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Third-party delivery in Washington state: Pros, cons and strategies

By Alec Northrop, Contributing Writer Third-party delivery is on the rise, and things certainly aren’t any different here in Washington. In an era where people are going out less to

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DoorDash launches $10 monthly subscription for free deliveries, new pickup option

On-demand restaurant delivery platform DoorDash is rolling out two new services to customers from today: a subscription plan and a food pickup option for faster takeout. DoorDash has been dabbling with a monthly subscription pilot program for at least a few months already, but now the company is officially launching its $9.99 DashPass service, which gives consumers free deliveries on all orders of $15 or more. (Venture Beat)

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How Panera Solved Its ‘Mosh Pit’ Problem

Long lines at lunch should make restaurant chains happy. But not at Panera Bread Co. PNRA -0.08% Seven years ago, customers at the popular sandwich-and-soup chain had to wait in line for up to eight minutes to place an order. (Wall Street Journal)

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Red Robin outlines strategy amid casual-dining tumult

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. is overhauling its operations, redefining service, adding off-premise alternatives and reconsidering mall locations as it faces a challenging casual-dining market, executives said Tuesday. At the Greenwood Village, Colo.-based company’s first investor day in more than three years, Red Robin executives said many of its restaurants share the traffic declines in big-box retail and entertainment, as more consumers shop online and get entertainment streamed into their homes. (Nation’s Restaurant News)

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5 reasons independent restaurants are winning

Traffic at restaurant chains has been increasingly problematic in recent years, and has fallen at least 4.2 percent on a two-year basis in four of the past five months, according to MillerPulse. One reason for the decline is that consumers are broadening their spending, especially at dine-in concepts where prices are higher. (Nation’s Restaurant News)

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Eye on Hospitality: Restaurants, Hotels Set for Big Business on Super Bowl

By Paul Schlienz Super Bowl Sunday is coming soon, on Feb. 5, and take-out delivery is likely to do major business on the big day. Approximately 48 million Americans order

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Restaurants without brick-and-mortar

What Amazon did for the retail world with its no brick-and-mortar concept, ghost restaurants are doing for the restaurant world.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Food delivery startups hit bumps in the road

In recent years, delivery startups have become a hot sector of the economy. Many investors and entrepreneurs are discovering, however, that this prospering in this growing sector is often easier said than done.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Big players move into food delivery business

Nearly every city, in the U.S. and Canada, has several food-ordering apps and numerous existing services – like Seamless and Postmates – that specialize in quickly bringing meals from restaurant to customer.

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Benefits of Online Ordering Go Beyond Increased Sales

To a large degree consumers have come to expect — and take for granted — the ability to place restaurant orders online. They don’t give the process much thought. Restaurant

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8 ways to build delivery sales

With customers craving for convenience, you have the potential to grow your revenue stream by adding or enhancing delivery services.