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Joe Guszkowski

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Technology

Why investors are pouring billions into restaurant technology

A look at 50 of the most notable deals this year shows how investors are increasingly eager to cash in on what is becoming an enormous market.

Consumer Trends

People are dining out like it's 2019, but still ordering a lot of delivery

Yelp data found that interest in delivery remains at 189% of 2019 levels, even as people return to restaurants.

The social ordering platform that has become a hit with college kids raised $70 million to expand its business off-campus.

The city's Board of Supervisors voted to erase the expiration date for its 15% cap, becoming the first place in the U.S. to do so.

The machine developed in partnership with Lancer Worldwide will be able to pour and seal drinks and pass them off to staff.

El Pollo Loco and Walmart are investing in the service, but it could have a long way to go. Plus, C3 hooks into Chowly's big restaurant network and Seattle puts limits on delivery companies.

Restaurants will be able to label a diner as a potential no-show. It's part of a broader campaign by OpenTable to raise awareness about the harms of missing a reservation.

Why the online ordering company fresh off a $65 million funding round views the menu as the key to customer engagement.

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

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.

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