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People

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

4 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month ago

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

Tech

Welcome to Skift Table

1 month ago

Five years in, Skift is ready to take on a new challenge. But we aren’t about to do this on an empty stomach.

Chains

Panera CEO’s Challenge to Fast Food Rivals: Eat Your Own Food

1 month ago

Nothing like a little trash talk in the name of healthier children. On a personal note we'd also like to see Panera drop artificial sweeteners from its salad dressings. We're already eating salad, a bit of real sugar isn't a big sin.

Tech

You Can Now Book Restaurants on Airbnb, Thanks to Resy

1 month ago

Nice to have, but we wonder if Airbnb can do more with Resy than just restaurant bookings. Hint: We certainly think it can.

Tech

Resy Partners with Airbnb to Offer Restaurant Reservations to Travelers

1 month ago

The Resy + Airbnb partnership signals the continued confluence of travel and restaurants. If executed well, it will be big business for restaurants on Resy’s platform.