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Expert Reviews and Commentary on the Hottest Innovations Driving the Restaurant Industry
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A weekly series co-hosted by Brandon Hull of NextRestaurants.com and Nate Riggs and produced by NR Media Group, This Week in Restaurant Technologies is broadcast weekly on Wednesday's starting at 11am EST on a LIVE Google+ Hangout on Air. 

Our video commentary show runs between 15 - 20 minutes in length, and covers the hottest technologies, innovations and their use cases across the restaurant industry. 

From national and regional chains, to franchise systems and single unit restaurants, we'll review the technologies that are changing the way your restaurant does business and offer advice that will help you stay ahead of the adoption curve.

EPISODE #016 for the Week of 8.4.14

What's more important?  Playing games or being useful?

In this week's show, Nate and Brandon talk about two instances of how social media technology can be used to engage customers using games.  But, that strategy has a limited run in terms of being effective.

OUR QUESTION OF THE WEEK:  
Would you share your Instagram photos with a restaurant brand so that they could publish them to their photo feed?  Why or why not? 

RESOURCES AND NOTES FROM #TWIRT

Download the New Foursquare App
https://foursquare.com/download

Applebee's Turns Its Instagram Over to Foodies for the Next Year | Adweek
http://bit.ly/applebeesinstagram

Follow up on some of these articles and let us know what you think!

HAVE A COMMENT OR QUESTION?
Leave us a voice mail:  https://www.speakpipe.com/srp
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This week's video discussion is a short one at just over 14 minutes in length and includes screen shares.

Tune in and let us know your questions, opinions or any insider you may have on the restaurant technologies we discuss down in the comments.

This Week in Restaurant Technologies is a production of NR Media Group in partnership with NextRestaurants

http://nateriggs.com
http://nextrestaurants.com

This Week in Restaurant Technologies is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/

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A weekly series co-hosted by Brandon Hull of NextRestaurants.com and Nate Riggs and produced by NR Media Group, This Week in Restaurant Technologies is broadcast weekly on Wednesday's starting at 11am EST on a LIVE Google+ Hangout on Air. 

Our video commentary show runs between 15 - 20 minutes in length, and covers the hottest technologies, innovations and their use cases across the restaurant industry. 

From national and regional chains, to franchise systems and single unit restaurants, we'll review the technologies that are changing the way your restaurant does business and offer advice that will help you stay ahead of the adoption curve.

EPISODE #016 for the Week of 7.14.14

GOT DATA?

In this week's show, Nate and Brandon go deeper into some of Amazon's plans for a mobile wallet. Starbucks has bigger plans for their mobile payment app.

They also cover some interesting stats and testimonials from chain restaurant executives who are willing to bet their jobs on localizing social media, while keeping the operations of those pages and profiles centralized at the corporate home base.

OUR QUESTION OF THE WEEK:  
How does your restaurant system approach social media management?  Do you let each location manage their own or doe you approach from the brand down?  Why?

RESOURCES AND NOTES FROM #TWIRT

Starbucks Has Bigger Plans in Mobile Payments Than Most People Realize
http://bit.ly/starbucks_mobile

Amazon Launches New Digital Wallet, Sort Of | PYMNTS.com
http://bit.ly/amazon_kinda

Restaurants Use Local Search Engine Optimization to Draw Customers - QSR magazine
http://bit.ly/localsearchqsr

Fast Food Social Media Marketing Efforts Boost Regional Exposure - QSR magazine
http://bit.ly/town-talk

Follow up on some of these articles and let us know what you think!

HAVE A COMMENT OR QUESTION?
Leave us a voice mail:  https://www.speakpipe.com/srp
On Twitter:  Tweet to #TWIRT

This week's video discussion is a short one at just over 19 minutes in length and includes screen shares.

Tune in and let us know your questions, opinions or any insider you may have on the restaurant technologies we discuss down in the comments.

