Honest Burgers has done a better job than most of keeping its teams engaged throughout the pandemic, using Workplace from Facebook to host everything from 80s-themed HIT classes to interactive conversations about mental health.
Rare Restaurants is planning to expand its hot food delivery service by increasing the reach of its existing Gaucho and M Restaurants-branded offerings as well as introducing a number of virtual brands that aren't attributed to its existing restaurants....
Digital menus, pay-at-table apps and even robots that deliver food could become more prevalent in restaurants following the Coronavirus pandemic as businesses look at ways to reduce contact between staff and customers.
Restaurateur Geetie Singh-Watson says that hospitality businesses should have been given earlier confirmation from the Government about when they could reopen and believes that the guidelines issued to the sector have been inadequate.
ASAP Pizza, the takeaway pizza restaurant that is being launched today (10 June) on the ground floor of Flor in London’s Borough Market, could occupy the site long after lockdown has been lifted, according to co-owner James Lowe.
Reopening a restaurant once lockdown is over is one thing, but chef Kray Treadwell will launch his debut venture, 670 Grams, in Digbeth, Birmingham, once the Government has relaxed its lockdown rules for hospitality.
JKS Restaurants CEO Jyotin Sethi says that delivery should be a core part of most restaurant’s strategy post lockdown as the sector looks to soften the blow of social distancing measures and a possible lack of demand.
Social distancing measures when restaurants are allowed to reopen will present huge challenges for businesses, according to the chef-patron of two Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms Restaurant Sat Bains.
Restaurant Associates managing director Alice Woodwark says she has been getting advice from the group’s colleagues in Asia on how the UK operations can reopen with social distancing measures in place.
Creams commercial and operations director Elton Gray has spoken about how the dessert-focused chain has maintained a portion of its operation throughout the Coronavirus shutdown, and is even preparing to open new sites this summer.