The Future of Food Tech

When looking toward the future of tech in the food industry, it’s easy to imagine that robots will soon take our orders, we’ll pay for meals through voice or face recognition, and that most deliveries will be ferried to customers via drones. But this ignores real-world barriers, including regulation and shifts in public interest. Operators […]

The On-Demand Delivery Revolution

We have just released Technomic’s trend predictions for the coming year. I’d like to take a closer look at No. 10—what we’re calling “The Delivery Revolution”—which may transform the foodservice industry more than the other nine trends put together. The proliferation of order-and-pay mobile apps and third-party online ordering and delivery services like GrubHub is […]

Is Costa Rica the New Hot Spot?

Three American fast-casual concepts have recently opened new restaurants in Costa Rica. Does this indicate that the country is a new hot spot for the segment? Or perhaps an entry point into the South American market? Cosi entered the Costa Rica market with a location in Escazu operated by franchisee Fast Casual S.A. The unit […]