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Can Seamless become a Yelp competitor?

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Seamless, a favorite resource for connecting restaurants and delivery-dependent diners, built its business helping companies order meals for its workers. But the company is now trying to become a much more consumer-focused business, and it’s now looking to the mounds of data it gathers to try to accelerate the transformation. I...
Can Seamless become a Yelp competitor?

Rise of the robot restaurant

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Forget waiters: in the restaurant of the near future, you'll do almost everything yourself. Is this what diners really want?Is the waiter an endangered species? Visit the right British restaurants and you might assume so. This evening, you could eat at Piccolino and scan QR codes on the menu to...
Rise of the robot restaurant

"two men armed with handguns robbed both the restaurant Chez Maman and also took money and valuables from the diners" http://bit.ly/9ktb3h

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"two men armed with handguns robbed both the restaurant Chez Maman and also took money and valuables from the diners" http://bit.ly/9ktb3h
No Wi-Fi, No Problem - Restaurant Waitlisting App For iPad NoshList Comes To Smartphones

OpenTable Offers Restaurants Free Mobile-Optimised Websites If They Sign Up To Its Booking Platform Before February 2013

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OpenTable is continuing its drive to push more people to its restaurant-booking service. Fresh from a partnership with Lastminute.com and another with FourSquare, integrating its booking software into their services, the company has moved its attention to signing up more restaurants to its booking platform — by offering free mobile-optimised websites to eateries...
OpenTable Offers Restaurants Free Mobile-Optimised Websites If They Sign Up To Its Booking Platform Before February 2013

Deals for meals: Restaurant.com books $8 million in funding

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Restaurant.com, which offers gift certificates for more than 18,000 restaurants across the United States, has raised $8 million in equity funding according to an SEC filing. As far as I can tell, this is the first time Restaurant.com has raised funding. We’ve reached out to the company to learn more...
Deals for meals: Restaurant.com books $8 million in funding

App City: Tricks to Finding Food and to Paying for It

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New applications can help diners locate a meal, and make sure that certain someone pays what he owes. Read more »...
App City: Tricks to Finding Food and to Paying for It

A banner year at Urbanspoon as foodies conduct millions of restaurant searches

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We’ve seen a number of high-profile online services get shuffled into the dust-bin of history in recent weeks after their corporate parents decided to pull the plug. (Namely Picnik, TeachStreet and Summify). But here’s a counter example. Urbanspoon, the Seattle-based online restaurant directory which was gobbled up by IAC in...
A banner year at Urbanspoon as foodies conduct millions of restaurant searches

GrubHub's CEO On The Shock Of Outgrowing Three Offices In A Few Short Years

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When GrubHub started, it was just a pair of hungry guys with an idea. Now the website (and mobile app), which allows users to find delivery and takeout restaurants nearby and order the food online, is a multi-million dollar company. Back in 2004, Matt Maloney and Mike Evans were both...
GrubHub's CEO On The Shock Of Outgrowing Three Offices In A Few Short Years

Screens Get a Place at the Table

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A growing number of restaurants are using or testing small, interactive computer screens at the table. Diners can see glossy pictures of food, order menu items, and pay a check without a waiter....
Screens Get a Place at the Table

Is Photographing A Meal 'Taking Intellectual Property Away' From A Chef?

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Via Rob Hyndman, we discover that at least one chef believes that taking photos of food he cooks, and then posting them on the internet, is "taking" his "intellectual property." We've discussed in the past how restaurants are yet another area where a lack of copyright protection has actually helped...
Is Photographing A Meal 'Taking Intellectual Property Away' From A Chef?

In-Vitro Meat Will Soon Turn Us All Into Sexy, Sexy Cannibals

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Kinky. (Photo: iO9) When last we checked in on the future of sex, transhumanists were bragging about their longevity orgasms provided by cutting edge sex robots. Now, in-vitro meat–that is, meat grown in test tubes by applying a protein to animal muscle cells to make them grow–may spice up our...
In-Vitro Meat Will Soon Turn Us All Into Sexy, Sexy Cannibals

Livebookings, Europe’s OpenTable, raises delicious $24 million round

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Livebookings, which provides more than 9,000 restaurants with online marketing and real-time reservations services, has secured £15 million (a little over $24 million) in funding from existing investors Balderton Capital, Wellington Partners and Ekstranda. In a statement, the UK company reiterated that it saw record sales numbers in Q1 2012,...
Livebookings, Europe’s OpenTable, raises delicious $24 million round
With GrubHub's New Driver-Tracking Feature DeliveryHub, GrubHub Now Alerts Diners About Order Status, Shows Deliveries On A Map

How "Big-Data-as-a-Service" Can Help Smaller Companies Compete

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The common perception of how big data is used centers around giant multi-national enterprises spending millions trying to fine tune their business strategies to eke out every last penny from their customers. But in reality, big data is worming its way into businesses large and small, often as a service...
How "Big-Data-as-a-Service" Can Help Smaller Companies Compete

Made To Order: Big Moves In Online Food Delivery

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Thanks to your smartphone, we spend arguably almost every waking moment online. And the past few years have taught retailers and consumers the value of e-commerce on these multi-function devices. But are we missing something? Is this platform also the future of online food ordering and delivery? A flurry of major...
Made To Order: Big Moves In Online Food Delivery

The world's most remote restaurant?

