If people are not setting foot in dining rooms any time soon, operators are bringing the experience to them instead. This is the heart of the foodservice industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic as it leaned into grab-and-go and delivery to pull through.
Due to the self-serve nature of their operation, salad bars were among the first to be put on the chopping block as the industry ramped up its efforts to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 disease in public dining spaces. Operators of salad bars, whether in supermarkets, restaurants, or in their own brick-and-mortar locations, had to make some big changes and had to do so very quickly if they were to live through this crisis.
Let’s take a look at how VR simulation, Bluetooth sensors, and another technological innovations and increasingly influential restaurant design trends are changing the physical attributes of your establishment.
It is clearer now more than ever that technology is an indispensable component of any foodservice structure that will define the future restaurant design. Experts in the NRA's Restaurant Industry 2030 report forecast that the foodservice landscape is about to further embrace these technological innovations.
The threat of COVID-19 has the added risk of not knowing which people are the carrier of the virus. Symptoms don’t show up immediately, and sometimes not at all. So what are some ways you can better safeguard your facility and your people?