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Chipotle Just Doubled Its Digital Sales

6 months ago

It's a good thing Chipotle didn't take a wait-and-see approach to digital innovation.

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Domino’s Sales Plagued by Aggressive Third-Party Delivery Advertising

6 months ago

We definitely expected Domino’s fortressing strategy to have a negative impact on sales, but the adverse effect from third-party delivery advertising is a new development.

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McDonald’s Knows How Much Uber Eats Needs Its Business

6 months ago

If Uber's IPO filing made anything clear, it's that Uber Eats relies on its chain partnerships to survive. The McDonald's partnership is critical to Uber's success as a public company — and they know it.

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Webinar: How Mobile Can Help Restaurants Improve Their Efficiency Game

6 months ago

The shift to mobile among diners is transforming how restaurants run their businesses behind the scenes, with more owners and managers embracing mobile technology to streamline operations, improve the customer experience, and support marketing. How can restaurants realize the benefits?

Tech

Founder of Uber Eats Rival Takeaway Now Worth $1.4 Billion

6 months ago

The food delivery marketplaces that are about to go public in the U.S. are eyeing this kind of international success very closely.

Tech

Need Kitchen Workers? There’s an App for That

6 months ago

A "gig" marketplace for restaurant work is a great way for businesses to fill gaps in their schedules, especially at the last minute.

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Marketing Is Not Enough For Luckin Coffee to Dethrone Starbucks in China

6 months ago

Luckin Coffee's current business model is not sustainable. And at a certain point, the investor funding has to stop flowing if nothing changes.

Tech

Grubhub Starts to Leverage Last Year’s LevelUp Acquisition

6 months ago

As newer third-party delivery companies mature into viable businesses, each will need to differentiate itself in the marketplace. Grubhub's $390 million acquisition of LevelUp offers restaurants a comprehensive way to manage its consumer-facing business and capitalize on opportunity.

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This Casual Dining Chain’s Growth Strategy Isn’t Tied to Loyalty or Delivery

6 months ago

Snooze may not have to extend its store hours beyond the early afternoon to reach new sales heights, but the company knows technology is integral to its growth. So too is a larger footprint.

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Chinese Startup Luckin Coffee Files for Its U.S. IPO

6 months ago

A look at Luckin Coffee's financials detail what we already knew: The company, just founded in 2017, is growing too fast for its own good. A pending IPO will only add to the mounting pressure of competing with Starbucks in its second largest market.

Food

Beyond Meat’s Pending IPO Could Be Valued at $1.2 Billion

6 months ago

Beyond Meat is one of several makers of plant-based meat substitutes that have attracted high-profile investors. And with revenue more than doubling in 2018 for the second consecutive year, it's easy to see why.

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Fast Casual Chains Demonstrate Steady Industry Growth

6 months ago

It's a good time to be in the business of slinging bowls of food for office lunch crowds.