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Somehow I doubt the veracity of this, but an e-mail forward asserts that the mountaintop restaurant in China pictured above offers diners a free lunch...if they can navigate the torturous trail to actually reach the place. Hit the jump to see photos of a journey I cannot imagine being...
The world's most remote restaurant?

OpenTable announces earnings: It’s dessert time because they’re getting creamed

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OpenTable reported its first quarter earnings today. Here are the brass tacks: revenue for the quarter was $39.4 million, with profits of $4.8 million. The company earned $0.21 per share in the quarter. However, that $39.4 million in revenue was a slim 17% higher than what the company reported in 2011. 17%...
OpenTable announces earnings: It’s dessert time because they’re getting creamed

Yelp Extortion Alleger Speaks, We Analyze

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An owner of one of the nine small companies suing Yelp for extortion shared some of her story with the Washington Post: It didn't take long for Julie Liu -- late 20s, smartphone-addicted, constant Googler -- to get hooked on the online review site Yelp. Where to eat Friday night?...
Yelp Extortion Alleger Speaks, We Analyze
Alteryx raises $12M to make predictive analytics user-friendly

Diners lose their heads in ads for Bertucci's

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Diners lose their heads in ads for Bertucci's
With 4.5M diners seated in 9 months, NoshList adds premium version to better manage guests

Online reservation service OpenTable acquires restaurant discovery app Foodspotting for $10m

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Online reservation service OpenTable is set to expand its market-leading platform after it announced that it has agreed a deal to acquire restaurant finding and dish sharing app Foodspotting for $10 million in cash. OpenTable says that the acquisition will help it to “deliver a richer visual and social experience for...
Online reservation service OpenTable acquires restaurant discovery app Foodspotting for $10m

Grubwithus launches a social dining app for the impatient: GrubTonight

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Ever had the urge to go out to dinner at a restaurant but couldn’t find anyone to dine with? Social dining startup Grubwithus might just have an app for you. Over the weekend it launched GrubTonight, an iPhone app that allows strangers in the same city to meet up for...
Grubwithus launches a social dining app for the impatient: GrubTonight

Advanced Materials Technology Solves Global Plague of Difficult-to-Pour Ketchup

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Behold, the wonders of science. You know that thing where you go to pour ketchup onto your burger and/or fries and it won't come out of the bottle? First, you hit the bottom of the bottle with the base of your palm: BAM-BAM. But it still won't come out. So...
Advanced Materials Technology Solves Global Plague of Difficult-to-Pour Ketchup

NoWait Lines Up $2 Million in Funding for the Restaurant Seating App

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NoWait has raised $2 million in a first round of funding to become the OpenTable for restaurants that don’t take reservations. The round was led by Birchmere Ventures with Sand Hill Angels and other investors also participating. The Pittsburgh company, which helps would-be diners find out wait times in advance...
NoWait Lines Up $2 Million in Funding for the Restaurant Seating App

Billionaire Throws Hissy Fit At Nobu -- And Gets Banned For Life

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It wasn't the happiest of evenings for pharmaceutical billionaire Stewart Rahr at swank New York restaurant Nobu the other night, Brad Hamilton of the New York Post reports. Rahr apparently showed up at Nobu Fifty Seven and was outraged to find that other diners were sitting at "his" table....
Billionaire Throws Hissy Fit At Nobu -- And Gets Banned For Life

You won’t believe this video is genuine, but we assure you it is.

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You’re a business owner, you want to do all you can to nail your marketing campaign — including a shareable YouTube video. Add some enthusiastic diners, show off some of your genuinely delicious looking dishes and incorporate it into a pretty nice looking video. Nothing can go wrong, right? This...
You won’t believe this video is genuine, but we assure you it is.

Inside Pyongyang, the North Korean chain with restaurants across Asia.

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Packed for dinner each night, the Pyongyang restaurant in the heart of Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, is as famous for its kimchi as for its troupe of talented Korean waitresses, who perform an elaborate floor show for patrons. But Pyongyang is no ordinary Korean mess hall. The operation is run...
Inside Pyongyang, the North Korean chain with restaurants across Asia.

Where's that delivery guy? GrubHub intros meal tracking

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Chicago’s GrubHub already lets you order meals for delivery from 17,000 restaurants in the U.S. Now it’s letting you track your meals as they meander through your city’s streets to your home – at least in Chicago and New York City. On Tuesday, GrubHub introduced the “Track Your Grub” feature...
Where's that delivery guy? GrubHub intros meal tracking
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