Entrepreneur Builds Model to Support Black-owned Restaurants

Black and Mobile is a fast-growing restaurant delivery provider punching above its weight class following a year where both the pandemic and social unrest put a national focus on elevating Black-owned businesses. Founded by twin brothers in their early 20s, the company is moving beyond its East Coast roots into other major U.S. cities.

Enterprise Delivery SaaS Giant Olo Files to go Public

Olo, one of the first big-name digital delivery...

Zuul Diversifies into Multi-Concept Ghost Kitchen Tech

Zuul is now moving into the restaurant technology space with the release of its ZuulOS that helps operators manage multi-brand restaurant and ghost kitchen operations. It’s an increasingly crowded space, as the restaurant software industry reacts to the fast rise of ghost kitchens and virtual restaurants.

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Ghost Bar Slinging Cocktails Virtually

One of the best things about going out for both consumers and restaurants is a perfectly crafted cocktail. With all the syrups, bitters, juices and expert balance, they’re almost invariably better than one can make at home and carry a great profit margin for the...

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New Waitr App Adds Numerous Quality-of-Life Perks

New Waitr App Adds Numerous Quality-of-Life Perks

When we order food in the office via one of the third-party apps, it’s not hard, but it’s also not easy. Generally, whoever had the great idea to get food delivered has to glean everyone’s order from our office messaging app Slack and plug them in or wander around the...

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Domino’s to Deliver with Rad Power E-Bikes

Domino’s to Deliver with Rad Power E-Bikes

After testing electric bicycle deliveries at company-owned stores in Houston, Miami and New York, Domino’s Pizza is giving its U.S. franchisees the option of using custom electric bicycles through a new partnership with Seattle-based Rad Power Bikes. Domino’s says...

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ezCater Moves to Fancy New HQ

ezCater Moves to Fancy New HQ

With plenty of cash on hand and a fast-growing staff approaching 500 employees, Boston-based ezCater moved into a new headquarters within the city’s Financial District. Having taken 97,000 square feet in the Congress Square building, its new space is 50,000 square...

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Uber Reportedly Eyes European Grocery Play

Uber Reportedly Eyes European Grocery Play

Ride-hailing giant Uber is reportedly eyeing the European grocery market, with Bloomberg reporting it’s looking to start grocery delivery to compete with Deliveroo and Just Eat—the continent’s two largest third-party delivery brands. Evidence: “We’re currently...

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Starbucks Preps 2020 Delivery Rollout

Starbucks Preps 2020 Delivery Rollout

Starbucks announced plans to deliver directly to consumers all across the U.S. through a new partnership with Uber Eats. Starting in early 2020, the Seattle-based coffee purveyor aims to expand beyond an initial 11-city rollout that demonstrated successful “operation...

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Postmates Adds Google Exec to Board

Postmates added a high-profile executive from Google to its board of directors. Kristin Reinke, vice president of finance at Google, joins as an independent director and is now part of a leadership group including Postmates’ founders and long-term investors. “As...

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