Articles tagged “restaurants”

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.

3 days 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 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

Chefs+Tech: Tender Greens Readies for Growth with a New Look and Updated Tech

Chefs+Tech: Tender Greens Readies for Growth with a New Look and Updated Tech

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

It'll take more than just a new logo to compete in the crowded healthy-food-fast market. The Tender Greens refresh looks great, but its new restaurant practices, menu items, and technology will make or break the growing business.

1 month ago

Chefs+Tech: OpenTable Expands to Amsterdam with 100 Restaurants

Chefs+Tech: OpenTable Expands to Amsterdam with 100 Restaurants

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

OpenTable's expansion to international markets obviously includes reservations, but the company seems to be pushing restaurant discovery even harder.

1 month ago

Interview: TripAdvisor CEO on How Attractions and Restaurants Fit Into Overall Strategy

Interview: TripAdvisor CEO on How Attractions and Restaurants Fit Into Overall Strategy

Skift Research, Luke Bujarski

TripAdvisor has hotels but its activities business is burning bright. The conversation will continue to shift toward the non-hotel revenue line, as the company moves into the long game focusing on execution rather than transformation.

2 months ago

Booking.com Is Expanding Beyond Hotels and Into Flights, Cars and Restaurants

Booking.com Is Expanding Beyond Hotels and Into Flights, Cars and Restaurants

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The Priceline Group has been looking at adding flights to its largest site, Booking.com, for years, but has hesitated for fear of detracting from its core hotels product. But in this case, taking a "stronger together" approach and leveraging the group's other in-house brands could ultimately pay off.

3 months 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.

3 months ago

7 Hospitality Lessons From the New York Restaurant That’s a Tourist Attraction

7 Hospitality Lessons From the New York Restaurant That’s a Tourist Attraction

Kate Krader, Bloomberg

The Tao Group knows its clientele very well and it understands how to be the destination for tourists, locals looking to party and businessmen and women using their corporate cards for its notable hospitality and cuisine.

6 months ago

UK Hotels and Restaurants Are Cashing in on Consumer Spending Boom

UK Hotels and Restaurants Are Cashing in on Consumer Spending Boom

Scott Hamilton, Bloomberg

While UK consumer spending on items such as hotel stays are up, the full impact from Brexit -- potentially causing economic hardship for many Britons -- has yet to be felt.

7 months ago