Posts in Franchise Co-Ops category

Menu innovation in an off-premise world: How to bring your next craveable product to market (Part 1)

Menu innovation in an off-premise world: How to bring your next craveable product to market (Part 1)

Finding new ways to tantalize customer taste buds is a hallmark of quick service restaurants (QSRs), and the battle for traffic and market share never ceases. While prosperous times might encourage radical product builds, depressed economic environments instill focus on top-performing SKUs. Rapid changes in consumer behavior, such as delivery models eating away at the dine-in footprint, drives another wave of scrutiny on product performance.
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Quality crews at your service: How QSRs can recruit and retain top talent (Part 1)

Quality crews at your service: How QSRs can recruit and retain top talent (Part 1)

Recruitment and retention issues are about as old as the restaurant itself. When unemployment is low the labor pool contracts, but during an economic downturn it’s still challenging to keep an engaged team operating your restaurant. Since the COVID-19 pandemic forced QSRs to undergo drastic operational changes, recruitment and retention strategies have had to follow suit.

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Quick Service Restaurants Adapt Amid a Sudden Shift Imposed by COVID-19  

Quick Service Restaurants Adapt Amid a Sudden Shift Imposed by COVID-19  

The QSR industry has had to move quickly to adjust to the new regulations imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As states implemented stay-at-home orders and closed dine-in options for restaurants, QSR owners had to drastically and swiftly adapt in order to maximize revenue. With in-store dining sales plummeting, restaurants have switched their ad creative to promote drive-thru, carry-out and delivery specials, as well as remote ordering.

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Digital Marketing Strategies for Salons During COVID-19 and Beyond

Digital Marketing Strategies for Salons During COVID-19 and Beyond

Considering how financially and emotionally difficult it has been for salons across the country to close their doors, future opportunities might pale in comparison to the day-to-day challenges owners contend with. However, there is hope, and necessity, in the industry adapting to increasingly digital consumer habits as quickly as possible. The pandemic has accelerated the digitization of the salon space, as trends like AR try-before-you-buy hair color apps, digital consultations, and virtual events have been gaining traction for years.

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