POS Leader LINGA Appoints New VP of Sales

Naples, Fla. — LINGA rOS, the all-in-one cloud-based restaurant operating system provider, has appointed Daymion Phelps as its new vice president of sales. She joins LINGA from Heartland Retail. Phelps brings more than 20 years of retail automation solution sales

Ad Art: Signature Vendor Spotlight

— Interview with Corey Perez —   R&R: Where are you based and how long has the company been in business? Corey Perez: We are headquartered in San Francisco with locations in Los Angeles; Fresno, California; Stockton, California; Las Vegas

DoorDash Partners with ALDI to Expand On-Demand Grocery Delivery

San Francisco — DoorDash, the local commerce platform, and ALDI, one of America’s fastest-growing retailers, have formed a new partnership to bring on-demand grocery delivery to nearly all ALDI locations across 38 states. With the addition of ALDI, more than

McDonald’s and Lightsource bp Amp Up Solar Energy in the Southeast

Lafayette, La. — McDonald’s Corporation and Lightsource bp have formed a power purchase agreement for a 145 MWac/180 MWdc solar project located in St. Landry Parish, La. The Prairie Ronde Solar project will generate an expected average of approximately 327,000

Retail Resilience

— By Chelsea Brady — 5 opportunities to help retailers build resilient supply chains throughout 2023.   From high inflation to rapidly changing labor needs and hiring challenges, retail manufacturers and logistics providers continue to face multiple supply chain challenges with

MCS Acquires Chain Store Maintenance

Lewisville, Texas — MCS, a national property services company founded in 1986, has acquired industry-leading commercial facilities services firm Chain Store Maintenance (CSM). MCS’s interior commercial facility services platform will be marketed as Chain Store Maintenance – an MCS Company,

HungerRush Expands Executive Leadership with 4 New Appointments

Houston — HungerRush, a leading cloud software provider for the restaurant industry, has expanded its leadership team with the addition of a new chief financial officer (CFO), chief operating officer (COO), vice president of finance and vice president of independent

Waste Not

— By Tyler Simmons — Restaurants need a new menu item: food waste strategy.   Waste is a concept. We decide on a marker of when something usable becomes unusable, whether that is within a certain timeframe or due to

Restaurant Technology Company Chowly Acquires Koala

Chicago — Chowly, a restaurant technology company that integrates third-party delivery marketplaces with point-of-sale (POS) systems, has acquired Koala, a guest experience platform that empowers established and emerging restaurant brands to elevate their digital ordering experience across web, app and

Waste Harmonics Acquires New Market Waste Solutions

Rochester, N.Y. — Waste Harmonics, a national technology-enabled managed waste service provider, has acquired New Market Waste Solutions, a management and consulting company dedicated to designing and implementing cost-effective, sustainable solutions for clients in the waste and recycling industry across

Protecting People — & Property

— By Casey Hoffhines — The importance and functionality of parking lot bollards to protect your stores, restaurants and customers.   Parking bollards are short, protective posts that are embedded into the ground and serve as a parking lot safety

Presto Voice A.I. to Significantly Expand at Del Taco Drive-Thru Restaurants

San Carlos, Calif. — Presto Automation Inc., the largest drive-thru automation technology provider in the hospitality industry, is expanding its partnership with Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. to provide automated voice ordering at several drive-thru restaurants nationwide. Its artificial intelligence (A.I.)

Moorefield Construction: Signature Vendor Spotlight

— Interview with Hal Moorefield —   R&R: Where are you based, and how long has the company been in business? Hal Moorefield: Moorefield Construction Inc. headquarters are located in Santa Ana, California, with a second office in Sacramento, California.

Apex Imaging Services Welcomes Business Development Director

Pomona, Calif. — Apex Imaging Services has welcomed Blake Kelly to the position of business development director. He has spent over 10 years in the industry of reimaging as a vice president of national accounts and is now dedicating his

Marks & Spencer Pilots Zyler Virtual Try-On Technology

London — UK department store Marks & Spencer (M&S) and technology company Zyler have partnered to deliver an in-store virtual try-on experience. M&S enlisted the technology in its Oxford Circus and Harrogate locations, where the feature was trialed with clothing

IMPACT Strategies Completes Renovation of 2 Retail Suites for USPG

Fairview Heights, Ill. — IMPACT Strategies has completed renovations to two retail suites for U.S. Properties Group (USPG). The space, totaling 5,721 square feet, is located between the Dollar Tree and Kohl’s stores on Beltline Road in Collinsville, Ill. Construction

IMPACT Strategies Promotes Derek Hinrichs to Controller

Fairview Heights, Ill. — IMPACT Strategies has promoted Derek Hinrichs from senior accountant to controller. Prior to joining IMPACT Strategies in 2021, Hinrichs spent more than 10 years at a public accounting firm where he was a tax manager and

Moving Forward

— By Sean Gillespie — Why it’s important — even during challenging times — to keep multi-site painting programs consistent and on track.   There is no question the past few years have presented more challenges than solutions relative to

The Road to Energy Sustainability

— By Jason Narod —   Why it pays for your retail and restaurant facilities to be grid-interactive.     Rising costs, energy mandates, electrification trends and more prevalent power disruptions — as seen recently in California and Texas —

SpotOn Names New Chief Product Officer & Chief Innovation Officer

San Francisco — SpotOn, the top-rated software and payments partner for restaurants and small businesses, has named Bryan Solar as its new chief product officer. Solar joins SpotOn from Block, where he was the general manager for Square for Restaurants.

All In On Energy Efficiency

— By Al Subbloie —   How one Arkansas-based IHOP operator received new equipment, lowered his energy bills and improved operations without out-out-pocket costs.   Restaurants use anywhere from five to seven times more energy per square foot than other