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Tech

6 Takeaways from the 2017 TechTable Summit

2 months ago

With increasing agreement, restaurants and technologists understand that technology continues to fundamentally change the dining experience from start to finish. What's less clear is the exact path to success.

Independents

Mission Chinese Brings the Farm Even Closer to the Table

2 months ago

Mission Chinese would be a fringe case of success for a project like this, but it has a halo effect that could lead larger operations to experiment.

Operations

Restaurant Jobs Way Down in September — Or Were They?

2 months ago

The September jobs report looks scary at first blush, down 100,000 in the food service industry. Before sounding the alarms, look at the context surrounding the report itself; it may not be so bad.

Operations

Why Has Foodservice Taken Such a Big Hit in the Latest Jobs Report?

2 months ago

The head-turning decline in foodservice workers reported in September may have to do with the way that these workers are counted, not as a reflection of the industry overall.

Independents

San Francisco Is Losing Its Great, Inexpensive Restaurants

2 months ago

It's a real shame that a city that cares so much about its food can't support the cost of doing business for restaurants looking to offer great food at reasonable prices.

Chains

Fast Food Restaurants Slow Down Hiring After Years of Growth

2 months ago

Humans are better than tablets, which is why smart restaurants will see digital tools as a way to increase growth rather than simply cut other costs.

Operations

EasyJet Founder Piles On to Crowded U.K. Food Delivery Market with EasyFood

2 months ago

Sure, why not? Food delivery is a hot industry everywhere, but the market is already crowded and leaders have emerged. This makes EasyFood's timing less than ideal.

Operations

Amazon Partners with Olo for Delivery

2 months ago

This move is part of the larger trend of restaurant software companies streamlining and consolidating product offerings. With fewer systems, there's less room for error. Expect much more news like this.

People

Danny Meyer on Instagram, Postmates and Why Everyone Just Wants a Nice Meal

2 months ago

Restaurateur Danny Meyer's take on the past, present, and future of the restaurant industry begins with genuine, traditional, face-to-face hospitality.

Tech

Shake Shack and Buca di Beppo May Be Key to Amazon’s New Delivery Push

3 months ago

Amazon will likely put the fear of God into other delivery services. But at some point everyone will have to deal with the fact that there's only so much profit that can be squeezed from bringing a lukewarm burger or bowl of pasta to your door.

Operations

Uber Is Crushing the Funding Dreams of U.K. Food Rival Deliveroo

3 months ago

We're not sure food delivery is in Uber's long-term interests as it faces so many battles on so many fronts. So while loosing out on a few hundred million in funding is no fun, so is being saddled with a massive valuation that you will never ever live up to no matter how many lamb curries you deliver.

Operations

Dubai’s Restaurants Are Learning to Love American Craft Beer

3 months ago

If Dubai is trying to tell a story about its restaurants and bars being world class, it certainly needs more than beer that appeals to the mass market.