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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

Contactless ordering company Bbot raises $15M

Its platform allows customers to order and pay for food by scanning a code with their phones.

Technology

Delivery service Gopuff launches its own ghost kitchens

The company focused on everyday essentials will add made-to-order food to its arsenal, marking a new phase for last-mile delivery and presenting an instant competitor for restaurants.

Transactions on the company's digital ordering platform quadrupled in the past year.

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.

The companies said the city's permanent 15% cap is unconstitutional and are asking a court to put a stop to it.

The delivery service will be transitioned to its parent Grubhub as part of JET's single-brand strategy.

The Boise, Idaho-based company developed a robust system for its own business and is now selling it to other restaurants, starting with chef Michael Mina.

Sequoia Capital led the Series A round for the company, which helps restaurants run multiple brands from a single location.

Middleby was on track to acquire the smaller competitor until Ali Group swooped in with a bigger offer.

Panda Express and Subway came in second and third, respectively, in a survey of 2,000 diners by researcher Ipsos.

The fast-growing company wants to simplify restaurant maintenance, attracting investors such as Gordon Foodservice and a fund led by former McDonald's CEO Don Thompson.

There's a reason bots are popping up on campus. Plus, another restaurant group starts taking bitcoin, Ritual buys a contact tracing company and more.

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