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Chains

McDonald’s Dropped Its Olympic Sponsorship Before Things Got Really Expensive

3 weeks ago

McDonald's was smart. The changing nature of how we watch television and big events means that we need to change how we think about advertising.

Chains

Shake Shack Feels the Pressure of Expanding in the Fast-Casual Market

3 weeks ago

Shake Shack's upscale take on fast food burgers gives it lots of fans in New York and other higher-end markets, but as it expands, it's struggling to compete in a crowded fast-casual space.

Marketing

China’s Largest Restaurant Review and Delivery Service Close to $3 Billion Funding Round

3 weeks ago

It’s one thing to be valued at $3 billion, but a $3 billion round is giant by any stretch, and could cause other well-funded startups playing in this space to have to better prove their worth.

Independents

Why René Redzepi Needed to Close the Original Noma

3 weeks ago

It's clear that Redzepi's stints in Japan, Australia, and Mexico have been crucial in helping him develop new ideas. The new Noma will be very different to old one, but that's a good thing.

People

Danny Meyer on Instagram, Postmates and Why Everyone Just Wants a Nice Meal

3 weeks ago

Restaurateur Danny Meyer's take on the past, present, and future of the restaurant industry begins with genuine, traditional, face-to-face hospitality.

Tech

The New Restaurant Reservations Landscape

4 weeks ago

A reservation isn’t just a reservation anymore. Welcome to the customized, curated future.

Strategy

The Battle for Diner Loyalty Begins with Reservations

4 weeks ago

There’s no winning idea or secret sauce as reservations providers compete for diner loyalty, but the major players take vastly different approaches to the issue.

People

Danny Meyer and René Redzepi to Speak Onstage Tuesday at Skift Global Forum

4 weeks ago

This year's Skift Global Forum features two top restaurant industry speakers who will share their own insight into the future of dining out. We are pumped.

Tech

Shake Shack and Buca di Beppo May Be Key to Amazon’s New Delivery Push

4 weeks ago

Amazon will likely put the fear of God into other delivery services. But at some point everyone will have to deal with the fact that there's only so much profit that can be squeezed from bringing a lukewarm burger or bowl of pasta to your door.

Operations

Uber Is Crushing the Funding Dreams of U.K. Food Rival Deliveroo

4 weeks ago

We're not sure food delivery is in Uber's long-term interests as it faces so many battles on so many fronts. So while loosing out on a few hundred million in funding is no fun, so is being saddled with a massive valuation that you will never ever live up to no matter how many lamb curries you deliver.

Chains

Ignore the Queso Haters Chipotle CMO Tells Employees

4 weeks ago

How much better are things at Chipotle this month that the discussion has turned away from e-coli and towards whether or not their new cheese dip is artificial enough to appeal to diners' tastes.

Strategy

Why Resy Integration Is Just the Beginning for Airbnb and Restaurants

4 weeks ago

Can Resy do more than just restaurant bookings for Airbnb? Our answer is a resounding yes.