• How Nonprofits That Train People to Work in Restaurants Navigated COVID-19

    8 days ago - By Eater

    For many organizations, the first step in dealing with pandemic shutdowns was just to help their participants and alumni get through the initial weeks On the evening of Saturday, March 14, 2020, the staff at Café Momentum served only seven diners. The downtown Dallas restaurant was consistently listed as one of the best in the city, but suddenly, fears about an emerging pandemic were keeping folks home. Café Momentum is more than just a restaurant, though. It is also a nonprofit that has spent 30 years training at-risk youth exiting the juvenile detention system to work in hospitality. So...
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  • Fazoli's Achieves Most Successful Quarter in History, Breaks Over 200 Weekly Sales Records

    Fazoli's Achieves Most Successful Quarter in History, Breaks Over 200 Weekly Sales Records

    8 days ago - By Restaurant News

    Iconic Italian brand sees sales and traffic skyrocket to all-time highs in January, February and March, ending Q1 with system sales up 29% and a record 11 area development agreements
    Lexington, KY After building record-breaking momentum last year, Fazoli's continues to dominate the premium QSR segment with historical sales and traffic performance in Q1.
    In the first quarter alone, Fazoli's broke more than 200 weekly sales records and topped monthly records with double-digit month-over-month sales and traffic in January, February and March. Sales for March are up 85% and traffic is up 78%...
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  • NielsenIQ: Cycling 2020's Stock Up Period, Total Beverage Alcohol Off-Premise Sales Down 1.3% For the Week Ending March 27

    NielsenIQ: Cycling 2020's Stock Up Period, Total Beverage Alcohol Off-Premise Sales Down 1.3% For the Week Ending March 27

    8 days ago - By Brewbound

    Continuing to cycle the tough comps of 2020's pandemic stock-up period, off-premise dollar sales of alcoholic beverages declined 1.3% for the week ending March 27, compared to the same week last year, according to market research firm NielsenIQ.
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