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Operations

New restaurant equipment and back-of-the-house technology
Operations

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is launching a scaled-down sister concept

Fuzzy's Taco Shop is debuting a small-footprint taqueria concept geared toward takeout and delivery business.

Operations

Help is on the way, but well-loved indies keep closing

Despite recent hints of optimism in the industry, restaurants are still struggling. Well-loved independent restaurants continue closing due to the pressures of the pandemic.

Here are four reasons operators might consider alternatives to a general contractor to build their front-serve counter—and what they can do instead.

A traumatic 12 months coupled with an uncertain future create a chronic sense of unease for independent restaurant operators.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop said it expects to see "two very different halves" to 2021, with pandemic pressures likely easing in the second portion of the year.

Chef-driven ghost kitchens are breaking into the chain-dominated market. Independent restaurants are seeing virtual concepts as an additional revenue stream that can evolve into brick-and-mortar locations.

St. Patrick's Day 2020 marked the beginning of a year of pandemic shutdowns. But, this year, restaurants are cautiously optimistic they can return to safely celebrating the event. It's a holiday many operators say is the year's biggest business day.

One year after the deadly virus’ introduction, it’s getting a solid heave-ho.

Independent restaurant operators say they are starting to feel hope that the pandemic is easing, given a new federal relief package and increased vaccine distribution.

The Red Robin grill-and-bar chain is giving the virtual market a try with the offer of at least three delivery-only concepts, two sporting chicken products and the third offering salads, according to consumer reports proliferating on the internet.

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