Restaurants

  • Amazon Echo Can Now Order Your Pizza

    Amazon Echo Can Now Order Your Pizza

    In case you needed another reason to buy Amazon’s Internet-connected speaker, the Amazon Echo: the device can now order pizza for you, following your verbal command. Have all my dreams come true? Yes. Yes, they have. The feature is actually being made available by way of a third-party application from delivery chain Domino’s, which has been experimenting with new digital… Read More

  • Amazon Brings Restaurant Delivery To L.A., Will Expand To All Prime Now Markets In U.S.

    Amazon Brings Restaurant Delivery To L.A., Will Expand To All Prime Now Markets In U.S.

    Amazon’s debut of its restaurant delivery service through its one-hour delivery app Prime Now, is no longer looking like an experiment. Since its debut in Seattle this September, the company has been adding support for new cities at a rate of about one per month. Last month, restaurant delivery arrived in Portland, and today it’s going live in L.A. We understand that Amazon is… Read More

  • Amazon Expands Its Prime Now Restaurant Delivery Service To Portland

    Amazon Expands Its Prime Now Restaurant Delivery Service To Portland

    Amazon’s new food delivery service, which launched last month in the retailer’s hometown of Seattle, is now available in Portland, Oregon, the company announced this morning. The service is immediately live in select zip codes in the city, but will expand further following the launch. To use the service, customers can download the Prime Now mobile app and enter their zip code to see… Read More

  • Amazon Launches A Food Delivery Service Via Prime Now, Starting In Seattle

    Amazon Launches A Food Delivery Service Via Prime Now, Starting In Seattle

    Amazon announced this morning that it’s making restaurant delivery an option via its one-hour delivery app Prime Now. The news confirms earlier reports which indicated Amazon was staffing up a new restaurants division to compete with services like GrubHub with hires in both Seattle and New York. However, the new food delivery service is initially debuting in select Seattle ZIP codes… Read More

  • Google Maps Adds Curated Restaurant Recommendations In NYC, San Francisco And London

    Google Maps Adds Curated Restaurant Recommendations In NYC, San Francisco And London

    Google Maps on Android is getting an upgrade today that will make the app, often used for getting directions or accessing business information, a better guide to local restaurants, too – at least in select cities. With an expanded feature set that focuses on offering recommendations, along with ways to filter listings by time of day, vibe (like “family-friendly” or… Read More

  • Zomato Buys NexTable To Rival OpenTable And Yelp In Reservations

    Zomato Buys NexTable To Rival OpenTable And Yelp In Reservations

    Just one week after Zomato raised a round valuing it at more than $1 billion and acquired a point-of-sale startup, the India-based restaurant services company has made another acquisition. Zomato has acquired NexTable, a U.S.-based restaurant reservations and table-management platform that competes against the likes of Priceline’s OpenTable and SeatMe from Yelp. The service will soon… Read More

  • The Greasy Underpan Of Restaurant Tech Crunch Network

    The Greasy Underpan Of Restaurant Tech

    This story is repeated hundreds of times across the country, and it goes a little bit like this. A group of tech savvy people go out to eat at a restaurant, and wonder why modern mobile technology has completely bypassed the industry. “Why can’t I push a button on my phone to re-order a beer,” they commonly ask? “I wish we could just split the tab using a simple app on… Read More

  • Johnny Rockets Restaurants To Roll Out E La Carte’s Tablets To 200 Locations

    Johnny Rockets Restaurants To Roll Out E La Carte’s Tablets To 200 Locations

    In the race to become one of the top tableside tablet providers, Silicon Valley-based E la Carte has just scored another notable restaurant deal to follow that of the Applebee’s win from last year: the company says today that it’s preparing to install its tablets at over 200 U.S. Johnny Rockets locations starting next month. The deal was struck after a relatively brief… Read More

  • Bookatable Tests Foodies’ Appetite For iBeacons In UK, Shopkick Passes 7,500 Beacons

    Bookatable Tests Foodies’ Appetite For iBeacons In UK, Shopkick Passes 7,500 Beacons

    iBeacon, the Bluetooth Low Energy technology that is being used by businesses to push offers and other messages to customers’ smartphones when they are in the physical vicinity of a small pinging device, is starting to see some decent traction. Businesses like Shopkick (recently acquired by SK planet for $200 million) have now rolled out some 7,500 of the devices across its retail… Read More

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