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Joe Guszkowski

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Financing

BJ’s steady growth hits hurdle with reclosures

Same-store sales were down 57.2% for the second quarter as dine-in returned and off-premise remained strong.

Technology

Ghost kitchen company Zuul gets $9M to grow in NYC

Restaurants are already lining up for space in future locations, Zuul said.

Customers will be able to order and pay by scanning a QR code.

The service focused on Asian food grew revenue 700% in the past year, the company said.

Restaurants are quickly realizing that the codes offer an easy touchless ordering option amid the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, more restaurants were closing permanently, the business review site found.

The company also said it would hire more Black people for leadership roles, part of a host of anti-racist commitments announced Friday.

The pandemic has transformed the industry, creating a space robots appear uniquely suited to fill.

Operators and suppliers are leveraging technology to serve diners more safely.

The facilities will help make delivery cheaper and faster, taking share from other models, the researcher said.

The latest version of the technology will be on fryer duty at a single unit this fall.

The chain has seen sales increase 60% in 2020, recording double-digit increases even before the pandemic began.

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