Amidst the pandemic, the brick-and-mortar Food & Beverage industry has been forced to adapt and modernize quickly adopting new technologies and refocusing priorities overnight. Learn how pioneers at industry-leading brands are building their digital experiences, and what they think the future will look like.
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Casual dining chains were already facing challenges before COVID-19, hurt by the rise of fast-casual competition and increased food costs. Now, several of the largest restaurant companies in the U.S. are struggling with capacity restrictions on indoor dining and attempting to lure customers with takeout in a bid to avoid financial disaster.
Consolidated revenues were 59.5% lower in US dollars versus the second quarter of 2019. On a constant currency basis, consolidated revenues declined 49.9%.
As of July 29, 2020, there were 885 Chili's and 52 Maggiano's Company-owned restaurants with dining rooms or patios open, representing 84.0% of total Company-owned restaurants. Capacities are limited in accordance with state and local mandates
Oracle study highlights consumer views on restaurants during COVID-19 and what brands should expect in terms of take-out and dine-in experiences
The grant will help the Foundation expand its Hospitality Sector Registered Apprenticeship (HSRA) program and play a more active role in preparing the next generation of talent for careers in the restaurant and foodservice industry.
Total revenues were $161.1 million, a decrease of 47.7%
Chicken Salad Chick announced today it will be expanding in Alabama with its newest restaurant in Gulf Shores. Located at 160 Cotton Creek Drive, the Gulf Shores restaurant, which marks the brand's 27th restaurant in the state and fifth location for the brand in the Mobile Bay area, will celebrate its grand opening on August 25.
The brand has promoted three executives to its C-suite, including Jim Thompson as Chief Operating Officer, Terry McKee as Chief Development Officer, and Tom Carr as Chief Marketing Officer, as well as appointed Mary Lou Atkins as Vice President of Human Resources and Carrie Evans as Vice President of Franchise Development.