Introducing Contactless Dine-In Ordering with ChowNow


As on-premise dining resumes in many parts of the country, restaurants must adapt to the fact that safety expectations have shifted dramatically. Contactless ordering technology is part of the new essential toolkit restaurants need to reduce risk as they resume dine-in service. .

Introducing Dine-In Ordering with ChowNow


As on-premise dining resumes in many parts of the country, restaurants must adapt to the fact that safety expectations have shifted dramatically. Contactless ordering technology is part of the new essential toolkit restaurants need to reduce risk as they resume dine-in service. .


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Dining In During a Pandemic: The Do’s and Don’ts for Restaurant Operators

Modern Restaurant Management

To reduce the risk of virus transmission, restaurants can implement solutions like contactless order and payment technologies in the dining room. Numerous tests in various applications have shown that it isn’t harmful.

Welcoming Customers Back: How to Resell the Dine-in Experience as Restaurants Reopen

Modern Restaurant Management

Now that states are beginning to loosen their lockdown restrictions and reopen small businesses like restaurants, it’s fair to wonder how drastically the dine-in experience will have to change to accommodate the new safety requirements. And even with stricter guidelines in place, will customers actually risk dining out in public spaces? There’s just so many touch points in a restaurant.” The answer lies in limiting capacity.

What is the Most Profitable Order Mode for Your Restaurant – Dine-In, Delivery, Takeout or Drive-Thru?


As a restaurant owner or operator in 2020, you’ve been faced with an incredibly challenging environment. Running a restaurant in pre-pandemic times wasn’t easy, but COVID-19 threw an even bigger wrench into your plans. ” You rapidly shifted operations and resources between different order modes, most likely approaching dine-in, delivery, takeout, or drive-thru differently. The impact of off-premise channels on dine-in restaurants.

22 Restaurants with Outdoor Dining in Philadelphia

Restaurant Clicks

Looking for a restaurant with outdoor dining in Philly? Enjoy these amazing restaurants with outdoor seating in Philadelphia. The post 22 Restaurants with Outdoor Dining in Philadelphia appeared first on Restaurant Clicks.

Surviving COVID-19: 7 Ways to Increase Gift Card Sales When Dine-In Options aren’t Available


With dine-in options no longer an option for your restaurant guests, it’s time to start increasing your gift card sales to stay afloat. We’ve stated in the past that a customer loyalty management program builds the foundation for customer retention, and getting your loyal customers to spread awareness of your restaurant through gift cards is the best place to start. Everyone is devouring social media at rapid rates, especially while in quarantine.

Touchless Payment: The New Reality of Paying at a Dine-In Restaurant

Modern Restaurant Management

As states such as Georgia, Florida and Texas begin to allow restaurants to cautiously reopen, it offers some understanding – for the first time – of what dining out will look and feel like in the wake of COVID-19. A truly touchless payment process has never been more important in the restaurant industry. It’s now a key piece to a larger effort for rebuilding public confidence in dining out and the general return of the full-service restaurant industry.

Arizona Jumps Back Into Dine-In Foodservice | Restaurant Recovery Series


In this episode of The Barron Report, host Paul Barron and Louis Basile, founder and president of Wildflower Bread Company , dive into rebuilding the guest experience as restaurants begin reopening in Arizona. Although food safety has been embedded in the foundation of the foodservice industry, safety assurance remains the number one concern for patrons as they begin dining out post pandemic.

Best Outdoor Dining in Midtown, NYC in 2020

Restaurant Clicks

New York City is open for outdoor dining, and some of the best Midtown restaurants are offering outdoor seating while the weather is warm. If you’re looking for delicious food in an outdoor venue, Midtown NYC is teeming with amazing options. .

Eater Talks | What Happens to Outdoor Dining in Winter?


Dome dining at Chicago’s Fulton Market | Photography by Barry Brecheisen. On Thursday, October 29, Eater editors will discuss the challenges ahead for restaurants and bars as wintertime dining approaches Eater Talks: What Happens to Outdoor Dining in Winter?

Fun Dining ?In the Age of Social Distancing ? 5 Ideas to Keep it Fun and Safe!

