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In order for the public to return to spaces like bars and restaurants before a vaccine for the novel coronavirus is available, which could be more than a year, public health experts say there are some major prerequisites for safety. Those include expanded capacity for COVID-19 testing, perhaps new antibody tests to show who has previously been infected, and a system of contact tracing (a process of identifying who may have been exposed to the virus) by either manual or digital methods.
These are unprecedented times and if the crisis is the true catalyst of change then we can expect some sea-change impacts on consumer behaviors and expectations. Operators and suppliers will respond and modify their business models for the new post-crisis world. How we plan, how we go-to-market, how we communicate and collaborate and how we interact with consumers is all going to change. long-term impacts of the coronavirus on Foodservice consumers will be seen in seven key transitions. Some of these changes are already taking shape as consumers struggle to adjust to their new environment while others will emerge over time as we move to post-Covid world.
Overall, the seven metrics for change include:
The National Restaurant Association has been at work consulting industry experts, conducting research and compiling the drivers that will shape the restaurant industry in the next 10 years. We present a big-picture outlook on the economy, the workforce, and consumer of the future; share a series of probable scenarios for 13 business attributes; and identify 10 disruptors we think could shake things up.
The restaurant industry will see a new reality, post COVID-19. What does it look like?
The requirements or recommendations for resuming dine-in service vary widely from state to state, if they exist at all. Here's a sampling, along with some of the few near-constants.
AN EXTENSIVE GUIDE ON HOW RESTAURANTS ARE SURVIVING, AND WHAT THEY'LL NEED TO DO TO THRIVE AFTER THE PANDEMIC.
An interesting article on why our restaurants were so hard hit by the pandemic.
Restaurants were already teetering on the edge. If they’re to survive this, the industry must come together and take one crucial step…