Foodable Labs Releases List of Most Photographed Restaurants of 2017

Foodable Labs Releases List of Most Photographed Restaurants of 2017
  • Uber Eats is using proprietary data to suggest virtual restaurant ideas to operator partners

  • Uber is dominating the food delivery game and new experiment suggests more to come

On this episode of On Foodable Weekly: Industry Pulse, we're looking at Uber Eats' newest experiment, virtual restaurants

That's right, the tech giant is taking another leap into the restaurant industry. This time, they're using their stores of data from UberEATS to analyze gaps in food offerings in American cities.

For example, Uber saw that a community in Chicago was searching the UberEATS app for fried chicken. But with no fried chicken-focused restaurants in the, area Uber approached one of their operator partners with the information. Knowing that SiPie Pizzeria had the right equipment, Uber proposed the idea of a whole new restaurant focused on fried chicken that is available only through the UberEATS app. The new concept, Si's Chicken Kitchen has since surpassed the original concept in delivery revenue. 

Watch the episode above to learn more about Uber's innovation in the restaurant industry. 

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Eataly Coming to Boston's Prudential Center


Italian food fanatics, you're in for a treat.

Earlier this year, the Boston Globe reported that revered chef, writer, restaurateur and media personality Mario Batali was close to opening Eataly at Back Bay's Prudential Center. A recent release from Boston Properties confirmed this 45,000 square foot high-end Italian food market will be serving Bostonians in 2016.

This food emporium will be a multi-level space consisting of multiple quick and full-service restaurants, a café, wine bar and shop selling handmade pastas and other imported Italian goods. While there are 27 established in Italy, Japan, Dubai and Istanbul, Boston will be Eataly's third U.S. location outside of New York and Chicago. 

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Markets, Food Halls, and an Eataly Expansion

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From the recent rise of farmers markets and food halls in the States, it’s not hard to see that foodies are eating up this model of gourmet (yet affordable) food and drink offerings under one roof. Whether niche (like Eataly) or broad, each compartment/station offers a different, new experience. Parallel to food transparency and the new wave of foodies (read: they’re everywhere!), this model brings social dining and quality product perusing to another level.

Reigning supreme is Eataly, which, as you already know, branched out to Chicago this past year from New York. And it seems the Italian megastore has bigger plans in store. A source close to the New York food community allegedly claimed recently that Eataly will expand to D.C., Los Angeles, and Philly, with another location slated for New York City. Read More

A 'Disneyland of Food' is Coming to Italy, and Eataly is Behind It

Foodies, make sure to start working on building up your appetite: a larger-than-life “Disneyland of food” is hitting the scene, and Eataly is behind it. The catch? You’ll have to make a trip to Italy to enjoy it. Teaming up with the municipality of Bologna, what will be called Fico Eataly World is being built to create more jobs and ignite economic activity. The theme park venture will house restaurants (of course), as well as grocery stores, food labs, an aquarium, and other food-centric outlets. Bon Appetit! Read More

Photo Credit: Eataly

Photo Credit: Eataly

The Inside Dish on Eataly Chicago

Photo Credit: Zagat

Photo Credit: Zagat

In an earlier blog post we reported that Eataly, the Italian-based food market, would be opening its second location in Chicago some time this year. Well, that time is almost upon us and we have the inside scoop about the new location, including some new additions. 

The two story superstore boasts 23 unique eateries and 21 retail stores. With all the options, it's good to have a good guide - and a head start - as to where to begin. Check out some of the goodies Eataly Chicago will have to offer (including a Nutella lovers paradise!) Read More