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Independents

Leading London Restaurant Is Experimenting With Congestion Pricing

1 week ago

This is no different than early week specials, but certainly the Bob Bob team and others will watch closely to see if it makes Friday night diners question why their food is more expensive when they've jumped through multiple hoops just to get a seat.

Operations

The Future of Delivery May Be Driverless But It Is Certainly a Long Way Off

1 week ago

This is timed well for the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, but time will certainly tell if Pizza Hut's roving kitchens ever hit the road.

Food

Boneless Chicken Wings Can’t Keep Up With Their Bone-In Rivals

1 week ago

We don't quite get this, but it is fantastic news for the restaurant napkin industry, too.

Chains

White Castle Partners With Grubhub as Delivery Moves Toward Exclusivity

1 week ago

The next big competition in online delivery might be for exclusivity with large, national chains.

Chains

Domino’s Plans Orderly Departure of Highly Successful CEO

2 weeks ago

Interesting how Domino's, a chain that is doing quite well, is bucking the trend of pizza companies replacing a CEO right before a holiday with no secession plan in place.

Tech

OpenTable Will Add Its Listings to China’s Largest Restaurant Guide

2 weeks ago

It's nice that leading Chinese review guide Ctrip Gourmet List has tied up with OpenTable to introduce Chinese travelers to some of America's best food. But when will OpenTable bulk up its China listings?

Strategy

Postmates and Ford Partner on Driverless Delivery Pilot

2 weeks ago

Considering Postmates' limited markets and confusing pricing, Ford will continue to learn more about delivery and automation from the forward-thinking bunch at Domino's.

Chains

What McDonald’s Needs to Do to Keep Its Comeback on Track

2 weeks ago

Up next? We'd love to see a few premium products that bring a halo effect to the arches.

Food

Food Waste Startup Gets Backing From Wal-Mart Heirs

2 weeks ago

Independent operators have tackled this one restaurant or city at a time. A significant investment and smarter technology could be the bump this problem needs to find smarter solutions.

Food

Croissants Are Still a Battlefront in Bakeries’ Novelty Treat Wars

2 weeks ago

Who would have thought that one day Burger King's Croissan'wich would seem like a trailblazer?

Chains

As Fast Food Price Wars Heat up, New Menu Items Set the Tone

2 weeks ago

Early low-price options give us a look at what to expect from fast food chains this year. Heres hoping they won't get too caught up in low prices and keep quality on the menu.

Chains

Darden Says It Will Turn Tax Cut Into Employee Benefits

2 weeks ago

At this point the nature of the investment is vague, but Darden is a leader in the industry when it comes to employee benefits. Let's hope it pushes the envelope even further.