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Virtual Brands, Real Revenue: Online-Only Restaurant Operations Tap Into Need for Safety

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jan 4, 2022 8:00:00 AM

On- and off-premises, foodservice has had so many twists and turns, it’s hard to keep track of all the pandemic-propelled trends. But while on-site traffic has made significant inroads thanks to the widespread availability of vaccines and the lifting of restrictions, all roads still lead to safety.

As the COVID-19 crisis lingers and breakthrough cases and variants continue to be concerns, consumers hunger for peace of mind and feed on foodservice brands that emphasize safety. Research data underscores the critical importance of precautions as pandemic-related problems persist. 

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Topics: Takeout, Delivery, Product Quality & Safety, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Off-Premises, Ghost Kitchens

Innovation Acceleration: Faster, Smarter, Better Foodservice Drives Sales Higher

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 5, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Foodservice is in a state of perpetual flux, as pandemic-propelled innovation continues to drive the industry in new directions—both off-premises and on.

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Topics: Technology, Loyalty, Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Off-Premises, Ghost Kitchens

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

The Rise of Ghost Kitchens: What to Know

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

The challenges of 2020, including business closures and social distancing guidelines, catapulted the demand for takeout and delivery to new heights over the past year—and may have forever changed consumers’ relationship with the foodservice industry. Indeed, more than half (53%) of consumers surveyed by the National Restaurant Association say takeout and delivery have become "essential to the way they live.”1

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Topics: Technology, Marketing & Communications, Independents, Takeout, Regional, Pies/Tarts, Business & Industry, Commercial, Quick Service Restaurant, Casual Dining Restaurant, Delivery, National, Local, Social Media, Family, Labor, Convenience, Foodservice Industry, Customer Experience, Consumer, Distribution, Menu Strategy, Packaging, Sales & Profitability, Delivery App, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Curbside Pickup, Fast-Casual Restaurant, Off-Premises, Consumer Behavior, Ghost Kitchens, Design, Digital/Online Ordering, Signage, Shareables, Third-Party Delivery (3PD)

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