Restaurants in 2021: Takeout and Delivery is Now Essential to Customers

Curbside was broadly the single-most adopted off-premises jump of the pandemic. At least when you consider what was on the table already (delivery) and what wasn’t (creating a makeshift drive thru in the parking lot of a Texas Roadhouse). It was one of the least capital-intensive offerings operators could stand up during the pandemic. Not to say it was always easy.  

A major slice of restaurants said they added curbside takeout this year, per the Association. Eight in 10 fine dining, family dining, and fast-casual operators did so.

Percentage of restaurant operators who say they added curbside takeout since the beginning of the outbreak in March

  • Family dining: 78 percent
  • Casual dining: 73 percent
  • Fine dining: 81 percent
  • Quick service: 58 percent
  • Fast casual: 77 percent
  • Coffee and snack: 64 percent

 

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Essential things to know about reheating food safely


Reheating food safely is a serious business. Failure to reach the correct temperatures or use the right techniques could result in a soggy dinner or, even worse, food poisoning. Follow these essential tips to get it right every time.



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The 8 Essential Gadgets You Should Be Using in Your Kitchen

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Equipping your kitchen with the right gadgets can open the doors to experimenting with new techniques, and save you time on prepping your meals. Counter and cabinet space are premium real estate, so getting the right tools means thinking strategically. You’ll want gadgets that can do double duty if possible but also want something that looks decent in your space.

I’ve been an avid home cook for several years, and learned the hard way which appliances are worth your time, and which will end up gathering dust. Learn from my failures, and build out your dream kitchen piece by piece with the tools below.

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