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Drive-Thrus are Getting Smarter

This article written by Joe Guszkowski with Restaurant Business. Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. Soon, that place is just as likely to be the nearest drive-thru as the corner bar.  That’s because chains are working … Continued


3 Ways Restaurant Franchisees are Confronting COVID Challenges

This article written by Mark Wasilefsky with QSR Magazine. The restaurant industry has been hard-hit by COVID-19. According to the National Restaurant Association’s September 2020 report, one in six restaurants closed permanently or long-term as COVID-19 restrictions evolved. These restrictions, which … Continued


Ghost Kitchens see Fresh Opportunities in Malls and Hotels

This article written by Joe Guszkowski with Restaurant Business. Ghost kitchens have entered a new phase.  After a strong year that saw the multibrand, delivery-only facilities become part of the restaurant mainstream, companies that operate them are beginning to pursue opportunities … Continued


Golden Chick’s Money Saving Move into Modular Store Construction

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This article was written by S.A. Whitehead with QSR Web. Weather. Unforeseen costs. Inconsistent design. These are among the many monkey wrenches that can get thrown at the traditional stick-built restaurant construction process that growing Dallas-based chain needed to circumvent … Continued

Veggie Grill Debuts Virtual Vegan Concept

This article was featured in Fast Casual Magazine. Veggie Grill has launched Más Veggies Taqueria, a virtual concept offering only plant-based and planet-friendly food for delivery only. Partnering with plant-based meat provider, Beyond Meat, the menu features tacos, burritos, bowls … Continued


How World Central Kitchen Quickly Mobilized to Feed Thousands

This article was written by Nico Lopez and Jose Andres for NRN. Chef Nico oversees all culinary operations at Little Spain, which comprises three full-service restaurants, three full-service bars, and nearly twenty food and retail kiosks highlighting the best of authentic Spanish … Continued


How Restaurant Chains are Making Delivery Work

This article written by Joe Guszkowski with Restaurant Business. At the beginning of last year, Carrols Restaurant Group did something it once seemed reluctant to do: It began offering third-party delivery. The large operator of Burger King and Popeyes Louisiana … Continued


Making New Service Models Work Onsite Food Service Operations

This article was written by Mike Buzalka for Food Management. When the coronavirus pandemic changed everything last spring, onsite dining programs were challenged with continuing to operate in an environment where many traditional service models such as self-serve bars no … Continued