Nov 16, 2019

Restaurants adapt to the era of food delivery apps

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Fast food chains around the country are changing the physical structure of their restaurants to adapt to the era of food delivery apps such as Uber Eats and GrubHub Inc., Reuters reports.

Why it matters: The increase in digital orders has become a "major growth area" for chains, and it helps them save on labor and real estate costs, per Reuters. As such, chains, like Chopt and Chick-fil-A, are getting rid of tables and cash registers.

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Chick-fil-A's charity will no longer donate to anti-LGBTQ organizations

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Chick-fil-A announced on Monday that the company's charitable foundation will no longer be donating to two organizations with a history of anti-LGBTQ behavior.

The big picture: Chick-fil-A, which has received pushback for years over its founder's Christian conservatism and views on same-sex marriage, said in 2012 that it would no longer donate to anti-LGBTQ charities through its foundation. However, records show that the fast-food chain continued to donate to both the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), which have been accused of anti-LGBTQ discrimination.

Go deeperArrowNov 18, 2019

Why Thanksgiving isn't meatless

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Plant-based alternatives to meat have found their way into upscale restaurants and fast-food joints alike, but the trend hasn't really cracked Thanksgiving — one of the biggest meat-eating days of the year.

The big picture: Companies have made big strides in re-creating the taste of burgers and chicken nuggets with plant protein, but there are relatively few vegan options for the Thanksgiving turkey.

Go deeperArrowNov 27, 2019

Competition is getting fierce in food delivery

Data: YouGov; Chart: Axios Visuals

Food delivery apps look to have found a sweet spot as data shows more than a quarter (27%) of Americans spend up to $50 each month on delivery.

The big picture: Competition among delivery companies is getting serious as more sign exclusive agreements with restaurants, closing the door on competition.

Go deeperArrowDec 6, 2019