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Mirus Delivers Higher Performance with Enterprise 6.0

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2014-04-16 11:06
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MIRUS Restaurant Solutions has announced the release of Version 6.0 of its Enterprise business intelligence solution. As with previous upgrades, this enhancement is free and automatic for all clients. There are no costs, and equally importantly, no conversion work for clients. The upgrade (version 6.0) provides a new graphing engine, with a more dynamic look and clickable views, a new table display with features customers requested, and faster performance for features like sorting. Mirus CEO Dave Bennett explains the goals of 6.0: “Everyone wants faster.

News and information presented in this release has not been corroborated by QSR, Food News Media, or Journalistic, Inc.

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Coca-Cola donates $420K for NRAEF's student training programs

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-04-16 11:00

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has received a $420,000 donation from The Coca-Cola Company to support NRAEF's various training programs in 2014, such as ProStart …



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Social Integration launches reputation management platform for businesses

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-04-16 11:00

Social Integration has launched a single-point solution to help brands create, manage and monitor social activities. The centralized web platform caters to corporate-to-retail brands, or companies …



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Unified Brands Welcomes New Marketing VP

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2014-04-16 10:58
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Unified Brands announces the addition of John Davis as vice president of marketing and product management reporting to Bill Strenglis, president.

 

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B2C mobile messaging company adds Apple Passbook platform

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-04-16 10:55

Outspoken, a B2C mobile messaging company, announced the expansion of its mobile marketing platform to support Apple's Passbook application. According to a news release, Outspoken's clients will now …



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Wahlburgers expanding to Philly and beyond

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-04-16 10:55

Wahlburgers, a fast casual burger restaurant founded by brothers Mark, Donnie, and Paul Wahlberg and subject of a new A&E Network original series, "Wahlburgers," have announced expansion plans in …



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Firehouse announces healthy menu options

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-04-16 10:55

Firehouse Subs now has a new menu geared toward healthy eaters. "Hearty & Flavorful, Under 500 Calories" is the largest and most significant menu addition in Firehouse Subs' 19-year history …



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Rita's Touches Down in Eagan

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2014-04-16 10:53
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Rita’s Italian Ice awards franchise and area development agreements for Minnesota to franchisees and area residents, Adam and Angela Ailloni. With wonderful family memories of enjoying Rita's products during trips to the East Coast with their two boys, theAilloni’s decided to bring Rita’s “Ice, Custard, Happiness” and “Cool Treats” to the Greater Minneapolis St. Paul area.

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NRA's Marketing Executive Group conference to focus on better branding

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-04-16 10:50

The National Restaurant Association's Marketing Executives Group will host its annual spring conference, May 14-16, at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago just prior to the start of the annual …



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Chocolate brand takes on Garden State

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-04-16 10:50

Max Brenner has opened its newest location in the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J. The location is part of a new premium wing at the shopping center that features premier fashion and …



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Potbelly Lands First Store in North Dakota

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2014-04-16 10:48
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Potbelly Sandwich Shop announced an agreement that will soon bring North Dakota its first shop. Currently slated to open this summer, the shop is in development at Fargo’s new Prairie Stone Center at 4445 17th Ave. S. The widely acclaimed neighborhood hangout will feature its sandwiches, hand-dipped milkshakes, and live, local music this summer.

 

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Johnny Rockets seeing demand for non-traditional locations

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-04-16 10:35

As part of its commitment to serve more consumers where they live, work and play, Johnny Rockets is building non-traditional venues across the U.S. Locations are opening in theme parks, casinos …



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DKNY shoppers go product hunting with new tech

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2014-04-16 10:34

DKNY is partnering with Awear Solutions to test a new interactive tool that lets shoppers authenticate, locate and buy items in stores.

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Microsoft’s First Digital Assistant, Cortana, Is Here

Small Business Trends - Wed, 2014-04-16 10:30

Sometime ago buzz began about a new digital assistant that would be available with the unveiling of Windows Phone 8.1.

Now, Microsoft’s first assistant, Cortana, is here. Microsoft has made the new Windows Phone 8.1 available to developers which means your carrier will have the phone available very soon.

The name Cortana apparently comes from a holographic character in Microsoft’s video game franchise, Halo.

Whatever the inspiration, the Cortana assistant acts much like Apple’s digital assistant Siri and Google Now. It’s designed to be your personal assistant keeping track of things that are important to you and searching for information on your Windows Phone. Cortana will be able to set your alarms and even reserve a table at a restaurant. She will remind you of meetings in your calendar and even tell you how long it will take you to travel to your next business meeting.

Cortana works inside just about every other app on Windows Phone 8.1, too. Tapping on a magnifying glass inside the app you’re running allows you to multitask. So, if you’re listening to music while on the road, you can tap to activate Cortana to also set a reminder or alarm, schedule a meeting, or run a Bing search.

Here’s a look at how Cortana works, from Windows Phone Central:

Outside of Cortana, Windows Phone 8.1 features new live tiles that you can customize with a unique skin. The Verge also notes that the update improves support for dual SIM cards, calendar views, and app updates.

“On one hand, Windows Phone 8.1 is a push toward the future, full of new things and new ways to do old things. But it’s also simply Microsoft’s biggest effort yet to bring its mobile platform closer in line with iOS and Android, to make it seem less alien to those who might switch.”

There is actually a way to get access to the updated mobile operating system. But be aware, this process will void the warranty on your device until your carrier releases the operating system update, according to The Verge in a different post.

If you’re not an app developer and are too anxious to wait for your mobile carrier to release the update, here’s how you can get Windows Phone 8.1 now.

First, go to the Windows Phone App Studio and sign in with your Microsoft account. The next step is to create a project. If you already have Windows Phone 8, you can download a free preview app. When you sign in to the app, your phone will detect the Windows Phone 8.1 update.

Image: Xbox

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Maui Wowi Hawaiian sets up shop in Coney Island

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-04-16 10:30

Maui Wowi Hawaiian opened this week at Luna Park in Coney Island, the famous New York City attraction and home to The Cyclone, a historic Coney Island roller coaster. Luna Park is a perfect fit for …



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Expert in real estate analytics joins Luna Grill

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-04-16 10:30

Luna Grill, a San Diego-based Mediterranean restaurant chain, has added retail real estate industry veteran Greg Thorburn to its leadership team as its VP of Real Estate, according to a company press …



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Exclusive: KFC brings back the Double Down

Topix - Wed, 2014-04-16 10:28

Back in 2010 it was hard to escape news of the KFC Double Down. From The Colbert Report to YouTube to USA TODAY, it was hard not to be intrigued by a bacon 'n' cheese sandwich that used two fried chicken Back in 2010 it was hard to escape news of the KFC Double Down.

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Pizza Studio, sweetFrog opening in Kansas City outdoor mall

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-04-16 10:25

Pizza Studio, a fast casual pizza chain based in Los Angeles, and sweetFrog, a premium frozen yogurt chain based in Richmond, Va., will open in Kansas City, Kan., at the Legends Outlets, an outdoor …



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TauNigma Company Expands to Dubai

PR Web - Wed, 2014-04-16 10:23

Dubai makes two: TauNigma Company opens second service center in UAE to expand innovative payment delivery services network. Customers to enjoy self-serve kiosks offering ATM services, money transfer,...

(PRWeb April 10, 2014)

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Garbanzo announces leadership additions

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-04-16 10:20

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill has announced updates to its board of directors and senior leadership team to better align with long-term growth objectives, according to a company press release. Rob …



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