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JDE Peet's, Nestlé, and robotic waiters

Dear Reader,

Our weekly newsletter covers noteworthy and curious news from the international hospitality business. Find out what we've discovered about JDE Peet's, Nestlé, and In-N-Out Burger. Also, take a look at the programme of the 21st edition of our European Foodservice Summit.

Enjoy reading!
Your foodservice Bites team

Editor's Note
After a wonderful anniversary summit last year to celebrate conference number 20, let’s concentrate this time on a ‘special limited edition’ with a maximum of 150 participants (plus live stream).
Don't miss out on the 21st European Foodservice Summit on September 24th & 25th, 2020, Rüschlikon/Zürich, Switzerland. Early booking: 15% discount.


JDE Peet's debuts on the Euronext Amsterdam
The coffee and tea company, owned by JAB, raised a total of $2.5 bn for its first public offering. (Approx. reading time: 2 min.)

Nestlé ordered to rename its Incredible Burger
Following a legal battle with the U.S.-manufacturer Impossible Foods, the Swiss food company will have to rebrand its Incredible Burger on the European market. (Approx. reading time: 4 min.)

Red Robin warns its security regulators
The gourmet burger chain must raise at least $25 m from equity and is unsure whether it can fulfill these requirements. (Approx. reading time: 3 min.)


How the corona virus is shaping the foodservice industry
The latest update by Technomic takes a look at consumers' price expectations, restaurant activity in reopened areas, and ordering preferences. (Approx. reading time: 5 min.)

The uncertain future of pop-up restaurants
While some pop-up chefs express uncertainty about the future, others remain hopeful they could be among the first to get back on their feet. (Approx. reading time: 4 min.)

In-N-Out Burger sues insurance provider
The Californian burger brand is suing Zurich American Insurance for rejecting its Covid-19 claims, claiming breach of contract. (Approx. reading time: 3 min.)


KFC Canada partners with AI and analytics provider
The chicken chain will use the restaurant analytics solutions by Manthan to help further digitize its business. (Approx. reading time: 2 min.)

Compass Group acquires tech start-up
The acquisition of technology start-up Feedr will help the international catering company to accelerate its digital transformation. (Approx. reading time: 2 min.)

By the way

Dutch restaurant uses robot waiters
At Dadawan in Maastrich a robotic trio of waiters have been brought in to serve customers drinks and lessening the number of trips that human staff need to make. (Approx. reading time: 2 min.)