Panera CEO: Ecommerce Pivot Sparks Dramatic Growth

Niren Chaudhary, CEO of Panera, discusses how the company has focused on ecommerce and the “off-premise channel” to drive dramatic growth.

Digital, Drive-Through, Delivery Powering McDonald’s

McDonald’s President says that the Travis Scott Meal is helping but their latest earnings results are actually powered by improvements in digital, drive-through, and delivery.

Uber CEO Says ‘Eats’ Growing At Unprecedented Rate

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says that Uber Eats is growing at unprecedented rates during the pandemic and he expects the business to do well post-pandemic as well.

Uber Eats To Essentially Power World Commerce, Says CEO

We’re going to expand beyond food into other categories such as groceries and pharmacy, essentially powering world commerce.

Tilman Fertitta: New York Restaurants Are Not Going To Last

Landry’s CEO Tilman Fertitta said on CNBC that at only 25% maximum capacity New York restaurants are going to go out of business.

Slice CEO Leading Digital Transformation Of Pizzerias

Ilir Sela, CEO of Slice, discusses how the Slice app is driving the digital transformation of small pizzerias so that they can compete effectively with the national pizza chains.

OpenTable CEO: One In Four Restaurants Closing Is Conservative

We expect around one in four restaurants to close and to not be able to return because of COVID says OpenTable CEO Debby Soo. Unfortunately, now we think that number might even be conservative.

Landry’s CEO: Not Letting Restaurants Open Fully Is a ‘Taking By The State’

Tilman Fertitta, Landry’s chairman, and CEO talks about his frustration with the incompetence of the State of New York and the City of New York in dealing with restaurant reopenings.

Elected Officials Are Not Worried About The Little People, Says Landry’s CEO

Billionaire restaurant entrepreneur and Landry’s CEO Tilman Fertitta has had it with governors and mayors and their inconsistent “yo-yo” shutdown orders on his restaurants and the economy.

Grubhub Rolls Out $30 Million Stimulus To Restaurants

%%excerpt%% A $250 payment per restaurant (from Grubhub) doesn’t sound like a lot but it’s going to be a huge difference, says Grubhub CEO Matt Maloney. We’re looking at it as a stimulus almost because the way we’re rolling it out is a consumer gets $10 if they spend $30.

TripAdvisor Acquires SinglePlatform to Help Restaurants Enhance Experience

TripAdvisor has announced the acquisition of SinglePlatform from its parent company, Endurance International Group. SinglePlatform works with restaurants to help them publish and manage their menus online, as well as other pertinent information, such as their hours of operation and…

Virtual Restaurants Helping Power Uber Eats Growth

“Virtual restaurants is a very interesting initiative,” says Uber Eats EMEA head Rodrigo Arevalo. “Basically by leveraging the data on our platform, we can partner with other restaurants in order to cuisine types that only exist on food delivery platforms.”

The Response To Our Impossible Sliders Has Been Overwhelming, Says White Castle VP

“The response from customers (to our Impossible Slider) has been overwhelming,” says Jamie Richardson, Vice President at White Castle. “We know we have got a winner. You put that in that White Castle original bun with one perfect pickle and you’ve got a winner.”

Amazon Prime Now Adds Local Restaurant Delivery In Los Angeles

Amazon announced two months ago that it added the ability to have food delivered from local restaurants to its Prime Now service in Seattle. Now, the company has announced the same availability for customers in Los Angeles. Prime Now customers…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…