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

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

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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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Innovation for Operators

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Restaurant Business

The Loyalty Iceberg: Creating Human-Centered Experiences

For a long time, customer loyalty has focused on two things: signups and discounts. The commonly accepted thinking was to capture email addresses and send promotions in order to increase transactions. In sum, traditional loyalty = transactional loyalty. But we now know that when it comes to creating...

Restaurant Business

Taking Advantage of Uncertainty: How Restaurants Can Prepare for and Perhaps Benefit from an Unknown Future

This webinar is sponsored by our partner TD Bank. COVID-19 caused restaurants to dramatically pivot their operations to survive. Join TD Bank experts as they delve into the Bank's Restaurant Franchise Industry Pulse survey, how restaurants can financially prepare to weather the virus' uncertain t...

Restaurant Business

Restaurant resilience: From off-premise challenges to engaging a changed consumer

During this session, you will hear about how overall dining attitudes and foodservice behaviors continue to evolve in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. From takeout and delivery to increased digital behaviors, we will focus on the various ways consumers in different life stages have altered their h...

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Restaurant Business

Olive Garden's parent sets a policy on employee vaccinations

In what may be the first instance of a major restaurant company revealing its policy on vaccinating employees against COVID-19, the parent of Olive Garden informed its hourly workforce Tuesday that everyone will be provided with four hours of paid time to get the shots. Darden Restaurants said in...

Restaurant Business

New restaurant openings approach pre-pandemic levels

The number of new restaurants and other food business that opened in the fourth quarter of 2020 was close to 2019 levels, according to data from Yelp, a promising sign in an otherwise bleak quarter as the pandemic dragged on. In the period, 18,207 restaurants opened in the U.S., down on...

Restaurant Business

States, cities ease restaurant restrictions

With the spread of coronavirus slowing in many areas, states and local jurisdictions are easing the service restrictions imposed on restaurants around 2020’s year-end holidays, though not as fast as many in the industry would like. Officials of California, the largest state restaurant market, hav...