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Groupon To Go Is Exactly What It Sounds Like And It Just Launched

Groupon To Go Is Exactly What It Sounds Like And It Just Launched

Groupon announced on Thursday it’s launching Groupon To Go, a nationwide delivery and takeout service the company says saves customers up to 10 percent on “every order”. The offering will first roll out in Groupon’s hometown of Chicago, and will expand to other major markets throughout the year. Austin and Boston are next up, slated for launch this fall. “Delivery …

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Little Caesars Pretzel Pizza Is Back (And This Time It Has Company)

Earlier this year, we reported that Little Caesars would bring back its popular pretzel crust pizza this summer after being tipped by a source within the company. The pizza chain has now confirmed our scoop. The company announced that not only is the pizza back from June 29 to August 30, but it is accompanied by a new spinoff – …

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Facebook Puts Critic Content On Restaurant Pages

It appears that Facebook is taking another step in offering an alternative to Yelp and similar services. The company has reportedly partnered with a number of content providers to show reviews from food critics on restaurants’ Facebook Pages. The feature is being tested according to multiple reports. Facebook tells me that yes, they’ll include negative critical reviews on restaurant pages: …

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Yelp Shares Findings On Consumer Reservations

Yelp is sharing some findings from a national survey it commissioned from Nielsen to “get intel on how consumers across the country are making reservations.” This comes as the company is rolling out Yelp Now, a recently announced search tool for reservations and ordering. The feature enables users to filter search results to show businesses with available reservations based on …

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Google Wallet Expanding As Checkout Option

Google Wallet is growing as a payment option as it has now been adopted by both Dunkin’ Donuts and Seamless, which have integrated it into their checkout experiences for Android users. “People are ordering food and drinks through their smartphones more and more, everyday,” says Hana Chang, Head of Commerce Platforms at Google. “But having to type all your credit …

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Chef Refuses to Negotiate with Rude ‘Yelpers’, Instagram Shames Them Instead

Restauranteurs have a love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with Yelp, a service that has emboldened the entitled diner more than any in recent memory. Not only do chefs and business owners have to worry about customers leaving salty reviews, even if completely unjustified, but they also have to worry about whether or not those negative Yelp reviews will feature prominently on …

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Little Caesars Pretzel Pizza To Be Back?

Update (07/01): It’s back! Update: Someone claiming to work at Little Caesars said during a recent reddit AMA: “You didn’t hear it from me but I heard my RM say it’s coming back in July.” Update: An official spokesperson for Little Caesars gave us this statement: “Soft Pretzel Crust Pepperoni Pizza was originally available from September 1 – October 26, …

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Yelp Buys Eat24 For $134 Million

Yelp just announced that it has acquired Eat24, the web and app-based online food ordering service that made headlines last year when it “broke up” with Facebook. The deal is valued at $134 million, consisting of stock and cash. The cash part is $75 million. Yelp says it will use the acquisition to drive daily engagement in the restaurant vertical. …

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46% Of Yelp’s Top 100 Places To Eat In The U.S. Are In California

Apparently you really need to live in California to have a great selection of places to eat. That’s what Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. would have you believe anyway. 46 out of 100 of them are located in the state. Of course this is simply based on user data from Yelp, so that would seem to …

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Yelp Gets A Lot Of Critical Data On Restaurants

This was announced last week, but it kind of flew under the radar. Yelp has formed an open data partnership with Socrata to distribute restaurant inspection information. The companies are calling it a strategic partnership aimed at helping improve public health conditions around the world. Yelp becomes a new member of the Open Data Network, and teams up with Socrata’s …

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Infographic: The Launchpad To Career Growth

This post brought to you by National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation . The content and opinions expressed below are that of WebProNews. The restaurant industry has some amazing career statistics to show for itself, and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation recently conducted a study that highlights some of them, including stats that illustrate competitive pay and pay increases throughout …

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Amazon Launches Restaurant Delivery Service

Back in June, while I was on vacation, there were reports about Amazon readying the launch of a food takeout service. This followed earlier reports that the company was working on a new local services offering, and was said to be a smaller part of that larger endeavor. Today, TechCrunch is reporting that the takeout service has gone live within …

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