America’s Best Restaurant Chain, Why the Future of Food is Digital, and the Hit Reality Show Based in a Buzzy Eatery

By Caroline Cox | 2 min read

This week, find out what an Uber Eats exec has to say about the future of food and tech, how to open a restaurant successfully, use Instagram to boost your business, and more industry news to keep you in the loop.

gather industry roundup jan 4 2019

How Instagram Has Become a Game Changer for Restaurants—And How to Take Advantage – Upserve

Whether you follow food influencers religiously or just love scrolling through photos of mouthwatering dishes, one thing’s for sure: Instagram is affecting the restaurant industry in a big way. Millions of people look to foodie influencers for their honest reviews and recommendations. Furthermore, nearly every successful restaurant brand has a presence on this platform. Wondering how to make it work for your business? Read on.

The Future of Food is Digital – Restaurant Dive

The head of product for Uber Eats discusses the innovative ways technology can change the way restaurants serve customers. Highlights include creating personalized connections, customized advertising, interactive digital menus, and all the ways brands can convey who they are outside of their brick-and-mortar locations.

Resources to Help You Start a New Restaurant Business – The Rail Media

You’ve decided you want to start a restaurant! Now, where to begin? This guide breaks down the steps to take to open a restaurant, from estimating costs and getting the right licenses to building a top-notch team and getting the word out.

‘Vanderpump Rules’ Is the Ultimate Guilty Pleasure Restaurant Show – Eater

Take a closer look at Bravo’s series Vanderpump Rules. See how the show, which follows a handful of good-looking servers at Beverly Hills hotspot SUR, went from a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills spinoff to a bonafide reality hit that even A-listers can’t get enough of. Eater digs into how, even though it’s a “soapy reality TV show,” Vanderpump Rules also offers a window into the relatable experience of working in a restaurant. (And all the drama that can ensue.)

The Next Generation of Food Hall Design – Skift Table

As e-commerce continues to upend traditional brick-and-mortar restaurant and store models, retailers and restaurateurs have no choice but to keep up with the times if they want to stay successful. This article breaks down what the future of food halls looks like, with an emphasis on location, room for businesses big and small, and an environment designed to make patrons want to sit and stay a while.

This Steakhouse Is the Best Restaurant Chain in America, According to TripAdvisor – Food & Wine

Chain restaurant groups are an integral part of the country’s dining scene. Ruth’s Chris Steak House takes the crown as the No. 1 large-sized restaurant chain in the country for 2018. Rankings were determined from an algorithm factoring in quality, quantity, and overall customer reviews from the past year. See why Ruth’s Chris takes the cake.


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Caroline Cox
Content Marketing Manager

Caroline Cox is Gather's Content Marketing Manager. She spends her time crafting blogs, thought leadership pieces, case studies, social media content and more, helping empower restaurants and other event venues to streamline their planning process and grow their events programs with success.

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