Brandon Hull

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Technology Is Eating Up Restaurants - MIT Technology Review

Hungry? If you don’t work at a tech company with a swanky staff cafeteria, you might find that Silicon Valley’s making it a little harder to sit down …

Hospitality

Big Data At Dickey's Barbecue Pit: How Analytics Drives Restaurant Performance

Barbecue and Big Data do not seem to be the most natural bedfellows – but one U.S. restaurant chain has thrown them together to increase sales and its understanding of the customer. Dickeys Barbecue Pit, which operates 514 restaurants across the U.S., has worked with big data and business …

Big Data

The Digital Revolution

QSR magazine<p>article<p>https://www.qsrmagazine.com/ordering/digital-revolution<p>Technological advancements have changed the quick-service …

Startups Anonymous: What Friendly's restaurant taught me about startups

[<i>This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are</i> …

LoopPay starts selling a programmable credit card sleeve for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: LoopPay<p>Contactless payments startup LoopPay is taking advantage of the excitement surrounding Apple Pay to introduce …

10 Mobile Payment Options for Restaurants

Click to enlarge.<p>If you’ve been thinking you’ll wait 3-5 years to see how the mobile payment landscape shakes out, you may be too late.<p>Customers are …

Menu Formatting Could Affect How Much You Spend at a Restaurant

We already know that eating out is expensive, but a recent study at Cornell University found a tactic restaurants use to get you to spend even …

Customers

How restaurants can use technology to influence customer trigger points

June 12, 2014 | by Alicia Kelso<p>The “consumerization” of technology is causing guests to demand a more frictionless relationship with their favorite …

Mobile payments 2.0: new disruptors and a new hope

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: PayPal<p>“If you build it, who will care?”<p>That pretty much sums up the last few years in the mobile payments space, as …

P.F. Chang's Breached

Share Email<p>In a distinction best labeled dubious, national Chinese food chain P.F. Chang’s now joins Neiman-Marcus, Target, Michaels and Sally Beauty …

Tim Hortons Launches In-App Mobile Payments For U.S. And Canada

Tim Hortons is Canadian-born, much like myself, and it offers up affordable coffee and donuts, much unlike myself. The company has been making inroads in the U.S. market over the past few years, and today it’s introducing a feature that’s popular at major U.S. competitor Starbucks: mobile payments. …

22 Deliciously Useful Resources for Restaurants

The internet has many resources for restaurant owners; from marketing to finance to general tips and tricks, software and advice for the food …

Seth's Blog

When you're seeking to succeed with your art, it's helpful to see how those before you have done it. And so the conference was invented. The ones …

The Most Useful Life Skills That Everyone Should Know

Some skills are handy to have, but others are almost essential and can make your life so much easier. Let's compile a list of the most useful life …

Life Skills

How To Deal With Failure

Accomplish Any Goal by Doing Something Small, Every Day

It takes time to do anything worthwhile, but thankfully, we don't need it all in one chunk. So this year, forget about the year as a whole. Forget …

Jerry Garcia

Code Literacy Doesn’t Need To Come At The Expense Of Other Skills

This week President Barack Obama rekindled a couple of the Internet’s favorite debates: whether it’s appropriate to take selfies at funerals, and whether everyone should learn to code.<p>As part of Computer Science Education Week, Obama delivered a YouTube address titled “President Obama calls on …

How to Stay Sane When You're Going Through Tough Financial Times

We all have to go through the tough financial times at one point or another, and the better prepared you are, the less painful it will be to endure. …

Personal Finance

Pondering privacy, Part 1: We’re being exploited and spied on, and that sucks

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Juergen Faelchle<p>I’ll admit it: I’m very conflicted on the topic of privacy.<p>On the one hand, I’m …

Ask "How, When, and Why?" to Instantly Build Rapport in Conversations

Meeting new people is always a bit tough, but if you're trying to build a quick rapport, psychology blog Barking Up the Wrong Tree points to an old …

Self-help

4 Ways Your Darkest Moment Can Positively Change Your Life

I will never forget the moment that I woke up in a hospital bed the morning after I tried to take my own life. At the age of 26 years old my marriage …

Outsourcing

The Smart Way To Handle Failure | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>When you fail, you have a choice – focus on facts or feelings.</b><p>If you emphasize your feelings after an instance of failure, you’ll succumb to the …

Self-improvement

What Does God Have to Do With It? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I was not raised with God. In fact, there was no mention of God in my life for the first 30 or so years and religion and church were only used in …

Please Stop Complaining About How Busy You Are

We’re all just so “busy” these days. “Slammed” in fact. “Buried.” Desperately “trying to keep our heads above water.” While these common responses to “How are you?” seem like they’re lifted from the <i>Worst Case Scenario Handbook</i>, there seems to be a constant exchange, even a a one-upping, of just how …