April 7, 2022

Matt Cook, Publisher

Zomato in the news again this week as the Competition Commission of India looks into allegations of unfair practices by Zomato and Swiggy.  Zomato responds.

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Issue #87

CCI calls for DG investigation into cloud kitchens

The DG is required to investigate allegations of conflict of interest from Zomato and Swiggy.


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Zomato shares decline 2% after CCI orders probe into 'unfair' practices

NRAI alleged that the commissions that are charged from restaurants are "unviable" and "extremely exorbitant".


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Zomato reacts over Competition Commission's probe

Zomato has said that only 1 percent of restaurant partners listed on its platform are exclusive to it.


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Food delivery apps Zomato, Swiggy hit by hour-long technical glitch

Downdetector recorded 3,619 reports of outage against Zomato at 2:05 PM and 771 against Swiggy at 2:21 PM.


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Are ghost kitchens here to stay?

Why are ghost kitchens a tantalizing process-oriented engineering problem, and why are they also the next big thing.


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No going back to old normal for businesses

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


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A look into Wendy's plans to build more restaurants

Abigail Pringle joins a podcast to discuss the company’s expansion strategies.


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Stanley Tang: The Great Mind behind DoorDash Delivery Service

Stanley Tang, DoorDash's co-founder and chief product officer.


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Big Tech’s food-delivery apps face a grassroots revolt

Restaurants are forming local delivery co-ops in an effort to drive the apps out.


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Restaurants Get Creative With Selling Strategies as Food Costs Escalate

We are amid a historic period of food cost inflation and the future food price outlook is grim.


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House, Senate introduce bills adding $40B to RRF

Ninety-six percent of RRF recipients said the grant made it more likely that their business would survive.


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Focus Brands Finds Strength in Nontraditional Expansion

The multi-brand platform has 270 nontraditional stores in its pipeline.


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Touring the Middleby Innovation Kitchens!

Conference attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Middleby Innovation Kitchens.


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Virtual Dining Concepts hires Stephanie Sollers as first CEO

The former DoorDash leader will take the reins at Virtual Dining Concepts as it looks to accelerate its growth.


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Home chefs, cloud kitchens & kiosks are under the lens for being legit and following norms of food industry

While home chef and cloud kitchen models are very legit, even to list on food aggregators, one needs to provide a license.


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Future and scope of the cloud kitchen industry in India

Cloud Kitchens are emerging as a strong backup allowing restaurant operators to streamline operations and become more efficient.


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