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Beyond COVID-19: 10 Restaurant Trends that will Outlast the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is still in full force and will likely continue at this pace for the next few months.

With the announcements that vaccines are on the horizon, everyone is breathing a collective (masked) sigh of relief. We aren’t out of the woods yet, but there’s a light at the end of this tunnel. For the restaurant industry, hope can’t come soon enough. Those in the industry are working tirelessly to stay afloat, keeping patrons and staff as safe as possible. Over the last year, we’ve all learned a thing or two, and there are some restaurant trends that we will keep once this has passed.

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Creative Restaurants During Coronavirus: 8 Tips for the New Normal of the Restaurant Business

Since March, restaurants have had to think outside the box to keep their businesses afloat.

While it’s been an unprecedented struggle, it’s also been inspiring to see these creative restaurants during Coronavirus. Many restaurant owners have found new and innovative ways to bring in customers and keep their business steady. Here are nine lessons to help you keep your own restaurant going.

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Outdoor Dining in Cold Weather: 8 Ideas for the Winter

Winter is almost here, and in Wisconsin and Indiana, we all know that means frigid temperatures.

For restaurant owners who are continuing to adjust to COVID-19 restrictions, the weather will present a brand-new challenge: setting up comfortable outdoor dining in cold weather. Restaurants have already been innovative, offering to-go options, and getting creative with food service. Now it’s time to rise to the occasion and find ways of providing outdoor dining to your guests.

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Can Food Trucks Survive the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Food trucks were born from a world of necessity and frugality.

Many restaurant owners realized that food trucks presented a unique opportunity—a less expensive way to expand their offerings without massively increasing their overhead. Other prospective restaurant owners saw the opportunity to use a food truck to get a solid start. From there, they could expand into a brick and mortar operation down the road. Food truck culture was popular, and they were experiencing a boom. Then Coronavirus hit. So how do food trucks survive a global pandemic?

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The Masked Server: Making Hospitality Happen Despite Masks in Restaurants

The last several months have been some of the toughest the restaurant industry has seen.

Staff has worked hard to weather the blows and keep customers coming in the door. Although there have been many positive steps, from focusing on increasing pickup and to-go orders to allowing dining outdoors and proper social distance, restaurant owners are still figuring out the right path in this new territory. So, how can staff create a welcome atmosphere for diners when the situation still feels daunting? How do we convey a sense of joy and hospitality when servers’ smiles are hidden behind masks?

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6 Guidelines for Restaurant Owners Reopening in a COVID-19 World

The Coronavirus isn’t behind us, but we see some containment and progress. Many states have given the green light for reopening restaurants amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

But with little guidance, many restauranteurs are trying to navigate as best they can. Most of us aren’t epidemiologists or public health experts, but we know we want to keep diners safe and happy. So, what are the best practices for reopening your restaurant? What do you need to know as you move forward?

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6 Unique Ways Restaurants Changed their Approach to Food Service During COVID-19

COVID-19 has made many restaurant owners change their approach to food service.

From curbside deliveries to freezer-friendly “heat-and-serve” meals and more, restaurant owners are thinking outside the box. We’re all in this together and the goal is to protect workers, protect the health of the business, and of course, protect patrons as well. Here’s what some restaurants are doing differently.

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Your Restaurant Business Model During COVID-19: 5 Lessons to Keep for Future Success

Right now, the future seems uncertain, especially for those in the restaurant industry.

It may seem like the Coronavirus outbreak is going to last forever. But this will eventually pass and we will adjust to a new normal. How can we reframe this time to learn a few critical lessons about restaurant management? Here are 5 lessons restaurant owners should keep once COVID-19 is behind us.

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How Communities are Supporting the Service Industry During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Many people have pointed out how the unprecedented global pandemic of Coronavirus has brought out the best in humanity.

Mr. Rogers told us all that in times of crisis, we should look for helpers, and nowhere is that more true than in the industry built on service and hospitality. Unfortunately, these are frightening times for restaurant workers, as they see their jobs on shaky ground. Communities in the Midwest are rallying around the service industry to show them the same support they’ve shown customers throughout the years.

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