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In an unprecedented time, restaurants large and small are closing dining rooms, laying off staff, and scrambling to figure out off-premises solutions. Empty, closed-off dining rooms even in areas where it’s not mandated by local governments are certainly the most visible response to the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

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DoorDash Announces “Main Street Strong” Campaign

DoorDash Announces “Main Street Strong” Campaign

In an effort to help restaurants navigate the recovery phase of the pandemic, DoorDash announced a new “Main Street Strong” initiative that includes new products, programs and policies to help restaurants survive and grow their businesses. That assistance includes...

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Wingstop Takes Flight in April

Wingstop Takes Flight in April

Wingstop’s first-quarter results were good, but in the early weeks of the second quarter, the company’s deep commitment to digital operations sent its sales skyward. The company reported a 9.9 percent same-store sales increase through the quarter which ended March 30....

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Delivery Fee Caps Pop Up Across the Country

Delivery Fee Caps Pop Up Across the Country

Sparked by a San Francisco decision to cap third-party delivery fees, several other U.S. cities are implementing or discussing their own cap-limitations in the name of helping restaurants. San Francisco Mayor London Breed said the 15-percent fee cap is “part of a...

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Ruby Tuesday Parent Launches Host Kitchen Concept

Ruby Tuesday Parent Launches Host Kitchen Concept

Don’t call it a ghost kitchen and certainly don’t call it a virtual restaurant: The parent company of Ruby Tuesday has launched a new initiative called Franklin Junction that introduces a new delivery-focused model that it calls “host kitchens.” At its core, the plan...

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CEO of NYC-Based Delivery.com: “This is our 9/11”

CEO of NYC-Based Delivery.com: “This is our 9/11”

NYC-based Delivery.com is national in scale through a franchise model, but smaller than rivals like DoorDash, Uber Eats and Postmates. From its vantage point, it is seeing a tale of two cities as the pandemic hammers both car-based suburban markets, which are somewhat...

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