As the year winds down and the weather turns colder, chains are tapping into diners’ desire for piping-hot comfort foods, while still keeping an eye on health. Here’s what to look out for this month.
2. Pickup while it’s hot
As outdoor temperatures fall, chains are making sure takeout food doesn’t also get cold while it awaits pickup. In September, Buffalo Wild Wings announced that company stores would be installing hot boxes, and Little Caesars has already begun testing pickup “portals” that keep food hot until consumers enter a personalized code to retrieve their meals.