• Fast food employees are quitting more than they have in 20 years, and technology may be to blame

    23 days ago - By Business Insider

    McDonald's , Taco Bell , and other beloved fast-food eateries have implemented tons of new gadgets in their kitchens and restaurants.
    But they don't always train their employees on how to use them, and the new equipment often breaks down, fast food employees told Business Insider and Bloomberg .
    That's contributed to record high fast food employee turnover rates, MIT Technology Review reported in March. A restaurant that employs 20 people can expect to see 30 workers in the span of a year.
    Zakkery Shoup would welcome the bevy of new tech like mobile ordering apps and self-service kiosks at...
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  • Toast launches a new handheld device and kitchen display system for restaurants

    Toast launches a new handheld device and kitchen display system for restaurants

    23 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Toast , the Boston-based technology developer for the restaurant industry, has launched a new handheld point-of-sale device and a kitchen display system to integrate the front and back of any restaurant.
    Using the devices any waiter can become an expert on menu offerings at the touch of a button. The new device lets waitstaff know when items are in or out of stock, what ingredients are in which dishes, and can find potential drink pairings for meals, the company said.
    The integration with the back-of-the-house kitchen management system means that waiters also get a notification when food...
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