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Chains

Domino’s Will Now Deliver Without an Address

1 month ago

Domino's will clearly do whatever it takes to get customers their pizza no matter where they are, and a tech-fueled nationwide marketing campaign — just in time for warm weather — is good business.

Chains

Bertucci’s Pizza Is Planning to File for Bankruptcy

1 month ago

Outside of delivery, pizza-centric chains across the country have challenges both distinguishing themselves from other casual restaurants with broader menus and similarly priced independent favorites with better food.

Marketing

Punchh Gets $20 Million Investment to Boost Its Loyalty Efforts

1 month ago

Tech-based tools that help restaurants find and attract new customers are getting more sophisticated, helping businesses target increasingly segmented groups of people for maximum impact.

Food

The Surprisingly Powerful Antidote to Rainbow Food Instagram

1 month ago

Charring a leek isn't exactly groundbreaking, but, in general, these food trends that bubble up can offer up ways to save money (more inventive ways to use a kitchen's ingredients) and play with new flavors. And as diners grow more adventurous, so will the menus.

Food

The Farmer-Funded Campaigns That Put Mushrooms in Your Sonic Hamburger

1 month ago

Working with chains gives the groups the fastest connection with consumers and validation (or not) of a new twist on an existing staple.

Food

Michelin Brings Attention to Under-the-Radar Japanese Cuisine

1 month ago

Restaurateurs have been having a hard time attracting tourists to the Tohoku region of Japan, but Michelin's new spotlight on Tohoku's samurai cuisine is helping to change that.

Tech

Hotel Giant Accor Buys Reservations Platform ResDiary

1 month ago

Accor's acquisition strategy might seem scattershot to some but buying up technology providers in key sectors does make sense. There's always an element of risk but you'd hope Accor knows how to get the best out of management teams.

Tech

Postmates Talked DoorDash Merger, Grubhub Acquisition

2 months ago

Interest in and use of delivery services has never been higher. Merger, acquisition, or not, Postmates still has a chance to capture a larger slice of the delivery pie. But now's the time to act.

Tech

Breakfast Delivery, Coming Right Up

2 months ago

Consumers are comfortable with food delivery, and they're getting more comfortable with ordering digitally. Breakfast is a huge opportunity for all delivery services — and restaurants — to capture more attention and spending.

Food

Aspirational Coffee Brand La Colombe Looks for Investment to Value It at $1 Billion

2 months ago

Some of us here have been drinking La Colombe at its own cafes and other restaurants since the mid-1990s, so we're biased. But beyond that loyalty, it does mean something when a food brand has been delivering a quality product to both consumers and to restaurants for over a decade.

Chains

Taco Bell Says Australian Success Is Going to Drive ‘Explosive Growth’

2 months ago

We are not going to hate on Taco Bell's global ambitions, but we will point out that it's a long way from being a novelty hit with beer and margaritas to the type of growth it was once used to in the U.S.

Operations

China’s Largest Restaurant Discovery Service In $3 Billion Bid for Bike-Share Startup

2 months ago

Meitun has mastered both local discovery and food delivery in a way that has few rivals anywhere in the world. We're not sure what a bike share brings the brand, but we know its rivals and contemporaries are watching closely.