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Industry’s Optimism And Planning Evident In August’s Most-Read Stories

A successful virtual brand launch, inspirational tech ideas for all areas of the restaurant and a new store design that focuses on serving the off-prem customer in a quick and seamless fashion are among the most-read restaurant stories on Hospitality Tech for the month of August.

5. Brinker’s New Brand Delivers
This story gives the inside scoop on recent tech Investments made by the Dallas-based barbecue brand. In recent months, the brand has added contactless delivery, curbside pickup, overhauled its digital ordering experience, and integrated third-party delivery orders, to name a few.  

4. Contact Tracing: How Technology Can Help End the Pandemic
We all want this pandemic to end sooner than later. This article dives into contact tracing and how hospitality companies, including restaurants, can leverage tech to stave the spread.

3. Restaurants Are Drowning in POS Vendors' Moats
ICYMI: Alan Paul, Co-Founder, Head of Strategy & BD, CardFree, makes the case for allowing third-party access to POS -- why it is good for restaurants and for spurring innovation. Read his column here.

2. How Restaurants Can Optimize Curbside & Drive-Thru
Off-premise dining has been a lifeline for many QSRs and fast casual restaurants. Drive-thru visits increased 26% in April, May and June, and this format is an essential part of the future, according to NPD Group research. This special report details trends and best practices in off-prem, including drive-thru and curbside. If you haven’t already, read it now.     

1. AWS Restaurant Transformation Front to Back
A lot of restaurants are thinking about reinvention, and how to best leverage their existing resources to remain viable and where to invest to get the biggest bang for the buck. This interactive infographic details change in: POS, dining areas, kitchen and corporate office. For example, in the kitchen, using IoT to monitor temperatures to ensure food safety and cut down on waste. A win win! Check out this creative infographic for some inspiration.

PLUS:  trending now on HT:

Taco Bell’s New Store Design Doubles Down on Drive-Thru
Taco Bell is previewing the new ways it will modernize the customer experience in this futuristic store, scheduled for a Q1 debut, that blends digital and convenience. Take a look!

What's Next for Restaurants? Tech Can Help
This most-read story for July continues to attract new eyeballs. What restaurant doesn’t want to know what’s next ? This infographic includes 5-steps operators can take now to adapt the dine-in guest experience and earn customers’ trust — and changes to make long-term for the new normal. No wonder this insightful infographic was the most-read story for the month of July. Read on!

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