This Week in Restaurant Technologies is a production of NR Media Group in partnership with NextRestaurants

http://nateriggs.com
http://nextrestaurants.com

This Week in Restaurant Technologies is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/

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A weekly series co-hosted by Brandon Hull of NextRestaurants.com and Nate Riggs and produced by NR Media Group, This Week in Restaurant Technologies is broadcast weekly on Wednesday's starting at 11am EST on a LIVE Google+ Hangout on Air. 

Getting ready for this week's episode. We'll be LIVE at 11AM EST.  You can tune in here or on YouTube...

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A weekly series co-hosted by Brandon Hull of NextRestaurants.com and Nate Riggs and produced by NR Media Group, This Week in Restaurant Technologies is broadcast weekly on Wednesday's starting at 11am EST on a LIVE Google+ Hangout on Air. 

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A weekly series co-hosted by Brandon Hull of NextRestaurants.com and Nate Riggs and produced by NR Media Group, This Week in Restaurant Technologies is broadcast weekly on Wednesday's starting at 11am EST on a LIVE Google+ Hangout on Air. 

Our video commentary show runs between 15 - 20 minutes in length, and covers the hottest technologies, innovations and their use cases across the restaurant industry. 

From national and regional chains, to franchise systems and single unit restaurants, we'll review the technologies that are changing the way your restaurant does business and offer advice that will help you stay ahead of the adoption curve.

EPISODE #014 for the Week of 6.23.14

In this week's show, Nate and Brandon look at some news and examples of chain restaurant systems who are pushing the boundaries of using technology to make the ordering and dining experience faster, easier and more personal for each and every customer.

And, if you're in the Pizza business, make sure to watch the for the case example at the end of the show.  Hat tip to Dynamit -- a columbus-based digital agency -- for doing amazing work on helping the brand to develop this crazy good site!

Watch the video to check out this week's regular banter.

RESOURCES AND NOTES FROM #TWIRT

Sonic Corp. expects personalized service platform to boost check, traffic | Technology content from Nation's Restaurant News
http://bit.ly/sonictech

Sonic shaking up drive-in concept
http://bit.ly/sonic-old

The Well-Connected Restaurant: Online & Mobile Tech is Driving Restaurant Industry Success
http://bit.ly/well-connected

Donatos.com New Responsiove Website Example with Search to Order Feature
http://bit.ly/donatos-new

Dynamit -- Columbus Based Digital Agency
http://bit.ly/Dynamit-Web

Follow up on some of these articles and let us know what you think!

HAVE A COMMENT OR QUESTION?
Leave us a voice mail:  https://www.speakpipe.com/srp
On Twitter:  Tweet to #TWIRT

This week's video discussion is a short one at just over 18 minutes in length and includes screen shares.

Tune in and let us know your questions, opinions or any insider you may have on the restaurant technologies we discuss down in the comments.

This Week in Restaurant Technologies is a production of NR Media Group in partnership with NextRestaurants

http://nateriggs.com
http://nextrestaurants.com

This Week in Restaurant Technologies is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/

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A weekly series co-hosted by Brandon Hull of NextRestaurants.com and Nate Riggs and produced by NR Media Group, This Week in Restaurant Technologies is broadcast weekly on Wednesday's starting at 11am EST on a LIVE Google+ Hangout on Air. 

Our video commentary show runs between 15 - 20 minutes in length, and covers the hottest technologies, innovations and their use cases across the restaurant industry. 

From national and regional chains, to franchise systems and single unit restaurants, we'll review the technologies that are changing the way your restaurant does business and offer advice that will help you stay ahead of the adoption curve.

EPISODE #013 for the Week of 6.16.14

In this week's show, Nate and Brandon look at 3 news articles  and some supplemental information released this week that covers some strategic tech acquisitions, voice recognition on mobile apps and another huge credit card security breach.

Tune in as they comment on the news, debunk myths and point you to follow trends that will make you a smarter restaurateur. 

Watch the video to check out this week's regular banter.

