Ever heard of Luckin Coffee? Don’t worry. You’ll start hearing about it soon as the company drives to replace Starbucks with its highly automated, cashless and low-priced coffee drink operations. The company’s strategy focuses on millennials’ desire for coffee they can pickup quickly or have delivered versus Starbucks relaxed, sit-down environment. Luckin, founded in ChinaRead more about Robots are coming: Is “Starbucks Killer” headed to the U.S.?[…]
OK, we all get exhausted at times in the restaurant business. Sometimes you need just a mental break and Qualin of Confessions of a Server is here to help! After about 10 years as a server, Qualin has seen it all. And now he provides (hilarious) advice to fellow servers and patrons alike. Including theRead more about Don’t be a Karen… and other restaurant server complaints…[…]
Yes, you can get decent quality food photos from your iPhone easily with simple editing tools these days. Pro food photographer Leigh Loftus shows you the steps to take (and avoid!) in this quick tutorial. We also added in a time guide below so you can fast-forward to the topic of interest… 1:00 — startRead more about How to get stunning food photos with your iPhone[…]
OK, those rainbow-colored bagels and caffeine and alcohol drinks once all the rage have quickly gone on life support in 2020 — along with three other trends. Millennials take credit for several of these fads that are starting and ending so abruptly. So, if you’re considering any of these ideas… you might think twice. WeRead more about Five food trends to die in 2020 thanks to Millennials[…]
So, imagine the car salesman saying… “yes, the car comes standard with power windows, leather seats and sending orders from the dashboard.” Welcome to the latest idea to simplify how consumers can order meals from you. Will this be a driver distraction… or a huge opportunity for restaurants?
Research group NPD offers up evidence on how restaurants like Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Mooyah’s Burgers, Fries & Shakes and others combat the January sales slump. Among the successes: Motivating gift card use in January, catering to those making New Year’s resolutions and inventing January holidays.
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[…]
The Whole Bowl started out as Portland, Oregon pushcart location. Now with 12 locations and food trucks, the company has stayed true to its mission of serving one thing: A rice bowl that has legion of fans.
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[…]
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!