TGI Fridays UK sees instant impact after launching mobile loyalty app

TGI Fridays UK sees instant impact after launching mobile loyalty app

Marketing automation platform Punchh and TGI Fridays UK revealed results driven by the casual dining chain’s new mobile app, expanded customer loyalty and relationship programs. In just four weeks, TGI Fridays realised significant uplift over multiple key performance indicators, including: Loyalty Visits: Up 61 percent Signups: Up 30 percent Unique guests: Up 51 percent Loyalty Revenue: Up 66 percent […]

PizzaExpress Turns Tables into Football Pitches with AR Game

PizzaExpress Turns Tables into Football Pitches with AR Game

 Restaurant chain PizzaExpress is looking to tap into consumer excitement around the World Cup with an AR game enabling customers to play a virtual game of football while sat at their table. The ‘Doughball‘ game, which is included as an update in the brand’s existing app, uses PizzaExpress’ iconic dough balls, and allows players to place […]

Bareburger’s AR menu lets customers scan a Snapcode and see any dish before ordering

Bareburger’s AR menu lets customers scan a Snapcode and see any dish before ordering

 Fast-casual burger restaurant Bareburger expects to soon replace all of its paper menus with 3D models of its burgers and other items rendered in augmented reality, but for now, the company is preparing some rather interesting limited AR interactions. The up-and-coming restaurant chain, framed by some as one of the hottest in the US, […]

Alibaba’s Alipay pilots facial recognition payment technology at KFC in China

Alibaba’s Alipay pilots facial recognition payment technology at KFC in China

China has become the first nation to embrace facial recognition technology to authorise digital payments following an innovative play by Alibaba to ease queues in local KFC restaurants. The so-called ‘smile to pay’ service has been introduced in the city of Huangzhou as part of a trial with the chicken chain to boost the customer […]

Google’s Zagat app makes lunching easier with personalized recommendations

Google’s Zagat app makes lunching easier with personalized recommendations

Google’s restaurant review platform Zagat has rolled out a revamped iOS application, boasting personalised recommendations based on the time of day and user’s location, as well as a streamlined interface better suited to quick searches. Zagat is attempting to stake a stronger claim in the competitive restaurant recommendation market by placing a bigger focus on […]

Pubs and restaurants pay £100 a day to be Pokemon Go destinations in bid to lure gamers through their doors

Pubs and restaurants pay £100 a day to be Pokemon Go destinations in bid to lure gamers through their doors

Pubs and restaurants across the UK are paying to become Pokemon Go destinations in a bid to lure gamers through their doors. Business forking out £100 a day for virtual creatures to be found on their premises are reaping the rewards of the trade dubbed ‘Pokémonomics’. London burger restaurant Maxwell‘s said its revenues have risen […]