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Growing Pains: Big Chains Post Strong Pandemic Sales, Struggle with Post-Pandemic Demand

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jul 27, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Major restaurant chains had no choice but to flex their off-premises muscle when COVID-19 hit. As discussed in a previous post, bigger proved to be better during the pandemic, as large chains were able to rely on and build out their already well-developed delivery, takeout and drive-thru capabilities. Digital ordering linked consumers to foodservice with contactless ease and became a lifeline that made the difference in whether operations sank or swam in a rising tide of restrictions and infection rates.

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Topics: Takeout, Delivery, Labor, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Drive-Thru, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Off-Premises, Digital/Online Ordering

Extra Helping: Foodservice Operators Tap More Tech to Propel Profits

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jul 20, 2021 8:00:00 AM

The tide may be turning, but it can still be a struggle for operators to keep their head above water. Despite a surge of government funding for restaurant relief, rising vaccination rates and receding restrictions, 39% of restaurants—about 2 out of every 5—couldn’t cover their June rents, according to survey data from the lead generation platform Alignable.1

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Topics: Technology, Quick Service Restaurant, Delivery, Operations, COVID-19, Off-Premises, Digital/Online Ordering, Third-Party Delivery (3PD)

Hot Streak: Restaurant Business Heats Up as Pandemic Winds Down

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jul 13, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Restaurants are hungry to return to normal—and while “normal” may be a thing of the past as the aftershocks of the pandemic continue to transform foodservice, operators are already getting a taste of a business boost.

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Topics: Quick Service Restaurant, Casual Dining Restaurant, Delivery, Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Ghost Kitchens

A Hearty Appetite for Automation: Top Restaurant Chains Tap Next-Gen Tech to Feed Sales

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jul 6, 2021 8:00:00 AM

It’s no secret that top restaurant brands like Domino’s and McDonald’s navigated the pandemic more nimbly than small operations, which often ate heavy losses due to a lack of robust off-premises channels. Expedited by the ease and convenience of digital ordering, takeout, delivery and drive-thru service all proved to be powerful revenue engines for major players when in-store traffic slowed to a crawl or came to a screeching halt.

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Topics: Technology, Takeout, Quick Service Restaurant, Delivery, Operations, Drive-Thru, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Off-Premises

Snack and React:  Snacking Soars, Family Dining Dips as Foodservice Industry Reinvents Itself

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jun 29, 2021 8:00:00 AM

 

Roiled by the pandemic, 2020 became the year of transformation for the foodservice industry. Regroup, reassess and reinvent have become the gotta-get-it-done directives for foodservice operators, topping the menu of must-dos for moving forward.

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Topics: Snacking, Trends, Family Restaurant, Takeout, Delivery, Foodservice Industry, Sales & Profitability, snacks, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Fast-Casual Restaurant, Off-Premises

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