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Tech

Restaurant Chains Are in a Digital Arms Race and Facebook, Amazon and Apps Are Weapons

2 months ago

There's a feeling here that restaurants are trying just anything in hopes of hitting on the right consumer habits. That's not terrible as long as the chains acknowledge that they'll need to continue experimenting for quite some time.

Chains

Restaurant Jobs Are Increasing, Why Is That Bad?

2 months ago

Independents

NYC’s Restaurant Week Is Getting a Cheetos-Themed Pop-Up

2 months ago

I know it's just a marketing stunt but I still have lots of questions.

Marketing

OpenTable Expands to Amsterdam with 100 Restaurants

2 months ago

OpenTable's focus on the international market includes reservations, but the company seems to be pushing restaurant discovery even harder.

Chains

A Thai Beer Company Is Buying Up KFC Restaurants

2 months ago

KFC is Yum Brands' big winner right now, so this deal looks like a win-win for a Thai company looking to diversify from the alcohol business in a Buddhist country.

Independents

Forget Farm-to-Table Restaurants, Dinner on the Farm Is Where It’s At

2 months ago

If you think about it, on-farm dining is the next logical step in the farm-to-table popularity progression.

Chains

Restaurants Tout Guest Experience in Second Quarter Earnings Reports

2 months ago

While it may take some time and effort to change the way a chain operates, large and successful companies work hard to stay one step ahead of the game.

Chains

Shake Shack Is Not the Next Chipotle

3 months ago

Measuring every new restaurant endeavor against the "Chipotle metric" makes every upstart look sub-par. Amid its hurdles, Shake Shack continues to serve quality food and open new restaurants at a fast pace. Sounds like success to me.

Strategy

Eat24 Sale Could Signify Yelp’s Focus on the In-Restaurant Experience

3 months ago

With several other restaurant-facing product offerings, Eat24 was the one that didn't fit into the Yelp puzzle. By ceding delivery to former rival, Grubhub, Yelp is free to focus on the other parts of its business that certainly benefit from its robust consumer network.

Strategy

Grubhub to Buy Eat24 from Yelp

3 months ago

This news signifies a few large players are starting to take over the game.

Chains

Could Taco Bell, Once the Darling of Fast Food, Be Fading?

3 months ago

The key to Taco Bell's continued success lies in promotions, marketing, partnerships, and other flashy ways of drawing attention to the restaurant.

People

“Bizarre Foods” Goes Beyond Bizarre Foods, According to Host Andrew Zimmern

3 months ago

Anthony Bourdain has forever changed the scope and style of food television. His influence is at play here, too, but if Zimmern wants to shed his show's bug-eating image, perhaps consider a name change?