restaurants

by Adam on December 23, 2014

Continuing in our spate of 2013 foodtech acquisitions, OpenTable recently announced an $11.5MM acquisition of QuickCue, a restaurant provider of management services for dine-in guests. http://press.opentable.com/releasedetail.cfm?releaseid=814165 I’m particularly interested in the news because OpenTable is establishing itself as one go-to acquirer of early-stage companies in the restaurant-tech space. It’s good news for any company trying […]

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OpenTable Acquires QuickCue

by Adam on December 23, 2013

Continuing in our spate of 2013 foodtech acquisitions, OpenTable recently announced an $11.5MM acquisition of QuickCue, a restaurant provider of management services for dine-in guests. http://press.opentable.com/releasedetail.cfm?releaseid=814165 I’m particularly interested in the news because OpenTable is establishing itself as one go-to acquirer of early-stage companies in the restaurant-tech space. It’s good news for any company trying […]

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Earlier today, E La Carte announced that it had entered into a long-term partnership with the popular Applebee’s restaurant chain to provide 100K tablets for a national roll-out by the end of 2014. You can read full details of the announcement here: http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/02/e-la-carte-scores-deal-with-applebees-bringing-100000-tableside-tablets-to-all-u-s-locations-by-year-end-2014/ The news is ground-breaking insofar as it represents the first major inroad […]

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Innovation in Food: RestaurantTech

by Adam on September 24, 2013

As part of a semi-recurring series on this blog, I’ve been looking at a variety of verticals within the foodtech space to evaluate potential business opportunity, and explore both pros and cons of new business models. We’re looking today at the restauranttech space, which technically doesn’t exist, but it’s the best way to describe the […]

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GrubHub and Seamless Merger Complete

by Adam on August 10, 2013

Earlier this year, GrubHub and Seamless announced a merger that would make them the largest provider of online restaurant marketing services in the country. I stop short of saying deliver because, contrary to popular belief, neither Seamless nor GrubHub provides delivery as a service. Needless to say, the opportunity in the restaurant marketing space is […]

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Restaurant Quality Meals at Home

by Adam on July 3, 2013

I was eating out with a friend of mine the other night at a relatively new restaurant in San Francisco. There was a relatively limited menu of Southern-inspired foods, and we both opted for a mix of grits and fried chicken, which ended up being both an amazingly unhealthy and delicious choice. Offhandedly, my friend […]

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America Cooks

by Adam on May 17, 2013

I was eating out recently with a friend of mine, who has been studying at the CIA (the culinary institution, not the government behemoth) for quite some time now. We were enjoying a delicious meal, and she mentioned how much butter and other unhealthy ingredients (salt, etc) probably went in to making the dish taste […]

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