How well is your restaurant able to harness real-time data about how it’s operating? Right now, devices connected through the Internet of Things (IoT) are making it possible for restaurants to not only generate more revenue, but also avoid costly problems. Consider parts of your operation that customers don’t necessarily see, but which are critical to how you operate – like your energy consumption or equipment performance, for example. Sensors connected through the IoT can analyze data from these parts of your business, identify patterns and flag problems or unnecessary down time. As a recent report from Restaurant News says, this can help a restaurant stay on top of equipment maintenance and avoid costly repairs, or help optimize energy consumption so you can avoid an unexpectedly high energy bill and operate with less environmental impact.