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Tech

Deliveroo to Raise $500 Million to Improve Negotiating Hand With Uber

3 weeks ago

How badly do Uber Eats or Amazon really need the money-losing Deliveroo? Enough to value it twice what they did a few months ago? That just seems silly.

Design

Designing a Chain Restaurant for 40 Million Travelers

3 weeks ago

Transportation dining has the potential to be transportative in and of itself, especially when designing for durability doesn’t mean sacrificing aesthetics.

Food

New on the Menu: KFC Chicken and Waffles Are Finally a Thing

3 weeks ago

We're still waiting for the perfect fried chicken breakfast item from a chain restaurant.

Tech

Meituan’s Post-IPO Slump Slows the Chinese Delivery Giant

4 weeks ago

Meituan appears to be split in too many ways, but one of its strengths has always been it's ability (like Amazon) to deliver anything at any time. Could it survive as a standalone — albeit with a smaller valuation — like delivery services elsewhere?

Strategy

Limited-Time Offer: The Best Prices on Skift Forums and Research

4 weeks ago

More satisfying than a McRib, and more trendsetting than KFC's chicken and waffles, our LTO gets you big savings to next year's Skift Restaurants Forum – and more.

Food

Romaine Scare Hits Fast Casual Restaurant Chains

4 weeks ago

There is a marketing angle here: better food is food, not a chemical ingredient. And with natural ingredients come challenges. But the benefits far outweigh the downsides 364 days a year.

Independents

Albert Adrià Expands His Restaurant Group to London

4 weeks ago

We are seeing a new wave of food concepts from high-profile chefs who are thinking beyond the confines of the traditional dining room.

Operations

Inside the Business of Thanksgiving Dinner

4 weeks ago

The labor-intensive, costly meal doesn't necessarily drive huge profits on the day, but, for restaurants that stay open on Thanksgiving, it's a big marketing opportunity to position the brand alongside the most hospitable holiday of the year.

Chains

5 Big Takeaways From Restaurant Earnings Season

4 weeks ago

Brands are being pulled in all directions but there are consistent messages coming out of earnings season, both in terms of shortcomings and triumphs.

Chains

Taco Bell Brings American Mexican Food to London

4 weeks ago

As sales have slowed for the restaurant industry in the U.S., Taco Bell is investing elsewhere to drum up that double digit same-store sales growth.

Food

Beyond Meat’s Proposed IPO Reveals Rabid Demand for Fake Meat

4 weeks ago

Sales to grocery stores make up Beyond Meat's largest revenue stream, but restaurants are a giant area of growth for the company. Successful chain partnerships and an exclusive distribution agreement with foodservice giant Sysco are fueling the company's path towards an IPO.

Independents

How a Chef Tackles Two Years of Opening Delays

4 weeks ago

When a one-year build-out turns into two or even three, chefs and restaurateurs have plenty to do to stay busy, but they also need to keep the momentum and buzz going before its debut. Here’s how chef Jessica Largey stayed focused on getting Simone opened in L.A.