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.

Just Eat AR

Just Eat delivers 500 millionth UK order

15 Feb 2019

Just Eat has announced that it has achieved its 500 millionth UK order.

Yo! DNA dining

​Concept watch: YO! Dinner, YO! Way

13 Feb 2019

MCA examines YO! Sushi’s new DNA dining concept which embraces the trend for personalisation.

Too Good To go

Too Good To Go raises £5.3m for London growth

06 Feb 2019

Too Good To Go, the Danish leftover food start-up, has raised €6m (£5.3m) from some of its existing investors, as it prepares to expand in 2019.

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Deliveroo launches insight tool for restaurants

06 Feb 2019

Deliveroo has launched Restaurant Home, a tool for operators to access data and insight about their performance, and aimed at giving them more power over menus, particularly in relation to calories and allergens.

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Feedr plans international expansion

23 Jan 2019

Feedr, the healthy eating delivery platform, is looking to raise series A investment this year to expand its model to other cities in the UK and Europe.

Just Eat acquires Time Out’s stake in Flyt

22 Jan 2019

Just Eat has acquired Time Out’s stake in systems integration platform provider, Flyt, for £9.6m.

BigDish

BigDish launches in second location

16 Jan 2019

BigDish, the yield management platform provider, has successfully launched in Bournemouth and completed the BigDish app beta testing period.

Olvin

Olvin secures £1.5 seed investment round

15 Jan 2019

Olvin, an analytics platform for bar operators and the wider drinks trade, has secured £1.55m seed round of investment led by Brainchild Ventures and Novator Partners.

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Deliveroo rolls out tranche of white label brands

09 Jan 2019

Deliveroo has rolled out a number of virtual white label brands to its latest Editions kitchens in what appears to be a further move into vertical integration, MCA understands.

Uber Eats

Uber Eats trials variable delivery charge

08 Jan 2019

Uber Eats is trialling a variable delivery charge that depends on how far the consumer lives from the restaurant.

Money

Discount app Dinabite looks to roll out across capital

08 Jan 2019

Restaurant discount app Dinabite is looking to expand its reach across the capital. The East London start-up has just launched its new app and are working to cover the whole of London by the end of the year.

Kitopi

Kitopi appoints Lambert ahead of London launch

03 Jan 2019

Kitopi, the smart kitchen network start-up based in Dubai, has appointed Neil Lambert, formerly of PizzaExpress, as managing director, as the company prepares to launch in the UK, MCA understands.

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.

Clean eating

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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