CardFree restaurant tech, alleviating labor challenges

Navigating the Storm: Strategies for Independent Restaurants Amidst Inflation and Labor Challenges

Today’s Restaurant Industry Landscape After a difficult few years facing pandemic-related issues with restaurant labor costs, supply chains, inflation, and changing customer habits, many large restaurant chains, especially QSRs, have bounced back successfully. However, smaller independent restaurants in the full service sector are still facing a tough path forward.    While the National Restaurant Association…

CardFree restaurant loyalty platform

Introducing CardFree Loyalty 2.0

Introducing CardFree Loyalty 2.0 We built the initial CardFree Loyalty platform in 2013 with basic functionality, as our primary focus was creating the best Ordering and Payment platforms possible. A few years ago, we started hearing complaints from our restaurant partners about legacy loyalty platforms in regard to lack of support, high costs, poor UX, and…

CardFree native restaurant app vs web app

Mobile Apps vs. Web Apps: Simplifying Access

When our team built the original Starbucks, Dunkin’, Taco Bell, and Sonic apps 10+ years ago, native mobile apps offered many technical advantages over mobile web. Apps were also still relatively novel, and consumers’ appetite for downloading apps seemed insatiable. Neither of those things is true anymore, yet many vendors are still pushing apps as…

Boosting Your Hotel's Reputation- The Key Role of Mobile Ordering

Boosting Your Hotel’s Reputation: The Key Role of Mobile Ordering

Although the world of hospitality is constantly evolving and adapting, the guest experience will always be the heartbeat of any hotel operation. As hoteliers continually seek innovative ways to improve their businesses, hotel mobile ordering systems have gained traction over the last several years, revolutionizing the way guests interact with hotel brands. While mobile ordering…