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How casual dining is navigating Month 8 of the pandemic

November 12, 2020 at 01:00:00 PM · Central Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

This webinar is sponsored by our partner MorningStar Farms

The full-service sector hasn’t been as resilient as the quick-service sector in contending with the COVID-19 crisis, but clear winners have emerged. Texas Roadhouse and Applebee’s have both driven sales above their 2019 levels, even with dining rooms operating at reduced capacities. Yet the number of casual-dining bankruptcies has continued to rise. What are the thrivers doing that the wheezers haven’t or couldn’t? And how are operations contending with a still-fluid situation when they lack the resources of those big brands? Does agility trump wherewithal? Editor At Large Peter Romeo digs for the answers in this focused discussion of what coping mechanisms are clearly working for casual-dining operations, and which have fizzled. Go beyond the sizzle for a balanced look at such touted remedies as virtual concepts, streamlined menus and contactless service.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter Peter Romeo
Editor At Large, Restaurant Business Online
Webinar hosting presenter
President and CEO, The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille
Geo Concepcion is president and CEO of The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille, a start-up Maryland-based craft beer and sports bar concept. Since joining the brand in March 2019, he’s led Greene Turtle to positive sales for the first time in over two years. When COVID-19 hit, the brand went from nearly 700 employees down to 30 and went from more than a dozen locations to just four units operating via off-premises only. Now, Geo is using his past eight years of experience where he served as COO of Famous Dave's BBQ, a 125+ unit BBQ chain, to guide the franchise and fuel its growth through COVID-19, reopening its locations, and developing a new menu for the brand as they continue to evolve its model to a changing consumer.
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Winsight webinar platform hosts How casual dining is navigating Month 8 of the pandemic
Winsight delivers connections and intelligence to four of the fastest-growing verticals—convenience retailing, grocery businesses, restaurants and noncommercial foodservice—through broad and cutting-edge platforms. No company is better positioned to meet the food industry’s needs than Winsight.