Tag: m&a

Tech

OpenTable Acquires Guest Management Platform Venga

4 months ago

In an industry where diner data is gold, knowing how to use it to run a better business is mission critical to success.

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

5 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.

Tech

Yelp’s Underwhelming Performance Is Frustrating a Top Investor

7 months ago

This isn't the first time SQN Investors has made recommendations to help Yelp increase value for shareholders. The review site's failure to add many new accounts recently has investors antsy.

Chains

Dine Brands Global’s Chains, Explained

7 months ago

Consider this a cheat sheet for all things happening at Dine Brands.

Chains

Jack in the Box Really Wants Someone to Buy It

8 months ago

Is every fast-food chain with franchisee problems open to selling? It sure seems like it. Unfortunately for Jack in the Box, the company isn't looking too attractive to potential buyers at the moment.

Tech

Waitr Acquires Bite Squad for $321 Million

8 months 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.

Tech

Deliveroo to Raise $500 Million to Improve Negotiating Hand With Uber

9 months ago

How badly do Uber Eats or Amazon really need the money-losing Deliveroo? Enough to value it twice what they did a few months ago? That just seems silly.

Chains

Del Frisco CEO: Fast Forward After Fast Casual Acquisition Bartaco

9 months ago

The potential to scale Bartaco is huge for Del Frisco, given the concept's high profit margins. But if the CEO sees the 18-unit taco chain becoming a 300-unit behemoth in the future, it's going to take a lot of smart real estate decisions to get there.

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Wagamama Acquired by Restaurant Group Plc

10 months ago

Wagamama's global presence in key markets is a bonus for any acquirer, short-term stock drop or not.

Tech

Uber Considers a Deliveroo Buy to Expand Its European Reach

11 months ago

It's never too early for speculation, and this move would dramatically expand Uber Eats' footprint in the competitive European restaurant delivery market.

Tech

Indonesia’s Most Valuable Startup Raises Billions to Grow Food Delivery, Other Businesses

11 months ago

The big lesson from Go-Jek and Meituan in Asia is one that should make Uber in the U.S. feel better. Their full suite of smartphone-enabled services have demonstrated that restaurant reservations, reviews, and delivery may work better in unison with other services rather than just on their own.

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What Grubhub’s LevelUp Deal Says About the Future of Restaurant Tech

11 months ago

The deal, which just closed, provides some insight into both Grubhub and LevelUp’s businesses, but it says even more about the future of restaurant technology.