March 31, 2022

Matt Cook, Publisher

There is no shortage of opinions coming from Zomato’s proposal to offer ten minute food delivery via Zomato Instant – with sentiment coming from industry insiders and outsiders, the police, and even Parliament!

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Issue #86

Zomato Clarifies 10 Minutes Food Delivery Service After Notice From Chennai Police

Zomato explained that the 10-minute instant delivery would include fast-selling menus with a predictable demand in a tighter area.


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No takers for 10-min food delivery?

VCs as well as restaurant owners flag several challenges in the instant food delivery service.


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Opinion: Trying to decode Zomato's 10 Minute delivery!

Everyone has a take on if Zomato's 10 Minute delivery will work. I have mine too.


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Reef Technology is working with city authorities to fix its permitting problems

The Miami City Commission just approved an extension of the pilot program.


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The hard life of food delivery robots: Kicks, pranks, dog pee

A snarl of food delivery robots that couldn’t figure out a way around a pile of discarded electric scooters.


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Doordash Suit Against San Francisco Delivery-Fee Cap Scaled Back

In July 2021 the city codified a pandemic-era rule capping delivery commissions at 15%.


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Combo Kitchen Recognized as a Growing Franchise

Combo Kitchen has received rankings in three major categories in Entrepreneur’s annual Fastest-Growing Franchises for 2022 list.


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Wendy's is making a big move into Mexico

The company also plans a variety of new types of locations.


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Dallas-based chain Dickey's Barbecue Pit will be opening up its first Canadian locations this year.

The brand is expanding beyond its 550-location foothold in 44 states south of the border.


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Inspire Brands is taking Arby's, Buffalo Wild Wings and more to the metaverse

Inspire Brands next expansion will target the virtual one.


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Arby's Owner Inspire Brands Had Record Sales in 2021

The restaurant group generated $30 billion last year, a double-digit increase, and each of its six brands set sales records of their own.


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Why Shaquille O'Neal Is Putting His Star Power Behind Big Chicken

O’Neal has to like the product or use it himself before he’ll promote it.


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How restaurant industry has managed to survive with rise of cloud kitchens

Many restaurants closed their dine-in spaces and operated as Cloud kitchens to keep the business running.


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Delhi Budget 2022: Food truck policy, cloud kitchens to buoy sector

The government will provide land to the cloud kitchen with plug and play facilities and also ease their licensing process.


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With countries opening up, tech firms will be more attractive to investors

As dine-in experiences are now showing signs of life, venture capitalists should keep their eyes on cloud kitchens.


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Cloud kitchen unicorn Rebel Foods announces $10 million Esop liquidation

Rebel Foods announced a $10 million employee stock ownership plan (Esop) liquidation programme.


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Food Company FairPlum Raises $2 Million In Seed Round

The funds will be used for innovations in technology and upgrade the infrastructure.


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Teriyaki Madness Turns Email Blunder Into Marketing Campaign

Company turned a mistake into an opportunity to show customer appreciation.


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Colorado Springs restaurant adds 5% inflation fee

Urban Tandoor in Colorado Springs, says with soaring inflation, they chose to add a 5% inflation fee charge.


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