Alum Phil Kafarakis (‘82 MGT), SHRM Industry Partner on Innovative Technology in Restaurants

Posted: Wednesday, October 14th 2015 at 6:41 AM

Phil KafarakisPhil Kafarakis ('82 MGT) is the chief innovation & member advancement officer for the National Restaurant Association. His article on the impact of technological innovations in the restaurant industry appeared in SmartBlog on Food & Beverage on October 13, 2015.

Now serving: Technology with a side of innovation

Excerpt

On top of some usual challenges – financial planning, food and labor – restaurateurs must also stay abreast of technologies that are changing the way our industry and customers do business. The great news is technology is making us more efficient by increasing productivity, reducing wait times and satisfying busy, tech-savvy customers who want to incorporate dining out into their time-constrained schedules.

Did anyone think four or five years ago they’d be outfitting servers with Apple Watches or other wearable “smart” devices to help increase check averages or table turns?[...] Read more...


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