Denny’s Sees 2Q Lift From ‘On Demand’ Platform

Denny’s Sees 2Q Lift From ‘On Demand’ Platform

By Laura Michaels Off-premise sales gave Denny’s Corp. a boost in the second quarter, helping the brand mitigate the effects of what President and CEO John Miller called a “choppy performance” in the restaurant industry overall. During the company’s earnings call...
Cowen: Dining In is the New Dining Out

Cowen: Dining In is the New Dining Out

A new Cowen survey explores market implications of third-party delivery, showing some impressive growth and an incredible opportunity for restaurant investors. According to a proprietary survey of 2,800 consumers, research company, Cowen, found four “notable...
Amazon’s Beehives of Babylon

Amazon’s Beehives of Babylon

By Tom Kaiser After patent drawings illustrating beehive-like drone skyscrapers leaked, Amazon appears closer than ever to building the distribution infrastructure necessary to allow delivery drones to crisscross the skies above major cities. A mere week after the...
Walmart Test New Delivery Program

Walmart Test New Delivery Program

No news on whether Walmart still plans to ask its employees to deliver orders to neighbors on their way home, but just in case it’s still in the works…  
How Union Square Hospitality Group Does Delivery

How Union Square Hospitality Group Does Delivery

By Laura Michaels Delivery used to be more of a “casual hobby” for Union Square Hospitality Group and its Blue Smoke eatery, but that was before the Danny Meyer-led restaurant group recognized the needs of its guests were changing. “In the old days we were basically...
Ordering McDonald’s Delivery with UberEATS

Ordering McDonald’s Delivery with UberEATS

By Tom Kaiser Is delivery faster and more convenient than ordering McDonald’s at a drive-thru? We tested McDonald’s new delivery partnership with UberEATS to see how the fast-food giant’s sandwiches, fries, Happy Meals and “artisan” burgers weathered the journey to...

News Briefs – July 2017

Saucey’s Feeling a Bit Saucy After Big Infusion of Cash Saucey, an alcohol-delivery company based in Los Angeles, has raised $5.4 million in Series A funding led by Bullpen Capital, with participation from earlier and new investors, including Blumberg Capital,...
Facebook Diving Deeper into Delivery

Facebook Diving Deeper into Delivery

By Thomas Kaiser We use it to announce the best and worst news of our lives, to stalk exes and find new love, to read the news and complain about current events—so why shouldn’t Facebook just feed us, already? Fear not, California-based Facebook has announced plans to...
24/7 Hours Are a Snap When You Think Outside the Box

24/7 Hours Are a Snap When You Think Outside the Box

By Nancy Weingartner Monroe After Kendra Rasmusson and her husband Paul moved back to her hometown of New Prague, a rural community about 45 miles south of Minneapolis, they discovered the nearest co-op was 25 miles away. This might not have been a big deal for most...
Chatting with Michael Wior, CEO of Omnivore Tech

Chatting with Michael Wior, CEO of Omnivore Tech

By Nancy Weingartner Monroe We caught up with Michael Wior, CEO of Omnivore Tech in Hayward, California, at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago not that long ago, and asked him what he sees as the future of restaurant technology. Since his company’s software...