News GroundTruth Teams With Technomic To Track Restaurant Sales Across 200 Brands “Consumers may aspire online, but they live offline—no one travels to a restaurant without genuine intent," says GroundTruth CMO Eric Hadley. The new partership will examine specific menu items and dayparts to help restaurants answer questions about "intent."
Analysis Good For Groups: Yelp Partners With Gather Events Platform For Restaurant Events Reservations, Planning "Our partnership with Gather is part of our accelerating transactions on Yelp helping to deliver on our mission to connect people with great local businesses," says Yelp SVP Chad Richard.
Analysis OpenTable Booking Insights Promises To Make Reservations More Manageable For Restaurants “The business intelligence suite offers at-a-glance dashboards showing both past performance and trend analysis which helps restaurants manage their operations, adjust their staffing schedules, and tailor their marketing efforts - all in real time," says Prasad Gune, OpenTable SVP of Product.
Analysis Can Uber Make Burger-Delivery-By-Drone A Real Thing? If it sounds too 'sci-fi,' consider Delivery Econ 101: 'As off-premise dining grows across the country, it becomes less economical for a delivery driver to spend 20+ minutes making a delivery for a $10 burger and fries," says Yext's Lee Zucker.
Analysis What Does The Summer Weather Forecast Mean For Retail And Restaurant Businesses? "Based on Watson Advertising’s footfall studies around severe weather, we have seen an 80 percent increase in store traffic the day before a severe event, and a 20 percent increase in traffic for the 7 days following an event," says Adrienne Beck, VP/Head of Sales Strategy, Watson Advertising.
Analysis OpenTable App Redesign Emphasizes ‘On-The-Go’ Consumers And Same-Day Discovery “We reviewed data from diner reservations and saw a dramatic rise in people looking to dine immediately," says OpenTable SVP Prasad Gune. "Based on this insight, we have redesigned our app experience to cater to this trend."