3 Things We’re Reading: Chili’s Delivery, Fair Park Research



Every day Dallas Innovates staffers scour websites looking for the most interesting, important, and unusual stories about innovation and creativity. Here are three we thought you’d like:

Chili’s Grill and Bar has teamed up with the Postmates food delivery service and began delivering food from seven Dallas area Chili’s locations this past Saturday. The casual dining concept of Dallas-based Brinker International (NYSE: EAT) has offered delivery before, but in a different way. In December 2013, it began offering deliveries on orders with a $125 minimum — more of a catering choice. Now, the test run with Postmates is geared towards individual meals, with a small delivery fee of $3.99. To see if Chili’s is delivering out of a location nearest you, check here.

A new study from University of Texas at Arlington shows that if more methods of transportation were available to Fair Park, more people would spend time there. Researchers think that if a “loop circulation pattern” were in place, visitors would be encouraged to hang out in more clustered, higher profit areas as well as adding more bike and walking lanes. It suggests more park land and parking structures. To read more about the students’ continuing research, click here. Fair Park is celebrating its 80th year with free admission to museums, concerts and exhibits. From Wednesday through Saturday, “Friends of Fair Park” will host the four-day festival in commemoration of the big anniversary. Along with the celebration, there will be the opening of a new Museum Green park for kids, encouraging attendees to look into the future of the park. For a full schedule of events and more information, check it out here.

Health Wildcatters, the Dallas-based accelerator for the health-care industry, will be moving its offices to downtown Dallas. The move is being made to allow for expansion, to have a more centrally located office, and to offer recent graduates opportunities for collaboration with big businesses. For more information about this move, check it out here.

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