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Of Posts and Palates: Viral Appeal Sells More Meals

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jan 11, 2022 8:00:00 AM

As disruptions from the pandemic persist, the industry’s appetite for digital solutions has become ravenous, and the taste consumers developed for tech at the height of the outbreak has grown into a feeding frenzy.

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Topics: Technology, Social Media, Sales & Profitability, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Off-Premises

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

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

Labor Challenges and the Impact They’re Having on the Road to Recovery

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Sep 22, 2021 12:28:07 PM

In 2020, the foodservice industry experienced its sharpest sales decline in history, due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Signs indicate sales are on the rise within the sector. However, ongoing labor shortages may be preventing some operators from reaching their pre-pandemic volume level.

Turnover rates have reached 144% at limited-service establishments and 106% at full-service restaurants—which are operating with six fewer employees in the back of the house and roughly three less front-of-house workers than in 2019.

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Topics: Technology, Noncommercial, Promotions, Family Restaurant, Business & Industry, Healthcare, Commercial, Casual Dining Restaurant, Grab-and-Go, Labor, Foodservice Industry, Menu, Customer Experience, Menu Strategy, Retail, Sales & Profitability, Recruitment & Retention, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Off-Premises, Limited Time Offers (LTOs), Prepackaged, Digital/Online Ordering, Touchless, On-Premises, Foodservice, Workplace, Contactless Payments

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