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Chains

Is Pizza Delivery as We Know It Over?

1 month ago

Third-party ordering and delivery services are starting to power big chain pizza delivery, a big departure from the in-house strategy we've come to know.

Chains

Del Frisco’s Still Backs Barteca Acquisition as Overall Traffic Declines

1 month ago

Del Frisco's earnings reveal that its own brands are the real concern, not the Barteca deal investors were worried about.

Marketing

Top Restaurant Marketers Q&A: Tock’s Nick Kokonas

1 month ago

Give Nick Kokonas access to a Medium account and a nice glass of wine tonight, and he'll give you nationwide brand awareness tomorrow.

Tech

Uber’s Latest Food Delivery Initiative Takes on Its Founder’s New Business

1 month ago

This is less a story about competition and more a look at an emerging new business model facilitated by evolving technology.

Tech

Chinese Food Deliverer Meituan Is Learning Quickly From Early Mistakes

1 month ago

By cutting its losses now, Meituan can better focus on its core battle against ele.me, the delivery service backed by Alibaba Group.

Chains

New Bloomin’ Brands CEO, Same Off-Premise Strategy at Outback Steakhouse

1 month ago

It's a rarity to see a large restaurant group decide not to chose between proprietary and third-party delivery, but instead happily opt for both in efforts to get all of the customers it can.

Marketing

How Effective Are Calorie Counts on Restaurant Menus?

1 month ago

Menu design makes all the difference when analyzing whether or not calorie counts affect purchasing decisions.

Marketing

The Vegan Sausage Roll That Became a Social Media Sensation

1 month ago

Another example of the commen-sense yet rarely practiced concept that people are happy to eat meat-free menu items as long as they taste good.

Operations

Job Growth in U.S. Restaurants and Bars Slowed Significantly in February

1 month ago

Well, this is a surprise. The industry only added 1,600 jobs in February, compared to 36,600 jobs added just one month prior.

Chains

Bloomin’ Brands CEO Is Out

1 month ago

Outback remains the restaurant group's strongest performing brand. The job for Bloomin' Brands' new CEO is to get its other three brands right.

Chains

Yum China’s Female-Led Executive Ranks

1 month ago

Restaurant chains in the U.S. and other markets should take note of Yum China's promotion process.

Tech

Waitr Wants to Be the Single Tech Platform for Independent Restaurants

1 month ago

It's certainly Waitr's game to lose in the particular small-market segment that it serves. But as it branches out from its core business, it's going to take a ton of time and investment to be a best-in-class service for not just delivery, but loyalty programs and point-of-sale systems and reservations as well.