JUNKICHI Offers Traditional Izakaya and AI Tech

Mixing the old and the new, Seattle’s new izakaya restaurant JUNKICHI opens in April. The restaurant features traditional robatayaki served with a modern twist: a tabletop robot named SOTA with artificial intelligence capabilities interacts with customers.

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Project Profile: Firepoint Grill

Comfortable, Modern Design on Fire

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How to: Connect the Digital and Analog Brand Experience

When was the last time a new customer walked into a restaurant without having checked it out online? 

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5 Things to Know about Gen Z’s Dining Priorities

Kids today: they’re tech savvy and total foodies, at least according to Y-Pulse’s new 2018 Kids Dining study, Understanding Tomorrow’s Tastemakers Today, which surveyed more than 900 K-12 U.S. consumers aged 8 to 18 about their attitudes and behaviors around dining.

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With Pizza Sales Growing, Diners Want More Authenticity, More Choice

Sales among the limited-service pizza industry grew by 3.7 percent in 2017, while units grew by .9 percent, according to Technomic’s 2018 Pizza Occasion Consumer Trend Report.

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bite-sized buzz for march

A roundup of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk in the last month, including mergers and acquisitions, milestones, chain news, personnel news and a bit of recommended reading. 

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