Restaurants

Square launches restaurant point-of-sale platform

Square, which has already made its way into retail stores and service-based businesses (think hair salons, massage therapists, etc.), is officially getting into the restaurant business with the launch

Google to add restaurant wait times to Google Search and Maps, followed by grocery stores

Google announced today it will soon roll out a new feature to Google Search, followed by Google Maps, that will show you the estimated wait times for area restaurants. The addition is an expansion on

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 (l

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

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

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

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 sa

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 it

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

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

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

The restaurant OS 

So you’re a techie and a foodie. You’re having dinner and your phone buzzes to let you know you can pay for the meal you’re enjoying right from an app. It’s then you realize there’s somethin

Amazon’s food delivery service arrives in San Francisco, will price match the restaurant menu or pay the difference

Amazon is ramping up the competition with other restaurant delivery services starting today by announcing that it will not mark up the menu prices of the items it offers on-demand via Prime Now Restau

Restaurant waitlisting app Nowait rolls out mobile payments

Restaurant waitlisting service Nowait is known best by consumers for its mobile app that lets you virtually “get in line” at nearby restaurants like Chili’s and others, where formal

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

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

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 immediatel

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 res

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 lea

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 h
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