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Analysis Leading Food Names Like McDonald's Are Optimizing Ordering With AI Technology

From menus curated to individuals' dietary needs to offers that adjust in real time to trends and even weather patterns, here's how top food names like Sonic and THE.FIT are using AI to enable tailored food experiences

Brand Activation & Immersion How Retailers Like Charlotte's Web Are De-Mystifying Cannabis Consumption With Edible Engagement

From PSFK's Infusing Cannabis & CBD Into The New Brand Experience report, here's how today's cannabis retailers are using food-related activations to familiarize consumers with the popular plant

Cafe & Restaurant Interview: How Dig Inn Is Bringing Quality And Sustainability To Food Delivery

The fast-casual New York hotspot's founder discusses how it built its own delivery service using existing infrastructure to meet consumer demand for hot and quality meals on demand, home-cooked style

Food & Beverage Tokyo Restaurant 3D Prints Sushi Personalized To Guests' Nutritional Needs

A restaurant called Sushi Singularity is slated to open in Japan's capital city in 2020, using analysis of customers' saliva and more to 3D print sushi personalized to their body's needs

Merchandising & Curation McDonald's Personalizes Its Drive-Through With Tailored Menu Offerings

The fast-food franchise is implementing menus that adapt in accordance with real-time factors like weather, trending items and customers' orders as they go

Interview Interview: How Panera Bread Uses Intuitive Tech For A Flexible Cafe Experience

The cafe & restaurant brand's VP of digital experience explains how the establishment caters to consumer demand for fast and slow dining, ultimately using technology to enable an end-to-end journey that puts the customer in control and offers greater transparency

Cafe & Restaurant Food Research Co Marshals AI To Predict Next Big Food & Grocery Trends

Tastewise is a Tel Aviv-based site that analyzes millions of menu items, recipes and social media content to determine consumers' current and upcoming food demands, offering its insights to food industry subscribers

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel Air Asia Offers Customers Permanent Restaurant Inspired By Flight Menu

Called Santan, the airliner's fast-food restaurant is at once designed to drive brand engagement as well as test out new items on the ground to be used for the in-flight menu

Automotive Chipotle Caters To Consumer Agility With Mobile-Order Pickup Expansion

The chain plans to scale its Chipotlanes, pickup areas designated for online orders only, to enhance its digital presence

Events Reservation Platform Hosts "Off Menu Week" To Let Diners Try Out Its Restaurants

Resy's version of Restaurant Week will feature limited-release dishes at top restaurants across six U.S. cities, designed to encourage experiential discovery and repeat customers

Post Purchase Service & Support Virgin Atlantic Supports Consumers' Resolutions With Alcohol-Free Cocktail Menu

As global consumer behavior around alcohol continues to change, the airline is catering to new needs by letting passengers enjoy the experience of ordering a craft mocktail or reduced-alcohol cocktail

Advertising Interview: Taco Bell Offers Fans Meme Culture-Inspired Holiday Merchandise Via Amazon

This holiday season, fans of tex-mex chain Taco Bell will be able to purchase branded gift wrap exclusively on Amazon Canada, part of the restaurant's efforts to maintain its reputation for fun and out-of-the-box activations

Shopper Marketing & Promotion Reddit Members Received Discounts At McDonald's By Clicking The Hamburger Menu

The December 3rd promotion celebrating the inventor of the hamburger menu interface allowed Redditors and visitors to McDonald's site to receive coupons via the latter's mobile app

Luxury Lexus Offers New York Shoppers Hospitality-Focused Experience Space

Intersect By Lexus is designed to provide a cultural destination for visitors, combining dining, retail and event programming to communicate brand values through experiences and storytelling