RESOURCES AND NOTES FROM #TWIRT

Priceline to Buy OpenTable in Deal Valued at $2.6 Billion
http://bit.ly/pricelineopentable

Ticket to Dine: The Restaurant Reservation Revolution
http://bit.ly/tickettodine

Are Restaurant Tickets the New Reservations?
http://bit.ly/reservationstrend

P.F. Chang's confirms credit card data breach
http://bit.ly/PFBreach
Author: Ron Ruggless at ronald.ruggless@penton.com. On Twitter:@RonRuggless

Dedicated security site set up for customer Q&A by brand. Nice move.
http://bit.ly/PFsecurity

Quote from Brian Krebs from KrebsOnSecurity
http://bit.ly/KrebsonSec 

Domino's introduces a 'Siri' to take mobile orders
http://bit.ly/siripizza

Development partner of the Dominos VR app, Nuance Communications Explores Possible Sale
http://bit.ly/NuanceSale

Follow up on some of these articles and let us know what you think!

HAVE A COMMENT OR QUESTION?
Leave us a voice mail:  https://www.speakpipe.com/srp
On Twitter:  Tweet to #TWIRT

This week's video discussion is a short one at just over 18 minutes in length and includes screen shares.

Tune in and let us know your questions, opinions or any insider you may have on the restaurant technologies we discuss down in the comments.

This Week in Restaurant Technologies is a production of NR Media Group in partnership with NextRestaurants

http://nateriggs.com
http://nextrestaurants.com

This Week in Restaurant Technologies is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/

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A weekly series co-hosted by Brandon Hull of NextRestaurants.com and Nate Riggs and produced by NR Media Group, This Week in Restaurant Technologies is broadcast weekly on Wednesday's starting at 11am EST on a LIVE Google+ Hangout on Air. 

Our video commentary show runs between 15 - 20 minutes in length, and covers the hottest technologies, innovations and their use cases across the restaurant industry. 

From national and regional chains, to franchise systems and single unit restaurants, we'll review the technologies that are changing the way your restaurant does business and offer advice that will help you stay ahead of the adoption curve.

EPISODE #013 for the Week of 6.16.14

In this week's show, Nate and Brandon look at 3 news articles released this week, as well as a review of some books that we think you need to read.  

Tune in as they comment on some research and trends that are hot in the industry, including a first glance at useful content marketing for restaurants. You'll get some recommendations on summer reading that will make you a smarter restaurateur. 

Watch the video to check out this week's regular banter.

RESOURCES AND NOTES FROM #TWIRT

Selling Eating by Charlie Hopper -- the book Brandon mentions in the open.
http://bit.ly/SellingEatingBook

5 ways technology is affecting the restaurant guest | Restaurant Hospitality
http://bit.ly/5Ttrends

Restaurants adopt mobile apps for ordering, payment | Nations Restaurant News
http://bit.ly/MoreMobileApps

Epic Content Marketing by Joe Pullizzi -- Book mentioned on Content Marketing
http://bit.ly/EPICcmJoe-Pullizzi

Youtility: Why the Smart Marketing is about Help, Not Hype -- Book mentioned on Content Marketing
http://bit.ly/Youtility_Jay-Baer

McDonalds Canada: Our Food, Your Questions - GREAT content marketing example
http://bit.ly/McDonaldsCA

Panda Express: Test kitchen, mobile app among latest innovations | Nations Restaurant News
http://bit.ly/PandExpressTest

Follow up on some of these articles and let us know what you think!

HAVE A COMMENT OR QUESTION?
Leave us a voice mail:  https://www.speakpipe.com/srp
On Twitter:  Tweet to #TWIRT

This week's video discussion is a short one at just over 18 minutes in length and includes screen shares.

Tune in and let us know your questions, opinions or any insider you may have on the restaurant technologies we discuss down in the comments.

This Week in Restaurant Technologies is a production of NR Media Group in partnership with NextRestaurants

http://nateriggs.com
http://nextrestaurants.com

This Week in Restaurant Technologies is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/

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A weekly series co-hosted by Brandon Hull of NextRestaurants.com and Nate Riggs and produced by NR Media Group, This Week in Restaurant Technologies is broadcast weekly on Wednesday's starting at 11am EST on a LIVE Google+ Hangout on Air. 

