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February 24, 2022

Peter Cook, Editor

The Metaverse made it into the news a lot this week as companies look at its potential to reach customers.  As the pandemic continues to clear away, restauranteurs assess the landscape as delivery continues to grow.

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Issue #81

There's a Potential $30 Trillion Opportunity in the Metaverse

The metaverse may be one of the biggest stories of 2022.

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Here's How Companies Plan to Take Advantage of The Metaverse

A recent report by JPMorgan Chase projected some serious numbers for the network of 3D virtual worlds.

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Big brands are jumping into the metaverse – will their bet pay off?

The metaverse won’t affect your small business now, but a lot can change in a decade.

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McDonald's has a new idea that customers will love (or really not love at all)

Technology offers endless possibilities, but is this a good one? Perhaps.

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McDonald's Discovers the Golden Ticket to Making Money in the Metaverse

McDonald's is entering the metaverse to offer patrons another way to order food.

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Former Restaurateur Launches NFTs to Assist Indie Restaurants

The Crypto Food Hall is a collection of 1,000 unique chefs working in our virtual food hall.

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The Growth of Ghost Kitchens, and What Makes Them Work

COVID didn't create the movement, but it didn't slow it down, either.

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A look inside 'ghost kitchens'

Fox Carolina: What are ghost kitchens? They're not as spooky as they sound.

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Restaurant Business Tech Roundup

Robot technology is moving out of the pilot phase.

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Most Important Things Mobile Apps Can Provide to Restaurant Businesses

We’re going to outline all major benefits mobile apps for restaurant owners can provide.

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Are ghost kitchens and virtual brands failing to live up to the hype?

As you read reviews for so many of these operators, the same complaints pop up repeatedly.

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Wingstop CEO: Ghost kitchens are coming

Wingstop remains in high growth mode when it comes to opening new restaurants.

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Chefs enter The AMP's ghost kitchen setup

Foods to be fired up from a ghost kitchen restaurant accelerator program in Indianapolis.

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Apex and Kitchen United Expand Partnership Adding Two Ghost Kitchen Pickup Locations

Apex smart food lockers will increase self-serve pickup options for Kitchen United customers.

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Houston Kroger Serves Up Burgers, Tex-Mex Through New Ghost Kitchen

Retailer partners again with Kitchen United MIX.

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9 new food options coming to RDU’s ‘Ghost Kitchen’

Raleigh-Durham International Airport announced Thursday nine new food options coming to its terminals.

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Orlando creates pilot program for ghost kitchens

Business Journal: The city took inspiration from a similar program that launched in Miami.

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Michelin-starred chef starts new business line — and it caters to the at-home crowd

Business Journal: The new business is an outgrowth of one of the chef's more casual brands that he launched.

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Indian "cloud kitchen" opens in East Lexington, MA

Arka is a self-described “cloud kitchen,” meaning it is focused only on takeout and delivery.

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Waitr Announces New "Ghosts" Restaurants To Platform In New Deal With Nextbite

The updated deal adds even more of Nextbite’s delivery-only restaurants to the Waitr platform.

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Pokemoto Opens First of Six locations in Florida Market

Pokemoto Opens Its First Florida Location in Miami Beach, Five Additional Florida Locations on the Horizon.

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This Fried Chicken Sandwich Gets Its Heat From an Unusual Source

Houston chef Chris Williams brings a couple of unconventional ingredients to the standard recipe.

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Pandemic effect: From cloud kitchens to table

India: Cloud kitchens have reshaped the F&B sector in India which has been ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Talabat's Cloud Kitchen: Food Delivery by Robots & Drones at Expo 2020

Interview with Joe Frem Vice President for Cloud Kitchens and Concept across MENA for Talabat.

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A Dogecoin-Inspired Virtual Restaurant Opens in Dubai

Dubai: Rockets Kitchen, a popular chain of virtual restaurants, is behind the new restaurant.

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Babita Ji' shared big good news with fans

India: Munmun shared the good news that she has taken an entry into the food business.

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Speciality Restaurants to open 15 new cloud kitchens

Speciality Restaurants said that cloud kitchen will be an important part of growth.

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Restaurants get back to expansion mode as cases decline

India: Witnessing an encouraging response through dine-in and deliveries following declining Covid cases.

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