Skift Table Originals

Design

The Next Generation of Food Hall Design

1 day ago

The eateries once commonly found in shopping malls and transportation hubs have been redeveloped conceptually as standalone halls commited to providing culinary diversity and supporting local businesses. Familiar chains are nowhere to be found at this current generation of design savvy food halls.

Chains

Starbucks Will Greatly Expand Uber Eats Partnership in the U.S.

2 days ago

Starbucks is only concerned with delivery both in the U.S. and China. At the same time, the coffee chain is growing at an unprecedented rate. Time will tell if it's actually moving too fast.

Chains

Delivery and Rewards Highlight Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe’s Growth Strategy

2 days ago

Turns out regional chains' expansion strategies aren't so different from the their larger counterparts. The secret formula is delivery, rewards, and franchising.

Tech

Waitr Acquires Bite Squad for $321 Million

3 days ago

The acquisition will double the size of Waitr's business overnight. In the company's quest to become the top delivery service in the country, this deal certainly helps its case.

Operations

Single People Are Driving an Increase in Restaurant Meals Eaten at Home

3 days ago

Consumer demand for off-premise dining options has never been higher, and it's fundamentally changing how restaurants operate.

Tech

How 27 Restaurant iPhone Apps Manage Location Data

3 days ago

Sure, go for that Whopper for only a penny ... and all your location data for the foreseeable future.

Tech

What Restaurant Apps Are Tracking on Android Smartphones

3 days ago

Fast-food chains collect more data on customers' smartphones than most consumers even realize.

Strategy

Skift Restaurants Forum 2019 Tickets Are Now on Sale

4 days ago

To quote the Jackson 5: We want you back. The second iteration of Skift Restaurants Forum is going to be twice as good as our excellent first year, and we would like you to join us.

Design

How to Find the Next Great Restaurant Neighborhood

4 days ago

Pioneering a neighborhood with no other restaurants and little foot traffic takes a lot strategy, perseverance and a lot of luck. Steve and Dina Samson share their tips on making a new development in an uncharted area work for them in Los Angeles.

Food

New on the Menu: Jack in the Box’s Late-Night Proposition

5 days ago

If there's one theme in this installment it's that the healthy eating push that many chains have promoted doesn't mean that fast food is going to ditch the calorie bombs for which they've become known for.

People

U.S. Restaurants and Bars Added Over 20,000 Jobs in November

1 week ago

While hiring slowed within the larger leisure and hospitality category in the past month, restaurants and bars were an outlier. In that area, operators can't find staff fast enough.

Tech

Goldbelly Buys Its Long-Distance Restaurant Delivery Competitor FoodyDirect

1 week ago

Goldbelly is now the dominant player in its space, but it's still to be seen how big that space is and what the appetite is for long-distance ordering.