Rebuild & Recover

Recover & Rebuild

The threat of COVID-19 grew as the infection spread—a problem that soon became very real for thousands of restaurant operators and millions of employees. As the nation begins lifting restrictions, how will restaurants safely and effectively open their doors again?

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Find out the latest developments in the restaurant industry from our talented team of editors.

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The Latest Research

Understand the impacts on every segment and facet of the foodservice industry with data-backed insights.

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Engage with fellow operators

What innovative ideas are your restaurant peers employing to stay afloat during the crisis.

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Tech Talk

Discover best practices and technology resources to help you run your business..

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Events

Innovation in Foodservice Forum

Explore how restaurants are pivoting in the face of crisis.

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Restaurant Recovery Summit

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a one-time event designed to address the unique circumstances the industry faces now.

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Organizations that can help

Innovation for Operators

Webinars to inspire

Restaurant Business

50 Restaurant Chains Ranked by Local Marketing Success

SOCi’s done extensive research to identify the 50 largest restaurant chains and rank them by their localized digital marketing presence. Join SOCi's Associate Director of Marketing, Olivia Starr, and Restaurant Business for a free webinar to find out who these leading restaurant chains are and disco...

Restaurant Business

WEBINAR—New World, New Playbook: Winning Retail through Grab n’ Go

This webinar is sponsored by our partner King’s Hawaiian. One of the nation’s most iconic brands, King’s Hawaiian shares insights and unique strategies to elevate in-store grab & go sandwich programs. Sharing the stage, some of most prominent and progressive retailers, spilling secrets on wha...

Restaurant Business

How casual dining is navigating Month 8 of the pandemic

This webinar is sponsored by our partner MorningStar Farms The full-service sector hasn’t been as resilient as the quick-service sector in contending with the COVID-19 crisis, but clear winners have emerged. Texas Roadhouse and Applebee’s have both driven sales above their 2019 levels, even with ...

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Restaurant Business

Outback Steakhouse owner Bloomin’ hedges its bets

Bloomin’ Brands is all about takeout these days. It was an early adopter of delivery. Its Aussie Grill is poised to expand rapidly. The company has also developed a virtual brand, the chicken concept Tender Shack. But do not tell Dave Deno that traditional casual dining is dead. “Have them com...

Restaurant Business

Grubhub reveals top food orders of 2020

Grubhub released its annual “Year in Food” report today, highlighting the most popular delivery orders from over 30 million diners. Several of the items duplicated those tracked by DoorDash and Postmates, Grubhub’s third-party delivery competitors. Chicken sandwiches, fries and lattes seem to be...

Restaurant Business

How First Watch’s Shane Schiably is evolving and energizing the menu for 2021

Chef Shane Schiably initially came to First Watch to push the culinary envelope, elevating the food to meet the brand’s level of service and design. As VP of culinary strategy for the full-service breakfast and brunch chain, he has since evolved the brand and its menu, introducing a fresh juice pr...