Author Archives: Mike Pallerino

Restaurants find ways to keep feeding their fans

Some US restaurants are transforming their typical business models to cater to the needs of a society coping with the coronavirus outbreak. Seattle fine-dining eatery Canlis has become a drive-thru selling bagels in the morning and casual fare later in …

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Darden debuts emergency pay plan, focuses on takeout

Darden Restaurants has created an emergency pay program for employees whose restaurants have been affected by closures and the CEO is foregoing his salary during the coronavirus crisis, the company said. The parent of chains including Olive Garden and LongHorn …

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New consumer habits could bring change at convenience stores

The lion’s share of US consumers live just a few minutes away from a convenience store, but changing consumer habits could disrupt the industry. Consumers are smoking less and using GPS instead of paper maps, slowing sales of two convenience …

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Leading with strategy — The power of the prototype

Picture this: your branch system is no longer relevant and lacks technology, which, in turn, no longer attracts consumers. What solutions can help you start transforming your branches? Create a prototype design that all your spaces can be modeled after.

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5 best tech opportunities for construction companies

Ingenuity. Family owned firms. Tradition. Equipment and personnel first. Construction has long been one of the slowest industries to adopt technology. But it is also partly because there has not been a lot of technology built to meet the needs …

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Papa John’s, Pizza Hut to hire 50K restaurant, delivery staffers

Pizza Hut and Papa John’s are hiring. Papa John’s said it is hiring up to 20,000 restaurant workers and delivery drivers as the chain looks to fill positions as the pool of available workers increases along with demand for pizza …

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DoorDash teams up with competitors on #openfordelivery

DoorDash and its competitors have put aside their differences during the Covid-19 pandemic. DoorDash, the third-party marketplace with the largest share of business, launched a new campaign titled Open for Delivery (#OpenForDelivery), urging consumers to order from local restaurants via …

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Eateries get creative to offer dine-in experience at home

Restaurants are finding new ways to share experiences with customers stuck at home during the pandemic. Chipotle Mexican Grill is doing virtual lunchtime meetups, Chuck E. Cheese’s is offering party packs for delivery and Chicago tiki bar Three Dots and …

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4 ways your team can better prepare for COVID-19

As the Covid-19 pandemic has begun to spread across countries and industries, the commercial construction industry has found varied methods to adapt to changes in workforce, funding and supply chains. Yet those facing changes to their budgets and schedules still …

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Leaders unite to keep construction going

Several states have shut down most commercial activity during the coronavirus pandemic but have exempted construction, and leaders in the industry want it to stay that way. Construction work is “vital and essential to the critical industries that must remain …

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