• Coffee straw Starbucks

    Starbucks and UberEats to expand delivery across UK


    Starbucks and UberEats are set to expand their delivery partnership across London this summer, and to more UK cities later this year.

  • Mission Saigon

    Taster launches in London


    Taster, which develops delivery-only virtual restaurant brands, has launched in London following a three-month trial in Hackney.

  • Winnow bin

    Winnow unveils AI smart bins


    Winnow, the food waste start-up, has launched an AI-enabled smart bin, which recognises different foods being thrown away, and calculates the financial and environment cost of this discarded food to commercial kitchens.

  • Contactless and Mobile Pay

    Just when you thought tech was the future


    The hospitality sector is often characterised as lagging behind other industries when it comes to the adoption of technology. MCA’s contributing editor, Peter Martin, examines the issues behind this and also looks at pushback in the States on the thorny issue of going cashless.

  • BigDish

    BigDish plans next stage of rollout


    BigDish, the yield management platform, has outlined plans to move into new territories from next month – starting with Brighton.

  • Yumpingo

    Yumpingo partners with Deliveroo


    Restaurant intelligence platform Yumpingo has partnered with Deliveroo to launch a programme for smaller restaurant groups.

  • Delivery

    The age of deliverance


    Three years ago, a group of operators came close to forming a syndicate to control the delivery side of their businesses, in the face of growing influence among the ‘disruptors’. Fast forward to 2019 and Deliveroo has introduced a wave of its own virtual brands into its Editions programme and is also thought to be close to securing its first bricks and mortar site in the UK. Meanwhile, Uber Eats is believed to be trialling integration of its taxi fleet into its food delivery operation. With this often fraught relationship seemingly reaching boiling point, MCA editor James Wallin asks if the time has come for operators to take back control. With comment from MCA’s contributing editor, Peter Martin, on why ownership of technology is key to this power struggle.

  • Alchemist

    The Alchemist launches AR cocktails


    The Alchemist is this week launching a new Augmented Reality cocktail menu and app, The Conjurer.

  • News

    Just Eat sees active UK customers up 16% in FY


    Just Eat has said that one-fifth of the UK adult population now use its delivery platform.

  • Boxpark Wembley

    Boxpark appoints Zonal as technology partner


    Boxpark has appointed Zonal as its technology partner.