Technology

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.

Itsu exterior

Itsu trials paperless receipts

09 Aug 2018

Itsu, the Julian Metcalfe-led, food-to-go chain, is launching a trial of paperless receipts across all of its UK stores

BigDish

BigDish to start UK rollout in Bath

08 Aug 2018

BigDish, the food tech company that operates a yield management platform for restaurants, is to launch in the UK in September, in Bath.

Google Maps

Google Maps gives restaurant 'matches'

02 Aug 2018

Google Maps on iOS has introduced a new update that shows consumers how well they “match” with a restaurant.

Just Eat

Just Eat to recruit 150 tech jobs

19 Jul 2018

Just Eat is recruiting 150 tech-focused roles within its technology team.

Subway's Fresh Forward

Subway eyes off-peak dayparts for delivery

19 Jul 2018

Subway expects its move into delivery with Just Eat will open up new peak dayparts away from its traditional walk-in busy periods, MCA has learnt.

Costa Coffee

Costa trails new loyalty scheme

13 Jul 2018

Costa Coffee is trialling a new loyalty scheme in partnership with mobile payment provider Flux.

Deliveroo's new hyper relfective kits are aimed at improving rider safety

Deliveroo opens first Editions kitchen in Paris

06 Jul 2018

Deliveroo has opened its Editions space in Paris, with 12 kitchens in a warehouse in Saint-Ouen, in the north-west of the city.

Mobile apps at eating out brands

Yoyo and Preoday to launch pre-order app template

06 Jul 2018

Mobile payment platform Yoyo has partnered with digital ordering expert Preoday to create a ready-made pre-ordering facility for operators.

liveRES events pre-order

Zonal launches events and pre-order service

04 Jul 2018

Zonal is to launch an Events & Pre-Order service under its liveRES brand in time for the Christmas party season.

Taster

Taster secures £3m for London expansion

29 Jun 2018

Taster, a French start-up which creates delivery-only restaurant brands for Deliveroo and UberEats, has raised £3m to expand its operations and launch in London.

Just Eat

Just Eat sees delivery as 'increasingly attractive'

28 Jun 2018

Just Eat has described the economics of its new hybrid model, which is seeing it complement its core marketplace platform with a delivery capacity, as increasingly attractive.

Subway's Fresh Forward

Subway to roll out delivery to 500 stores with Just Eat

28 Jun 2018

Just Eat has announced jointly with Subway plans to roll out delivery to 500 stores by the end of the year.

Danny Meyer

Why we’re going cashless

21 Jun 2018

Danny Meyer, chief executive of Union Square Hospitality, and founder of Shack Shack, explains why he is taking his US-based restaurant group cashless.

Mobile apps at eating out brands

New app allows sector workers instant access to wages

20 Jun 2018

Software provider Fourth has partnered with the Wagestream platform to provide a system that allows hospitality workers to withdraw what they have earned up to that point at any time of the month.

REVL

Events app REVL closes

15 Jun 2018

Events app REVL, which listed a broad range of activities across pubs, restaurants and clubs, has closed down.

Deliveroo Editions

Deliveroo to list restaurants with own delivery

13 Jun 2018

Deliveroo has announced it is opening its platform to restaurants with their own delivery services for the first time.

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Busaba signs up to Yapster

08 Jun 2018

Busaba, the 13-strong Thai concept, has signed up with hospitality chat app Yapster.

Contactless card payments

The Connected Restaurant

08 Jun 2018

The power of data remains a huge and under-exploited opportunity across the sector. Christian Berthelsen, chief technology officer at Fourth, explores how the Internet of Things is re-shaping the way operators interact with their customers and run their businesses.

Deliveroo logo

Deliveroo rolling out POS integration

07 Jun 2018

Deliveroo is rolling out Point of Sale (POS) integration to restaurant partners which are expected to streamline the ordering process and make accepting delivery orders more efficient for restaurant staff.

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