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Chefs+Tech: Alinea’s Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas Tell All in a Reddit AMA

Chefs+Tech: Alinea’s Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas Tell All in a Reddit AMA

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Nick Kokonas and Grant Achatz of Chicago's Alinea Group have become known for their transparency and tech-savvy, so hosting a Reddit AMA is as on-brand as it is useful for others.

1 day ago

Chefs+Tech: Tech and Dining by the Numbers, According to OpenTable

Chefs+Tech: Tech and Dining by the Numbers, According to OpenTable

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Robots aren't going to take over restaurants, ever (you heard it here first) — but tech is creeping into every aspect of dining out, and OpenTable's report proves consumers aren't afraid of it.

3 days ago

Chefs+Tech: This Feel-Good Philadelphia Restaurant Donates Its Profits

Chefs+Tech: This Feel-Good Philadelphia Restaurant Donates Its Profits

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Philadelphia's Rooster Soup Co. got its creative start as chef Michael Solomonov looked to reduce food waste in another restaurant. It's continued to operate differently, donating all of its profits to local charity.

1 week ago

Chefs+Tech: The Tricky Business of Comparing Delivery Apps

Chefs+Tech: The Tricky Business of Comparing Delivery Apps

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

You can't judge the success of a food delivery app by counting the number of users who simply open the app.

1 week ago

Chefs+Tech: Can Yum Brands’ Investment Help Pizza Hut Catch Up?

Chefs+Tech: Can Yum Brands’ Investment Help Pizza Hut Catch Up?

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

The national chain pizza industry is on fire, but Pizza Hut lags behind industry-leading Domino's, and its parent company, Yum Brands, is betting on a $130 million investment to turn it around. It may be too little, too late.

2 weeks ago

Chefs+Tech: The Economics Behind the Menu

Chefs+Tech: The Economics Behind the Menu

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Restaurants operate on razor-thin margins and must strike the right balance between operating costs and customer pricing. Recent transparent looks at the economics behind the business help consumers understand the numbers on the menu.

2 weeks ago

Chefs+Tech: Domino’s Pizza Tracker Is Taking Over Your House

Chefs+Tech: Domino’s Pizza Tracker Is Taking Over Your House

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Domino's continues at the forefront of digital ordering and delivery, offering fun, quirky, headline-grabbing integrations with its Pizza Tracker.

3 weeks ago

Chefs+Tech: How a 32-Year-Old Restaurant Became New Again

Chefs+Tech: How a 32-Year-Old Restaurant Became New Again

Kristen Hawley, Skift

How does the essence of a restaurant persist over time? This week's New York Times review of 32-year-old Union Square Cafe's new location explains how to successfully preserve a classic.

4 weeks ago

Video: Noma and VizEat COOs Explain the Changing Dynamic of Food Tourism

Video: Noma and VizEat COOs Explain the Changing Dynamic of Food Tourism

Kristen Hawley, Skift

Tourists plan entire trips around food with increasing frequency. This has changed the idea of a restaurant as travelers seek immersive dining experiences outside of the traditional seated dinner.

4 weeks ago

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?

1 month 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.

1 month 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 months ago