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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?

What’s next for third-party delivery services?
What’s next for third-party delivery services?

Food delivery services play a vital role during the pandemic but delivery fees are still an issue for restaurant operators.

Nonalcoholic drink trend shows no sign of slowing down
Nonalcoholic drink trend shows no sign of slowing down

How are consumers enjoying mocktails and other alcohol-free beverages while many bars and restaurants are closed?

Restaurants get creative with off-premises dining to create a sense of place
Restaurants get creative with off-premises dining to create a sense of place

With dining rooms temporarily shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, many restaurants are putting more thought into the food they offer for off-premises dining.

The role of food in health care
The role of food in health care

During this time of need, it’s only becoming more crucial to consider not just patients’ wants in terms of food and beverage offerings, but also re-assess what health care operators need from suppliers in order to weather this storm.

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