FSTEC News

The fast-casual chain was chosen from among some 200 chains as the 2015 winner of the Tech Accelerator of the Year award.

Attendees of FSTEC 2015 were able to answer some of the questions that have kept operators wringing their hands instead of plotting a tech strategy.

Arby’s, Whataburger, Waffle House and Shake Shack are among the winners of the first-ever RB/FSTEC Awards. The honorees were chosen in such categories as Most Tantalizing Food Porn, Best App, Best Single Social Media Post and Best Tech Project/Team.

Mobility and tablets took the center stage at this year's FSTec show, as well as marketing functions and the collection and use of data.

If there were any lingering doubts that technology is pushing beyond the IT department to reshape every discipline represented in a corporate headquarters, they were laid to rest at FSTec, once an industry conference for restaurant CIOs. At this year’s event, you were as likely to hear a question posed by a marketing, HR or ops specialist as you were to catch two tech heads speaking in their tribe’s peculiar code.

Digital advances are coming with some lingual ones as well. Here’s how the restaurant industry glossary is being rewritten to reflect advances on the tech front.

Operators visiting The Big Easy for the FSTEC conference this month can sample more than hurricanes and Creole cooking.