BYTES: The Latest in Food/Hospitality Tech –11-16-17



11-16-17: Fast-Casual Cafe Upgrades Customer Experience Tech, Cognitive IT for Hotels, Wine Producer Selects Georgia FinTech, Plus Green Spork in the Checkout!

FOOD DAZE: Events to Attend | Dates to Celebrate

TAG Mobility, TAG Retail and TAG DevOps Holiday Social            December 5

National Clean Out Your Fridge Day November 15
National Fast Food Day  November 16
National Baklava Day November 17
National Apple Cider Day November 18
National Macchiato Day November 19

Food Holidays Courtesy of Foodimentary 


SMOOTH UPGRADE: Health Quick Service Restaurant Revamps Loyalty with Digital Innovations

Tropical-Smoothie-Cafe-Serves-Up-Enhanced-Customer-Experience-Through-New-Digital-InnovationsAtlanta-based Tropical Smoothie Cafe is serving up enhanced customer experience through new digital innovations. The leading fast casual cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced the launch of its updated mobile app and reinvigorated loyalty program. Coupled with the newly designed website, these advancements were developed to enhance the overall digital and dine-in cafe experience through added convenience for guests while providing a cohesive platform that fosters engagement among consumers.

Intelligent IT Service Solution for Hotels Garners Accolades

IHG was awarded with the TAG Product Launch of the Year award for their ServiceNow IT platform, which recently integrated IPSoft’s cognitive virtual agent Amelia to improve quality of service for its reservation engine and property management system.

International Wine Producer Chooses Georgia FinTech Solution

Bitan Wine Group, the largest supermarket retailer in Israel and one of its largest wine distributors, will introduce NCR’s FastLane SelfServ™ Checkouts to its Mediterranean markets.

Georgia Technology Powers First Solar-Powered Refrigerated Truck

Emerson, with electronics and controls headquarters in Kennesaw, Georgia, designed and built the motor, compressor and controls for the Challenge Dairy Products truck refrigeration system, the first solar-powered refrigerated truck.



Green Spork, based in Atlanta, Georgia, allows users to create customized meal plans that intelligently pair recipes to reduce leftover perishable ingredients. This means shorter shopping lists, less food waste, and fresh healthy meals.

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