fast food

  • Primavera, Alibaba’s Ant Financial dunk $460M into KFC owner’s spinout Yum China

    Primavera, Alibaba’s Ant Financial dunk $460M into KFC owner’s spinout Yum China

    After raising $4.5 billion at a $60 billion valuation earlier this year, Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial — which operates the Alipay payments service — is hungry to put some of that money to use to build out its business. The company, alongside key Alibaba investor Primavera Capital, is investing $460 million into Yum China, a new spinout from Yum Brands — the parent company… Read More

  • Want your app to be #1 on the App Store? Just give away a free sandwich

    Want your app to be #1 on the App Store? Just give away a free sandwich

    Chick-fil-A just launched Chick-fil-A One, their new app that offers mobile payments, order ahead, a rewards program and more. Specifically, customers will be able to customize their order on the app before heading into the restaurant, so they can skip the line upon arrival. And the rewards system will surprise users with different menu items based on previous orders, the progress of which… Read More

  • Just-Eat Just Raised Another $64M From Vitruvian, Index, Greylock For Online Food Ordering

    Just-Eat Just Raised Another $64M From Vitruvian, Index, Greylock For Online Food Ordering

    The UK may have just entered a double-dip recession but that doesn’t seem to have trickled down to how consumers are spending money on take-out food — and the companies that are building businesses around that. The UK-based online food ordering site Just-Eat has picked up a third round of funding totaling $64 million, its biggest yet, to further build out its online food… Read More

  • Fast food and donut USB sticks

    Tokyo-based crap accessory maker Greenhouse has given us a plethora of gadgets that basically make no sense over the last months, and these new USB memory sticks don’t look to be different. Much like the cork- and light bulb-shaped USB sticks Greenhouse released not too long ago, they don’t offer anything special technically. Read More

  • Wendy's is giving out free stuff like Xboxes, cars, laptops and HDTVs

    Wendy’s, yeah the fast food chain that claims to be “waaaay better than fast food,” is having a promotion. They’re running a bunch of reverse auctions for the next two weeks and will be giving away Xboxes, ThinkPads, Plasma HDTV, cash, a Car and tons of other stuff. Read on to see how to win. Read More

  • UK McDonalds now offer free WiFi

    Me encanta! Seems everyone’s favorite/most-despised fast food retailer McDonalds will be offering free WiFi access at over 1200 stores across the UK. Funnily, this move will make McDonalds the #1 provider of free wireless broadband access. Sure, it might not be The Cloud or T-Mobile, but for the price of free, can you really complain? C’mon! Get a Big Mac and go look at some… Read More