Restaurateurs today are bombarded with technology solutions. In a USHG Talks panel hosted by Union Square Hospitality Group group on Monday, the group’s Director of Marketing Lauren Hobbs joked, “You walk into some restaurants and it could be an Apple store with all of the iPads.” How does a busy operator navigate the proliferation of tech tools and drill down to what’s really important?
That was the crux of the conversation, titled “Today’s Technology for Tomorrow’s Business,” featuring Kelly Seeman, Industry Manager for Restaurants at Facebook; Damian Mogavero, author of The Underground Culinary Tour and founder of Avero; and Catherine Porter, OpenTable’s SVP of Strategy and Business Development. Over the course of the discussion, they explored the evolution of restaurant technology and how restaurants can leverage tools for business success — here are a few takeaways. [Read more…]