Good News! Local Regulatory Requirements May Get Easier
A new report helps cities to streamline complex processes and empower new businesses to open faster. According to Forbes, the economy is bouncing back, and as the pandemic related hurdles fall away for restaurants and small business there are still quite a few obstacles to keep the process difficult. This new report from Institute of […]
Restaurants’ growth plans get stuck in red tape
Operators have increasingly aggressive growth plans, but permitting and construction delays coming out of the pandemic are slowing it all down. According to Restaurant Business Online, delays in approvals for site plans—sometimes lasting months or, in the worst cases, years—have dogged operators eager to get building again. Michael Osanloo, the CEO of Portillo’s says delays […]
Drive-Thru Drag: Construction Delays, Rising Costs
According to Restaurant Dive news, inflation, labor disruption, real estate competition, and supply chain delays are forcing fast food restaurants to get creative with their development for drive-thrus and mobile pickup windows. QSR’s are building smaller, more efficient units with more than one drive-thru, in some cases, to accommodate the rising customer demands for eating […]
Developers Competing to Open Drive-Thrus in Phoenix
Earlier this month, the Phoenix Business Journal released an article titled, “Developers Competing to Open Drive-Thrus in the Valley.” In it, Travis Fidel, the co-founder and managing partner of Scottsdale-based Radar Capital Partners, broke down insights into fast-food developments in the Phoenix metro area. The demand is for operations with quality food that have drive-thrus […]
Why Is AISC Certification Important?
The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) was founded in 1921 to better serve the interests of the structural steel design industry. The organization leads the way in the steel fabrication and erection industry with research, development, and education and better serves the construction industry as a whole. For nearly 100 years, AISC has been […]
Adopting Futuristic Drive-Thru Operations in a COVID-19 World
In July, QSR Magazine posed the question, “What long-term effect will COVID-19 have on restaurant operations and design?” The article, Smaller Footprints, More Drive Thru: Restaurant Design in a COVID World, laid out that rethinking drive-thru order operations has become a necessity in the time of COVID-19. One way restaurants have rapidly changed in 2020 […]
Are Drive-Thru Operations the “New Normal” Amid COVID-19?
Hitting up a drive-thru fast food chain used to be the quick and convenient way to grab a small snack, cup of coffee or bite to eat. Whether you did a quick drive-by for a large mocha on your way to work or needed a quick way to feed the kids after soccer practice, drive-thrus were simply a fast […]