The restaurant industry has been devastated by the coronavirus outbreak. Thousands of restaurants have closed. Millions of employees could lose their jobs. The National Restaurant Association estimates that the industry could lose a staggering $225 billion from the pandemic.
But in the midst of all that hardship are also lessons for the future and the potential for an even stronger industry in the long run.
What does the restaurant industry look like after the coronavirus? What will change for good? Which trends will disappear, and which will stick around? Whether you're an operator, a vendor, a brand partner, or some other industry professional, we want to hear your ideas on what we should expect to see from restaurants in a post-coronavirus world, and what lessons you've already learned that will set your company up for long-term success.
Tell us below and (with your blessing) your insights could be included in a future issue of QSR. If you'd rather think out loud, feel free to record a voice memo and upload below.