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Skift Table: The New Restaurant Reservations Landscape

Skift Table: The New Restaurant Reservations Landscape

Kristen Hawley, Skift Table

Chefs+Tech is now Skift Table. Kicking off our original coverage, here are three perspectives on the evolving business of reservations.

2 months ago

Chefs+Tech: Resy Partners With Airbnb to Offer Restaurant Reservations to Travelers

Chefs+Tech: Resy Partners With Airbnb to Offer Restaurant Reservations to Travelers

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

The Resy + Airbnb partnership signals the continued confluence of travel and restaurants. If executed well, it will be big business for restaurants on Resy's platform. Airbnb just announced a partnership with Resy.

2 months ago

Chefs+Tech: Does Corporate Investment Kill Indie Brands?

Chefs+Tech: Does Corporate Investment Kill Indie Brands?

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

We're pulling for Blue Bottle to maintain its indie cred even though it now has serious corporate backing.

2 months ago

Chefs+Tech: Hospitality Lessons From Waffle House

Chefs+Tech: Hospitality Lessons From Waffle House

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

The recent hurricanes have put Waffle House's opening hours (24/7/365) back into the spotlight, but it's the restaurant's logistics and enduring hospitality practices that deserve the story.

2 months ago

Chefs+Tech: Chili’s Is the Latest Chain to Dramatically Cut Its Menu

Chefs+Tech: Chili’s Is the Latest Chain to Dramatically Cut Its Menu

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Well-known chain restaurants like Chili's have become known for giant menus. Everyone will be happier with streamlined offerings, including those concerned about the companies' bottom lines.

2 months ago

Chefs+Tech: Will Artificial Intelligence Make Restaurant Reviews Obsolete?

Chefs+Tech: Will Artificial Intelligence Make Restaurant Reviews Obsolete?

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

If bots can generate fake reviews that pass as real, the entire online review system will be completely useless. This is our future.

2 months ago

Chefs+Tech: This Summer’s 4 Hottest Restaurant Trends

Chefs+Tech: This Summer’s 4 Hottest Restaurant Trends

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

You don't need to paint your restaurant millennial pink to attract customers (I promise), but these four summer trends are worth your attention.

3 months ago

Chefs+Tech: How Food Psychology Affects Restaurants Large and Small

Chefs+Tech: How Food Psychology Affects Restaurants Large and Small

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Restaurant menus aren't random, they're carefully crafted and chosen with more in mind than taste alone — especially when it comes to chains.

3 months ago

Chefs+Tech: How Big Data Enhances Good Hospitality

Chefs+Tech: How Big Data Enhances Good Hospitality

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Balancing all the data a restaurant can collect about its customers with the need for the human touch is the perennial challenge for restaurateurs. Knowledgable is good. Creepy is bad.

3 months ago

Chefs+Tech: Elements of Fine Dining Creep into Fast-Casual

Chefs+Tech: Elements of Fine Dining Creep into Fast-Casual

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

The term "fast-casual" seems loosely defined as fast food steps up its game and full service restaurants become more casual to adapt to changing times. Now, some of the elements that define fine dining are showing up in more casual formats. Lines = blurred.

3 months ago

Chefs+Tech: What Danny Meyer’s Martina Means for Restaurants Everywhere

Chefs+Tech: What Danny Meyer’s Martina Means for Restaurants Everywhere

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Any restaurant opening from Union Square Hospitality Group is one to watch. Operations at Martina, which its chef calls "fine-casual," are a look at current industry trends set to go big.

3 months ago

Chefs+Tech: How UberEats Works with Restaurants

Chefs+Tech: How UberEats Works with Restaurants

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Hungry people will be loyal to the delivery app that gets them their food fastest, period. UberEats touts algorithms, analytics, and a little bit of the human touch in its work with restaurants.

3 months ago