Restaurants

  • MealPal gobbles $20M for its restaurant meal subscription service

    MealPal gobbles $20M for its restaurant meal subscription service

    We’ve seen a huge wave of food-on-demand startups hit the market in the last several years: those who deliver restaurant food (like Postmates or Deliveroo), those who deliver meal kits to you (like Blue Apron), those who bring groceries (Instacart), and those who are building machines to help you eat better at home (eg June) are just a few of the variations on the theme that have come… Read More

  • Groupon debuts Groupon+, voucherless meal deals with Visa and Mastercard

    Groupon debuts Groupon+, voucherless meal deals with Visa and Mastercard

    Restaurant deals are some of the most popular offers on Groupon, the platform that lets you buy discounted experiences and goods from retailers near you. Today, the company is launching a new service to help promote that vertical more. Groupon+, as it is called, will let people use Groupon meal deals that they pay for with their Visa or MasterCard (credit or debit cards), and when they do so… Read More

  • McDonald’s begins testing Mobile Order & Pay ahead of nationwide launch

    McDonald’s begins testing Mobile Order & Pay ahead of nationwide launch

    McDonald’s began testing mobile ordering and payments on Wednesday in select U.S. markets — the first to receive the technology as part of a pilot test aimed at working out the kinks ahead of a full rollout across the U.S. and to other international markets by year’s end. Read More

  • NFL’s Drew Brees backs Waitr to make takeout easy in anytown USA

    NFL’s Drew Brees backs Waitr to make takeout easy in anytown USA

    Food delivery startups abound in the U.S., but few of them deliver to customers in “second cities” and smaller towns. From early pioneers like Grubhub to newer services like DoorDash, food delivery businesses have tended to focus on urban areas with a high concentration of restaurants and people who frequently order takeout. Now, New Orleans Saints Quarterback, philanthropist… Read More

  • Meet Flippy, a burger-grilling robot from Miso Robotics and CaliBurger

    Flipping burgers is a hot and greasy job. Slips, trips, burns and cuts are common hazards. But global demand for burgers is tremendous. Top burger chains racked up more than $75.5 billion in annual sales in 2016. To help keep human cooks out of harm’s way while fulfilling our appetite for burgers, Miso Robotics is rolling out a new “robotic kitchen assistant” called Flippy. Read More

  • Reserve raises another $10M and plans new software for restaurants

    Reserve raises another $10M and plans new software for restaurants

    Reserve, a startup offering table and customer management tools for restaurants, is announcing that it has raised $10 million in Series B funding. When the company first launched in 2014, it billed itself as a “digital concierge” that would make it easier for diners to get reservations at top restaurants. Last year, it launched a new product called Reserve for Restaurants… Read More

  • The restaurant table(t) is getting crowded Crunch Network

    The restaurant table(t) is getting crowded

    Many of us have tried new services, like online food ordering, subscription meals and signing with your finger on a tablet-based point-of-sale system; but the reality is that we are still in the early phases of restaurant industry disruption. I believe that’s about to change. Read More

  • Restaurant tech startup Salido raises $2M

    Restaurant tech startup Salido raises $2M

    Salido, a startup that describes itself as “the restaurant operating system,” is announcing that it has raised $2 million in additional funding. This round from strategic investors doubles the $2 million in seed funding that Salido announced last year. Phil Suarez, who partnered with French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten to launch well-known restaurants including ABC Kitchen and… Read More

  • Google-owned Zagat app finally gets a makeover, becomes useful again

    Google-owned Zagat app finally gets a makeover, becomes useful again

    Zagat, the restaurant review service Google acquired in 2011, has finally been given a mobile makeover today following years of what have been only minor updates and bug fix releases. Launching first on iOS, the updated Zagat app features a refreshed logo and new look-and-feel, as well as features that tailor the app to the individual user. Before today’s refresh, the app had a… Read More

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