NASCAR star highlights SEVA Convention

The Southeastern Vending Association's keynote speaker at their 2014 convention will be Nascar legend Dale Jarrett. The convention takes place Aug.

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Check out Panera To Go

The store layout is dominated by ordering, order pick-up and wait-area seating.

Video walls, drive-thru kiosks hot menu items at NRA14

Digital signage video walls and touchscreen self-order drive-thru kiosks were among the technology highlights at this year's National Restaurant Association show.

What if? Could McDonald's kiosk cashier win back millennials?

Could the QSR giant win back younger customers by bringing back automated cashiers?

The psychology of effective kiosk placement

Given the costs involved with kiosk deployment, it’s worthwhile to understand the psychology behind effective kiosk placement.

Panera 2.0 picks up self-service speed

The Panera Bread chain is embracing digital, kiosk and mobile ordering to speed in-and-out times, improve service.

CONNECT 2014 Mobile Innovation Summit (preview)

The smartphone has revolutionized the way we communicate, search, shop, share, purchase and stay connected. What were only concepts 10 years ago are reality today.

'Mobile Evangelist of the Year' Jack Philbin will headline 2014 CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit

The self-professed "mobile geek" co-founded Vibes before text messaging was even possible in the U.S.

Pizza Hut serves up custom pies on interactive tabletops

A touchscreen table lets sit-down diners custom order a pizza, play games while they wait for it and then pay their bill.

Robot-powered kiosks seek frozen yogurt domination

Robofusion's CEO believes his kiosk concept will put a dent in the fro-yo industry.

Clover Station takes on tablet POS market

The payment processor First Data acquired Clover and the loyalty platform Perka as part of its market growth strategy.

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South Korean self-service café relies on honor system

On the South Korean island Jeju a self-service café relies on the honor system, according to Want China Times. SunSet & Hill Café is an unmanned restaurant where tourists and other visitors cook their own meals – and are expected...

New RapiDough Pizza concept allows guests to order via iPad kiosks

The RapiDOUGH Pizza concept has opened in Providence Town Center in Collegeville, Pa., featuring pizzas, calzones and salads. The offerings are made with locally-sourced ingredients and house-made cheeses, according to a news release. RapiDOUGH Pizza was created by restaurateurs and...

White Castle’s kiosk pilots are driving higher check averages

Don Long, White Castle’s senior director of Information Services and Technology, provided a glimpse into the brand’s kiosk and mobile initiatives during last month’s National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago. The brand’s digital initiatives include online ordering, mobile ordering and...

Pepsi counters Coca-Cola Freestyle with Pepsi Spire

Pepsi is competing with Coca-Cola's Freestyle with its new Pepsi Spire fountain beverage dispenser. Pepsi Spire is now available in select U.S. locations and will continue to roll out through 2014, according to Pepsi. The Pepsi Spire portfolio currently consists...

Genghis Grill testing fresh casual menu, tableside ordering

Genghis Grill today announced the limited launch of its new fresh casual menu in 10 select locations across the U.S., including Denver, Phoenix, Fort Worth, Texas, Birmingham, Ala., Augusta, Georgia, San Diego and Las Cruces, N.M. In addition to its...

Panera orders up self-service kiosks, mobile and screens to speed service

St. Louis-based Panera Bread Co.

Burritobox kiosk arrives at USC

The University of Southern California has become the first U.S. university campus to offer a burrito vending kiosk, reports The Daily Trojan. After installing its burrito vending kiosks at two gas stations in Los Angeles earlier this year, Burritobox selected...

Tabletop touchscreens taking orders at Buffalo Wild Wings

Tabletop touchscreens will soon allow guests at Buffalo Wild Wings to order food, request songs and television programming, play games and pay their bills without leaving their table, thanks to the chain's partnership with NTN Buzztime. Buffalo Wild Wings will...

Restaurants bring self-serve iPad ordering to Atlanta Int'l Airport

Concessions International will open two new bar concepts at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport this week, both with iPad-enabled ordering systems, according to a company press release. Samuel Adams Atlanta and Dos Equis Explorer Lounge will both open in Concourse...

SpeedLine introduces new tablet ordering, mobile reporting

POS provider SpeedLine Solutions Inc. has launched a new tablet ordering platform and enhanced mobile reporting for faster service and remote management. According to a news release, SpeedLine 7 introduces support for new Windows tablets for order entry, providing options...

Wincor Nixdorf to demo McDonald's-themed self-order kiosk

At this week's Wincor World 2014 trade show, Wincor Nixdorf will showcase a kiosk application in a replica of a McDonald's restaurant, where guests at McDonald's can use an Easy Order terminal to place their menu orders themselves and pay...

'Restaurant of the future' includes digital menus, order kiosks, virtual hostess

Global technology solutions provider Infusion is using this week's National Retail Federation Show in New York City as the backdrop to showcase its retail technology at its headquarters at 599 Broadway. Central to this showcase will be the work Infusion...

Vivonet kiosk offers self-order solution for restaurants

Vivonet Acquisitions Ltd. announced the addition of a consumer self-ordering solution to its cloud POS product line.

Breathalyzer kiosk helps bar patrons call a cab

The kiosk-based breathalyzer system BreathAdvisor, which launched last year in several bars in Utah, has added a taxi dispatch function that allows users to call for a cab on a touchscreen interface. The kiosk's software automatically dispatches taxi services to...

ProClip provides kiosk mounts for ChowNow restaurant tablets

ProClip USA, a distributor of mounts and device specific holders for electronic handheld devices, has partnered with the custom app developer ChowNow to equip its tablets with retail kiosk mounts and tablet holders, according to a news release. The ChowNow...

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Many quick service restaurants use self-order kiosks to increase speed of service, improve order accuaracy and boost profits. But the benefits of restaurant kiosks don't end there and are not limited to the fast food giants.