Our video commentary show runs between 15 - 20 minutes in length, and covers the hottest technologies, innovations and their use cases across the restaurant industry. 

From national and regional chains, to franchise systems and single unit restaurants, we'll review the technologies that are changing the way your restaurant does business and offer advice that will help you stay ahead of the adoption curve.

EPISODE #011 for the Week of 5.26.2014

In this week's show, Nate and Brandon look at 4 articles related to the trend towards rolling out mobile technology in restaurants. 

Tune in as they comment on research that highlights potential dissatisfaction from Panera Franchisees on the Panera 2.0 initiative. You'll get the inside scoop on some new announcements from Yelp as well as the low down on a brand new app reservation technology startup, founded by author, speaker and internet TV celebrity, Gary Vaynerchuck (@garyvee). His twist on pay for play reservations is sure to stir up some controversy among the foodie elite.  

Watch the video to check out this week's regular banter.

RESOURCES AND NOTES FROM #TWIRT

Survey: Panera franchisees voice concern over upgrades
http://bit.ly/Panera-20-twirt

Yelp to Add User-Generated Videos to Its App
http://bit.ly/yelpUGCvideo

Yelp Moves Toward Direct Competition With Restaurant Reservation Sites
http://bit.ly/yelpmobilepayments

Resy's Ben Leventhal and Gary Vaynerchuk on Their New Reservations App
http://bit.ly/GaryVee-Resy

Follow up on some of these articles and let us know what you think!

HAVE A COMMENT OR QUESTION?
Leave us a voice mail:  https://www.speakpipe.com/srp
On Twitter:  Tweet to #TWIRT

This week's video discussion is a short one at just over 19 minutes in length and includes screen shares.

Tune in and let us know your questions, opinions or any insider you may have on the restaurant technologies we discuss down in the comments.

This Week in Restaurant Technologies is a production of NR Media Group in partnership with NextRestaurants

http://nateriggs.com
http://nextrestaurants.com

This Week in Restaurant Technologies is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/

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A weekly series co-hosted by Brandon Hull of NextRestaurants.com and Nate Riggs and produced by NR Media Group, This Week in Restaurant Technologies is broadcast weekly on Wednesday's starting at 11am EST on a LIVE Google+ Hangout on Air. 

Our video commentary show runs between 15 - 20 minutes in length, and covers the hottest technologies, innovations and their use cases across the restaurant industry. 

From national and regional chains, to franchise systems and single unit restaurants, we'll review the technologies that are changing the way your restaurant does business and offer advice that will help you stay ahead of the adoption curve.

EPISODE #010 for the Week of 5.19.2014

In this week's show, Nate has just returned from four days at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago, IL. He spent lots of time getting to know some of the new, hot technology companies in the #NRAShow Tech Pavilion.  

Tune in as he and Brandon recap some of the audio clips captured from the vendors. You'll get inside their heads to find out what they learned from exhibiting at this gigantic show.

Watch the video to check out this week's regular banter.

RESOURCES AND NOTES FROM #TWIRT

Privy
http://bit.ly/privyNRA

Fishbowl
http://bit.ly/fishbowlNRA

Open Table
http://bit.ly/opentableNRA

KallPod
http://bit.ly/kallpodNRA

Follow the aftermath of the National Restaurant Show and the NRA Show Technology Pavilion by searching for #NRAshow or #NRAshow14 on Twitter, Facebook and just about anywhere people and brands talk online.

HAVE A COMMENT OR QUESTION?
Leave us a voice mail:  https://www.speakpipe.com/srp
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This week's SPECIAL EDITION video discussion is a short one at just over 26 minutes in length and includes screen shares.

Tune in and let us know your questions, opinions or any insider you may have on the restaurant technologies we discuss down in the comments.

This Week in Restaurant Technologies is a production of NR Media Group in partnership with NextRestaurants

http://nateriggs.com
http://nextrestaurants.com

This Week in Restaurant Technologies is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/
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