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Who’s in the Driver’s Seat? The Demographics of Delivery and Takeout

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Dec 22, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The pandemic has put a spotlight on off-premises business as major chains and independent operators strive to whip up recipes for success under challenging circumstances. Capacity restrictions, shutdowns and consumer safety concerns may have stalled in-store traffic, but the off-premises revenue engine continues to steer foodservice in the direction of delivery and takeout.

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Topics: Millennials, Trends, Gen Z, Foodservice Industry, Menu, Demographic, Menu Strategy, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Back to Basics: A Second Helping of Tried and True Feeds the Bottom Line

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Dec 8, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The pandemic has propelled the restaurant industry in different directions—some new and unexpected (think social distancing and face masks), others more familiar (the drive-thru, for example). In the case of takeout in general and the drive-thru in particular, "back to basics" has jumpstarted traffic and revved up revenue.

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Topics: Promotion, Quick Service Restaurant, Menu Strategy, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Drive-Thru, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Power to the Pizza! A Foodservice Staple Continues to Drive Profits with Delivery

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Dec 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Strong off-premises capabilities have become the not-so-secret sauce of success for foodservice operators during the COVID-19 crisis. Pizza chains in particular have  become delivery powerhouses.

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Topics: Technology, Takeout, Delivery, Menu, Menu Strategy, Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Mixed Bag: Big Restaurant Chains Explore Recipes for Success During Pandemic

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 10, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Domino’s delivers sales—and a dilemma. In Q3, the pizza powerhouse served up its strongest sales performance in years.1 U.S. same-store sales were up 17.5%, and international same-stores sales rose 6.2%—a record since the company began reporting publicly in 2004.1

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Topics: Quick Service Restaurant, Delivery, Menu Strategy, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Drive-Thru, COVID-19, Coronavirus

A Tale of Three QSRs: Taco Bell, McDonald's and Chick-fil-A Cook Up Menu Innovation

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 20, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Downsized menus are a must for many operators re-orienting their businesses for less dine-in and more off premise sales. Major chains have been at the forefront of shrinking menus to achieve more manageable margins during the pandemic.

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Topics: Quick Service Restaurant, Menu, Menu Strategy, Sales & Profitability, Operations, quick service restaurants, COVID-19, Coronavirus

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