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Don't Worry, Be Hungry: Consumers Hanker for Worry-Free Foodservice

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Sep 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Delivery has always been desirable, if only for its sheer convenience. And now, as the pandemic persists with a far-ranging impact on the industry, it carries the enhanced appeal of combining convenience with safety.

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Topics: Trends, Takeout, Delivery, Restaurant, Foodservice Industry, Social Responsibility, Sales & Profitability

A Hunger for Safety: Digital Foodservice Links to Consumer Confidence

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

Leave it to a pandemic to build up the market’s appetite for foodservice. At one point, eating out at a restaurant ranked as the most looked-forward-to post-quarantine activity, according to the market research firm Technomic.1 But as infection rates rise, it should come as no surprise that consumer confidence in returning to pre-pandemic activities is falling.

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Topics: Restaurant Operations, Trends, Takeout, Casual Dining Restaurant, Delivery, Restaurant, Social Responsibility, Operations, Drive-Thru

Restaurants Shift Gears on Reopening, Turn to Off-Premises as COVID-19 Cases Pick Up

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Aug 11, 2020 8:00:00 AM

As if there weren’t already enough incentive to maintain the momentum for takeout and delivery, the pandemic keeps pushing off-premises to the forefront of foodservice. As COVID-19 resurfaces at record levels in reopened states, restaurant operators again find themselves navigating this all-too-familiar roadblock on the road back to dine-in traffic.

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Topics: Takeout, Delivery, Foodservice Industry, Social Responsibility, Drive-Thru

Big Slice of Success: Pizza Chains Deliver Sales During Pandemic

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Aug 6, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Even during a pandemic, pizza can be counted on to power sales and feed the bottom line. While other chains struggled to shift to off-premises channels to shore up business, pizza chains could rely on already well-developed delivery capabilities.

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Topics: Trends, Takeout, Delivery, Social Responsibility, Sales & Profitability, Delivery App, Drive-Thru

In Restaurants We Trust: New COVID-19 Cases Turn Up the Heat on Operator Credibility

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jul 21, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The roadblocks on the road to reopening continue. As the number of coronavirus cases rises in reopened states such as Texas, Florida, Arizona and others, fear of infection at restaurants seems to be growing at a fever pitch, threatening to grind dine-in services to a halt.

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Topics: Restaurant, Product Quality & Safety, Social Responsibility, Sales & Profitability, Operations

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