Web Diner

Join us in this first installment of “ …In the Age of Social Distancing ” to find out what that overlap is and what Restaurants are doing to enforce Social Distancing while dining. Recently, one of the expressions we’ve seen thrown around the most is “In the Age of Social Distancing”. Today, we start a new series of articles that tackle the different ways in which COVID-19 has affected our Industry and how we are all fighting back.

Where Is the Data to Support Closing Outdoor Dining in LA? It’s Complicated


Restaurant owners say public health officials can’t definitively link on-site dining with a rise in cases, and they’re (mostly) right — but that’s not why officials shut them down [link

Our commitment: from dine-in to online delivery and pickup overnight


The entire world has been turned upside down in the wake of COVID-19, leaving people and businesses alike feeling afraid, uncertain and worried about what’s to come. So, in these dire times especially, we want to take our responsibility and help as many restaurants as possible switch to food delivery and takeaway. What’s more, we are grateful to be able to say we have helped hundreds of restaurants shift entirely to online food ordering in the past week.

Why I’m Opening My Restaurant for Indoor Dining in NYC


As indoor dining is set to make a return, Simone Tiligna of Sola Pasta Bar in Soho says restaurants “need every table we can get” [link

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New York Is ‘Not Contemplating’ a Return to Indoor Dining in NYC Even as Other U.S. Cities Reopen


The announcement comes on the heels of growing calls to reopen the city for indoor dining [link

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A Restaurant Made Entirely From Geodesic Domes Is a Perfect Metaphor for Dining in 2020


East Eats is now serving bao and tacos on a side lot in Detroit’s Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood [link

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Some Michigan Restaurants Call to Defy Dine-In Closure as State Issues Fines, License Suspensions


At least six Michigan restaurants have received fines or liquor license suspensions for deliberately not complying with the three-week indoor dining closure [link

How the State of Texas Worked to Block Austin’s New Year’s Dine-In Curfew


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Texas Bars Look to Reclassify as Restaurants in Order to Reopen for Dine-In Services



Detroit Restaurants Take Cautious Steps Toward Dine-In Service


Restaurateurs eager to welcome back customers into their dining rooms are prioritizing safety measures [link

Stay Here: The Westin Dublin

Gastro Gays

Set on College Green beside Trinity College, The Westin Dublin opened in 2001 after an expansive construction which linked three historic buildings.

Nevada Allows Restaurants Inside Casinos to Reopen for Dine-in Service


Restrictions will prevent diners walking on casino floors [link

This week in restaurant news: chain mandates, catering pivots, outdoor dining in winter


In Trying Times, Americans Look to Our True Leaders — Chain Restaurants — for Guidance – Eater. Brands like Starbucks, Panera, Chipotle, and McDonald’s have all issued mandates requiring customers to wear masks, in a moment when doing so has become part of a national debate.

5 Steps to Clean and Sanitize Your Restaurant


Since the coronavirus, our customers need reassurance that it is safe to eat and dine in our restaurants. Let’s face it, it is more important now than ever to have a clean safe restaurant for your customers.

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6 Ways Restaurants Can Reach Customers in 2021

Social Hospitality

That all changed in 2020. In addition to bringing customers to your restaurant, your 2021 marketing should focus on bringing your restaurant to them. Not sure how to best reach customers in their homes or on-the-move? Restaurants adopted them to facilitate contactless dining.

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Portland Reopens for Indoor Dining on February 12


Indoor dining in the Portland metro area resumes on the same day it does in NYC [link

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7 Ways to Improve Your Restaurant’s Design for Delivery


To put that in perspective, that’s more than the GDP of the entire European nation of Iceland. But also from the perspective of your business, you want to be increasing efficiency, minimizing the impact on dine-in business, and ultimately maximizing profit!

How to Reach Local Customers and Grow Your Restaurant Business on Nextdoor


In fact, 80 percent of consumers rely on digital tools like an easy-to-use website and online ordering system , as motivating factors in deciding where they’ll dine. In fact, 88 percent of Nextdoor members shop at a local business once a week.

