Visitors to Henn-na, a restaurant outside Nagasaki, Japan, are greeted by a peculiar sight: their food being prepared by a row of humanoid robots that bear a passing resemblance to the Terminator. The “head chef,” incongruously named Andrew, specializes in okonomiyaki, a Japanese pancake. Using his two long arms, he stirs batter in a metal … Continue reading Robots Will Transform Fast Food
Today Facebook is announcing that users can now order food for takeout or delivery using both the Facebook mobile app and website. But it’s not at all what you might think; Facebook hasn’t created its own answer to Seamless, which would be massive news for the restaurant industry. This isn’t that. Instead, the company is … Continue reading Facebook now lets you order food without leaving Facebook
PORTLAND, Maine—Over the past decade, this once-sleepy New England town has experienced a remarkable culinary boom that’s put it squarely on the map for foodies, with restaurants like Eventide, Central Provisions and Vinland bringing national renown to the city of fewer than 70,000 people. And one design agency helped make it all happen. Might & … Continue reading How a Design Agency Helped Make Portland, Maine, the Hippest Foodie Town in New England
McDonald's is promoting a new "gourmet" burger range, the "Signature Collection" in the U.K. with a spot that spoofs high end fragrance ads. The Signature Collection, which has been on trial in selected restaurants, will be made available in more than 900 McDonald's restaurants across the U.K. by the end of 2017. In a move … Continue reading McDonald’s Spoofs Fragrance Advertising in U.K. Spot for ‘Luxury’ Burger Range
For a long time, augmented reality appeared to hold potential as the next great tool for advertisers to engage their audience. In recent years, food and beverage manufacturers have started to realize some of that potential — as shown by the stratospheric, if short-lived, success of Pokémon Go last summer — but it has to be leveraged … Continue reading Can food brands make augmented reality come to life?
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., reeling from a recent norovirus outbreak, is ready to move on with a new menu item it sees as a savior: queso.
OpenAg is, as the team likes to describe it, a “Food Computer” — a sealed box not unlike a greenhouse, wired with water and nutrient distribution systems and sensors.
Pizza that’s delivered hot and fresh should be something that everyone—man, woman or child—should be able to enjoy, and who better to represent that than an actress and comedian who can play every man, woman or child (well, white man, woman or child)? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8z2yCnMEI8 Pizza Hut has tapped Kristen Wiig for its latest “Everyman” campaign … Continue reading Kristen Wiig Comically Channels Every Man, Woman & Child for Pizza Hut