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Think Fast: Top Fast-Casual Brands Intensify Focus on Faster, Easier Customer Experience

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jun 7, 2022 8:00:00 AM

The recovery from the pandemic is picking up speed as fast-casual restaurant chains continue to accelerate tech integrations that focus on a seamless end-to-end customer experience. “Quicker, easier, better” has become the recovery’s rallying cry, and the fast-casual restaurant category is moving rapidly to build out an omnichannel experience that gives customers on-demand access to food through a variety of digital channels. 

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Topics: Technology, Trends, Delivery, Drive-Thru, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Fast-Casual Restaurant, Digital/Online Ordering

Restaurant Rebound: From Eating Losses to Platefuls of Profits

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on May 10, 2022 8:00:00 AM

What a difference a few years can make. It’s been over two years since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, and while the light at the end of the tunnel has flickered and faded at times, bright spots have emerged and expanded to illuminate a feast of opportunities and recharge our sense of optimism.

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Topics: Technology, Trends, Mobile, Delivery, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Drive-Thru, Curbside Pickup, Off-Premises, Digital/Online Ordering

Tapping Out: Price-Sensitive Consumers Shift to Apps and Drive-Thrus

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Mar 1, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Consumer data offers a feast of insights that foodservice operators can use to feed the bottom line. Find the choice cuts and you just might gain an edge on the competition.

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Topics: Trends, Foodservice Industry, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Drive-Thru, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Mobile App

Flexible Feast: Restaurant Prototypes Step Up to the Plate to Optimize the Customer Experience

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Feb 22, 2022 8:00:00 AM

The pandemic gave us all a crash course in the importance of flexibility at a critical juncture for the foodservice industry. To overcome unimaginable business challenges, foodservice providers across segments, independent operators and major restaurant chains all quickly learned they had to be extraordinarily nimble and adaptable or risk eating catastrophic losses. 

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Topics: Technology, Trends, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Drive-Thru, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Off-Premises, Digital/Online Ordering

Movin’ On Up: Higher Check Averages and Drive-Thru Concepts Raise Restaurant Sales

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jan 18, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Challenges may have cast a few dark clouds over the foodservice industry, but there have been bursts of sunshine too. Just ask restaurant industry analytics firm Black Box Intelligence.

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

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