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SevenRooms Is Building an Alexa Skill for Restaurant Operators

2 months ago

Amazon's Alexa has already proven its value to consumers at home, but integrating voice technology into front of house restaurant operations could be a true time-saver for busy staff.

Tech

OpenTable Unveils Centralized Reservations for Restaurant Groups

2 months ago

At this point, group-level features are table stakes for reservations companies and are a huge part of winning the all-important group contracts.

Tech

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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months ago

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