected to leave something in the tip jar next to the …

Most Customers Ignore New Food Menu Items Most Customers Ignore New Food Menu Items

With the constant variety of new foods to try in fast food restaurants across the country and the major ad campaigns touting the quality of inventive new sandwiches, it would be easy to conclude that new menu items attract customers …

Chipotle: Guacamole Production Not At Risk Chipotle: Guacamole Production Not At Risk

Many enjoy crunching into tortilla chips with a large bowl of guacamole in hand. Recent concerns have been voiced that unusual weather conditions may influence the abundance of this popular food item. According to an annual report generated by Chipotle …

Google Officially Announces Restaurant Menu Results Google Officially Announces Restaurant Menu Results

Earlier this month, Google was spotted showing new card-style menu results for restaurant searches for some users. One tweeted a screenshot: Woah, when did Google start pulling menu items into the Knowledge Graph? https://t.co/9SMqJ0QcL2 pic.twitter.com/aOCJ7UMI9s — Allie Brown (@alliebrown89) February …

Square Tests 'Square Pickup' App Square Tests 'Square Pickup' App

Square is testing a new app called Square Pickup, available by invitation only. The app reportedly lets users order food from restaurants who use Square, and is testing with “several San Francisco restaurants”. Presumably it would be used with non-restaurant …

Google Shows New Menu Results For Restaurants Google Shows New Menu Results For Restaurants

Google is showing some users new card-style menu results for restaurants. Allie Brown tweeted a screenshot (via Search Engine Land): Woah, when did Google start pulling menu items into the Knowledge Graph? https://t.co/9SMqJ0QcL2 pic.twitter.com/aOCJ7UMI9s — Allie Brown (@alliebrown89) February 11, …

Hot Coffee Once Again Lands McDonald’s in Hot Water Hot Coffee Once Again Lands McDonald’s in Hot Water
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Nearly 20 years after Stella Liebeck won compensatory and punitive damages from McDonald’s after spilling hot coffee in her lap and sustaining serious injury, another woman is suing the fast food giant over a similar injury. Los Angeles resident Paulette …

Restaurant Offers Insane Discount If People Unplug Restaurant Offers Insane Discount If People Unplug
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One restaurant owner in Abu Ghosh, just outside of Jerusalem, is taking a stand against distracted eating. In “wow that’s great, but aren’t you running a business?” news, the owner of Abu Ghosh is offering anyone who completely shuts down …

Did a Family Refuse to Tip a Server For Being Gay?
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Remember the waitress in New Jersey that claimed she wasn’t given a tip because she is gay? It turns out that is a hoax. A couple that wishes to remain anonymous contacted NBC 4 New York and said the whole …

Chipotle Eyes Price Increase in Quest to Remove GMOs Chipotle Eyes Price Increase in Quest to Remove GMOs
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The cost of a burrito at Chipotle may be going up in the near future. The company just reported their Q3 earnings, and in the earnings call CEO and Founder Steve Ells said that a 3-5% price increase could be …

Google Now Has A Tip Calculator In Search Google Now Has A Tip Calculator In Search
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Google revealed in a Google+ post on Friday that it has a tip calculator tool that you can access when you enter a question about what a tip should be on a bill of a certain amount. It also works …

Groupon's Breadcrumb Gets New CRM Features Groupon's Breadcrumb Gets New CRM Features

At Money2020, Groupon announced a new update to its Breadcrumb POS app, adding some CRM and employee management features. A new CRM feature lets businesses track customers and learn more about them, while storing their contact info and analyzing purchase …

Dine & Ditcher Shamed on Facebook, Promptly Arrested Dine & Ditcher Shamed on Facebook, Promptly Arrested
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In the social media age, it’s probably a bad idea to dine and ditch. Ok, it’s always a bad idea to dine and ditch – because if you dine and ditch, you’re an asshole. But if you plan on dining …