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Wendy’s breakfast nabs new customers as pandemic pushes consumers to break habits

By: Amelia Lucas
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: November 4th, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has upset consumers’ usual breakfast habits, leading fast-food restaurants and coffee chains to miss out on early morning sales.
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AmEx profits plunge as travel spending comes to a standstill

By: Ken Sweet
Source: The Associated Press
Date of Publication: October 23rd, 2020
American Express’ fourth-quarter profits dropped by 39%, the credit card giant said Friday, as the pandemic’s deep impacts on travel, entertainment and dining dramatically impacted the company’s results.
McDonald's global sales improve in third quarter versus second quarter after coronavirus disruption

McDonald's global sales improve in third quarter versus second quarter after coronavirus disruption

By: Hilary Russ
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 8th, 2020
McDonald's Corp MCD.N global sales improved in the third quarter versus the second quarter, down just 2.2% year over year, as drive-thru orders surged and special promotions lifted sales to double-digit percentage increases in September, the company said on Thursday.
Cranky customers, masked smiles redefine workplace culture: ‘Feels like we’re strangers’

Cranky customers, masked smiles redefine workplace culture: ‘Feels like we’re strangers’

By: Abha Bhattarai
Source: Washington Post
Date of Publication: September 23rd, 2020
The pandemic that has ravaged the service industry and cost millions of jobs is changing the nature of customer-facing work at stores, spas, restaurants, barbershops and other service-sector jobs. Workers across the country say even the most basic interactions with customers and colleagues have been complicated by social distancing and mask requirements, as well as the underlying fear of contracting the deadly virus.
Crown Royal enlists singers Ari Lennox, Anthony Ramos to help venues hurt by COVID-19 _ Marketing Dive

Crown Royal enlists singers Ari Lennox, Anthony Ramos to help venues hurt by COVID-19

By: Tatiana Walk-Morris
Source: Marketing Dive
Date of Publication: September 10th, 2020
Crown Royal has enlisted singers Ari Lennox and Anthony Ramos to help bars, stages and clubs that are at risk of closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, per a press release.
Take a look at Burger King's new 'touchless' restaurant designs

Take a look at Burger King’s new ‘touchless’ restaurant designs with solar panels and outdoor seating

By: Amelia Lucas
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: September 3rd, 2020
Burger King plans new restaurants that feature a totally “touchless” customer experience, inspired by pandemic precautions.
Americans splurged over Labor Day weekend. That's the good news

Americans splurged over Labor Day weekend. That's the good news

By: Howard Schneider
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: September 10th, 2020
People flocked to stores - and back to restaurants - over Labor Day weekend in the United States, setting post-pandemic highs for retail foot traffic and seated dining but also posing a puzzle.
Truck Stops Move Into the Fast Lane During Covid-19 - WSJ

Truck Stops Move Into the Fast Lane During Covid-19

By: Peter Grant
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: August 25th, 2020
Rising e-commerce, delivery demand and summer driving help buoy niche market amid pandemic.
Impossible, Blue Bottle and Shake Shack_ How big US food brands pivot during coronavirus - CNN

Impossible, Blue Bottle and Shake Shack: Big brands are trying everything to keep you eating and drinking their stuff at home

By: Michelle Toh
Source: CNN
Date of Publication: August 17th, 2020
Big food and drink brands really want you to keep consuming what they make during the coronavirus pandemic, and they are coming up with some crafty ways to make it happen.
The creative way Amazon’s Audible is helping restaurants survive COVID-19

The creative way Amazon’s Audible is helping restaurants survive COVID-19

By: Nate Berg
Source: Fast Company
Date of Publication: August 10th, 2020
Over the past 13 years, Audible has made an effort to integrate itself into the Newark community. When the pandemic struck, it doubled down.