There was a time when a common conception of 'the future' involved images of The Jetsons: Judy's gravity-defying ponytail, for instance, or Rosie the dutiful robot maid. Today's world isn't quite so outlandish--and no family I know lives on a spaceship, not yet--but entrepreneurs are still turning to technology to make our lives nearly as convenient.
Restaurants are a good example of a business that's beginning to undergo a tech-based makeover. With hungry customers helping the restaurant industry generate $3.4 billion so far this year, according to the National Restaurant Association, it's imperative for owners to keep them happy. And with the advent of tools such as the Presto, a touchscreen food ordering system, it's becoming ever easier to fulfill their exacting preferences. Here's a look at some trends reshaping the industry. Read More