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Facebook's New Food Delivery Option

Meet Facebook’s new food ordering option that can be completed directly on the site.

Here’s how it works: Go to your newsfeed where the “hamburger app icon” is and check out the local restaurants that deliver. Select what you’re craving (Mexican, Chinese, Italian) and fill out what you want.  

Tock: A More User-Friendly Dinner Reservation App

According to there is a new restaurant reservation app making for unique dining. The latest is called Tock and the company says it aims to provide the ultimate dining experience. says guests can personalize their experience before they even get to the restaurant by using the app to let the staff know about special requests or food allergies.  

The Rise of The Virtual Restaurant

According to NDP, restaurant delivery is growing fast. In fact, over the past four years, the segment has grown nearly 34 percent, which has many restaurants looking for creative ways to satisfy customers who prefer eating in to eating out. Enter the virtual restaurant. No, we’re not talking some strange virtual reality experience. 

Social Superstars: The Top 25 Brands Surging in Social Restaurant Visits  

Which brands are the latest socialites taking over the digital landscape? Last month, we explored the top five brands that grew in social restaurant visits during quarter one. This time, we're back and highlighting the superstar restaurant brands that shined from March to April 2017..

Now Opened: Amazon's Drive up Grocery Stores Hit Seattle 

Amazon does not just have an online presence anymore. The mega shopping site recently opened two drive-up grocery stores in Seattle, giving customers the opportunity to order online and pick up at their leisure.

Facebook, Fake News, and Their Effect on Restaurants 

Fake news and restaurants aren't a common pairing on the menu, but could Facebook affect the restaurant industry through much more than advertising and consumer audience generation?  

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Recently, a few (very few) restaurants have begun offering a fully automated, Jetson-like food experience (think eatsa). The futurism is pretty cool, but what does today’s workplace automation really look like?

Today’s Futurism

Most frequently adopted these days are self-order technologies, both at restaurant-provided kiosks and from guests’ mobile devices. Fast-casual restaurants like Panera, Starbucks, and others are providing guests with multiple service options, much like the banking industry has.

“At a bank, you can opt for traditional teller service, an ATM, a drive-thru, or online/mobile banking. Restaurants are doing the same by offering traditional counter service, ordering kiosks, touchscreen/video drive-thru, as well as online/mobile ordering. All orders are funneled to production for fulfilment and real-time inventory management,” explained Tommy Woycik, founder and president of Nextep Systems, whose tagline is “Order Food Faster.”


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