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How the pandemic is affecting restaurant chains

Technomic Managing Principal Joe Pawlak joins this week’s RB podcast "A Deeper Dive" to talk about the Technomic Top 500 and how the pandemic is influencing sales.

How are the largest restaurant chains handling the coronavirus pandemic?

This week’s episode of the Restaurant Business podcast “A Deeper Dive” features Joe Pawlak, managing principal with RB sister company Technomic, to talk about Technomic’s Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report and how the coronavirus has influenced those chains.

Discussion centers around the sales outlook for the year, which sectors will be hurt or helped most by the crisis and how things might look once the shutdown ends.

Pawlak also discusses the most important factors for chains coming out of the pandemic.

Please have a listen.

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