It is already a well-known fact that the hospitality is every day more competitive. Also the rate at which new technical and technological nature software make their way into the daily operations of the restaurant management is increasingly alert. In this regard, we believe that the launch of the VilicoRest blog to follow news from the IT and software for the food and beverages industry and to present the general trends observed in the business of restaurants, fast-foods, pizzerias, bars, cafes, or catering is welcomed. The blog will therefore focus on highlighting how new wireless-based networking solutions (RFID, NFC, Bluetooth), new IOT devices and kiosks, new mobile applications, and new software services are integrated today in increasingly complex software architectures designed to bring superior efficiency to daily restaurant-management operations and superior customer satisfaction. We are also interested in highlighting how these new software systems and services allow restaurant businesses to be more flexible and allow them to individualize more strongly their on line marketing campaigns, in their continuous effort of building their customer-loyalty strategies and building and promoting their brands.