Opening a restaurant that no one will ever eat at - new normal

Coronavirus cases surge again.

It doesn’t want you to eat there. There’s a large kitchen … but no dining area. No spacious room filled with tables and chairs inviting you to sit back and enjoy your food. In fact, employees in the kitchen can’t even take orders.

It sounds absurd — opening a restaurant that no one will ever eat at. But it could soon be our new normal.

This new location is “digital-only.” That means it’s solely for customers or delivery drivers to run inside and pick up to-go orders. In place of the dining area, there’s a waiting room and plenty of shelves to hold completed orders.

Reasons are there to do this. They could possibly be:

a) Price: This layout is much smaller than a traditional restaurant. So, it’s a more cost-efficient model in urban areas where real estate and rent is expensive.

b) Safety: More importantly, it eliminates the complications of indoor dining during COVID-19. It keeps employees and customers safer since there’s no ordering process with face-to-face contact.

c) Demand: And then, there’s just plain demand. About half of all sales come from its app(s) or website. That’s triple the amount of digital orders from the same time last year or before. More and more people are choosing not to dine in.

This could be the next wave of innovation.

And this new style of restaurant is a prime example adapting to the times. In fact, this is exactly the kind of company to look out for in this pandemic.

And it’s a game-changer for investors who know what to look for…....... more  

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To control the COVID is the call of the hour. Once the situation comes to normal, every establishment will come to normalcy. more  
This will be a very good experiment, where the cost of land is very high, specially big Cities the world over. more  
Concept changes with environmental or situational changes and thats how new concepts take birth. Good idea, wish you all the best in your endevour. more  
It is a good concept. Let it be implemented, only then members would like to recommend corrections, changes needed to make it more effective. more  
It's a futuristic concept, nothing wrong in it. more  
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