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The Not-So-Quiet Power of a Good Restaurant Website

5 months ago

It's easy to overlook the importance of a well-designed and useful website in an age of social media hype, but a restaurant's website is the one true place the business has total control of the message.

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Pizza Hut Bets More Drivers and Better Algorithms Will Help Business

5 months ago

This strategy is in direct opposition to the one we've seen from other fast-food chains who work alongside existing delivery services. Delivery is Pizza Hut's bread-and-butter, though, so make sense for them to work to control the entire process.

Tech

Visa Offers Restaurants $10K to Go Cashless

5 months ago

Going cashless can reduce the burden on restaurants and their employees — it certainly saves time. But now that credit card companies are lobbying for the change it feels less about consumer convenience and more about capitalism.

Marketing

Tock CEO Nick Kokonas Says He Can Prove Many Restaurants Are Overpaying OpenTable

5 months ago

The Tock CEO's disdain for OpenTable isn't secret, but it seems he now has empirical evidence to back up what he's been saying for years.

Tech

Blue Apron Will Need to Raise More Money After Disappointing IPO

6 months ago

It's difficult to see any good news in this story.

Tech

Resy’s CEO Talks the State and Future of In-Restaurant Technology

6 months ago

No longer just a reservations startup, Resy has emerged as a thoughtful leader in restaurant tech. Expect a lot more as they continue to work with top-tier partners like Union Square Cafe to develop hospitality technology that quietly powers guest experiences.

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Changing Consumer Tastes Alter the Premise of Fast Food

6 months ago

In an age of technology and get-it-now, it seems counterintuitive that fast food would slow down service, but that’s what’s happening as the industry adopts fresh ingredients and made-to-order meals.

Tech

Blue Apron Wants to Raise Over Half a Billion Dollars in Its IPO

6 months ago

We just don't see a world in which Blue Apron can compete long-term against traditional restaurants, delivery, and an Amazon-powered Whole Foods.

Tech

Will Restaurants Be Losers in Amazon-Whole Foods Deal?

6 months ago

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Subway Looks to Fix Its Low-Tech Image After U.S. Sales Slump

6 months ago

In a competitive market, Subway lags behind in its tech savvy. Adding new technology is a start, but it may be too little, too late.