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Weekly news and intelligent insight into the future of restaurant technology
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  • The reviews company is turning into a restaurant company
    29 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Yelp wants to deepen its connection to restaurant businesses. Restaurants already make up a sizable portion of Yelp’s listings, and the company has long sold these businesses on its various products. ...
  • The Lawsuits
    22 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    Short term regulation is unpredictable, according to Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. During a Tuesday Goldman Sachs conference, he addressed fee caps and other legislation aimed to rein large delivery com...
  • The Infatuation finds a buyer. It's a bank.
    15 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Last week, restaurant review and events site The Infatuation announced an acquisition by JPMorgan Chase— the bank. Per the Wall Street Journal: Banks don’t usually buy media companies. But JPMorgan ha...
  • On advertising
    10 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Whoa, is that an advertisement on Expedite? Yes, Expedite accepts advertising sponsorships. Expedite works with companies we hope readers will find interesting and relevant. An advertising sponsorship...
  • Toast's big bet on doing it all
    08 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Restaurants want simple, streamlined technology, not handfuls of disparate systems. And given that restaurants have historically lagged behind other industries in tech adoption, there’s a big opportun...
  • How many tech companies does it take to launch a virtual restaurant?
    01 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    Last week, the NASCAR-themed virtual restaurant concept we were promised in May actually launched. The brand comes from (1.) Virtual Dining Concepts, parent company of MrBeast Burger, and offers conce...
  • DoorDash eyes post-pandemic life
    18 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    Expedite is taking next week off and will return with the September 1 edition. It’s been a year since DoorDash’s lone profitable quarter. During the height of lockdowns and pandemic restrictions, Door...
  • A special delivery from the everything store
    11 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    My town got a Wal*Mart the year I turned eight. This was my first introduction to an “everything store” — clothes and toiletries and home appliances and... a few goldfish if I’m remembering correctly....
  • Big delivery faces more regulatory hurdles
    04 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    New York City recently dealt a blow to third-party delivery’s business model after its city council passed a series of new regulations. Among them, an extension of the fee cap on what delivery compani...
  • The restaurant technology revolution that wasn't
    28 Jul 2021 • 5 min read
    Streamlining, optimizing, removing friction — all the buzzwords and phrases that investors and technologists love to trot out when promoting their products and services. It’s how technology works, fin...
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