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Pizza Hut, Burger King use chatbots for social media ordering

Pizza Hut, Burger King use chatbots for social media ordering | Food Startups | Scoop.it
Although automated messaging has been around for years, today’s chatbots combine machine learning with artificial intelligence to create enhanced user
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A new app appears on the menu for healthier eating

A new app appears on the menu for healthier eating | Food Startups | Scoop.it
Order Healthy, an app-only start-up, aims to get consumers to make healthier eating choices when they order their meals out, says co-founder Ben Sakhai.
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Why 2 Founders Left the Bay Area to Launch a Kids Meal Delivery Startup in Chicago

Why 2 Founders Left the Bay Area to Launch a Kids Meal Delivery Startup in Chicago | Food Startups | Scoop.it
Tech industry veterans Steven Minisini and Jennifer Chow had a choice to make when launching Nurture Life
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9 food startups seek investors at Food-X Demo Day - New York Business Journal

9 food startups seek investors at Food-X Demo Day - New York Business Journal | Food Startups | Scoop.it
Food startups out of the Food-X accelerator take aim at taste buds with ethnic cuisine, and concentrating on food freshness and quality.
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Menu Next Door grabs $2 million for its home cooking platform

Menu Next Door grabs $2 million for its home cooking platform | Food Startups | Scoop.it
Menu Next Door just raised $2 million (€1.75 million) from Index Ventures, Local Globe, Kima Ventures and TheFamily. The startup is all about home cooking,..
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The Food Industry Is the Next Frontier for Startups

The Food Industry Is the Next Frontier for Startups | Food Startups | Scoop.it
The “institutionalized” methods of food production and consumption need to be prepared for the disrupters - more startups are entering the food industry.
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Does Food Tech Help Farmers?

Does Food Tech Help Farmers? | Food Startups | Scoop.it
A growing number of tech companies are working to bring more local food to consumers. The key to small farm survival appears to be something else entirely.
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By arming local farmers with on-demand logistics, a new food startup aims to make local produce more cost-competitive.

By arming local farmers with on-demand logistics, a new food startup aims to make local produce more cost-competitive. | Food Startups | Scoop.it
Cost and logistics present major impediments to the availability and growth of Lafayette’s local food economy. Organic farms and local makers abound in Acadiana’s fertile food culture, but gaps in the local farm-to-market network have kept the
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Birmingham Chefs Test Appetite For New Flavors With Supper Clubs

Birmingham Chefs Test Appetite For New Flavors With Supper Clubs | Food Startups | Scoop.it
Pop-up dining experiences are cropping up across the country. While diners savor an exclusive meal, chefs get to try out recipes and gauge the local market for their food before opening a restaurant.
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La Belle Assiette Grabs Another $1.5 Million For Its On-Demand Chef Service

La Belle Assiette Grabs Another $1.5 Million For Its On-Demand Chef Service | Food Startups | Scoop.it
French startup La Belle Assiette just raised another $1.5 million (€1.3 million) to expand its services. The company has become a leading on-demand chef..
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Is On-Demand Delivery Threatening the Catering Business?

Is On-Demand Delivery Threatening the Catering Business? | Food Startups | Scoop.it
By Jessica Bryant, Managing Editor [Editor’s Note: This is a sponsored post.] Several new trends infiltrated the restaurant space in 2015: real estate hikes drove out city chefs to suburbia, composting got creative, operators began to question...
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The R&D Behind Meal Delivery Startup Sprig's New Recipes

The R&D Behind Meal Delivery Startup Sprig's New Recipes | Food Startups | Scoop.it
The story of 1,274 different dishes that needed to be healthy, delivery-proof, cost-conscious, mass-producibleand oh yeah, delicious.
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New Work Requirements Put Food Stamps at Risk

New Work Requirements Put Food Stamps at Risk | Food Startups | Scoop.it
The federal government offers more than $90 million a year for employment and training programs.
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A drone to deliver ingredients while you watch a cooking show

A drone to deliver ingredients while you watch a cooking show | Food Startups | Scoop.it
The Foxtrot is a food delivery drone system designed to deliver food ingredients directly to you when you are watching a cooking show
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When Restaurants Ditch the Dining Room

When Restaurants Ditch the Dining Room | Food Startups | Scoop.it
In a city where restaurants frequently blame closures on a brutal real estate market, a new solution has taken hold: Why not get rid of the dining room? Of course! If no one actually has to com
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There are 2,000 empty restaurants during the day in New York — and this startup is trying to do something about it

There are 2,000 empty restaurants during the day in New York — and this startup is trying to do something about it | Food Startups | Scoop.it
There are more than 2,000 restaurants in New York City that are closed before 6 p.m., and Spacious' founders want to turn that into a coworking space.
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Instacart and Food Network join forces to launch meal-kit delivery service

Instacart and Food Network join forces to launch meal-kit delivery service | Food Startups | Scoop.it
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Can the USDA Force Convenience Stores to Provide Healthier Food for SNAP Users?

Can the USDA Force Convenience Stores to Provide Healthier Food for SNAP Users? | Food Startups | Scoop.it
Stricter SNAP eligibility rules could improve the selection in small neighborhood stores. Or it could prompt those stores to opt out of the program all together.
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Two Computer Scientists Are Programming An End To Food Waste In Chicago

Two Computer Scientists Are Programming An End To Food Waste In Chicago | Food Startups | Scoop.it
Every day, Zero Percent matches restaurants, cafeterias, and supermarkets to nonprofits, getting everyone the food they need just in time.
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Dietitian on aisle four: Grocery stores are calling in health experts

Dietitian on aisle four: Grocery stores are calling in health experts | Food Startups | Scoop.it
Increasingly, grocery stores are turning to dietitians to help customers navigate health decisions.
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This App Splits Meal Costs Based on Gender and Racial Income Inequalities

This App Splits Meal Costs Based on Gender and Racial Income Inequalities | Food Startups | Scoop.it
Equipay uses humor to explain how income inequality and the gender pay gap plays out in real life situations.
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Apply to Exhibit at the 2016 NRA Show Startup Alley

Apply to Exhibit at the 2016 NRA Show Startup Alley | Food Startups | Scoop.it
The largest annual gathering of the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry, NRA Show takes place every May in Chicago.
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A CHALLENGE TO BOOST CHICAGO'S SUPPLY OF LOCAL, SUSTAINABLE FOOD

A CHALLENGE TO BOOST CHICAGO'S SUPPLY OF LOCAL, SUSTAINABLE FOOD | Food Startups | Scoop.it

The Food to Market Challenge will award $500,000 to the multidisciplinary team that designs the most innovative solution to re-conceive supply chain practices that today limit the scale or efficiency of the Chicago region’s local and sustainable food market.

The solution will address the problem of size as a marketplace barrier for burgeoning local food enterprises. The solution will be feasible to implement; can be sustained or grow even after funding from the challenge ends; and advance the charitable purposes of Food:Land:Opportunity  to create a resilient local food economy that protects and conserves land and other natural resources while promoting market innovation and building wealth and assets in the Chicago region’s communities......

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Has the Influence of Yelp on Consumers Finally Come to an End?

Has the Influence of Yelp on Consumers Finally Come to an End? | Food Startups | Scoop.it
By Kaitlin Ohlinger, Foodable Contributor Imagine a place where you could go to read honest, educated opinions about an establishment.
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This Chicago Startup Created a Search Engine For On-Demand Food Delivery

This Chicago Startup Created a Search Engine For On-Demand Food Delivery | Food Startups | Scoop.it
Today, there are a myriad of options for ordering food online. On-demand delivery has never been easier, with...
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