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Joe Guszkowski

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Joe Guszkowski is a senior editor with Restaurant Business covering technology. When he’s not busy writing about QR codes and burger-flipping robots, he can probably be found reading, watching basketball or hanging out with his cat. He lives in Chicago.

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Technology

El Pollo Loco is testing drone delivery

The chicken chain will use automated drones from Flytrex to bring meals to some customers in Southern California.

Technology

POS provider SpotOn launches ordering through Google

Restaurants can opt in to allow for seamless ordering on Google Search and Maps, a channel that can help attract new customers and drive direct orders.

James Park will help guide Mercato's restaurant-focused Savory Fund as it looks to invest in more growth concepts.

President and CFO Adam DeWitt will take the reins, while founder and former CEO Matt Maloney joins the board of the new entity that is one of the biggest delivery companies in the world.

More than 3.7 million people used Yelp to find a seat in a restaurant last month, a new record, suggesting a major comeback for eating out.

Editors’ Roundtable: Delivery-only concepts are appearing faster than we can write about them. RB’s editors discuss whether this concept is here to stay.

The delivery-only concepts continue to pop up everywhere, including inside the kitchen of a big foodservice supplier. Also, Kitchen United is importing a popular U.K. concept and DoorDash is going to Japan.

Salesforce Ventures also participated in the Series C round as companies focused on first-party ordering continue to attract investors.

It is the second deal this week involving technology designed to ease administrative tasks for restaurants.

The deal will give restaurants that use the tech platform an even better handle on their finances, the companies said. Terms were not disclosed.

The social media-like platform has been a hit with college students, and now it’s planning to follow them into the “real world.”

The deal is expected to close June 15, and will create one of the largest food delivery companies in the world.

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