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Added 19 June, 2018

Presenting a lackluster chicken breast or lukewarm chunk of salmon to attendees during an event is now a liability that event planners are looking to avoid. Food and beverage service has become integral to not just the event experience, but marketing success in the age of Instagram and Twitter. As event professionals focus more attention on...

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Added 18 June, 2018

Tracking down contaminated food has historically been a messy affair, sometimes taking retailers and food companies weeks to learn exactly what products they need to pull from store shelves. “Imagine if we could pinpoint with certainty within minutes, not days,” mused Frank Yiannas, one of Walmart’s top food safety executives, in a recent video...

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Added 15 June, 2018

Today, almost anything can be delivered door to door. Recent innovative delivery solutions have included autonomous delivery robots and diesel fuel delivered directly to your car. However, delivery usually requires a static location or address, so the company making the drop-off knows exactly where to go. Now, a last-mile delivery company in...

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Added 12 June, 2018

At Muten Kura Sushi, in Japan, diners can be fooled into thinking that everything is pretty standard. After all, conveyer belt sushi has been around since the fifties. If you were to look behind the scenes, however, you’d see something truly remarkable. At this restaurant, there are no trained sushi chefs – and no dish washers either. Instead,...

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Added 11 June, 2018

Globally Local, the world’s first 24-hour vegan drive-thru, is looking to open additional locations across Ontario. The Ontario vegan restaurant recently added a “Franchise” page to its website, featuring frequently-asked questions as well as a hint that consumers can expect to see new locations by the fall. According to the page, Globally...

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Added 10 June, 2018

South Korean supermarket chain E-mart is testing autonomous shopping carts. Called Eli, the carts have smart sensors that react to human voices so it can follow a specific person. Additionally, Eli can guide shoppers to specific items on their shopping list. The cart has a display screen that details the location of items within the store. And...

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Added 9 June, 2018

As major fast food chains and quick-service restaurants (QSRs) move to incorporate healthier alternatives, KFC is making a huge play in the veggie meat game. The chicken chain is officially working on the first vegetarian fried chicken to ever hit a big-name QSR. The faux meat's first destination will be the United Kingdom, where smaller places...

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Added 7 June, 2018

Spyce is a Boston-based restaurant, backed by Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud and founded by MIT graduates. The newly-opened establishment uses robots to produce healthy fast food at affordable prices. All bowls include ingredients such as roasted chicken, sautéed kale, balsamic glazed Brussels sprouts and pomegranate seeds. The prices are...

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Added 4 June, 2018

Chipotle has started adding drive-thrus to restaurants — but it is a little bit different from how other fast-food chains operate: Instead of ordering at the window, customers need to order ahead via the Chipotle app or an online form. "When I went there was no line for the drive-thru," one five-star review from February reads. "I think word...

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Added 31 May, 2018

Each day, Vegas hotels and restaurants dish up 60,000 pounds of food. It takes nearly 50,000 real-live humans to prepare and serve all those crab legs, potatoes, and chocolate cakes, and now they’ve made it clear: they don’t want to lose their job to robots. Members of the city’s Culinary Workers Union voted to go on strike if their contracts...