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#037: Jason Smylie on Using Google Glass in the Restaurant Business

Social Restaurant Podcast Title BannerYou’ve heard us mention Google Glass a few times on the show, right? But what exactly is Google Glass? And more importantly, does it have any use cases in my restaurant system?

In episode #037 of the Social Restaurant PodcastI welcome Jason Smylie, EVP, CIO and CMO of Caproitti’s Sandwich Shop, a franchised system that has recently opened their 100th location.

Jason Smylie

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Jason has lead the charge on implementing the chains entire technology infrastructure – from POS System to a franchisee Intranet and everything in between.  But they didn’t stop there. Jason and his team at Caprioitti’s are the first restaurant system to experiment with using Google Glass as a tool in their standard employee-training program.

This is one of the most innovating stories we’ve had the privilege of telling on the show, so make sure to listen in on our talk with Jason!

 

Go ahead, turn up the speakers, click play and listening to episode #037 of the Social Restaurant Podcast.

What You’ll Learn During the Interview

  • Implementation strategy for how to significantly grow a franchise.
  • How to transform a blank canvas opportunity into a fully-integrated business model.
  • The importance of prioritizing when opening franchisees.
  • Various applications of Google Glass within the restaurant industry.
  • Tactics in overcoming backlash from naysayers in using advanced technology.

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Additional Show Resources and Notes

In this week’s restaurant news, Sara and I discuss the 2014 VIBE Conference Awards and its collaboration with Technolomics. Who was your favorite adult beverage that took home a price this year?

Google x labsGoogle Glass was created behind the doors at Google X Labs. Get an insider’s look into these labs thanks to Fast Company.

at $1,500 a pair, Google Glass was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the Best Inventions of the Year 2012. Find out why these spectacles made the list.

Google Glass at Caproitti’s

Is privacy a concern for you in terms of restaurant personnel wearing glass? You’re part of the 72% of Americans who choose to not wear glass because of this

Will you be attending the NRA Show next month, May 17-20th? Sara and I would love for you to connect with us if you’re interested in being a part of the show.

 

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