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App Truthers Claim Domino’s Is Lying About Who Makes Their Pizza

Source: Grub Street NY

Domino’s, a chain frequently celebrated as tech-savvy, is now having to convince app users that its so-called Pizza Tracker actually isn’t a digital promulgator of lies. For years, the delivery app has allowed customers to track their orders’ progress in real time, from what time the pie …

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New App Pays People to Create Long Lines at Restaurants

Source: Grub Street NY

A mob swarms your neighborhood’s hidden-gem bistro, and you know damn well that no unicorn drink or gushing New York Times Bites column was involved. Who’s to blame for such madness? Possibly something called Surkus, a new app you’re about to hate that helps businesses manufacture an …

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Shazam for Food Is Actually Maybe Real

Source: Grub Street NY

One-upping Silicon Valley‘s real-life hot-dog identification app, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a neural network called Pic2Recipe that — true to its name — can look at a picture of food (pic) and then work backward to figure out the recipe (that’s …

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7 Restaurant Apps and Sites You’ll Actually Use

Source: Washingtonian Food

Rezhound When you must have that prime reservation, this site scans OpenTable and sends texts and e-mails when space is available. Vivino Take a photo of a wine bottle—or a menu—and the app will pull up ratings, retail price, and more. UberEats and Caviar Forget chain pizza. These two apps are best for delivery from […]

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The Latest Tech-Bro Innovation Is an App to ‘Help’ You Fast

Source: Grub Street NY

What could possibly help you feel better during this lousy year? No, not comfort food, silly — mild starvation! Kevin Rose, an entrepreneur who co-founded Digg, is behind a new app called Zero, which offers a “simple way to track your daily fasting.”

Rose felt inspired after following …

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Shake Shack Expands Mobile-Ordering App Nationwide

Source: Grub Street NY

Shake Shack’s mobile-ordering trial run in midtown Manhattan apparently went well, because it’s taking the Shack App nationwide. The burger chain has expanded the service to 50 more locations, including ones in New York City, New Haven, Miami, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis. …

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A New App Will Pay You to Recommend Restaurants

Source: Grub Street NY

Is there a way to crowdsource restaurant intel while empowering both small businesses and their customers? Atlis, a nascent social network with the service aspects of Yelp, is going to try. Users can post an “ask” — What’s a great brunch spot in the West Village? — and …

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McDonald’s Is Finally Testing Mobile Orders

Source: Grub Street NY

For the next phase of its largely lackluster “turnaround plan,” McDonald’s figures that maybe it should try joining the modern age. The chain tells Business Insider it’s gearing up to add order-and-pay technology to its mobile app, which will give customers in America, plus a few …

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Which food delivery apps actually deliver?

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Which food delivery apps actually deliver?Uber Instant
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Est. March 2016
Grade: A+
Service: Meals arrived in under five minutes, as fast as we could walk to the curb. Drivers stock up on premade orders for record delivery times.
Cost: No tipping and a flat delivery fee of $2.84
Sample order: $13.49; Busy Bee; Fried chicken with turnip greens, mac and cheese. About what you’d pay in store without tip.
Restaurants: Very limited, about five restaurants per day. Recently we saw Tavernpointe, Raging Burrito, and Masti.

 

Which food delivery apps actually deliver?UberEats
Hours: Every day, 8 a.m. to midnight
Est. September 2015
Grade: A
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Which food delivery apps actually deliver?

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Uber Instant Hours: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Est. March 2016 Grade: A+ Service: Meals arrived in under five minutes, as fast as we could walk to the curb. Drivers stock up on premade orders for record delivery times. Cost: No tipping and a flat delivery fee of $2.84 Sample order: $13.49; Busy Bee; Fried chicken with turnip greens, mac and cheese. About what you’d pay in store without tip. Restaurants: Very limited, about five restaurants per day. Recently we saw Tavernpointe, Raging Burrito, and Masti.   UberEats Hours: Every day, 8 a.m. to midnight Est. September 2015 Grade: A Service: Accurate, ...

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Which food delivery apps actually deliver?

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Uber Instant Hours: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Est. March 2016 Grade: A+ Service: Meals arrived in under five minutes, as fast as we could walk to the curb. Drivers stock up on premade orders for record delivery times. Cost: No tipping and a flat delivery fee of $2.84 Sample order: $13.49; Busy Bee; Fried chicken with turnip greens, mac and cheese. About what you’d pay in store without tip. Restaurants: Very limited, about five restaurants per day. Recently we saw Tavernpointe, Raging Burrito, and Masti.   UberEats Hours: Every day, 8 a.m. to midnight Est. September 2015 Grade: A Service: Accurate, ...

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Which food delivery apps actually deliver?

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Uber Instant Hours: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Est. March 2016 Grade: A+ Service: Meals arrived in under five minutes, as fast as we could walk to the curb. Drivers stock up on premade orders for record delivery times. Cost: No tipping and a flat delivery fee of $2.84 Sample order: $13.49; Busy Bee; Fried chicken with turnip greens, mac and cheese. About what you’d pay in store without tip. Restaurants: Very limited, about five restaurants per day. Recently we saw Tavernpointe, Raging Burrito, and Masti.   UberEats Hours: Every day, 8 a.m. to midnight Est. September 2015 Grade: A Service: Accurate, ...

