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HT Top 5 Trends May 2019

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

By Anna Wolfe

Editor, Hospitality Technology

May 6, 2019 

The top five stories grabbing attention on the web at Hospitality Technology prove that restaurants are paying attention to digital disruption and what innovative restaurants are doing to improve operations and empower guest convenience.


5. Panera to Test Tap, Pay and Go Technology

https://hospitalitytech.com/panera-test-tap-pay-and-go-technology

For those java junkies in a hurry for that morning coffee, we have some good news.   Panera Bread in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., is testing a game-changing solution. Guests open the Panera app and tap an NFC smart poster to purchase a grab-and-go coffee via mobile payment.

 

4. More Than 2M Customer Payment Cards Affected in Earl Enterprises 10-Month Long Data Breach https://hospitalitytech.com/more-2m-customer-payment-cards-affected-earl-enterprises-10-month-long-data-breach

Data breaches have become commonplace leaving many hospitality companies wondering who’s next.  One of the latest victims is Earl Enterprises and 2 million of its customers who used payment cards onsite.


3. The Next Phase in Delivery: Virtual Kitchens Are Here to Stay

With the rise of third-party delivery, it’s no wonder this thought leadership column is one of the most-read articles on HT.  This article explains the three most common formats, and why this model is poised to revolutionize food delivery and restaurants’ bottom lines.

https://hospitalitytech.com/next-phase-delivery-virtual-kitchens-are-here-stay


2. 2019 Restaurant Technology Study: Exponential Digital Drives Quantum Convenience

https://hospitalitytech.com/2019-restaurant-technology-study-exponential-digital-drives-quantum-convenience

This report is a perennial powerhouse of restaurant tech insights.  Digital disruption is front of mind for most operators, as digital is not only changing technology, it is creating completely new service models and expectations.  How does your restaurant and tech initiatives measure up? Download the 2019 Restaurant Technology Study now to find out what innovative restaurants are doing to engage with and create loyalty among diners.


1 . &pizza Debuts Pizza Kiosk

https://hospitalitytech.com/pizza-debuts-pizza-kiosk

Pizza chain &pizza opened its first 300-square-foot pizza making kiosk on April 24 at Washington D.C.’s Union Station. The rise of off premise dining and on-demand delivery got the brand thinking about shrinking its model without sacrificing quality. And the company recently revamped its digital platforms in-house using white-label products.


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