Today in food: Popeyes braces for drive-thru growth
Today in food retail, Popeyes announces plans to expand its dual drive-thru footprint, while Grubhub parent company Just Eat Takeaway plans to sell the aggregator. Additionally, grocers are leveraging automation to address supply chain challenges.
Popeyes Leverages Drive-Thru Channel to Increase Demand Fulfillment Capabilities
As restaurants look for more efficient ways to meet demand, many are turning to the drive-thru channel. Quick-service restaurant (QSR) chain Popeyes has announced that the company plans to open more than 200 restaurants in the United States and Canada this year, as well as a number of locations in other countries. More than half of new restaurants are expected to offer dual drive-thru.
Just Eat Takeaway Explores Selling Grubhub As US Competitors Get Ahead
It looks like Just Eat Takeaway’s Grubhub bet isn’t paying off. In a business update, the Netherlands-based company said it was “actively exploring” the possibility of a partial or full sale of the Chicago, Illinois-based aggregator or bringing in a strategic partner.
Grocers leverage inventory management automation to increase efficiency, CX
As supply chain issues plague the grocery industry, businesses are challenged to find new ways to improve inventory management, become more efficient and anticipate challenges as possible. Minnesota grocery chain Lunds & Byerlys, which has 28 locations in the state, has announced the rollout of a new computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI)-powered shelf scanning solution created by retail technology company Pensa.
Foodics, the restaurant technology platform, raises $170 million
Saudi-based ResTech Foodics has raised $170 million in a Series C funding round, which will be used to support its regional and international expansion, including its merger and acquisition strategy.