Technology

Augmented reality

How augmented reality could change delivery, eating out and retail

02 Nov 2018

American company Kabaq is experimenting with putting food on the table before it’s even been bought. MCA’s sister title Food Spark speaks to them to find out more.

Translating digital dreams into operational reality

08 Oct 2018

Much of the innovation at the top end of the sector in recent years has been focussed on or driven by technology, but large swathes of the industry still remain relatively untouched by this digital revolution. Simon Stenning assesses the areas in which technology can have a tangible impact for operators, including the rapid development of electric cars.

Will AI be a game-changer for the eating and drinking-out sector?

06 Apr 2018

Georgi Gyton looks at the potential impact AI could have on the eating and drinking-out sector.

Feed It Back joins forces with Wireless Social and Zonal

13 Dec 2018

Feed It Back has partnered with Wireless Social and extended its existing relationship with Zonal to integrate their software capabilities.

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Uber Eats trials discount pool system

13 Dec 2018

Uber Eats is trialling a pool system which will give consumers discounts by batching together multiple orders from a single restaurant for delivery to different consumers in close proximity to one another.

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Just Eat reports record month

05 Dec 2018

Just Eat, the online food delivery platform, has reported it biggest ever month in the UK.

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Ei Group extends contract with Vianet

04 Dec 2018

Vianet has confirmed the extension of its contract with Ei Group including technology upgrade for a further 24 months.

Vita Mojo

Vita Mojo secures £10m in fundraise to expand software roll-out

30 Nov 2018

Technology driven healthy food to go concept Vita Mojo has secured £10m in a series A fundraising round from Investec Bank to expand its software to other operators.

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Costa Coffee launches reusable contactless payment cup

20 Nov 2018

Costa Coffee has partnered with Barclaycard to launch a reusable contactless payment cup.

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Eagle Eye expands into QSR with Burger King contract

16 Nov 2018

Eagle Eye, the digital loyalty company, has signed a three-year deal with the Bridgepoint-backed Burger King UK – its first quick service restaurant (QSR) customer.

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Papa John’s launches mobile app

14 Nov 2018

Papa John’s has launched a new mobile app to support its network of c400 UK franchised stores.

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Wimpy ramps up home delivery

13 Nov 2018

Wimpy has entered the home delivery market after a series of trials saw an uplift in sales of at around 20% per restaurant.

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Carluccio’s overhauls ecommerce platform

06 Nov 2018

Carluccio’s has announced a digital overhaul that gives it a stronger ecommerce platform in the run-up to Christmas.

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Tenzo raises $1.8m

06 Nov 2018

Tenzo, the AI restaurant analytics platform, has raised $1.8m to reduce restaurant food waste.

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Tossed signs up to Yapster

26 Oct 2018

Tossed, the healthy eating grab and go concept, is rolling out internal communications platform Yapster across its estate.

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Jamie's Pizzeria is Deliveroo's 1000th virtual brand

26 Oct 2018

Deliveroo now has 1000 virtual restaurant brands on its platform – a figure it expects to double by mid-2019.

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Deliveroo reworks allergy info on menus

25 Oct 2018

Deliveroo is overhauling the way its platform displays allergen information on menus in an effort to increase transparency for consumers and encourage restaurants to follow suit and take action.

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Byron launches Facebook Messenger payment bot

24 Oct 2018

Byron has launched a Quickpay bot allowing customers to pay for their bill using Facebook Messenger.

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Eagle Eye achieves 33% FY revenue increase

23 Oct 2018

Eagle Eye Solutions Group reported total revenue of £14.8m for the year ended 30 June 2018, up 33% on the previous year (£11.1m).

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Amazon Alexa invests in hospitality start-up

19 Oct 2018

Amazon has invested in invested in SevenRooms, a hospitality start-up that specializes in restaurant software.

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