09 11 / 2012

Computer Chip Trivet: Deployed and Ready For Action!

Niche Food started as a place for me to post photos and blog about food that wasn’t cupcakes. Now with Instagram and Pinterest, I haven’t been post here that often. Today I have decided to “trivet” the content on this blog. Instead of using the word “pivot” which is used to describe when a startup changes their business model, I am using the “trivet” since is a food-related.  (I hope it catches on.) Anyway, I have been interested in food startups, food apps, and artisan food businesses, so Niche Food will be featuring news about the emerging food businesses.

09 11 / 2012

Online food delivery service GrubHub wouldn’t confirm or deny reports Friday that it plans an initial public offering next year. The Chicago-based company said it is keeping its options open as it continues to grow, according to the Chicago Tribune. Reuters earlier reported that GrubHub, which lets diners order food via the Internet or mobile phones, has selected Citigroup to lead an IPO in 2013 and is in the process of filling out the rest of its underwriting syndicate. The news agency said it talked to three sources who requested anonymity because the IPO plans are not public. GrubHub spokeswoman Abby Hunt called the report “speculation,” the Tribune said.

(Source: bizjournals.com)

09 11 / 2012

Plated

Plated reestablishes the simple joy of cooking delicious 30-minute meals. Sign up for two, three or five pre-packaged meals fully equipped with ready-to-cook locally-sourced gourmet ingredients curated by a monthly featured chef. Starting at $10 a meal, choose the Seared Tuna Sushi Bowls, Chorizo Tacos or Pasta Carbonara with Edamame. “Food e-commerce is the final frontier of e-commerce,” explains cofounder Nick Taranto. “This is an enormous opportunity of a generation to impact how we see food and how it’s produced, delivered and consumed.”