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Operations

EU Bans Single-Use Plastics in Restaurants

3 months ago

Bans like these truly feel like they're for the greater good, even if the change can be painful for businesses.

Tech

DoorDash’s Latest Promotion Outlines How Hard It Is to Thrive on a Third-Party Delivery Platform

3 months ago

Third-party delivery platforms are a risky business for small restaurants, where commission fees are steep and the competition is overwhelming. While DoorDash's new initiative is a nice step for the 10 participating restaurants, many other independent restaurateurs feel gouged by its pricing structure.

Chains

Papa John’s Targets a Younger Demographic With Star Power and Third-Party Delivery

3 months ago

Papa John's is fighting for cultural relevance, and it is doing so in every way imaginable. It's easily the greatest soap opera happening right now.

Chains

McDonald’s Ends Fight Against Minimum-Wage Increases

3 months ago

Technology isn't the only area where McDonald's is getting more progressive.

Chains

Dynamic Yield CEO: McDonald’s Deal Will Make Us Innovate Faster

3 months ago

Liad Agmon is not the first member of his family to start a tech company. But he is now responsible for helping execute McDonald's vision for its reimagined stores.

Chains

McDonald’s $300 Million Bet on Personalized Menus Makes Sense: Here’s Why

3 months ago

McDonald's was a turnaround story a few years ago. Now, it's solidly in growth mode, fueled by strategic investments and initiatives that bring technology to the forefront of its business.

Independents

Singapore’s Odette Dethrones Bangkok’s Gaggan as Asia’s Best Restaurant

3 months ago

Surprised? We're not. Remember: last October, World's 50 Best inked a partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board.

Chains

McDonalds Buys Dynamic Yield For $300 Million to Bring Big Data to Drive-Thru

3 months ago

Given all of the plans that McDonald's has for implementing the game-changing technology, the $300 million price tag was probably a bargain.

Chains

Domino’s Adds In-Vehicle Ordering for Customers

3 months ago

As if there weren't already enough ways to get your hands on a Domino's Pizza, here comes a way for customers to order dinner at a red light.

Chains

Quick Service Chains Win Big With Millennial Parents

3 months ago

Quick service restaurants strategically invest heavily in TV and digital advertising, in efforts to push cheaper value meals than competitors and new menu items. It's safe to say, given NPD Group's data, that the strategy has worked. The question is how much lower can prices go before companies start shooting themselves in the foot?

Food

Impossible Foods Lands Another Restaurant Chain Partner

3 months ago

Both Red Robin and Impossible Foods could use the favorable attention from this new partnership.

Strategy

Are Expensive Pre-Mixed Cocktails the Next Big Thing?

3 months ago

We've had enough poorly made drinks at otherwise quality bars to scoff at this idea.