Both commercial and non-commercial operators must be creative in order to adapt to the dynamics of the market place and stay competitive in a crowded field. One way operators are opening themselves to more opportunities is by expanding take-out and delivery options to meet the consumer demand for off-premise dining.
- Operators are rethinking their space and staffing, as well as food portability and packaging to address off-premise demand.
- Operators are setting up take-out food bars for their menu items, which allows for customization for customers and an easy way to mix and match foods for healthy take-out.
- Operators are examining how best to stay connected to consumers, such as through loyalty rewards, rather than have the third-party delivery company be the face of their brand.
Entegra Procurement Services regularly publishes blog posts on food trends and innovations in food services. Entegra is more than a group purchasing organization (GPO): Our team of procurement specialists implement strategic sourcing to bring the most value to your business. We help our clients, in many segments ranging from the healthcare supply chain to restaurant supply, to cut costs and consolidate their portfolios.