The pandemic accelerated automation purchases, according to an industry group, especially in agriculture, construction and fast food.
The deal could include voice-recognition software, mapping apps and other digital tools to improve the drive-thru experience.
If chicken wings are hard to find, maybe offer thighs?
Restaurant chains, including Taco Bell, Chipotle and McDonald’s, are going on hiring sprees. Will the labor force respond?
Companies are competing with one another — and delivery apps — for your data.
That concern won't necessarily translate into a change in consumer behavior.
The pandemic is worsening the labor crunch in an industry that's been short-handed for years.
Pizza chains and others that allow for social distancing have done especially well. Those that depend on breakfast haven't.
Starbucks and other companies are now competing over delivery and takeout convenience.
It's typically a sleepy time of day for restaurants but snacking is on the rise.