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Added 17 May, 2019

A bar without booze sounds like an oxymoron, like an aquarium without fish or a bakery that doesn’t serve bread. But in cities like New York and London, where bars often function as second living rooms for apartment dwellers with little space, an alcohol-free nightlife option can appeal to people who, for whatever reason, would prefer not to...

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Added 14 May, 2019

Britain is pressing ahead with the world's first plastic tax. It will hit plastic manufacturers that fail to include 30 per cent recycled content. It will also provide a huge boost to the recycling industry by massively increasing demand for recycled plastic. Treasury Secretary Robert Jenrick said: 'Every single day we're all polluting the...

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Added 13 May, 2019

If a bar doesn’t serve alcohol, is it really a bar? If a beer doesn’t get you buzzed, is it really a beer? As alcohol purveyors and entrepreneurs seek to cash in on the trend of healthy beverages, twists on nonalcoholic adult drinks are popping up everywhere. The idea of a spirited beverage without the spirits is appealing to today’s sober...

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Added 11 May, 2019

For those who want to know exactly where their pizza is as it leaves the store, Domino's is testing GPS delivery driver tracking in 27 corporate-owned stores in the Phoenix, AZ area. If you order from one of the locations conducting the test can track the location of your order and delivery driver on a map displayed on the order confirmation...

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Added 10 May, 2019

McDonald's is inching closer to getting fully on board the meatless burger bandwagon with a new version in one of its biggest international markets. The burger chain is now selling a vegan burger, the Big Vegan TS, in Germany, one of its five leading international markets. Nestle is making the meatless patty for McDonald's. The plant-based...

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Added 2 April, 2019

In China’s biggest cities, restaurants are struggling to satisfy the appetites of customers ordering food delivery through apps on their phones. That’s leading to a booming market for renting kitchen space, without tables, chairs or waiters. One shared kitchen startup, Panda Selected, plans to announce on Friday a $50 million investment from a...

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Added 25 March, 2019

UK-based bar chain The Alchemist has unveiled an augmented reality (AR) cocktail menu called The Conjurer, which is brought to life through a smartphone app. The menu features six signature serves, which are brought to life by The Conjurer app – available from the app store on Android and iOS devices. The Conjurer by The Alchemist will...

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Added 14 March, 2019

Burger King has opened the world’s first 100% silent drive thru called ‘Silent Pick Drive’ in Helsinki, Finland. Thanks to the new innovation a customer can now order, pay and pick up the order from the restaurant without any kind of verbal communication or waiting. For now, the Silent Pick Drive is only available in Finland but in the long run...

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Added 11 March, 2019

When you find it hard to chew and swallow, the food that exists today doesn't look very appetizing, explained Richard Asplund, head of the catering department at Halmstad municipality on the west coast. "So the idea is to make something more aesthetic to look at, to make it look good to eat by recreating the original form of the food." Halmstad...

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Added 6 March, 2019

Pizza Hut is collaborating with FedEx for a new autonomous delivery device aimed to automate local delivery. The FedEx delivery robot is in development by FedEx and the DEKA Research and Development Corp., and is equipped with technology that allows it to navigate unpaved surfaces, curbs, and even steps to deliver a door-to-door delivery...