Zume Pizza is Aiming to License Their High-Tech Delivery Trucks to Other Restaurants

Zume Pizza is Aiming to License Their High-Tech Delivery Trucks to Other Restaurants

What’s better than fresh food delivered to your door? Fresh food that was made while on its way to your door.

At least that’s what Mountain View’s Zume Pizza thinks. This startup has dozens of patents on the baked-on-the-way method they’ve been cultivating since 2016. Zume Pizza delivery trucks are also equipped with robots to make the pies.

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Pie Five Makes Low Carb, Gluten-Free Cauliflower Crust a Permanent Option on its Menu

Pie Five Makes Low Carb, Gluten-Free Cauliflower Crust a Permanent Option on its Menu

Earlier in the year, the fast casual pizza chain Pie Five introduced a low carb, gluten-free cauliflower crust.

The crust was going to only be available for a limited time, but after a widly successful debut, the brand has decided to make it a permanent item on its menu. 

"Cauliflower is exploding in popularity due to its taste and amazing health benefits," said Christina Coy, Vice President of Marketing for Pie Five Pizza Co in press release from when the crust launched. "We were inspired to incorporate this versatile veggie to create a healthier crust that is still super delicious. Now, with the debut of our cauliflower crust, health conscious guests don't have to cut pizza out of their diet."

In January, Pie Five started selling the cauliflower crust at its locations and it quickly started to sell out. 

Cauliflower is rich in vitamins and natural antioxidants, while also being low carb. With the spike in low-carb diets over the last few years, cauliflower crust has emerged as an popular alternative. 

Evidently, today's health-conscious diners are embracing Pie Five's new crust. 

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Vegan Fast Casual By CHLOE Receives a $31 Million Investment

Vegan Fast Casual By CHLOE Receives a $31 Million Investment

The New York fast casual By Chloe has plans and now also the funds to expand globally.

The vegan brand has received a $31 million investment from Kitchen Fund, Collaborative Fund, Bain Capital, TGP International/Qoot International, and other investors to open more stores worldwide.

The chain that opened in 2015 now has 10 stores in New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Providence, R.I, and now London.

By Chloe’s first UK location opened in London last February, but with the recent investment the brand is primed to continue its expansion in Europe and has plans to open stores in the Middle East.

“The goal from day one was to bring vegan food to the masses and make it as accessible and as fun as possible,” said Samantha Wasser, by CHLOE’c co-founder and creative director.

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Sweetgreen’s Secret Recipe? Technology Paired with a High Quality Food Product 

Sweetgreen’s Secret Recipe? Technology Paired with a High Quality Food Product 

With today’s technology, operators have so many tools to collect customer data and leverage it to keep guests coming back for more. 

Sweetgreen, a healthy fast casual known for its salad bowls, plans on having 100 stores across the U.S. by the end of the year. 

The brand has successfully cultivated a loyal following with its high quality food product.

But developing that menu is on-going process that takes thousands of hours of research and involves the collaboration of hundreds of farmers.

To stay fresh, the chain introduced new dishes to its menu on Thursday.

“As of March 29, customers can find Spicy Thai Salad with roasted sesame tofu and a chile-infused cashew dressing; a Curry Chickpea Bowl that includes warm quinoa and a garden’s worth of crunchy shredded vegetables; Fish Taco, a mix of roasted steelhead, organic arugula, quinoa, cabbage, and tortilla chips; and Lentil + Avocado, with beets, walnuts, and a sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette. In some cases, the new dishes seem more like ingredient swaps: The Chicken Pesto Parm replaces the Pesto Portobello; before the Spicy Thai Salad, there was a Rad Thai salad with the same spicy cashew dressing but no tofu,” writes “Bloomberg.”

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Can Subway Make a Comeback With This Fresh New Design?

Can Subway Make a Comeback With This Fresh New Design?

The sandwich chain, Subway recently did a tech revamp and now it's rolling out a "fresh forward" design.

With a new vibrant green design and a fresh vegetable visual display behind the counter next to the state-of-the-art kitchen equipment, the brand has changed it's look and is trying to take its tagline "eat fresh" to another level.

The new store design incorporates the chain's new technology revamp with self-order kiosks, digital menu boards, and pre-order pick-up areas.

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