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Operations

Sales at Chili’s drop to a third of usual volume

Delivery and takeout business has more than doubled, but off-premise is generating only about 30%-35% of former sales levels.

Operations

Heat-and-eat sides yield strong results for Cracker Barrel

The takeout option helped the family chain post a 3.8% comp gain despite an ebb in traffic.

Customers who spend a certain amount in-restaurant can pick off a special $6 menu of heat-and-eat take-home dishes.

The chain says it is already developing additional P.F. Chang’s To Go units in densely populated urban and suburban areas.

For the first six weeks of Q4, off-premise business has lifted comparable sales for company units by 7%, according to parent BBQ Holdings.

The venture was one of several sales-boosting initiatives outlined by the casual chain after posting a slip in comps and profits for Q3. Also on tap: Tableside ordering via cell phone.

The delivery service opened its first DoorDash Kitchens to provide pickup and delivery meals for four brick-and-mortar operations in Northern California.

A new study shows that the older generation has the strongest pent-up demand for delivery and takeout.

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The barbecue chain says to-go comps at company stores rose 6.8%, holding the decline in overall same-store sales to 0.8%. Franchisees' domestic comps rose 0.7%.

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