Welcome to First Bite, a Nation’s Restaurant News podcast, your daily source of news from NRN hosted by Holly Petre.
Today, we’re talking about how independent restaurants have managed to survive during the pandemic.
Independent restaurateurs have become smarter, more resourceful, more adaptable, and often humbler since the pandemic started. As we enter a new phase of challenges, they have new tools to adapt to the obstacles that they continue to face, with better marketing, more nimble operations, technological advances, a better understanding of their customers, and sometimes a new perspective on what they want from their restaurants and from their lives.
Here’s Bret Thorn with some ways that independent restaurants have leveled up their operations in the past few years.
Plus, catch up on all the top news of the day with our daily news recap at the beginning of each episode.