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At Chick-fil-A’s virtual brands: Pork belly BLT, chicken wings and hybrid cars

The company’s Little Blue Menu virtual brands test in Nashville, set to begin this fall, will offer hundreds of menu items and a different delivery model.

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Surprise! Your image of ghost kitchens might be wrong

Day One of the FSTEC technology conference served up a slew of jaw-droppers about current industry issues, from labor to supply chain to virtual concepts and ghost kitchens.

The family-dining chain launched Bakery By Perkins online to deliver pies, muffins and other baked goods, but the concept also serves as a testing ground for new products.

The athletes will serve as brand "ambassadors" on college campuses throughout the nation. Through a collaboration with a new app called Yolk, they'll also play games with It's Just Wings customers.

The former Red Robin CEO will help the virtual brand company develop concepts for large chains.

Wendy’s plan to open 700 units with Reef Technology is a new high-water mark for the delivery-only restaurant business.

Maggiano's Italian Classics features Italian standards, with an emphasis on $10 lunch combos.

The big tech provider is buying crypto software company LibertyX. Also, ConverseNow raised $15 million for AI order-taking, Nathan's Famous hit a virtual milestone, and more.

Its latest concept, Arthur Treacher's, will soon feature items from another chain on its menu. Also, Zenput raises $27 million, Slice hires a CFO and more.

Some restaurants are bringing their online-only concepts into the "real" world. Also, Outback has a new app, Nextbite launches more brands and Bobacino hires a chief boba officer.

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