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Chefs+Tech: Danny Meyer Says Restaurants Must Compete for People’s Time

Chefs+Tech: Danny Meyer Says Restaurants Must Compete for People’s Time

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Meal kits and delivery may replicate some of the satisfactions of dining out, but a restaurant's value lies in its experience. On top of everything else, restaurateurs must convince us to take the time to visit.

17 hours ago

Chefs+Tech: Chipotle Haunted by News of Store Closure Due to Illness

Chefs+Tech: Chipotle Haunted by News of Store Closure Due to Illness

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

The illness reports, consistent with symptoms of norovirus, come from one Chipotle location that has since reopened. But any time this happens, however small, the news will grab headlines. Chipotle will likely be haunted by its past as long as it's around.

6 days ago

Chefs+Tech: TripAdvisor Says Restaurants Don’t Have Time to Market Like They Want

Chefs+Tech: TripAdvisor Says Restaurants Don’t Have Time to Market Like They Want

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

A focus on restaurant marketing can take a business to the next level, but according to this survey, most restaurants don't have the time — though they wish they did. One solution: building paid tools for restaurants to take best advantage of your platform in the least time possible.

1 week ago

Chefs+Tech: Tock CEO Says Restaurants Are Overpaying OpenTable

Chefs+Tech: Tock CEO Says Restaurants Are Overpaying OpenTable

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Nick Kokonas has spoken out against OpenTable for years, but his latest claims could illustrate a serious flaw in OpenTable's code. Whether intentional or not, this is a big deal for the reservations giant.

2 weeks ago

Chefs+Tech: Brooklyn Coffee Shop Claims Starbucks Caused Unicorn Confusion

Chefs+Tech: Brooklyn Coffee Shop Claims Starbucks Caused Unicorn Confusion

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Instagram has hastened the pace of unicorn-every-food, but when a big corporation's gimmick steps on an independent's toes, someone should be held responsible.

2 weeks ago

Chefs+Tech: How Do You Replicate an Iconic Bar Halfway Around the World?

Chefs+Tech: How Do You Replicate an Iconic Bar Halfway Around the World?

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Turns out, the best way to replicate the vibe (and success) of an iconic bar or restaurant is by enlisting its staff to open new locations. In an age of automation and shortcuts, this human touch makes all the difference.

3 weeks ago

Chefs+Tech: Resy’s CEO Talks the State and Future of In-Restaurant Technology

Chefs+Tech: Resy’s CEO Talks the State and Future of In-Restaurant Technology

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

No longer just a reservations startup, Resy has emerged as a thoughtful leader in restaurant tech. Expect much more as they continue to work with top-tier partners like Union Square Cafe to develop hospitality technology that quietly powers guest experiences.

4 weeks ago

Chefs+Tech: Food Leads the Way as Unused Spaces Morph into New Destinations

Chefs+Tech: Food Leads the Way as Unused Spaces Morph into New Destinations

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Restaurants and new restaurant concepts have a real opportunity as our usage of commercial space changes in both cities and suburbs.

4 weeks ago

Chefs+Tech: Evolving Consumer Tastes Change the Premise of Fast Food

Chefs+Tech: Evolving Consumer Tastes Change the Premise of Fast Food

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

In an age of technology and get-it-now, it seems counterintuitive that fast food would slow down service, but that's what's happening as the industry adopts fresh ingredients and made-to-order meals.

1 month ago

Chefs+Tech: When a Restaurant Halfway Around the World Tastes Like Home

Chefs+Tech: When a Restaurant Halfway Around the World Tastes Like Home

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Technology allows chefs to share and replicate food trends and ideas — fast. Some call this homogenization boring, but it's actually collaboration on a global scale.

1 month ago

Chefs+Tech: When You Make It to the Top, It’s Time to Close

Chefs+Tech: When You Make It to the Top, It’s Time to Close

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Closing a restaurant at its peak takes advantage of the news cycle and gives chefs and restaurateurs the opportunity to work on other projects, often away from the daily demands of a world-class kitchen.

1 month ago

Chefs+Tech: What a Chef Thinks About When Launching a Dining Room-Free Restaurant

Chefs+Tech: What a Chef Thinks About When Launching a Dining Room-Free Restaurant

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Technology allows delivery services to quickly connect restaurants and consumers, but translating the traditional restaurant experience to your dining room takes a lot of forethought and intention.

1 month ago