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55 Convenient Dining Innovations

From Gourmet Takeout Brunches to Revamped Snack-Sized Menus

— September 11, 2015 — Lifestyle
These convenient dining innovations range from gourmet takeout kits to on-demand taco deliveries that are ideal for busy consumers who want to indulge while on the go. In addition to fast food delivery services and organic drive-thru eateries, other favorites include online bakeries and local food subscriptions that are designed to save consumers time and money.

Much like beauty and toy subscriptions, meal prep, ingredient and pre-made food subscriptions have also gained a massive following in recent months. Standouts include health-focused grocery subscriptions from Door-to-Door along with Daily Grill's pre-packed picnic kits that are equipped with delicious food and wine pairings.

Other favorites include fast food bike carriers -- ideal for the busy professional who cycles to and from work -- and recipe-based grocers who offer a select number of curated ingredients.
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Last-Minute Reservation Apps
Last-Minute Reservation Apps
The Resy App Lets Users Pick the Best Seat in the House
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Color-Coded Snack Wraps
Color-Coded Snack Wraps
Dunkin Donuts' Voodoo Veggie Wraps Come in Green for Vegetarians
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Pre-Ordering Sandwich Apps
Pre-Ordering Sandwich Apps
This New App from Subway Allows Users to Remotely Order Sandwiches
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52
Local Group Dining Apps
Local Group Dining Apps
The OverAhead Kinetic Farm, Inc. Platform Accommodates Parties
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51
Student-Run Delivery Services
Student-Run Delivery Services
This Service Uses Student Couriers to Deliver Meals on Campus
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50
App-Based Payment Services
App-Based Payment Services
This App Allows Customers Pay for Food with Their Mobile Device
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49
Pop-Up Cafeteria Eateries
Pop-Up Cafeteria Eateries
This School Cafeteria Restaurant Lets You Relive the Glory Days
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48
Convenient Penne Pastas
Convenient Penne Pastas
Fazoli's Penne Romano is Baked With Two Cheeses and Meat Sauce
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47
Photo Payment Food Trucks
Photo Payment Food Trucks
Google Photos Food Truck Challenge Lets You Pay for Food with a Picture
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46
Pumpkin Pretzel Nuggets
Pumpkin Pretzel Nuggets
This Seasonal Autumn Dish Combines Pumpkin Spice & Pretzel Nuggets
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45
On-Demand Taco Deliveries
On-Demand Taco Deliveries
The Taco Bell Chain Has Officially Launched a Fast Food Delivery Service
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Festive Pumpkin Bagel Menus
Festive Pumpkin Bagel Menus
Einstien Bros. Releases a Line of Fall Fare for the Change of Seasons
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Omega-Rich Snack Boxes
Omega-Rich Snack Boxes
Starbucks' New Bistro Snack Box Provides a Hearty Helping of Omega-3s
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42
Gourmet Online Bakeries
Gourmet Online Bakeries
This Online Bakery Delivers Exquisite Pastries All Over the U.S.
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Healthy Takeaway Kids' Meals
Healthy Takeaway Kids' Meals
Smashburger's Better For You Children's Menu Offers Nutritious Fare
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40
Pizza Payment Sharing
Pizza Payment Sharing
Papa John's PayShare Feature Allows Users to Split the Bill
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39
Convenient Buffalo Chicken Wraps
Convenient Buffalo Chicken Wraps
The Trader Joe's Buffalo Chicken Wrap Eliminates Mess On-the-Go
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On-Demand Meal Apps
On-Demand Meal Apps
The 'E Le Me' Food Delivery App Serves Meals from Small Eateries in China
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Gourmet Takeout Brunches
Gourmet Takeout Brunches
Pusateri's Mother's Day Brunches are Pre-Packaged
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36
French Fry Vending Machines
French Fry Vending Machines
This Vending Machine Design Dispenses Fired Potatoes and Sauces
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35
Avocado Breakfast Sandwiches
Avocado Breakfast Sandwiches
This Healthy English Muffin Sandwich Features Creamy Avocado
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34
Gourmet Chip Trucks
Gourmet Chip Trucks
This Aviation-Themed London Food Truck Serves Nothing but Fresh French Fries
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33
Frozen Curry Dinners
Frozen Curry Dinners
These Pre-Packaged Meals Offer a Taste of Authentic Indian Cuisine
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Online Pop-Up Markets
Online Pop-Up Markets
'Tastemakr' Spotlights a Different Craft Food or Drink Every 24 Hours
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Cartoon Alien Fries
