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Skift Table’s Top Restaurant Tech Startups to Watch 2018

4 weeks ago

Our inaugural list of top tech startups in 2018 contains best-of-breed examples from the kitchen to the host stand and beyond. Restaurant tech is a complicated and fast-growing landscape full of well-intentioned ideas, but success today and beyond lies in the execution of those ideas in a human-powered industry.

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Startup Rates Now Available for Skift Restaurants Forum 2018

4 weeks ago

Apply now for your shot at the lowest prices for Skift Restaurants Forum.

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U.S. Diners Are Not Clamoring for Robot Waiters, Yet

4 weeks ago

The restaurants that get new technology right will be the ones that use it as support for more memorable face-to-face experiences.

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Chipotle’s New In-App Delivery Means Less Clicks to Get Your Fix

1 month ago

The move makes sense from all angles: Chipotle drives up digital sales, DoorDash builds on its white label service, and customers benefit from a more seamless ordering process.

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Polish Restaurant Group to Invest in Spanish Delivery Startup Glovo

1 month ago

Buying a burger chain and investing in a delivery startup in the same week? AmRest isn't playing around.

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Toast Closes $115 Million Series D to Advance Its POS System

1 month ago

There's a great "unicorn Toast" joke in here somewhere, but mostly this investment in a relatively young restaurant technology company underscores the value that both investors and restaurants are placing on connected, modern, and agile software to run competitive and profitable businesses.

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Yelp Gets Protection for Defamatory Posts

2 months ago

This wasn't just a restaurant owner angry with a review of their brunch, it was a business owner who proved a statement was defamatory, which is a rather high bar to set. We don't think it's extreme to require Yelp and its peers to show more responsibility over their content.

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Event Management Software Company Gather Acquires EventUp Listings Marketplace

2 months ago

Private events and group bookings carry huge potential value for restaurants, but managing the process can be costly, in time and dollars. Leaning on smart technology is a good move for restaurants and other businesses that place a lot of value on these events.

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Chinese Restaurant Delivery and Review Giant Meituan Files for IPO

2 months ago

This mashup of Yelp, Grubhub, and Groupon doesn't quite have an equal in other markets and it's growth is a clear signal that Chinese consumers are far ahead of their global peers when it comes to mobile engagement around restaurants.

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You Can Soon Spend $6 for a Robot-Made Burger That Cost Millions to Build

2 months ago

This is a very expensive experiment that would appear to attempt to solve a problem that doesn't exist in the industry.

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Data Shows a Dramatic Spike in Online Reviews This Year

2 months ago

Online reviews are more important to restaurants now than ever. The trick for operators is figuring out how to handle those reviews with the same hospitality as a person-to-person interaction.

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Yelp Adds Popular Dishes Feature to Help You Make Up Your Mind

2 months ago

This small new feature speaks volumes about the way we choose which restaurants to dine at and which dishes to order.