Guests Prefer Curbside Pickup and Dine-in to Delivery. Here’s What That Means for Your Restaurant

Curbside pickup and delivery have arguably been the salvation of at least some of the restaurant industry as it’s scrambled to find any way to survive after COVID-19 fundamentally changed the landscape for service industries in general in early 2020. Overnight, millions of hungry consumers were suddenly hesitant to set foot inside any establishment where […]

4 Ways Restaurants Can Streamline and Simplify Contactless Alcohol Sales

It’s perhaps no surprise that, as the COVID-19 lockdowns and quarantines began, people began buying alcohol in bulk. According to Nielsen, the percent of boxed wine sales increased more than tenfold between Feb. 29 and April 18, 1.75-L spirits were 23 times higher, and 30-packs of beer sales were up 21%.  Though bulk alcohol bar […]

6 Ways Local Restaurants Can Thrive

The reality of COVID-19’s devastating effect on the restaurant industry can’t be understated. Despite these less-than-ideal circumstances, there are ways that restaurants can maximize the resources they do have to stay afloat as vaccines and new mitigation strategies begin to indicate a light at the end of this long COVID-19 tunnel. Sanitation Top of mind […]

How Customers are Responding to Off-Premise Dining Options

Enter the word “restaurant” into Google, and you’ll receive an endless list of headlines touting some variation of how COVID-19 has impacted the industry. Many stories focus on the shift from on-premise to off-premise service models that spread through the industry upon the first quarantines, restrictions, and closings necessitated by the pandemic. Off-premise options have […]

Top Restaurant Touchpoint Considerations in the COVID-19 World

With the advent of COVID-19 and the tumultuous consequences of its continued spread, the restaurant industry has been forced to drastically alter the way it thinks about cleanliness and sanitation in establishments. Sanitary procedures that more than sufficed in February were suddenly frighteningly inadequate in March. A host of previously overlooked restaurant touchpoints are now […]

8 Ways Technology Can Improve Food Safety

COVID-19 has not only elevated the importance of restaurant sanitation and food safety to new heights within the industry, it’s also increased public awareness of food safety and sanitation measures to equally high levels. Such safety measures are now even more vital to the safety of both restaurant staff and customers, and the public is […]

Are Restaurant Robots the Wave of the Future?

Science has slowly been catching up with science fiction, and robots are becoming an increasingly real presence in our world. They’re making important contributions in a wide range of applications including manufacturing, earth and space exploration, weaponry, and even surgery.  But are robots poised to make a power play in the restaurant industry? Let’s find […]