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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

4 tech trends that emerged at the National Restaurant Association Show

Smaller robots, self-delivery and more leapt onto our radar during the event this week in Chicago.

Financing

At Cooper’s Hawk, wine and friends prove an emotional pairing

The chain’s loyal Wine Club members couldn’t wait to get back to its restaurants last year, helping it to become one of the fastest-growing brands in the country.

Tech Check: A report from DoorDash shows that the big apps are increasingly becoming consumers’ chosen method for finding and ordering food to-go.

The 61-unit chicken chain is deepening its partnership with Miso Robotics, the maker of automated fry cook Flippy, as it ramps up growth.

The company submitted blueprints for a diner, EV charging station and movie theater in LA. CEO Elon Musk has been tweeting about the idea for years.

These unique finds have not yet been widely adopted, but they could provide a glimpse of what's coming around the bend for restaurants.

Tech Check: Many attendees at this year’s National Restaurant Show are shopping for ways to protect their profits.

During a keynote speech at the National Restaurant Association Show, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian said the growth of technology will cause consumers to crave an experience when they dine out.

Parent BBQ Holdings hopes the pairing will generate more revenue from the same box. The location also features an updated look and menu for Village Inn.

It will be the first restaurant company to take part in SkillBridge, a program backed by the Department of Defense and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

The steamed bun concept says it’s the first virtual brand with its own rewards offering, called Bao Bucks.

Robots and AI will have a strong presence in the Tech Pavilion this year as operators look for solutions to labor and other challenges.

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