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Location, location, location

Beacons and other location-based technology already are going mainstream in the retail space. Now restaurants are getting in the game, using geotargeting to deliver hospitality in new ways.

One-click dinner: Amazon tests restaurant Takeout & Delivery service

Patrons of the mega e-retailer can now order delivery or takeout from 100 restaurants in Seattle. It’s a pilot of what could grow into a national program aimed at GrubHub and other third-party deliverers.

The extension of online restaurant guides into meal delivery leaped forward this month with acquisitions by two giants in the field, Yelp and GrubHub.

The research shows a large gap between the use of phones to pay bills in the full-service sector and the desire by consumers to have that ability.

All of a sudden, chains are racing to assure off-premise customers of precisely how long they'll have to wait for an order.

The troubled chain is putting more emphasis on technology, menu changes and marketing, along with rolling out a new store design.

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