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Why quickserves had an edge in the year of off-premises dining
Why quickserves had an edge in the year of off-premises dining

The pandemic put a focus on already growing quickserve drive-thru operations.

Resilient restaurateurs press on with new eateries optimized for uncertain times
Resilient restaurateurs press on with new eateries optimized for uncertain times

Despite mounting challenges and uncertainties caused by the pandemic, some restaurateurs are persevering and launching new eateries tailored to the times.

Restaurants encourage employees, customers to vote and make plans to feed people at the polls
Restaurants encourage employees, customers to vote and make plans to feed people at the polls

Election Day is quickly approaching, and restaurants are participating in initiatives to encourage people to cast their ballots and help provide food for voters waiting in long lines.

California’s wine industry weathers a record wildfire season
California’s wine industry weathers a record wildfire season

California's wine industry faced a double whammy in 2020 as a record wildfire season hit amid the pandemic.

How food halls are equipped to weather COVID-19
How food halls are equipped to weather COVID-19

As the foodservice and hospitality industries begin reopening, food halls are demonstrating how they will survive the coronavirus pandemic.

Restaurants invest in tech tools to increase safety during the pandemic and beyond
Restaurants invest in tech tools to increase safety during the pandemic and beyond

As restaurant operators continue to look for ways to serve customers safely amid the coronavirus pandemic, many are outfitting their eateries with high tech solutions to increase sanitation and facilitate contactless payment and other touchless tasks. 

Guiding restaurant recovery: Consumer cravings and communication
Guiding restaurant recovery: Consumer cravings and communication

Crave-able foods that you can't make at home and sanitation are the pandemic attributes that restaurants big and small will lean into as restaurants begin recovering from the impacts of the pandemic.

Resilience, innovation will help the restaurant industry rebuild
Resilience, innovation will help the restaurant industry rebuild

New technologies and the resilient spirit at the heart of the foodservice industry will help restaurants bounce back, The National Restaurant Association’s Tom Bené said during a virtual conference session.

Restaurant reopenings require balance between reassuring diners, reinforcing rules
Restaurant reopenings require balance between reassuring diners, reinforcing rules

Diners in many cities where eateries are reopening indoor and outdoor dining areas have flouted rules about social distancing and face coverings, despite restaurants’ efforts to enforce them.

Driving restaurant traffic in a post-COVID world
Driving restaurant traffic in a post-COVID world

As consumers start to eat out again, how do you drive them to your operation?

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