How A.I. is driving restaurant revenue

Artificial intelligence is devouring the restaurant industry.

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Delivery sales are projected to grow at more than three times the rate of revenue from customers dining in at restaurants, according to a report from L.E.K. consulting. And more than half of customers are ordering food directly from a restaurant's app or website, according to the same report.

Here's how the restaurant industry is leveraging artificial intelligence to boost sales and reach more customers.

Virtual restaurants

Revenue for the online food delivery market is $16,980 million and is slated to increase 7.5% by 2023, according to data firm And more restaurants are rolling out delivery-only models to cater to the demand.