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Tech

DoorDash to Test Food Delivery by Autonomous Car

2 months ago

The restaurant industry, much like the auto industry, is still a few years away from fully capitalizing on self-driving car technology. So don't expect food to show up at your doorstep without human aid anytime soon.

Tech

Is Your Favorite Restaurant Hygienic? There’s a New App for That

2 months ago

Do consumers care enough about proper hygiene in restaurants that they'd be willing to pay to track it on a regular basis? HDScores is betting on it.

Tech

December Restaurant Industry Funding: Food Delivery and Coffee Chains Score

2 months ago

Asia was a hot market in December, with India-based food delivery company Swiggy taking home the top $1 billion funding prize.

Chains

Beyond Meat and Carl’s Jr. Partner for Meatless Alternative

2 months ago

The mainstream appeal for plant-based protein isn't slowing down in 2019.

People

The Minimum Wage Is Going Up in Some U.S. States and So Are Menu Prices

2 months ago

Higher wages are good news for employees and smart employers. And customers need to be realistic about prices, for once.

Marketing

4 Lessons From Landmark Restaurants

2 months ago

Old-school establishments might not have the same veneer as recent buzzy venues, but their longevity alone can teach valuable lessons that can help beyond the fickleness of trends.

Chains

This Year Was Bad for U.S. Chain Restaurants and Next Year Could Be Worse

2 months ago

There are certainly challenges ahead, but they will be felt most strongly by the weak chains, not those that have been focused on what consumers want right now rather than their own internal problems.

Design

Designing a Growing Restaurant Group in Charleston, S.C.

2 months ago

In Charleston, S.C. restaurant partners Brooks Reitz and Tim Mink are creating restaurants with much more in mind than just food.

Independents

The Best New Dish in NYC This Year Is a Cocktail From an Old Deli

2 months ago

This is more a testament to the challenging conditions at restaurants in major markets than it is an endorsement of creativity at quality cocktail bars.

Operations

Daniel Patterson Tries to Change the Rules for Building a Restaurant Empire

2 months ago

The last year has offered a lot of teaching moments and introspection for restaurateurs. Umbrellas like Daniel Patterson’s Alta Group are tackling big issues like closing the pay gap and supporting racial and gender equity, one restaurant at a time.

Food

Impossible Foods Has Another FDA Challenge to Its Burger

2 months ago

We get the FDA's concerns, but at this point — when you can buy an Impossible Burger at a restaurant — this attention seems nitpicky.

Independents

Moscow Finally Has Restaurants Worth Talking About

2 months ago

Moscow spent the first two decades plus after the collapse of the USSR creating food for people who could afford to waste money. Thanks to the combination of sanctions and the World Cup, that's now changed.