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Inside the 'Underground Culinary Tour': Fine Dining With a Side of Data

The rise of food-specific television shows and celebrity-chefs like Shake Shack's Danny Meyer has raised the bar for restaurant consumers. Here's how restaurateurs are using technology to keep up.

Technology and the use of "big data" has recreated the dining experience, says Damian Mogavero, author of The Underground Culinary Tour. The rise of food-specific television shows and celebrity-chefs like Shake Shack's (SHAK) - Get Shake Shack, Inc. Class A Report Danny Meyer has raised the bar for restaurant consumers. And restaurants better deliver or they will go under. Mogavero also explains why eateries from McDonald's (MCD) - Get McDonald's Corporation Report to high-end gourmet restaurants need to build a better smartphone app or Web site in order to interact with customers on a deeper basis.

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