GH Lab Store a Convincing Take on Retail’s Future

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BVLOS Drone Test a Step Toward ‘Railway in the Sky’

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Danny Meyer Fund Leads Goldbelly Series B

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Uber Prepares Food-Delivery Drones

Uber Prepares Food-Delivery Drones

Hot meals being delivered from the sky are the natural end-game of this on-demand food delivery phenomenon. With this week’s news from The Wall Street Journal that UberEats plans to launch foody drones by 2021, and our own Nick Upton’s story on unmanned drone deliveries happening up in Canada, it’s clear that the uber-future is almost here—ready or not.

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Grubhub Announces Record Third Quarter, Stock Tanks

Grubhub, the first public company in the third-party delivery space, announced its third-quarter earnings today. The company announced earnings of 45 cents per share, beating consensus from Wall Street of 41 cents per share, a 10 percent beat. Topline revenues rose by...

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‘Fajitas Delivered’ Concept Attracts Investor Group

There are only four tables inside a Fajita Pete’s. That’s not a setup that could work for a lot of restaurants, but when dine-in orders account for less than 10 percent of sales, a handful of seats is plenty. “We don’t just sell fajitas, we sell convenience,” says...

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BVLOS Drone Test a Step Toward ‘Railway in the Sky’

The holy grail of drone delivery has always been fully automated or Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations where a restaurant, a retailer or even a medical practitioner can load a delivery drone without a pilot. While the technology is largely ready for BVLOS...

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As Delivery Grows, Consumers Still Dining In

A consumer behavior survey from consulting firm ChangeUp found the growth of restaurant delivery is not hurting dine-in traffic and could even spur visits. The survey of nearly 450 consumers who recently used common third-party delivery options noted 58 percent of...

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Kitchen United Nabs Lightning-Fast $10M Series A

Just how excited are investors about the ghost kitchen industry? Well, according to Kitchen United CEO Jim Collins, they are pretty eager. “I think we opened and closed the round in about two days,” said Collins. The outcome of that fervent desire for ghost kitchens...

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McDonald’s, Wendy’s Check Sizes Doubling with Delivery

As McDonald’s and Wendy’s continue expanding third-party delivery at a growing number of locations, the mega-chain restaurants are reporting average check sizes 1.5 to two times higher than traditional, dine-in customers according to a new report from Stephens. “We...

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Foodsby raises $13.5 million in new venture capital

Foodsby, a Minneapolis-based office catering company, raised $13.5 million in a Series B funding round led by Piper Jaffray Merchant Banking. Greycroft Partners, Corazon Capital and Rally Ventures also participated, and this latest round increases Foodsby’s total...

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Kroger to expand online grocery delivery with Instacart

After less than a year of partnering with same-day grocery delivery service Instacart, supermarket giant Kroger announced it’s expanding the service to another 75 markets by late October. That increase means Instacart will be available at more than 1,600 Kroger stores...

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Chipotle launches direct delivery through its app

In a move to keep customers on its own website and app, Chipotle began offering direct delivery without sending customers to a third-party service platform. Still powered by Doordash, the in-app delivery order function is now available in all 70 markets at the more...

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