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Glimpse of post-pandemic restaurant tech shows big steps in familiar directions

FSTEC attendees got a preview of what's next in ghost kitchens, loyalty programs and digital attempts to help with labor.

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Surprise! Your image of ghost kitchens might be wrong

Day One of the FSTEC technology conference served up a slew of jaw-droppers about current industry issues, from labor to supply chain to virtual concepts and ghost kitchens.

The athletes will serve as brand "ambassadors" on college campuses throughout the nation. Through a collaboration with a new app called Yolk, they'll also play games with It's Just Wings customers.

It’s taking some retooling to feed post-pandemic workers who are no longer in the office every day, but Fooda created a solution.

Meanwhile, parent Dine Brands is about to consider "all options to optimize shareholder return."

It continues an era of evolution for the company as it seeks out more nontraditional locations for its multiconcept restaurant centers.

Why the company and its investors believe a social-driven pickup app can win the takeout game.

Darden Restaurants, the segment's biggest player, doesn’t have the answer, but CEO Gene Lee admits his first assessment was off-target.

McDonald’s expects to open more this summer while Wendy’s has most of its dining rooms open. But customers are slow to eat inside, at least for now.

The family dining chain originally targeted urban areas for its Flip'd concept but is now expanding that to include the suburbs.

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