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...
McDonald’s Accelerates Delivery Rollout with UberEats

McDonald’s Accelerates Delivery Rollout with UberEats

Underscoring the seismic shift to delivery in all corners of the restaurant world, McDonald’s is ramping up its trial of third-party delivery with UberEats, doubling the number of U.S. locations delivering Big Macs, Egg McMuffins, and McNuggets. Announced at an...
Prison Food on Demand

Prison Food on Demand

What good is a cell phone if you can’t use it to order food from your cell? Some day, we predict, even prisons will be outsourcing their meal programs to restaurants.    
Harnessing Foodie Networks of Desire

Harnessing Foodie Networks of Desire

By Tom Kaiser It is both a hunger and an addiction—clicking furiously for more, wiping sweat off my fingers to scroll faster, never satisfied, but fully aroused. My pulse quickens and heart pounds through my shirt as I find the electro-lust I’ve been searching for:...
Catching up with Zen Delivery

Catching up with Zen Delivery

By Nicholas Upton I tried to keep up with Folstad on a recent delivery, but as you can see in the video on the website, it was futile. He did, however, slow down enough to discuss the hyper-local, sustainable and increasingly tech-savvy world of bike delivery.If you...