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Technology

Automats make a comeback, with high-tech twists

The pandemic has accelerated many of the trends the automat was built for: convenience, speed and reduced human contact.

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Marketing

How Culver’s turned its April Fool’s joke into a big marketing win

The Midwest burger chain, not known for taking risks, quickly developed its cheese curd topped Curderburger after its prank led to a push for a real one. The result was a social media win and, perhaps, a regular menu offering.

Operations

Restaurants unlikely to find relief under Biden's supply-chain remedies

The president's plan addresses only one problem afflicting the pipeline, and that's not enough, according to RB's Reality Check.

Financing

The pandemic has overhauled attitudes on drive-thrus

With dine-in still a long way from recovering and heavy demand for takeout, the controversies surrounding the lanes have faded away, says RB’s The Bottom Line.