EAT Bus: Does It Deliver?

The mission for the lunch-delivery service is straightforward: Bringing good food to busy office workers.


Waiter, a Pretty Steak, Please

Dining establishments accustomed to viewing snap-happy smartphone users with annoyance are now realizing the potential of social networks to boost business.

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Square Beefs Up Its Register for Restaurants

Commerce startup Square on Monday rolled out an update to its Register product, the software given freely to merchants to use as a point-of-sale system in conjunction with the Square card reader. The update makes the software more amenable to short-order restaurants by giving them the ability to create customized kitchen tickets and order modifications, essentially an attempt to make its software useful to more types of businesses in the SMB demographic.

Kitchensurfing Wants to Make Dinner at Your House, With Help From Union Square Ventures

A collaborative consumption startup that actually lets you consume.

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Groupon Names Mike DeLuca as VP of Sales for Its Point-of-Sale Business

Groupon said today that Mike DeLuca has assumed the role of VP of sales for Breadcrumb, the company’s iPad-based point-of-sale system for restaurants, bars and cafes. In addition, DeLuca will continue on as the VP of sales and operations for Savored, a restaurant reservation platform. Groupon acquired both Breadcrumb and Savored this year to create new ways to interact with merchants.

Yelp Acquires European Reviews Site Qype for $50 Million

Five stars. Would acquire again.

OpenTable Helping Restaurants to Lift Last-Minute Reservations on the Phone

More than a quarter of OpenTable reservations are made on mobile phones today, but it could be a whole lot higher if it were easier.

Groupon Adding Point-of-Sale Technology to Its Merchant Offerings

Today, the company is rolling out Breadcrumb, a mobile payments solution for restaurants, bars and cafes.

Square Creates Yelp-Like Directory for Places That Accept Square

Right now, it may look a little sparse, but keep in mind that soon Square will be adding to its directory every single Starbucks in the U.S.
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Checking In Again With Foursquare

Early on, I was down on Foursquare. Now it’s one of my go-to apps. So what’s changed?