New Venture Looks to Acquire Vacant or Closed Restaurants
Cordia recently launched a division called Virtual Dining Brands to consolidate its virtual concepts. The company’s virtual restaurants are intended to scale aggressively. The company already has two active online restaurants—Vegas.Pizza and KO Sports Bar and Grill—operating now. It also has a burger restaurant called Supreme Burger that is slated to launch soon.
The Pandemic Hit Restaurants Hard, but Experts Say the "Ghost Food Hall" Concept Might Save Them
Ghost food halls combine “ghost kitchens” — which serve meals exclusively by delivery — and food halls, both of which have become popular in recent years, said Alex Susskind, associate dean for academic affairs at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. With the pandemic making indoor dining less safe than before, he said many people who were skeptical of takeout and delivery are suddenly using those services frequently and finding themselves hungry for new food options.
Hyperlocal Grocery Delivery Sales Surge During Coronavirus Pandemic
Perhaps no companies operating within the online grocery sector have seen the shift in demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as much as hyperlocal delivery services that focus primarily on the grocery space, as consumers in many markets have turned to these companies to have groceries delivered from their favorite local supermarkets.
Latest Deals Prove Grocery Delivery is a Necessity
“Over the last six months, it’s become increasingly clear that grocery delivery is not only popular, but often a necessity,” Uber writes. “We expect to see this trend continue as people across the world look for new ways to save time and stay safe.”
The Delivery Robot Revolution Is Not Quite Ready for Primetime
Robots large and small appear poised for a breakthrough moment, but even with a surge in demand and accelerated growth, there are still a few hurdles that robots of all sizes face in becoming commonplace, and not all of them have to do with the manufacturing base required to produce them.
What More are We Willing to Sacrifice at the Altar of e-Commerce?
What is the price we will pay for the convenience of not leaving home when it is time to stock up the refrigerator, or to satisfy a craving for your favorite restaurant? The previous waves of digital saw the demise of neighborhood bookstores and video rental stores, among others, changing the character of communities everywhere.