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Today in food: Dine Brands invests in digital



Today in restaurant and grocery store news, Dine Brands is discussing its digital upgrades and DoorDash is launching its new “DoubleDash” feature. Plus, a glimpse into the growing popularity of instant coffee with younger consumers.

Dine Brands: 75% of company technology will be improved by EOY

In the second quarter of 2021, Dine Brands, parent company of casual restaurants Applebee’s and IHOP, saw sales increase significantly year over year, with both brands more than doubling sales at the same restaurant. Here, we highlight the six digital upgrades the company has made to attract today’s digitally connected consumers, along with one that is on the way.

AMZN vs WMT Weekly: Confusing Grocery Move and Updated COVID Guidelines

When it comes to the battle of the retail titans, grocery shopping is often a focal point. Walmart has a 10: 1 advantage over Amazon in the category, although Amazon has made some inroads in recent years as it is poised to become the largest retailer in the United States. buyers, it will add a service charge of $ 9.95 for Prime members ordering from Whole Foods Market in five US cities, where previously such deliveries were free for orders over $ 35.

Restaurant summary: DoubleDashed, Double Vaxxed and Double Shacked

This week in restaurant news, DoorDash is launching convenience store add-ons for restaurant dining, Yelp is adding vaccine transparency features, and Shake Shack mixing is returning to in-store sales.

Inside the rapid growth of Generation Z instant coffee

While instant coffee may be an unpopular choice for Gen Xers and Baby Boomers, convenience-seeking young consumers are discovering the beverage for the first time, drawn to its ease and simplicity. David Kovalevski, Founder and CEO of the fast growing premium instant coffee brand Waka Coffee, spoke with PYMNTS about the beverage’s rise to popularity among Gen Z buyers.



About: Healthcare companies lose 12% of their annual revenue to fraud, waste and abuse (FWA), but few are using artificial intelligence (AI) to solve these problems due to cost concerns. In AI In Focus: Targeting Fraud, Waste and Abuse In Healthcare, PYMNTS surveyed 100 healthcare executives to find out how AI could actually help businesses save money by limiting costly misrepresentation and false positives.



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