April 14, 2022

Matt Cook, Publisher

When Zomato recently announced that they’d offer ten minute delivery through Zomato Instant the broad reaction was they’d gone crazy.  Now there are reports that competitors Swiggy and Ola are testing the concept.

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Issue #88

Following in Zomato's Footsteps, Ola Tests 10-Minute Food Delivery

Rival Swiggy is also reportedly exploring faster delivery.


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Swiggy’s Business Model Explained in Detail

Zomato and Swiggy are aiming to expand beyond delivery.


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Dining out to become expensive as restaurants weigh price hikes

Restaurateurs across the country are planning to increase prices of their menu items.


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United Nations: Food price index jumps to highest level

Food prices around the world have reached their highest mark since a United Nations agency started tracking them.


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Russia’s war on Ukraine threaten world food supplies

The war has pushed up the price of natural gas, a key ingredient in fertilizer.


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Ghost Kitchens Get Their Own Fintech Startup

Ghost Financial is offering loans and credit cards for ghost kitchen operators.


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Cloud kitchens serve new opportunities

The restaurant industry is showing signs of change.


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Why Has Restaurant M&A Activity Slowed Down in 2022?

Investors are chasing concepts with better unit economics and wiggle room to deal with margin compression.


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Seattle ghost kitchen sells for almost $6M

The seller acquired the property in 2014 for $2 million.


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When Digitization Destroys the Value Proposition

Should everything that can be digitized, be digitized?


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Cloud kitchen – A game-changer for workplaces in 2022

With the Covid protocols in place, people preferred to skip the dine-in option and order their favorite food instead.


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9 foodservice strategies that make the most sense today

When COVID-19 struck, food retailers halted or scaled down their foodservice. How can retailers restart their programs now?


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Food delivery robots arrive in Idaho

Food delivery robots made their debut on the University of Idaho campus.


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WOWorks Brands Offering $6 Menu Items on Tax Day

This Tax Day, WOWorks family of restaurant brands are coming together to offer special menu items to their guests on Tax Day.


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Shaquille O’Neal Will Flood Texas With 50 Fried Chicken Restaurants

Big Chicken coming to Texas, with more than 50 locations spread out across Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, and Houston.


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Cosmic Wings now available on DoorDash and soon on Grubhub

Cosmic Wings is an online-only restaurant made in more than 1,575 Applebee’s kitchens nationwide.


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Chicken n' Biscuits by Cracker Barrel™ Enters the Chicken Sandwich Competition

Chicken n' Biscuits will now offer a new, exclusive Homestyle Chicken Sandwich at 400 locations nationwide.


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Cloud kitchen startup Rebel Foods buys majority stake in chocolate brand Smoor

The investment from Rebel Foods will help Smoor expand its distribution network.


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