LivingSocial adds online option for takeout and delivery

LivingSocial has announced the national launch of Takeout & Delivery, a virtual "restaurant row" to help diners across the country order food for pickup or delivery from local restaurants. Takeout & Delivery provides the company's quick-service and fast casual restaurant...

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NRA show highlights industry's best

More than 2,000 exhibitors displayed at the 2007 restaurant show.

Win $25,000 MasterCard Gift Card at Arby's

Customers using a MasterCard credit card to pay for any purchase at Arby's are automatically entered for a chance to win $25,000 in MasterCard gift cards.

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NRA predicts 100 million diners for New Year's weekend

The National Restaurant Association estimates that 100 million Americans will celebrate the New Year by going out to a restaurant or bar, or by ordering restaurant takeout or delivery. The NRA's new research also shows that half of American adults...

Technomic: Takeout adds revenue without compromising dine-in traffic

Nearly 60 percent of consumers recently surveyed by Technomic said they purchase takeout once a week or more. These takeout sales don't seem to be cannibalizing dine-in traffic, but rather adding revenue for restaurants.

LivingSocial tests instant ordering and delivery features for restaurants

LivingSocial has launched a test of new food ordering and delivery features as part of its LivingSocial Instant service. Starting today, LivingSocial members in Washington, D.C., will be able to order food for pickup or delivery from a range of...

GrubHub launches new Android App

GrubHub, a Web and mobile service that simplifies online ordering for restaurant delivery and pickup, has launched a revamped Android app. The GrubHub Android app allows diners to order food on the go from more than 5,000 restaurants in 13...

Report finds consumers' definition of fast food goes beyond QSR

The restaurant industry is no longer divided into clear-cut segments, at least from consumers' point of view. With the increasing growth of the fast casual service model and the addition of curbside to full-service restaurants, consumers' perception now combines traditional...

Report finds consumers' definition of fast food goes beyond QSR

The restaurant industry is no longer divided into clear-cut segments, at least from consumers' point of view. With the increasing growth of the fast casual service model and the addition of curbside to full-service restaurants, consumers' perception now combines traditional...

DT Research unveils new line of handheld POS devices

NEW YORK — DT Research Inc., a developer of information appliances for vertical markets, has announced the introduction of the WebDT 400 series, a new line of ruggedized handheld point-of-service devices designed for mobile order-taking, ticket scanning, payment processing and...

U.S. appetite for fast-food grows, study says

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Despite criticism of fast-food by consumer advocacy groups and news stories warning about an obesity epidemic, QSR usage is up significantly, according to a national study of 2,400 QSR users interviewed in 2005.

Remote call centers handle nationwide drive-thru orders

New York Times: An experiment in California is testing the efficacy of fast-food call centers. Employees go to work in Santa Maria and take orders from around the country, transmitting the order info to the proper restaurant so the operation is seamless.

Sales soar at Yum! Brands

LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Yum! Brands reported that blended comparable-store sales at its U.S. corporate units rose 4 percent for the four weeks ended Feb.

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