Rick Van Warner

Van Warner
Exploring new technology at FSTEC 2012 

Miami — Data security and rapid advances in mobile technology were front of mind for the approximately 200 operators, vendors and experts gathered here for FSTEC NexGen 2012.

Those topics and their impacts both on restaurant brands and consumers were discussed in depth during panels, speeches and educational sessions throughout the three-day event at the Hyatt Regency Miami.

“Data security is a top concern,” said Don Zimmerman, chief information officer for Wendy’s, speaking on a panel of leading CIOs.

Anti-growth activists push Fla. amendment 
With the nannies intensifying their attacks on the restaurant industry over childhood obesity, alcohol, nutrition, labor practices and the environment, it’s easy to overlook another area where activists are gleefully mustering their forces — development. 

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Sometimes it takes the stormiest seas to shake leaders into focusing on the most fundamental...
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