MenuSano helps restaurants provide diners with more accurate calorie counts

When the government of Ontario passed a new legislation - the Ontario Healthy Menu Choices Act - in 2015 and announced that it would take effect on January 1, 2017, it sent restaurants

Published on: July 7th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Retailers rejoice: Mastercard bringing mobile ordering platform to Canada

Mastercard Inc. announced at Mobile World Congress this week that it would be expanding its mobile ordering and payment platform, Qkr! with Masterpass, to six new markets including Canada. Aimed at retailers in

Published on: March 2nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Glance Pay uses your smartphone camera to pay restaurant bills faster

If you've ever enjoyed a great meal at a restaurant, only to have your experience ruined by waiting to pay your server on the one credit card machine available, then you understand the

Published on: September 22nd, 2016 Alex Radu

Your customers can now update your Google Maps listing

A new crowdsourcing feature in Google Maps means that many businesses will soon see information suggested by their customers showing up on their listing, according to the search giant. Google Maps has become

Published on: July 22nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

OpenTable still providing five-star service after 18 years in a changing market

Founded in 1998 by San Francisco-based entrepreneur Chuck Templeton, OpenTable, Inc. has been inviting diners to make reservations online and helping restaurants manage them once they arrive for nearly 20 years. Of course,

Published on: March 16th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Digital and dining: two things that Canadians love in OpenTable’s infographic

If you need just one more reminder that digital is transforming every business vertical out there, look no further than this infographic from OpenTable. The San Francisco-based company is celebrating the fact that

Published on: August 18th, 2015 Brian Jackson

What Google Maps redesign means for local businesses

Google Inc. has been pushing out updates to several of its major products as of late - Android, Gmail, search - so the big update that came to its Maps product may have

Published on: November 28th, 2014 Brian Jackson

In-mirror video ads hit Canada’s restaurant washrooms

When marketers think about trying to get consumers to watch a short video these days, it's often in the digital context and requires grabbing a click-through in an environment where there seems to

Published on: July 28th, 2014 Brian Jackson

SmoothPay combines mobile payments with loyalty and discovery

Walk into Patty & Frank's Gourmet Burgers & Hot Dogs restaurant on the Danforth in Toronto and you've got a fast way to pay for your fast food. Pull out your smartphone, display a

Published on: July 9th, 2014 Brian Jackson

New mobile platform helps restaurants improve customer experiences

About a year and a half ago, Cris Jucan was out with some friends at a restaurant, waiting for a server to get them a fresh round of drinks. But with no server

Published on: March 4th, 2014 Candice So

Federal government cracks down on ‘zapper’ sales suppression software

Canadian businesses that use, possess, or acquire electronic sales suppression (ESS) software or devices will now face penalties of up to $50,000 per infraction as the Conservative government announced new measures today in

Published on: September 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson