The parent of Chili’s and Maggiano’s is giving the wings delivery business a try through the launch of a virtual restaurant concept, It’s Just Wings. The wings will be prepared in the kitchens of 1,000 company-operated Chili’s and Maggiano’s units, their parent, Brinker International, announced Friday. The popular finger foods will not be added to […]

UberEats offers hotels three food brands that can be run from operational kitchens to bring in revenue

UberEats has announced the launch of three delivery-only food brands that can be run from operational hotel kitchens and restaurants that are finding they have some down time, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic. The delivery company’s UK brand activation manager Angus Wilson spoke about the offer in an ‘I Meet Hotel’ webinar, hosted by Bidroom. […]

Applebee’s Is Planning Ghost Kitchens for Delivery and Takeout Orders

Applebee’s just became the latest restaurant chain to hop the ghost kitchen bandwagon. In an interview with Nation’s Restaurant News, Steve Joyce, CEO of Applebee’s parent Dine Brands, said the company was “experimenting” with the concept. To be honest, the development isn’t terribly surprising. At the end of 2019, we predicted that ghost kitchens would become “the norm” for […]

San Francisco Mulls Legislation for Ghost Kitchens and Food Delivery Services

A San Francisco supervisor is summoning representatives from delivery service and ghost kitchen companies to City Hall next month, for a hearing to determine the new enterprises’ impact on local restaurants. At a Board of Supervisors meeting in January, District 11 Supe Ahsha Safaí said that he’d decided to convene the hearing to determine the “effects of […]

Did Your Food Delivery Come From a Rented Trailer?

Delivery apps sprang to ubiquity in cities like San Francisco with promises that — at last — diners craving food from a region’s most delicious or desirable restaurants could enjoy those offerings without leaving the comfort of their home or office. But as companies struggle to compete in the crowded and competitive delivery space, more […]

Portland Now Has a Delivery-Only Restaurant Group

Chef Robert Thomas has a delivery-only Italian restaurant and an American diner, with a vegan restaurant on the way Chef Robert Thomas, co-owner and chef of Blackbird Pizza and Swift Lounge, has recently launched a restaurant group that operates entirely online, with delivery-only service through programs like Grubhub and Postmates. With two full-sized kitchens — one entirely devoted […]

Kroger partners with delivery restaurant ClusterTruck to compete with Grubhub, Postmates

The Kroger Co. is trying to get in on food delivery to compete with the likes of Grubhub, Postmates and Uber Eats. On Monday, the retail company announced a partnership with delivery-only kitchen ClusterTruck, which uses its own software platform to “optimize kitchen and delivery operations,” according to a press release about the partnership. The partnership — called Kroger Delivery Kitchen Powered by ClusterTruck — […]