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The latest news and trends in restaurant technology

Taking back happy hour

For operators, the opportunity is huge—updating menus, ensuring safety and creating a special, exciting atmosphere are three big ways that restaurants can appeal to consumers who are ready to socialize.


Tech roundup: IHOP hopes virtual brands will light up empty kitchens

Thrilled Cheese and Super Mega Dilla were created in partnership with Nextbite. Also, an upscale-casual operator joins Reef and startup Zitti raises $4 million.

The city argues that the delivery provider is misleading customers by hiding fees and obscuring its relationships with certain restaurants. The company said the suit is “frivolous.”

Limited-service chains are charging an average of 20% more for third-party delivery, according to a new report from Credit Suisse, which said consumers might be nearing a breaking point.

No vaccine card? No problem. Starting mid-March, major cities across the U.S., including New York and Los Angeles, are lifting their COVID-19 requirements so that patrons in restaurants, bars, gyms an...

The company said it would use the funding to bring more automation to the restaurant industry.

Chippy, made by Miso Robotics, uses artificial intelligence to fry and season the fast casual’s tortilla chips so they’re craveable and don’t “lose the humanity behind our culinary experience,” the brand said.

The operator of four fast-casual brands hired Kyle Mark to the newly created chief information officer post.

Uber Eats is adding a surcharge for customers, Grubhub is raising drivers' pay and DoorDash is offering cash back on gas. The moves are a bid to maintain driver supply.

The app’s sphere of influence has reached the White House. Also, the feds will take a close look at crypto, three restaurant tech startups land seed funding and more.

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