Over the past year, a majority of operators streamlined their menus to manage through the pandemic. In fact, the National Restaurant Association’s 2021 State of the Industry Report showed that 63% of fine dining and half of casual and family dining restaurants now offer fewer items.
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By summer, after shelter-in-place guidelines were lifted, indoor dining had resumed around the country (with restrictions varying by state). But with infection rates rising, a number of regions are again significantly restricting or shuttering dine-in service, forcing many restaurant operators to focus on outdoor dining as an alternative.
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Cheddar ranks as Americans’ second most-loved cheese variety. What do operators need to know about this variety of cheese in order to keep that love strong? Find out here:
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Digital food orders have grown at an average annual rate of 23% since 2013, so it isn’t surprising that some restaurants have found fulfilling the constant influx of delivery requests challenging.
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Nine in 10 consumers consider cheese an essential pizza ingredient, and traditionally, one type has ruled the pizza realm.
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