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New Postmates Algorithm Saves You Money on Delivery

1 month ago

The new development differentiates Postmates among its stiff competition — not a bad look for a company that just filed for an IPO.

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Olive Garden Sales Buoyed by Off-Premise Business and Higher Average Tickets

1 month ago

It's hard for us to understand why analysts keep saying casual dining is dead. Applebee's, Chili's, Outback Steakhouse, and now Olive Garden have all reported strong quarterly sales.

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Uber Rival Jumps Into European Food Delivery Business

1 month ago

As Uber Eats hits trouble in key international markets, others are seizing the opportunity.

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Most Popular Delivery App in Saudi Arabia Lets Users Bargain With Couriers

1 month ago

There's a reason why Mrsool is beating Uber Eats by a mile in this market: It specifically tailored the delivery process to resonate with Saudi customers.

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Points-Based Loyalty Is What Diners Want

1 month ago

No need to reinvent the wheel here. Simple, straightforward, points-based loyalty programs are what customers are demanding.

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Starbucks Will Try Recyclable Cups to Cut Waste Footprint

1 month ago

With its popularity and reach around the world, Starbucks is in a position to set a standard when it comes to responsible disposable packaging. But, like paper straws, these changes are sometimes a tricky sell to customers.

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Five Things Restaurateurs Should Know About Millennial Business Travelers

1 month ago

With company money to spend, clients to entertain, and time to explore, the value of business travelers is often overlooked by restaurateurs. Due to their sheer size and spending power, millennial business travelers are an especially important audience that restaurateurs should get to know.

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Starbucks Revamps Its Rewards to Keep Customers Coming Back

1 month ago

We think this is a good move for Starbucks. The company is looking to attract more customers to add to its loyal clientele. This can only be good news for its fast-moving beverage rollout.

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Restaurant Brands International, Explained

1 month ago

Consider this a cheat sheet for all things happening at Restaurant Brands International.

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McDonald’s CFO: Technology Investment Is Necessary to Grow

1 month ago

It's hard to be forward-looking when short-term sales are at stake, but McDonald's executives are right to keep funneling money into system-wide tech upgrades. This will pay off in the not-so-distant future.

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Applebee’s and IHOP Plot an Inspired Tech Turnaround by 2022

1 month ago

Dine Brands' CEO Stephen Joyce remains quiet on how exactly Applebee's and IHOP will improve their technology further, but the activity assures me the company is not resting on its laurels.

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IHOP Will Open in Pakistan This Year

1 month ago

With IHOP's problems in the U.S. all but resolved, the chain has full license to seek added revenue overseas.