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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

Ordering in is Still in: Consumers Hold On to Off-Premises Preference

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Dec 14, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Staffing shortages. Supply chain snafus. COVID-19 concerns. No doubt about it: Foodservice operators still face daunting challenges. But those off-premises channels that the industry developed at a dizzying pace remain reliable revenue engines. 

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Topics: Takeout, Delivery, Sales & Profitability, Delivery App, Operations, COVID-19, Off-Premises, Digital/Online Ordering

App and You Shall Receive: Digital Links Tech and Menu Innovation

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 26, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Among the many lessons of the pandemic, one stands out in particular, with far-reaching ramifications for the future of foodservice: The power of digital innovation. The rapid integration of digital platforms became a reliable way to drive sales, even under the most challenging circumstances.

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Topics: Technology, Takeout, Delivery, Sales & Profitability, Delivery App, Operations, quick service restaurants, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Curbside Pickup, Off-Premises, Third-Party Delivery (3PD)

Love at First Site: Foodservice Increasingly Linking Up Staff and Tech

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Oct 12, 2021 8:00:00 AM

The pressure-cooker environment of the pandemic continues to compel operators to cook up innovative ways to drive business forward. Pent-up demand for on-site dining paired with robust off-premises capabilities developed throughout the pandemic is a recipe for success that’s feeding the bottom line well these days.

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Topics: Technology, Takeout, Delivery, Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Curbside Pickup, Off-Premises

Digital Tech Investments Connect Big Restaurant Brands with Big ROI

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Sep 14, 2021 8:00:00 AM

The link between digital innovation and revenue generation has become stronger than ever, thanks to the pandemic-propelled surge in off-premises business. To streamline ordering, payments, and takeout and delivery, foodservice operators served up a feast of mobile apps and other digital customer service capabilities.

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Topics: Takeout, Delivery, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Drive-Thru, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Fast-Food Restaurants, Mobile App

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