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HT Top 5 Trends August 2019

HT's Top 5 Trending Restaurant Tech Articles: August 2019

By Anna Wolfe

Editor, Hospitality Technology

August 20, 2019 

Summer is sizzling with hot news items in the restaurant tech space. Restaurant IT teams clearly are not resting with cool beverages poolside, as they instead are giving Hospitality Technology ’s readers plenty of steamy headlines to pick from in August. Chief among them are stories about high-profile mergers, acquisitions and partnerships were among the most read stories on HT’s website during the month of August 2019.

5. Effective Restaurant Loyalty Programs 
While loyalty programs have become table stakes, the question becomes: How do you create an engaging, future-proof loyalty program? This online exclusive details the four steps needed to have an effective loyalty program.

4. Solving the Off-Premise Paradox
Sales are up but in-store dining is down for many restaurant operators. This article, from the June issue of Hospitality Technology magazine, takes a look at what several operators are doing to adapt to the off-premise dining trend.

3. Hooters of America Sold
Nord Bay Capital and its advisor TriArtisan Capital Advisors LLC struck a deal to buy Hooters of America LLC (HOA) from H.I.G. Capital, Chanticleer Holdings and other investors.

2. Starbucks to License its Proprietary Software
Two powerhouse brands known for their innovative technology have teamed up to offer a joint solution to restaurants. Starbucks is granting Brightloom, formerly eatsa, a software license to select components of Starbucks proprietary digital flywheel software. Brightloom will combine its existing technology with software licensed from Starbucks’ to create an industry-leading digital flywheel.

1. Hot Schedules, Fourth Merge
These two tech powerhouses joined forces to create a provider of end-to-end solutions for restaurants and hotels of all sizes. The combined company’s complete software-as-service (SaaS) solution suite includes scheduling, time & attendance, applicant tracking, training, inventory management / procurement, HR / benefits and payroll services.


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