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Kids dining programs developed during coronavirus prove to be a big hit for chains that pivoted to delivery or takeout only

Dunkin’, Chuck E. Cheese, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit and more launched innovative programs - here are some summer updates

Coronavirus has brought out the creativity in many restaurants’ kids-dining programs, as they’ve introduced pizza kits, “kids eat free” policies, at-home birthday parties and limited-time offers.

Dunkin’ and Mici Handcrafted Italian have added “build your own” kits to menus, donuts and pizza respectively. Others have introduced party packs to celebrate special occasions at home.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit and Chuck E. Cheese both started selling family packs. The former has a meat-based meal pack for the whole family, and the latter a food and game combination to celebrate milestones in quarantine.

Although dine-in continues to expand across the country and restaurants are reopening, the school year is coming to a close, and kids will still be stuck at home for the next few months with camps not running and social-distancing measures still in place.

Find out if quarantine-inspired restaurant promotions for kids are here to stay, and how they’ve been performing at different chains.

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