CFI NOW: The Future of Dining Out

CFI NOW is back with analysis and insight on how the pandemic has fundamentally changed the food system and consumer attitudes – and what we can expect in 2021. What shifts are happening in purchasing behaviors? How is the food industry evolving to adjust? What’s ahead in the new year?

After an initial plunge during spring shutdowns and resulting closures nationwide, sales at the country’s restaurants were on an upswing. But new shutdowns are slowing sales again and winter weather will make it harder for restaurants struggling to keep their doors open. What’s next for the industry? Are there silver linings? How have the impacts of the coronavirus fundamentally changed the restaurant landscape?

Panelists Hudson Riehle, senior vice president of research, National Restaurant Association, and Neil Russell, senior vice president of corporate affairs and chief communications officer president of corporate affairs, Sysco, addressed these questions and more during CFI NOW: The Future of Dining Out on Jan. 15.

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