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San Francisco’s Souvla Announces Smart Delivery-Only Pop-Up in New York

5 days ago

This is a perfect, tech-savvy move by Souvla to introduce New Yorkers to its much-loved menu offerings. I'll always have that hometown San Francisco pride, but I'm pulling for a proper NYC location of my favorite fast-casual spot.

Tech

6 Takeaways from the 2017 TechTable Summit

5 days ago

With increasing agreement, restaurants and technologists understand that technology continues to fundamentally change the dining experience from start to finish. What's less clear is the exact path to success.

Uncategorized

TripAdvisor’s Best Restaurant in the World Through the Eyes of a Food Critic

6 days ago

TripAdvisor's restaurant listings and recommendations are one step removed from Yelp's when it comes to understanding what's good and bad. But that doesn't mean they don't have the power to make and break some restaurants.

Chains

Ruby Tuesday Is Going Private After Years of Falling Short on Revenues

1 week ago

Tip for the new owners: Go smaller, get interesting. Right now there’s next to nothing to distinguish it from Fridays or Applebee’s.

People

Reserve’s COO Hire Signals Its Focus on Growth in a Competitive Market

1 week ago

I'm a fan of companies with a strong focus, especially in a crowded market. Reserve's challenge of scaling quickly while maintaining the personal feel of a human concierge is a big one, but this new hire signals the company's ambitions to continue to grow.

Chains

Restaurants Look to Emerging Global Markets for Growth

1 week ago

In a country that some call over-restauranted, emerging markets overseas are the new frontier for U.S.-based chains.

Tech

Facebook Wants You to Use Its App to Order Delivery

1 week ago

We still think that the tech giants are fighting over too small a piece of the pie here.

Chains

Philippines Favorite Jollibee Is Looking for Acquisitions to Grow in the U.S. and China

1 week ago

An acquisition of Pret would certainaly diversify the brand, as well as put it on nearly every corner in major markets like New York City.

Chains

Domino’s Investors Aren’t Happy With the Chain, Despite Solid Quarterly Results

2 weeks ago

Note to investors: “Torrid expansions” always wane.

Chains

Fast Food and Fast Fashion Collide in Taco Bell and Forever 21 Collaboration

2 weeks ago

Nice work by Yum brands to get patrons to pay to advertise its restaurants on their clothing.

Tech

Snapchat Adds Reservations Via Third-Party Services

2 weeks ago

Snapchat recently announced a feature called context cards, which are attached to images on Snapchat and provides additional context.

Chains

Pakistan Is Having a Fast Food Moment as More Women Take Jobs and Incomes Swell

2 weeks ago

As the U.S. market hits a saturation point, opportunities for growth outside the U.S. abound and offer excellent opportunities to rethink global food businesses.