Cartoon Alien Fries
The New Minion Character Fries are Exclusively Offered at McDonald's Brazil
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Recipe Kit Subscriptions
Recipe Kit Subscriptions
HelloFresh Delivers Healthy and Fresh Ingredients on a Weekly Basis
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29
Miniaturized Fast Food Combos
Miniaturized Fast Food Combos
The New McDonalds Mini Meals May Replace the Supersize Option
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28
Gourmet S'more Kits
Gourmet S'more Kits
This Upscale Campfire Snack Kit Features Fresh Crackers & Vanilla Marshmallows
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27
Thematic Movie Menus
Thematic Movie Menus
New York's Nitehawk Cinema Coordinates Food and Movie Choices
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26
Romantic Dinner Kits
Romantic Dinner Kits
Style & Entertaining's Kit Supplies a Romantic Dinner for Two
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25
Peel-Back Snack Packs
Peel-Back Snack Packs
These Healthy On-the-Go Snacks are Perfectly Portioned and Full of Flavor
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24
Gourmet Dinner Deliveries
Gourmet Dinner Deliveries
The 'Supper' Cars Aim to Deliver Gourmet-Quality Food Directly to Homes
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Ramen Noodle Vending Machines
Ramen Noodle Vending Machines
This Unconventional Vending Machine Provides Savory Noodle Dishes
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22
Pop-Up Grocery Stores
Pop-Up Grocery Stores
The Market Mobile in Ottawa Brings Healthy Foods to Underprivileged Areas
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21
Gourmet Sandwich Subscriptions
Gourmet Sandwich Subscriptions
Weekly Food Subscription Cheese Posties Sends You Grilled Cheeses
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20
Organic Drive-Thru Eateries
Organic Drive-Thru Eateries
Amy's Kitchen Drive Thru Will Serve Healthy, Organic Fast Food
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19
Food Truck Locating Apps
Food Truck Locating Apps
The Toronto Food Trucks App Locates Nearby Eats
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18
Pre-Packed Picnic Kits
Pre-Packed Picnic Kits
The Daily Grill's Picnic Menu Helps You Enjoy a Multi-Course Meal on the Go
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17
Dog-Focused Food Trucks
Dog-Focused Food Trucks
Fido To Go by Donna Santucci Caters to Cute Canines
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16
Convenient Superfood Meals
Convenient Superfood Meals
The Detox Kitchen Grab n' Go Dishes Blend Flavor and Nutrition
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15
Meal-Making Subscription Services
Meal-Making Subscription Services
ChefButler Sends Food Boxes Full of Recipes and Ingredients
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14
Fast Food Bike Carriers
Fast Food Bike Carriers
'McBike' is a Carryout Container Designed to Hook onto Handlebars
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13
Pop-Up Salad Bars
Pop-Up Salad Bars
Subway's Outdoor Salad Bar Encourages Healthy Eating on the Street
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12
Sustainable Food Subscriptions
Sustainable Food Subscriptions
Door to Door Organics Delivers Fresh Natural Groceries to Your Door
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11
Mobile Farmer's Market
Mobile Farmer's Market
The Real Food Farm Truck Brings Fresh Produce to Baltimore in Style
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10
Executive Meal Subscriptions
Executive Meal Subscriptions
Chef's Plate Offers Chef-Designed Meals for Quality Convenience
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9
Tidy Tearaway Packaging
Tidy Tearaway Packaging
The McDonald's Bag Tray Keeps Your Meal Contained to Minimize Takeout Mess
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8
Fast Organic Burger Chains
Fast Organic Burger Chains
This Greek Burger Chain Boasts Sleek Packaging for the Design Lover
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7
Airport Food Halls
Airport Food Halls
This Helsinki Airport Restaurant is Almost a Vacation in Itself
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6
Food Truck Delivery Hubs
Food Truck Delivery Hubs
The FoodToEat Service Connects Customers with Food Carts
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5
Gourmet Takeout Kits
Gourmet Takeout Kits
Quebec's Château Laurier Hotel Offers 5 Course Meals on the Go
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4
Mobile Bread Boutiques
Mobile Bread Boutiques
Pump Street Bakery's Food Truck Offers Meals On the Go
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3
Mobile Bus Markets
Mobile Bus Markets
FoodShare's Fresh Produce Programs Include a Travelling Market on Wheels
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2
Mobile Eatery Concepts
Mobile Eatery Concepts
The Peugeot Food Truck Converts into a Pop-Up Restaurant
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Recipe-Based Grocery Stores
Recipe-Based Grocery Stores
This Store Will Allow Shoppers to Buy Recipe Kits and Ingredients
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