Robots are coming:  Students love fast, low-cost meal delivery of 30-robot army

Robots are coming: Students love fast, low-cost meal delivery of 30-robot army

College campuses might be among the first places that benefit in a big way from autonomous driving robots that deliver food if the University of Houston is any example. A 30-robot fleet of mobile robots are delivering throughout the sprawling campus from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. And the students love the convenience, reasonable deliveryRead more about Robots are coming: Students love fast, low-cost meal delivery of 30-robot army[…]

You can only stay 90 minutes at this 12-seat restaurant

You can only stay 90 minutes at this 12-seat restaurant

Belle Harlem in NYC might only have 12 seats, but its success is undeniably delicious as the husband and wife team provides guests with five-star luxury.  But you must move along after 90 minutes to let the next party in. A rooftop garden provides the freshest ingredients. “It’s a party in your mouth,” the dynamicRead more about You can only stay 90 minutes at this 12-seat restaurant[…]

Robots are coming: Pouring 120 drinks per hour

Robots are coming: Pouring 120 drinks per hour

Barney the robot (no, not the dinosaur) is slinging drinks customized to the guests’ desires faster than any human mixologist.  But can it hold a conversation? Well, the folks at F&P Robotics, Barney’s inventor, says the fun, fast action spurs conversations among people like nothing else.  Of course, the alcohol helps, too!

2015 restaurant trends… did they turn out to be true?

2015 restaurant trends… did they turn out to be true?

Soon we’ll be flooded with “2020 restaurant trend” studies that will proclaim how consumer desire will change everything in the foodservice world.  But rarely does anybody look back to see if earlier trends have mattered. As one guru said, “five years truly makes a trend… anything shorter is just a fad.” So, here’s one takeRead more about 2015 restaurant trends… did they turn out to be true?[…]

Heads up!  Men and millennials are stingy tippers

Heads up! Men and millennials are stingy tippers

A recent study by CreditCards.com finds men and millennial-aged folks are less giving when it comes to tipping waitstaff.  Fortunately, women and baby boomers make up the difference. But it’s complicated.  Millennials outpace all others in terms of how much they tip (22%) when they do leave something while boomers average 17 percent. Here’s theRead more about Heads up! Men and millennials are stingy tippers[…]

How to serve beer from a pumpkin

How to serve beer from a pumpkin

Sure, who doesn’t have a pumpkin-spiced drink, dessert or guacamole on the menu these days.  But what about a pumpkin-served beer? Now that’s a Halloween treat your patrons will love. Here’s how to turn a lowly pumpkin into a beer dispenser that will turn heads (no, not like in the Exorcist).

Robots are coming:  Automated food trucks to invade L.A.

Robots are coming: Automated food trucks to invade L.A.

Further evidence that human foodservice workers may soon be extinct has been revealed with the announcement Ono Food Co. will unleash its robot-powered food trucks on Los Angeles soon. The trucks serve up $6 smoothies, among other delights, with non-humans staffing the blenders and serving area. Ono says the trucks are an ideal way toRead more about Robots are coming: Automated food trucks to invade L.A.[…]