Tag: customers

People stopped ordering high calorie items after calories were posted on menus, but it didn’t last

NEW YORK — Soon after calories were posted on fast-food menus, people cut back a little bit on what they ordered. But it didn’t last. Customers at fast-food chains in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas ordered an average of 60 fewer calories per transaction in the weeks after the figures were

Hotel chains are acquiring boutique hotels, shaking up industry

Independently run hotels are on the decline, Julie Weed wrote for the New York Times. Boutique hotels are joining or becoming affiliates of large hotel chains to benefit from bigger marketing and operational budgets, Weed reported. Marriott International, Accor and IHG are among the major hospitality chains purchasing collections of

You’ll Soon Be Able to Use Mobile Passport in Puerto Rico

Culebra calling: Thanks to Mobile Passport, U.S. citizens arriving internationally in Puerto Rico can skip the long lines at customs. Getting to that Puerto Rican beach vacation is about to become faster: As of August 27, U.S. fliers arriving at San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport from an international

Popeyes Launches Fried Chicken Sandwich by Teaming Up With Restaurant That Ripped Them Off

Two years ago, a small Southern-themed restaurant in Long Beach, California became a national media fixation when the owner got busted for reheating Popeyes fried chicken tenders and serving them to customers as part of a “chicken and waffles” special without disclosing the origin of that first ingredient. And now,

Apple earnings: How low can iPhone sales go?

For years, Wall Street watched in awe as Apple’s iPhone appeared to defy gravity. Now investors are wondering just how much iPhone sales could shrink. Apple (AAPL) is set to report its holiday quarter earnings results after the bell on Tuesday. The report comes less than a month after the

Microsoft creates interactive talking mirror for H&M in New York

Microsoft has worked with H&M to create an interactive talking mirror that takes selfies for H&M’s flagship store in New York. Developed in collaboration with H & M, Microsoft, Ombori and Visual Art, the mirror is powered by Microsoft Azure and its various cognitive solutions tools, including face and speech