Financing

Here's why the nation's largest restaurant franchisee is branching into hotels

Greg Flynn sees opportunity in a number of franchising-based businesses. Lodging is just one of them. And there will be more.

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Food

Mendocino Farms masters a meaty Philly cheesesteak sandwich—without the meat

Behind the Menu: The fast casual uses a mushroom-based meat alternative for its Philly Shroomsteak Sandwich, a new menu item targeted to flexitarians, not just vegans.

Technology

The restaurant of the future will be a platform, not a chain

Tech Check: Multibrand companies like Inspire and the new GoTo Foods are circling the wagons around technology. Here's why that's a smart idea.

Technology

Pipedream wants to take restaurant pickup underground

The startup uses robots and tunnels to move food from kitchen to car. It believes it can one day connect entire cities.