Tales Spun ‘Round the Web – February 2017

Tales Spun ‘Round the Web – February 2017 Shelf Engine revs up to fine-tune restaurants’ ordering Predicting customer order patterns is just one of the headaches Seattle start-up Shelf Engine will help restaurants avoid. Money woes is one problem the...
The Next Wave of Luddites

The Next Wave of Luddites

By Nancy Weingartner We have seen the future, and it’s on demand. How are we going to survive in a world filled with replacement robots and never having to go outside to forage for food? For my money, fitness centers will be the smart investment by 2020. Since the...
Bento Founder Talks Candidly on Brutal Realities of Delivery

Bento Founder Talks Candidly on Brutal Realities of Delivery

By Nicholas Upton Couple the tough economics of running a restaurant to the lofty goal of a 20 percent margin and then throw in the human capital of delivery on top, and it’s no wonder half of restaurants fail in the first two years. And even with all the clamor for...
In Third-party Delivery, Where Does Loyalty Lie?

In Third-party Delivery, Where Does Loyalty Lie?

By Laura Michaels Many restaurant owners get into the delivery game with the goal of expanding their brand’s reach, citing increased exposure to customers over expectations of greatly increasing revenue. They justify possible concerns over quality control and menu...