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Tech

Uber Eats Is Worth as Much as $20 Billion in Proposed Valuation

8 hours ago

Uber sees value in multiple business lines that take advantage of its technology, insights, and brand. But Uber Eats is a big business on its own by any measurement.

Tech

China’s Restaurant Delivery Boom Is Not Sustainable

9 hours ago

As in the U.S., Chinese delivery services depend on two things that aren't sustainable: outside money and a labor pool that's too tenuous to be stable.

Chains

Subway Jumps Into Delivery at 9,000 U.S. Locations

4 days ago

Will delivery "save" Subway? No. But since delivery is becoming a mission critical part of a restaurant's operational strategy, the chain is smart to roll it out in a big way.

Tech

Square’s CFO Is Leaving the Upstart Payments Company

6 days ago

Square is the go-to provider for ambitious, young restaurants and cafes. They're certainly looking for more stability from a provider than a part-time CEO, and that's what they have now that Friar has left.

Tech

Just Eat’s Stock Is Showing the Impact of Strong Delivery Challengers

6 days ago

Just Eat was an early mover, but it doesn't appear that it's kept moving at the pace necessary to fight back rivals or expand out of its small UK market.

Food

China’s Top Farm-to-Restaurant App Raises $600 Million

1 week ago

If there's a big deal on the restaurant scene — from tech to franchising — you're likely to see Hillhouse Capital nearby. It understands that the opportunity in China is just far beyond what any other market has to offer right now.

Tech

Danny Meyer’s Investment Fund Leads $20 Million Round in Goldbelly

1 week ago

Good news for anyone who lives far away from their favorite regional restaurant dish — food marketplace GoldBelly has more cash on hand to connect you to your fix.

Tech

Delivery Services Take Subscription Cues From Amazon Prime

2 weeks ago

Affordable subscription plans create happy and loyal customers. Happy and loyal customers place larger orders with restaurants. Wins all around? Maybe.

Tech

OpenTable Wants to Own Data-Based Dining

3 weeks ago

OpenTable has lost ground to rivals over the last few years, but the company is looking to leverage its scale and experience in the space to become a data-fueled recommendation engine for diners and a source of quality intelligence for restaurant operators.

Tech

Square Sees Traction for Its Full-Service Restaurant Payment Service

3 weeks ago

Square seems pretty pleased with the uptake for its new full-service product. Legacy software companies have some serious competition.

Tech

Resy CEO Ben Leventhal on Restaurant Tech’s Connected Future

3 weeks ago

Resy wants to solve the technical problems that frustrate the people running restaurants. Personalization is one thing, but the real value will be created by software platforms that talk to each other.

Tech

Why Grubhub Is Looking Beyond Delivery

3 weeks ago

Grubhub wants to move beyond delivery through its LevelUp partnership and other partnerships with fast-food chains. Making life easier for restaurateurs through point-of-sale integrations that are easy to use, though, will help it differentiate from its competitors among its restaurant partners.