Technology: Page 2


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    Toast checks into hotels

    Toast for Hotel Restaurants will provide tools to streamline operations, increase revenue and process room charges directly from its suite of features.

    By May 3, 2022
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    Report: 41% of independent restaurants operate virtual brands

    Sixty-eight percent of respondents report their virtual restaurants are permanent additions, surveys by Grubhub and Technomic find. 

    By April 27, 2022
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    Off-premise initiatives

    The pandemic has proven that off-premise operations, from takeout to drive-thru, is a vital part of the restaurant industry to keep revenue up and consumers returning.

    By Restaurant Dive staff
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    Starbucks hires McDonald's alum as CTO

    Deb Hall Lefevre joins the coffee chain on May 2, marking Starbucks' third executive change since Howard Schultz became interim CEO on April 4.

    By April 26, 2022
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    Jack in the Box will test Miso beverage and fry cook robots

    Flippy 2 can increase throughput by 30%, or around 60 baskets per hour, and Sippy can fill 200 drinks per hour, reducing labor pressure.

    By April 26, 2022
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    White Castle plans takeout-only unit next to its busiest restaurant

    The new 1,800-square-foot unit in Orlando, Florida, will only offer pickup and delivery for digital orders as off-premise restaurant demand holds steady.

    By April 22, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    6 restaurant tech solutions to combat 2022's challenges

    From QR codes to advanced mobile apps and robots, restaurants are planning to adopt more technology within their operations in the year ahead. 

    By April 20, 2022
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    Chipotle launches $50M venture fund to access emerging tech

    Cultivate Next, which will be funded solely by the chain, will focus on Series B stage companies that can help accelerate Chipotle's strategic priorities.

    By April 19, 2022
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    Popeyes to open 200-plus units in US and Canada in 2022

    Over half of these planned locations will have double drive-thrus, and the chain will test a new back-of-house design to streamline operations.

    By April 19, 2022
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    Chili's to deploy Rita the Robot at 51 more locations

    Chili's has tested the Bear Robotics tech, which can lead guests to tables, run food and sing a birthday song, at 10 locations over the past 18 months.

    By Updated April 18, 2022
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    McDonald's Canada to test Volvo electric truck for restaurant delivery

    The company plans to transition its fleet to lower-emission vehicles "where feasible" to service its more than 1,400 restaurants.

    By Max Garland • April 14, 2022
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    Yelp adds eco-friendly business search filter

    Searchable attributes like "provides reusable tableware" or "bring your own container allowed" will make it easier for consumers to find businesses that have adopted sustainable practices, the company said.

    By April 13, 2022
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    Panera tests Miso Robotics coffee monitoring system

    CookRight Coffee, a new AI-enabled coffee monitoring system, combines time, temperature and volume data with predictive analytics to alert employees when to brew a new batch.

    By April 12, 2022
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    Study: One-third of diners don't want to see robots preparing their food

    While consumers understand the benefits of automation, 32% would prefer not to see the technology in action, new research from Big Red Rooster finds.

    By April 11, 2022
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    DoorDash launches DashPass for Students

    The $4.99 monthly subscription gives U.S. college students access to free delivery from grocers, convenience stores and restaurants.

    By April 11, 2022
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    GRUBBRR solutions mitigate labor shortage woes

    The labor shortage shows no sign of letting up; for restaurant operators that want to not only survive, but thrive in this new labor landscape, the only answer is automation.

    April 11, 2022
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    Opinion

    The importance of embracing today's always-connected diner

    Restaurants should reconsider their investments to ensure a great, connected experience for their customers, writes Anthony Cross, Yelp's vice president of restaurant products.

    By Anthony Cross • April 4, 2022
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    Flytrex and Brinker International bring drone delivery partnership to Texas

    Flytrex's expansion into Texas follows its growth in North Carolina, where the company has entered three markets since September 2020.

    By April 1, 2022
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    Yelp partners with Hazel Analytics to expand health scores on its platform

    Hazel Analytics will incorporate data from health departments across 48 U.S. states to facilitate health scores across Yelp's nearly 700,000 pages.

    By March 31, 2022
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    Wendy's opens metaverse restaurant in Horizon Worlds

    Teaming with the QSR chain is a major play by Meta to achieve its vision for connecting brands and consumers on a platform it sees as a top priority.

    By Chris Kelly • March 31, 2022
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    Chipotle tests RFID technology to improve food traceability

    The tech will trace meat, dairy and avocados from five of the company's suppliers at about 200 Chicago-area restaurants.

    By March 31, 2022
  • Red Lobster snares restaurant exec for CIO role

    IT veteran Cijoy Olickal joined the company Monday and will report directly to CEO Kelli Valade.

    By Roberto Torres • March 30, 2022
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    Sodexo will use robotic delivery to offer virtual brands on college campuses

    The foodservice giant will offer brands from Virtual Dining Concepts, which includes brands like MrBeast Burger, to its Bite mobile app.

    By March 29, 2022
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    Using technology to mitigate inflation's impact on QSRs

    Self-ordering technology addresses inflation by adding value back into the hands of restaurant operators.

    March 28, 2022
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    How double-digit profit margins are attainable with modern restaurant technology

    Learn how adding flexible, integrated tech can lead to better profit margins for your restaurant.

    March 21, 2022
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    WOWorks creates new CIO role as it updates its tech stack

    Kyle Mark will lead the company's tech operations across its four brands as it makes upgrades, including a new POS system and loyalty program.

    By March 18, 2022