All posts in 2023
  • One Fast Casual’s Pursuit of Proprietary Tech

    Applications for the software go well beyond daily sales forecasts.

    From: QSR Magazine
    Cafe Zupas is leveraging bespoke AI tools to predict sales and improve margins.

    Cafe Zupas prides itself on serving food that’s made from scratch daily. Its expansive menu of soups, salads, and sandwiches requires over 200 ingredients, with fresh produce being delivered daily. read more

  • Austin’s Famed Franklin Barbecue Is Coming to LA for Just Five Days

    Photo By: Jakob Layman
    From: EATER Los Angeles
    By: Matthew Kang

    One of Texas’s most famous restaurants, Franklin Barbecue, is collaborating with LA’s HomeState to create a chopped brisket breakfast taco for just five days from November 8 to 12. To date, Franklin Barbecue has never appeared in Los Angeles except for a pop-up in 2015 that founder and chef Aaron Franklin conducted with chef Adam Perry Lang. For those who haven’t heard of Franklin Barbecue, it’s regarded as one of the best barbecue places in the world, drawing huge lines every day it’s open. And it’s officially coming to LA next week to celebrate HomeState, an Austin-style breakfast taco specialist, that turns 10 years old this year. read more

  • 36 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles

    Photo By: Jeff Mindell//Courtesy Highly Likely
    From: Conde Nast Traveler
    Reviewed By: Krista Simmons<

    Highly Likely has the bright, airy, vibrant vibes of some of Australia’s best all-day cafes. You’ll find all the California takes on breakfast classics on the menu here. All of them are great, but standouts include the fish sandwich, made with locally caught, tempura-battered fish and kosho tartar sauce, or the Japanese porridge bowl with housemade pickles, dashi broth, Okinawa potatoes, mushrooms, greens, miso granola, and a soft boiled egg. read more

  • 36 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles

    Photo By: Sierra Prescott
    From: Conde Nast Traveler
    Reviewed By: Krista Simmons<

    This lively little taco stand is all about inhaling a few tacos with friends before the tortillas dissolve in your hands. Hungover or not, you’ll inhale these tacos with tortillas handmade to perfection. Start a perfect day with their “Trinity”—eggs, bacon, potato and cheese. The best things in life are simple, especially paired in a winning combination with Southern hospitality and speedy, smiley service. Bonus: the Highland Park location now serves some of the best margaritas in town. read more

  • Remedy Organics Launches Super Ube Glow – The First-Ever Ingestible Beauty Wellness Shake

    From: News Direct
    Remedy Organics, the leading producer of award-winning, plant-based, and protein-packed functional beverages, today announced the release of its latest innovation, Super Ube Glow. The new revolutionary blend, designed to nourish from within and promote a radiant inner glow, marks the first-ever ingestible beauty wellness shake to hit the market. read more

  • Here’s how Café Zupas was able to successfully build its own tech stack

    From: Nation’s Restaurant News
    By: Joanna Fantozzi

    The founders of the Utah-based soup and sandwich chain have backgrounds in tech and built custom AI-based systems instead of going with off the shelf read more

  • This Company Puts Tepache, Mexico’s 3,000-Year-Old Fermented Pineapple Beverage in Easy Reach of U.S. Consumers

    Photo:Greg Dupree / Food Styling by Ali Ramee / Prop Styling by Christina Daley
    By:Lucy Simon

    Two beverage industry pros are bringing Mexico’s oldest drink to the U.S. market for the first time, with astonishing success. read more

  • Skin care startup raises $6.2 million to fight hyperpigmentation

    Illustration: Tiffany Herring/Axios

    By: Kia Kokalitcheva

    Mother Science, a skincare company founded by Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger and Ann Marie Simpson-Einziger, a violinist and the guitarist’s wife, is debuting its first product aimed at skin hyperpigmentation. read more

  • Stio Raises $20M in Capital to Accelerate Omnichannel Growth

    From: Outdoor Sportswire

    Led by LAGO Innovation Fund, funding support comes as Stio doubles Mountain Studio® retail locations and boosts wholesale growth read more