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Joe Guszkowski

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Joe Guszkowski is a senior editor with Restaurant Business covering technology and casual-dining chains.

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Technology

Automated beverage system Botrista lands investment from Jollibee Foods

The Philippines-based owner of Jollibee and Smashburger called Botrista’s DrinkBot machine a “game-changer.”

Technology

Pay hike for NYC delivery workers hasn't hurt demand, city says

Total orders increased 8% in the first quarter despite significantly higher fees. Delivery apps argued that their business has been stunted nonetheless.

The seafood chain and its creditors are aligning behind a debt-for-equity deal that would limit disruptions and expenses.

The hip-hop group said a 2022 social media video featured parts of the hit song without their permission.

Updates such as tableside drink service and specially grown tomatoes are designed to give customers more bang for their buck at the polished-casual Italian chain.

Tech Check: The year has been defined by head-turning moves from unlikely players, including Grubhub, C3 and American Express.

The deal is expected to accelerate ConverseNow's AI drive-thru business and help both companies scale faster.

The new product, from the company known for virtual restaurant brands including MrBeast Burger, is designed to help restaurants grow third-party delivery revenue with automated error management and dynamic pricing.

C-stores are embracing their position as an affordable alternative to restaurant food, offering things like Spam, meal bundles and $6 burrito bowls.

The casual-dining chain is using an AI tool that can pinpoint sales weeks in advance, allowing managers to make smarter staffing decisions.

Picnic delivers food from more than 100 restaurants to select offices and apartment buildings with no fee or tip.

The owner of Budlong Southern Chicken and a dozen other brands is the new operator of Hayden Hall, a downtown food hall that closed during the pandemic.

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