Articles tagged “food and beverage”

Event Dining Costs and Complexity Rise in the Instagram Age

Event Dining Costs and Complexity Rise in the Instagram Age

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Dining has become an integral part of the travel experience in recent years while remaining somewhat secondary for many meetings and events. Events are now working to leverage quality food and beverage options without breaking the bank.

2 weeks ago

Planners and Hotels Wrestle With Rising Costs as Event Dining Evolves

Planners and Hotels Wrestle With Rising Costs as Event Dining Evolves

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

As social media shines a spotlight on dining experiences, delegate expectations are placing pressure on food and beverage budgets. Meeting organizers don’t just have to deal with allergies and intolerances; they also have to wow attendees while keeping costs under control.

2 weeks ago

Whitbread Agrees to Split Coffee Shops From Hotels

Whitbread Agrees to Split Coffee Shops From Hotels

Sam Chambers, Bloomberg

While the Whitbread CEO had previously said the company was open-minded about a breakup, it does look like the pressure applied by activist investors has done the trick. It will be interesting to see whether the split facilitates the international expansion of the Premier Inn brand.

2 months ago

Airports Are Using ‘Smart Glass’ to Get Travelers to Spend More on Food and Drinks

Airports Are Using ‘Smart Glass’ to Get Travelers to Spend More on Food and Drinks

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

If smart glass can make New York's LaGuardia Airport less depressing, we're all for that miracle, and might just order one more round.

2 months ago

Hotel Minibar Gets an Upgrade Worthy of Wine Connoisseurs

Hotel Minibar Gets an Upgrade Worthy of Wine Connoisseurs

Elin McCoy, Bloomberg

When tech and food converge like this in hospitality, what's not to love? In this case, we'll gladly ask for another glass or two.

4 months ago

Chefs+Tech: Eat24 Sale Could Signify Yelp’s Focus on the In-Restaurant Experience

Chefs+Tech: Eat24 Sale Could Signify Yelp’s Focus on the In-Restaurant Experience

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

With several other restaurant-facing product offerings, Eat24 was the one that didn't fit into the Yelp puzzle. By ceding delivery to former competitor, Grubhub, Yelp is free to focus on the other parts of its business that certainly benefit from its robust consumer network.

11 months ago

Chefs+Tech: The Not-So-Quiet Power of a Strong Restaurant Website

Chefs+Tech: The Not-So-Quiet Power of a Strong Restaurant Website

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

It's easy to overlook the importance of a well-designed and useful website in an age of social media hype, but a restaurant's website is the one true place the business has total control of the message.

11 months ago

Chefs+Tech: The Trouble with Signature Ingredients

Chefs+Tech: The Trouble with Signature Ingredients

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Streamlining menu offerings is a smart way to reduce the cost of food overall, but it also leaves a business vulnerable to major shifts in ingredient pricing.

11 months ago

Chefs+Tech: Social Media Helps Jean-Georges Vongerichten Run His Restaurants

Chefs+Tech: Social Media Helps Jean-Georges Vongerichten Run His Restaurants

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

When your restaurant portfolio includes 37 (!) restaurants around the world, you have to get creative to stay involved with every single one.

11 months ago

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.

11 months 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.

11 months 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.

11 months ago