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Culinary Cues

In the restaurant business there are really only two ways to view profit: a very small amount of profit balanced by very significant volume, or a significant amount of profit on far less volume. In both cases it is sales (the top line) that sets the stage for success.

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Reopening and recovery: 4 steps to attract guests in 2020 and beyond


If your venue has recently reopened, or you have an eye to reopening to dine-in options in the near future, it's time to start thinking seriously about how to adapt your customer pull and retention to the new normal. In today’s post, guest blogger Greg Provance talks through the top 4 things to consider when strategizing for attracting guests in the post-COVID world.

5 Ways to Attract Restaurant Customers


In March 2020, searches for “restaurant takeout” on Google increased 285 percent , as diners reacted to the closure of dining rooms across the country. Bring in new diners with these strategies, including using multiple restaurant ordering channels.


Culinary Cues

There are a handful of very significant decisions that we make in life – decisions that involve tremendous commitments of time, effort, focus, and yes – money. In other words those who understand what they are getting into vs. those who don’t.

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Food Delivery Ideas: How to Deliver Food While Maximizing Your Restaurant’s

7 Shifts

Even as many restaurants around North America reopen for on-premise dining, many customers will continue to opt for off-premise dining options. Keep reading to get answers to questions like: How do you manage staff to boost off-site dining revenue? In 2019, Grubhub had 22.62


Culinary Cues

This job of representation was designed to be a public service, something that you choose to do for the betterment of the country – offering your expertise in an altruistic manner for a period of time. Right now restaurants are in need of understanding and help from Congress.

Get Ready for the Post-COVID Economy Now!

Embrace the Suck

I know I wrote a post a little while back saying that there would be a restaurant apocalypse in 2020. In fact, this market adjustment is needed. Then the stir crazy, cabin fever feelings start to set in. There’s safety—and therefore comfort—in numbers.

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Sushi Success Story: How Technology Helped Bronx Restaurant Do the COVID Pivot

Modern Restaurant Management

“Pre-COVID-19 the business was mainly dine-in. In March, everything changed and we had to make the difficult decision to close the business,” he said. Chayon feels the investment he made in his business has been worth it.

How to Set Up Contactless Dining With ChowNow’s Online Ordering


Since March of this year, countless restaurateurs have had to immediately close their dining rooms, lay off staff, quickly adopt online ordering, and overhaul their menus. Now that many local and state governments have eased shelter-in-place restrictions and allowed businesses to open up , restaurant owners need to adapt once more. If you use ChowNow for online ordering, it’s surprisingly simple to set up a process for contactless dining. Item Name : Dine-In.

The Rising Growth of Cloud Kitchens through advance technology


The concept of delivery only or no dine-in restaurant outlets most popularly known as the ‘Cloud Kitchen’ business has gained momentum in recent times more so because of changing customer preferences who now wish to dine in the comfort of their home chilling with their friends and watching their favorite movies or web series than […].

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Culinary Cues

We are a blend of our experiences and the people whom we let in to our lives. Being a latch key kid helped to formulate my interest in the kitchen. I learned about team and spent time in every department during my two years at the property.

Reopening Your Restaurant? Here’s Your Digital To-Do List


in April. While we’re in stabler territory for the time being, things are still grim for the restaurant industry. Now, as a patchwork of laws and guidelines has allowed more and more restaurants to reopen their dining rooms, many questions remain. Some restaurateurs are jumping on the opportunity to reopen for dine-in, while others are extremely hesitant and have no plans to reopen anytime soon. Reopen your restaurant with contactless dine-in technology.

What Is It Going to Take To Be Comfortable in Restaurants Again?

Modern Restaurant Management

The desire to eat out is greater than ever, and restaurants are reopening from coast to coast, with curbside pickup and delivery, new opportunistic outdoor dining areas, and other innovative approaches like drive-ins and carhop service. In most states across the U.S.,

Ways Restaurants Can Encourage Direct Ordering

Modern Restaurant Management

For some, off-premise already constituted a large percentage of their revenue, and they had the systems in place to pivot when dining rooms closed. Many others, however, had to build their off-premise operations from scratch to combat sudden dine-in closures.