Chefs+Tech

Chefs+Tech: New Updates Make Facebook Messenger a Sweet Spot for Restaurants

Chefs+Tech: New Updates Make Facebook Messenger a Sweet Spot for Restaurants

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Facebook Messenger's newest additions enable restaurant discovery, reservations, and delivery, which begs the question: if you can get your food on Facebook, do you ever need to leave Facebook?

6 days ago

Chefs+Tech: What Happens After the TV Cameras Stop Rolling?

Chefs+Tech: What Happens After the TV Cameras Stop Rolling?

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

When the TV cameras show up, restaurants should be concerned about who is in front of the camera, not just what's on the menu.

2 weeks ago

Chefs+Tech: Will Travel for Food

Chefs+Tech: Will Travel for Food

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Tourists plan entire vacations around food. It's up to restaurants and food tourism companies to leverage this trend for their best interests.

2 weeks ago

Chefs+Tech: Restaurant Reservations on Instagram Coming Soon

Chefs+Tech: Restaurant Reservations on Instagram Coming Soon

Kristen Hawley, Skift

With the addition of reservations for advertisers, Instagram will reach customers as they're most engaged, offering convenient booking and instant ROI for businesses.

4 weeks ago

Chefs+Tech: With Taste and Tech Domino’s Doubles Its Advantage

Chefs+Tech: With Taste and Tech Domino’s Doubles Its Advantage

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Domino's most impressive achievement was innovating at a point where many other companies simply whither away — despite their size.

1 month ago

Chefs+Tech: Does Touch Screen Ordering Steal Jobs?

Chefs+Tech: Does Touch Screen Ordering Steal Jobs?

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Touch screens may not be removing the need for a waiter, but they certainly change the relationship between a diner and a restaurant.

1 month ago

Chefs+Tech: Does Better Data Make for Better Dining?

Chefs+Tech: Does Better Data Make for Better Dining?

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UberEats hopes to make itself more relevant than a glorified answering machine-meets delivery bike by giving restaurants deeper services and insights. We'll see.

2 months ago

Chefs+Tech: The Rise of the Grocerant

Chefs+Tech: The Rise of the Grocerant

Chefs+Tech

The addition of restaurants to retail has been a big shift in U.S. dining habits and one that finds plenty of antecedents around the world.

2 months ago

Chefs+Tech: A Deep Dive Into Being Bourdain

Chefs+Tech: A Deep Dive Into Being Bourdain

Chefs+Tech

Bourdain's influence on how we think about tourism (and eating, too) has been profound, and likely more influential than any other personality over the last decade.

2 months ago

Chefs+Tech: Amazon’s Grocery Robots, Hospitality Solutions and More

Chefs+Tech: Amazon’s Grocery Robots, Hospitality Solutions and More

Chefs+Tech

While sometimes we really want to replace a bad cashier with a robot, most of the time its our fellow customers that downgrade the shopping experience. We may be biased, but humans are hard to improve upon.

3 months ago

Chefs+Tech: Starbucks’ Refugee Promise and the Big Mac ATM

Chefs+Tech: Starbucks’ Refugee Promise and the Big Mac ATM

Chefs+Tech

Big brands make big mores on employees and automation this week, while one indie app tries to get a slice.

3 months ago

Travel Megatrends 2017: Dining Out Is the Main Event

Travel Megatrends 2017: Dining Out Is the Main Event

Kristen Hawley, Skift

The way we dine out has changed — instead of serving just a meal, restaurants have become destinations in their own right. Fueled by the ability to search, sort, discover, and reserve across digital devices, diners can create the ultimate personalized experience any day of the week, and restaurants have evolved to accommodate these cultural changes.

3 months ago