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Marketing

Uber Eats Gets Bang For Its Advertising Buck During the NCAA Tournament

2 years ago

Uber Eats' commercials were hard to miss during the NCAA tournament. I'm sure Subway and McDonald's did not mind the free advertising either.

Chains

Delivery Strategy Doesn’t Matter When Guests Come for the Fun, Not the Food

2 years ago

As more and more chains beef up their delivery sales, Dave & Buster's and similar "eatertainment" concepts are instead relying on their ability to get customers off the couch and into their stores.

Chains

Red Robin’s CEO Is Out

2 years ago

That brand turnaround didn't come fast enough to satisfy company stakeholders.

Chains

Jack in the Box Franchisees Call for CEO’s Removal … Again

2 years ago

Jack in the Box is not the only restaurant chain dealing with franchisee unrest. But it does appear that its relationship with operators will not be salvaged at this point. A sale of the company is what both the company and franchisees really want.

Chains

Chick-fil-A Is Falling Out of Favor With U.S. Airports

2 years ago

Chick-fil-A has a long history of donating money to conservative groups, and it's starting to plague the chain in historically liberal cities.

Chains

Taco Bell Starts Testing Dedicated Vegetarian Menu

2 years ago

Vegetarian offerings are basically table stakes for fast food at this point, and Taco Bell is capitalizing on the success its already seen by offering a dedicated vegetarian menu within its own mobile app.

Tech

EzCater Raises $150 Million to Further Digitize Off-Premise Sales

2 years ago

Large-format catering orders may not grab the same headlines commanded by third-party delivery services at the moment, but it's a buzzing and important part of many restaurants' off-premise strategies.

Tech

Toast’s Latest $250 Million Funding Round Will Fuel Research and Development

2 years ago

Toast has seen tremendous growth over its five years of existence. We wouldn't be surprised if the next stop is an IPO. (And directing $1 billion toward R&D efforts is certainly not small potatoes.)

Chains

Why Expansion to Fast Casual Works for Established Restaurant Brands

2 years ago

Fast casual concepts represent a large opportunity for restaurant groups that may be feeling a bit of pressure to keep sales momentum going after turning fortunes around.

Strategy

How Marriott Plans to Boost Its Dining Strategy

2 years ago

Everyone in the restaurant industry wants a piece of that hotel money. But for the hotel brands, the bigger challenge is making sure that their dining concepts aren’t the same old, boring ones they’ve always had — and convincing both diners and chefs to buy in.

Tech

Ghost Kitchens, Labor Management Systems: March Restaurant Industry Funding

2 years ago

It's a great time to own a ghost kitchen startup.

Strategy

Marriott Needs to Revamp Its Dining Strategy — and Knows It

2 years ago

So does everyone else in the hotel business these days. Hotel companies like Marriott certainly have the scale and financial backing to improve hotel dining, but do they have the passion or creativity to mimic the independent restaurants they're trying to imitate? And will diners be able to taste the difference?