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OpenTable Tests Out Charging for ‘Premium’ Reservations

Source: Grub Street NY


Pay up.

Following the lead of services like Resy, OpenTable has announced that it’s going to try charging diners for last-minute, prime-time reservations. The company is framing this shift as one that will help restaurants “face challenges” by increasing revenue, while also hoping to “delight valuable guests.” For now OpenTable’s Premium Reservations program will run through its iPhone app, with Cosme being the first last-minute restaurant on offer. This kind of app enters an already incredibly crowded field, but what’s nice, at least, is that 100 percent of the proceeds goes to the participating restaurant.

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Dash: A New Way to Pay Your Restaurant Tab

Source: Atlanta Restaurant Blog

This is a Sponsored Post by Dash Brand new to the Atlanta restaurant scene is Dash, an app that allows people to view, pay & split their restaurant and bar tabs straight from their phones– Think Uber, but for dining out.  It makes dining a breeze as you can leave the restaurant as soon as […]

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Listage: Secret’s Brutal Dinner Parties; Chhaya’s New Space

Source: Eater Philly

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[Photo:Bill Addison/Eater National]

· Secret Users Are Hosting Dinner Parties, & They’re Brutal [Recode]
· The Strange History of Frozen Food [-EN-]
· Menus Designed for an Instagram Age [Fast Co.]
· Harold McGee On Cans [Medium]
· Salad Daze: From Leafy Greens to Meatloaf Chunks [CNN]
· 18 Must-Try Minnesota State Fair Foods [Andrew Zimmern]
· Longtime Saveur EIC Resigns [-EN-]
· Chhaya Cafe Reopens With Room to Spare [P’yunk Post]

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Apps: OpenTable Adding Mobile Payment in Atlanta This Year

Source: Eater Atlanta

oteater0811.jpgOpenTable, the online restaurant reservations site that was recently purchased for $2.6 billion, is making it easier for diners to pay their bills. The company has officially launched mobile payment in New York and San Francisco, and 20 more cities will be getting the service by the end of this year. Atlanta is included on that list, according to an OpenTable spokesperson.

The pilot program started in San Francisco, and after a successful run began service in New York today. From the OpenTable app, a patron at a participating restaurant can review their check, add a tip, ...

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Apps: OpenTable Gets in on the Mobile Payment Game

Source: Eater NY

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[Pearl & Ash by Krieger]

OpenTable is launching an app for mobile payment at over 45 restaurants in New York today including Il Buco Alimentari, Pearl & Ash, and Tamarind Tribeca. The app, which was tested out in the San Francisco restaurant scene is slated to launch in 20 cities by the end of the year. It allows diners to pay their bill (and the tip) on their phone without having to wait for a server to drop the bill or swipe their card. At the moment, the biggest flaw is that diners can’t split the check, ...

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Apps: For more tips and restaurant recommendations,…

Source: Eater Atlanta

2013_foursquare_123.jpgFor more tips and restaurant recommendations, please take three seconds to follow Eater on Foursquare. The just-relaunched app contains extra fresh intel and tips from this very site, so it’s easier than ever to find out what’s blowing up in the restaurant world right now. You can also browse dining guides and lists of Eater recommended restaurants across the country. [Foursquare]

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Listage: Push for Pizza; The Fresh Food Movement

Source: Eater Philly

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[Photo: Varga Bar/Facebook]

· Hollywood Gets Things Cooking with Food Films [USA Today]
· New App Lets You Order Pizza With One Tap [-EN-]
· Going Wild for American Shrimp [NYT]
· Why Menswear Stores Are Increasingly Serving Drinks [Details]
· Guinness Will Make a Lager for Americans [Businessweek]
· There’s Now a Yelp for Weed [Daily Dot]
· ‘Gluten-Free’ Now Means Gluten-Free [CNN]
· The Fresh Food Movement: Deadly for Restaurants? [AdAge]
· The Risk of Eating Sprouts [Oregonian]
· Watch Americans Try Canadian Snacks for the First Time [-EN-]

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Uber for Hoagies? Get $5 Off at Taylor Gourmet Using Its New App

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

photoTaylor Gourmet has joined the app craze. The hoagie chain follows Sweetgreen and Cava Mezze Grill, both of which also launched apps this year. (Sweetgreen co-owner Nic Jammet described his as “Uber for salads.”)

The apps for all three fast-casual chains were created by Massachusetts-based company LevelUp and allow you to pay and get rewards from your iPhone or Android. After entering your information, all you have to do is scan the app’s QR code at the register to pay. You automatically get $5 off on your first order with the app, plus an additional $5 for every ...

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Splendid Tablet: Ordering and Paying for Food Goes High-Tech

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

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No servers will take your order and no check will arrive when you eat at Bolt Burgers, opening near the convention center at the end of the month. Instead, if you’re dining in, a greeter will bring you to a table and hand you an iPad-like tablet. Scroll through, select a burger, fries, grilled cheese, or salad, and swipe your credit card along the screen. The greeter will then bring you a ticket and take the tablet (while checking ID if you purchased beer or wine). The food will arrive shortly.

And if fumbling with a tablet seems like ...

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