May 26, 2022

Matt Cook, Publisher

High gas prices, labor shortages, and food costs continue to challenge today’s entrepreneurs.  But innovators continue to find ways to overcome those hurdles.

The annual Ghost Kitchen and Virtual Restaurant Conference is quickly approaching!!  If you have not made your reservation yet, click here.  Don’t worry.  Your sore feet will have recovered from the National Restaurant Association show by then.

And now, the news…

Issue #94

How to Start a Ghost Kitchen? Everything You Need to Know

Ghost kitchens are not your typical eat-in restaurants.


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Inspire Brands teams with CloudKitchens, explores modular drive-thru units

Inspire Brands is betting on the power of small restaurant models.


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Employee Retention: The Root to Restaurant Growth in 2022

High staff turnover rates are fast becoming the Achilles’ heel of the hospitality industry.


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Drivers question if high fuel costs is worth the drive

As gas prices continue to go up, drivers are being forced to make a difficult decision.


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Soaring fuel cost adds to burden of food delivery executives

The significant rise in fuel prices across the country has taken a toll on the income of food delivery agents.


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Food Delivery Apps Expire Gas Assistance for Drivers

Uber Eats is reportedly planning to end their program and DoorDash has already concluded one of their bonuses.


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4 Growth Industries In The Post-Pandemic World

As we enter this post-pandemic era, there are growth industries that would not only survive but also thrive.


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Restaurant Trends That Will Define 2022

2022 brings new challenges — and opportunities.


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Convenience stores hop on “curbside pickup” bandwagon

Startup offers “virtual drive-through solution” for small- to medium-sized businesses.


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DoorDash data shows what food consumers have been ordering

DoorDash released its second annual Restaurant Online Ordering Trends Report.


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Wing Zone is the latest chain to bet big on Miso Robotics

Miso’s fry cook robot as part of its drive to be “the franchise of the future.”


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Wow Bao launches one of the first loyalty programs in the virtual restaurant industry

The program, powered by Paytronix, demonstrates the importance of marketing for non-brick and mortar brands.


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Cloud kitchen aggregators vs Brand cloud kitchens

Cloud kitchens are among the hundreds of things that the pandemic popularised.


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UTD Researchers Deliver New Recipe For Restaurant, App Contracts

A novel contract could help alleviate key sources of conflict between restaurants and food-delivery platforms.


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Order Food Delivery a Lot? Here's an Easy Way to Save Money

If you tend to order food delivery a lot, one simple move on your part could help you save money on it.


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Road rage incidents soar – and drivers say food delivery riders are to blame

Britain is experiencing a surge in road rage - triggered by the boom in delivery cyclists, drivers say.


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3 Key Ways Restaurants Can Connect with Gamers

Gamers represent a core consumer audience for restaurants to engage with and create loyalty.


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Steph Curry Backs Mill Valley Venture: Report

The two-time MVP and three-time NBA champion is among the leading investors in San Francisco-based Local Kitchens.


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