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The latest news and trends in restaurant technology

Reef opens virtual food hall at Raleigh-Durham airport

Travelers can order takeout from nine different restaurants at the getReef Virtual Food Hall.


Chipotle invests in robotic makelines, fungi-based meat

Hyphen and Meati Foods are the first startups to get funding from Cultivate Next, the chain’s $50 million venture arm.

Palo Alto Foods, Joseph Martin Foods and Esteson will become part of the San Francisco distributor as it eyes nationwide expansion.

An amendment will allow providers to charge restaurants more for additional services and will end a legal battle between delivery companies and the city.

Jamba by Blendid machines will whip up drinks for travelers starting at a single Love’s near Sacramento.

Many suppliers that were flush with cash last year are now laying off workers as capital dries up and consumer behavior shifts.

CEO Chris Webb said the online ordering company is doing well, but is preparing for capital markets to freeze up. “It feels like this storm is about to hit.”

The Asian bao chain is starting with 50 kiosks this week in Florida and Georgia through a partnership with Automated Retail Technologies.

The value of bitcoin and other digital money has plummeted this year, and few consumers use it to pay for food. But early adopters say they're in it for the long haul.

The wing chain said the bot will make the kitchen more efficient, freeing up workers to wait tables.

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