Family Meal Deals for Takeout

Are Family Meal Deals Right for your Restaurant?

If you want your restaurant to succeed during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re likely going to need to come up with creative ideas for no-contact curbside pickup and food delivery. In today’s blog, we discuss how your mom-and-pop restaurant can use family meal deals as a way to thrive during the […]
Restaurant Taking COVID Precautions

How to Improve Your Restaurant Profit Margin in the Midst of COVID

It’s no secret that restaurants are struggling during the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean your restaurant is destined to fail. In fact, by getting creative and following restaurant trends, you can help improve your restaurant profit margin, even as COVID continues to spread. Embrace Online Ordering & Food Delivery In […]
Winter-Ready Restaurant Patio for Outdoor Dining

Outdoor Dining: The Best Restaurant Patio Ideas for Winter

Because of COVID-19 transmission risks, many consumers are embracing outdoor dining as a way to safely gather with friends, eat a delicious meal, and support their local restaurants during the pandemic. But as the weather gets colder, many restaurants are looking for new ways to facilitate outdoor dining. Here are […]
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4 Ways Local Restaurants Can Compete with Chain Restaurants

Competing with chain restaurants has always been a struggle, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made it even harder for local, independent restaurants to compete with chain restaurant behemoths. But that doesn’t mean all mom-and-pop restaurants are doomed to fail. In fact, the best way to fight chain restaurants isn’t to […]
Safe Pizza Delivery COVID-19

Restaurant Delivery Services: In-House Vs. Third-Party Delivery Services

According to Upserve, online ordering and delivery have grown 300% faster than dine-in traffic since 2014. And the COVID-19 pandemic has only increased this growth. If your restaurant is considering moving to food delivery, you’ll need to decide whether you’ll build your own in-house delivery fleet, utilize third-party services, or […]
Couple Ordering Food Online

Online Ordering for Restaurants: In-House Vs. Third-Party

Back in October 2019, a survey from the National Restaurant Association showed that off-premise orders (i.e. drive-thru, takeout, and delivery) made up nearly 60% of restaurant business. Since then, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven these numbers even higher, making it functionally impossible for restaurants to survive without developing strong takeout […]
Socially Distanced Outdoor Restaurant Seating

How to Create a Profitable Restaurant Patio

According to Google Trends, in the months since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there has been a huge increase in the amount of people searching for “restaurants with outdoor seating near me.” While restaurant patios have always had the potential to grow your restaurant business, outdoor restaurant seating, in addition to […]
Waitress Taking Order at Restaurant

How to Reduce Labor Costs in a Restaurant

At McDonald Wholesale, we understand that running a successful restaurant can be difficult. From rising food costs and high overhead costs to the unique challenges of the coronavirus epidemic, it’s becoming tougher and tougher to make ends meet in the restaurant industry. In today’s blog, we provide tips for how […]
Empty Restaurant Dining Room

Restaurant Management Post-COVID-19: Industry Changes to Consider

After weeks of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurant dining rooms across the country are beginning to reopen. While the details of reopening rely heavily on state and local mandates, at some point in the future, these safety restrictions will be lifted, and restaurants will attempt to return to […]
Waitress Wearing a Mask Holding Plate of Food

Restaurant Management Tips for Reopening After Coronavirus

After weeks of mandatory shutdowns and restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurateurs and diners alike are anxious for restaurants to re-open for dine-in services. But re-opening your restaurant to diners doesn’t necessarily mean returning to business as normal. These restaurant management tips for reopening after coronavirus can help you […]