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How Restaurant Owners Are Keeping Their Doors Open During the Pandemic
It would be tough to find a business that hasn’t been negatively impacted by the pandemic. Restaurant businesses are among the hardest hit.
Ironically, although the restaurant business can be extremely competitive, owners are sharing information with the goal of helping each other survive.
5 Action Steps to Keep Restaurants Open Amid Pandemic
Marketing in a crisis
Top tech bosses on how to build a brand through Covid-19
While the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc through all parts of the business world, there are few who have had to argue their case for survival more than chief marketing officers.
As the economic downturn set in and companies scrambled to shore up their finances, marketing budgets have been slashed across the board.
Restaurateurs Discuss the Hardship of Third-Party Delivery Services
Fed up with his current situation, Omar Yeefoon took to Facebook to express himself. There, the owner of Shoals Sound & Service in Deep Ellum posted his thoughts on what has become a staple industry during the pandemic.
"Food delivery apps are pimps," Yeefoon wrote. "Your favorite restaurants are being trafficked,""
Given the ubiquity of food delivery apps such as Uber Eats, DoorDash and Grubhub, his comments may come as a surprise.
Three Ways to Leverage Technology for Restaurant Reopenings
A prerequisite for working in the restaurant industry is often to be "quick on your feet,"" The COVID-19 pandemic—more than any contentious customer or kitchen catastrophe—is putting that skill to test. As the nation grapples with another wave of restaurant closings and reduced dining room capacity, establishments must quickly respond to the cry for innovation in the industry.
Independent, family-run and regional restaurant groups especially will need to be innovative to recover, although national chains are not immune to the recent setbacks. The Independent Restaurant Coalition reported as many as 85 percent of independent restaurants could permanently close by the end of the year. But, those that embrace technology will be best equipped to weather the pandemic.
Here are three ways to leverage technology for restaurant re-openings:
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