What We’re Following: Foodservice Tech Trends, Part 1

With the increasing power and availability of highly mobile advanced electronics like tablet computers and smartphones, a trend toward incorporating these devices into the everyday flow of foodservice is rising on the horizon. Their mobile nature allows for unique modes of interaction between customer and server, front-of-house and back. From iPad POS systems to check-ins to mobile ordering, here are some of the stories in the news we’re following. There are so many that we’re going to return for a Part 2 soon to focus on tech in POS exclusively. Add your own in the comments, or let us know what you’ve seen!

For the Staff

POS systems must accommodate new secure payment technology — National Restaurant Association

Three Ways Entrepreneurs Are Using Mobile Commerce to Grow — Entrepreneur.com

For the Customer

Technology Boosts Wine Sales — Amanda Baltazar, Restaurant Management Magazine

Foursquare’s Crowley Aims to Add Recommendations, Discounts — Bloomberg Tech Blog

The Wider Industry

Nanotechnology In Food: FDA Proposes Rules For Monitoring Food Safety — The Huffington Post

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