Lightning Round: Celebrity Meal Delivery and Casual Dining Technology

By Frazer Jones
Earlier this month, Beyoncé launched her own vegan home meal delivery service—but shes not the only celebrity getting into the business...
  • Earlier this month, Beyoncé launched her own vegan home meal delivery service—but she’s not the only celebrity getting into the business. This week, supermodel icon Cindy Crawford threw her hat into the ring with the launch of her own “Cindy’s Essentials” meal delivery service focusing on raw food and cold-pressed juices. ~ People
  • Red Robin is joining the ranks of many other casual dining restaurant chains taking on the trend of ramping up investments in technology, announcing plans to implement tabletop tablets systemwide. ~  Nation’s Restaurant News
  • It feels like the entire McDonald’s “Pay with Lovin’” campaign was ultimately building up to this moment, and we’re thrilled that it actually happened: on Valentine’s Day, a man in Ohio earned his free cheeseburgers with a marriage proposal. ~ Wink News
  • The hits keep coming at Tesco. Hot on the heels of its previously announced closure of 43 low-performing stores, beleaguered retail chain is planning a further cut of up to 9,000 jobs at its remaining locations, including many management and team leader positions. ~ The Guardian
  • Want to know more about the impending merger between Albertsons and Safeway? Check out this audio slideshow for a more in-depth look. ~ Supermarket News
  • Is 2015 the Year of Stevia? The rise of the better-for-you market indicates that the time might be right for stevia to break through into the mainstream. ~ FoodBev
  • A social networking app created just for hardcore ramen fans? Yes please, sign us up. ~ Tech in Asia
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