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Curbside is Now Rakuten Ready

Curbside, a Silicon Valley startup that takes the friction out of the mobile order-ahead experience for thousands of stores and restaurants, unveiled it is now Rakuten Ready, taking on a new name one year after it became part of the Rakuten, Inc.

Coca-Cola Partners with Omnivore to Launch Digital Marketplace This Fall

Coca-Cola North America is launching a digital marketplace this fall that connects its foodservice customers to pre-vetted, industry-best restaurant technologies with competitive pricing. The marketplace of solutions for front of house, back of house and outside of house is powered by Omnivore, a universal point-of-sale connectivity platform, that offers seamless integration into restaurants' point-of-sale (POS) systems.

Chef Drew Smith to Open kō•än in Cary, North Carolina

kō•än, opening in early August, seeks to bring stories, food, and people back to the former ān cuisines space in Cary, North Carolina. With a focus on humble, tranquil, “food for thought,” kō•än will bring a renewed energy and feel to Cary’s dining scene.

Twin Peaks Crowns Caitlynn Forbes Miss Twin Peaks 2019

Tuesday night, Twin Peaks held its annual Miss Twin Peaks Contest at Mango’s Tropical Café in Orlando where Caitlynn Forbes from Addison, Texas, was crowned the 2019 winner.For the national contest, 83 girls traveled to Orlando and were there for a few jam-packed days at the Omni Championsgate Hotel followed by contest day at Mango’s Tropical Café off Orlando’s iconic International Drive.

Kabaq Rebrands as QReal

Kabaq, the augmented reality subsidiary of the Glimpse Group known for its AR menu technology and realistic AR food models, has changed its name to QReal.Formerly Kabaq.io, QReal established its beachhead within the AR industry by creating the most lifelike models of cuisine.

Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern Hands Out Leadership Awards

Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern, a nationally recognized casual American restaurant and tavern, recently honored two restaurants and three associates for their outstanding performances in 2018. The awards were presented at the company’s annual Leadership Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky.

Win $1,000 at the Rapid Fire Challenge: Meatless Monday Edition

The 2019 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo and Healthy Food Expo West is offering an exciting competition for chefs to enter and have the chance to win $1,000, bragging rights and gain exposure to over 100 media outlets as well as thousands of industry peers.