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A Plateful of Potential: Foodservice Ingenuity Revives Revenue

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

The pandemic hasn’t just shifted the focus to takeout and delivery; it’s driven foodservice down a road of constant twists and turns, with no path back to business as usual. A vaccine is on the horizon, but COVID-19 has forced approximately 17% of U.S. restaurants to close,1 and concerns over its spread continue to have a negative impact on the bottom line. While the holiday season is normally a time when operators can expect a business boost, in 2020 eat, drink and be merry became eat, drink ... and be very careful.

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Topics: Technology, Trends, Delivery, Foodservice Industry, Menu, Sales & Profitability, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Foodservice Turns Inside Out: Restaurants Reinvent Themselves for Off-Premises Business

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

The pandemic-propelled shift to off-premises is reshaping the restaurant landscape, literally, as smaller-footprint stores designed for digital and drive-thru orders emerge. In August 2020, the Mexican food chain Taco Bell served up the hot news of its new store format, Taco Bell Go Mobile, which will cater to customers hungry for the speed and convenience of double drive-thrus, contactless curbside pickup and digital integration.

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Topics: Technology, Takeout, Delivery, Sales & Profitability, Operations, Drive-Thru, COVID-19, Coronavirus

Hungry for Digital Sales: Pandemic Continues to Propel Foodservice Innovation Forward

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

As coronavirus rates fluctuate, one thing holds steady—the need for innovation due to the market’s insatiable appetite for safety, ease and convenience. The new norm is fueled by digital advances, and the road leads to ever-accelerating innovation as foodservice operators navigate the challenges of the pandemic and the shifting needs of the consumer.

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Topics: Technology, Trends, Takeout, Quick Service Restaurant, Delivery, Foodservice Industry, 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

Devouring Digital: Major Chains Feast on Innovative Promotions

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Nov 3, 2020 8:00:00 AM

As fallout from the pandemic persists, major chains are stepping up efforts to connect with consumers and spur sales through digital channels and creative promotions.

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Topics: Technology, Trends, Promotions, Takeout, Quick Service Restaurant, Delivery, Sales & Profitability, Delivery App, Operations, COVID-19, Coronavirus

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