Open Dining Blog

Developments and thoughts on the Open Dining platform, online ordering, and the food service industry.

Top 10 Ways to Get More Out of Your Online Ordering System

Ten years ago, having online ordering put you miles ahead of your competition. Today, that alone is not enough. So many restaurants have joined the online

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Norm Rankin 08 November, 2016

How to Claim Your Google Business Listing

How do new customers find your restaurant? While word-of-mouth and referrals are powerful, more than likely, many customers find you via internet searches — that is,

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Are Food Images Really Important on your Online Menu?

Ever heard the old adage “You eat first with your eyes”? This concept holds true no matter if we are reviewing the options at a buffet,

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Norm Rankin 17 February, 2016

Should I Use Stock Photos for My Restaurant?

Short Version

Absolutely not. You can do better!

Longer Version

I'm a Cleveland Browns fan. The Browns are largely regarded as the laughingstock of the NFL,

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Tim Ridgely 23 January, 2016

MICROS Advance Orders

MICROS Advance Orders

When sending orders to MICROS, we like to set the "fire time" of the order, so that the POS can send the order

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Tim Ridgely 25 June, 2015

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