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Nearly One in Six Restaurants Shuttered Due to Pandemic Impact

Remaining operators continue to struggle and do not expect to see improvement over the next six months.

Dunkin' seasonal menu

Dunkin' Is Bringing Back Its Fall Lineup Earlier Than Ever

Seasonal beverages, baked items and snacks return to the menu Aug. 19.

DoorDash's DashMart

The DashMart platform is available in eight cities, with plans to expand.


Quick-service restaurants are the primary locations for drive-thru transactions.

The one-stop shops allow doctors, nurses and hospital staff to purchase food and other necessities on the way home.

Digital orders

Quick-service restaurants, though, drove gains in digital and delivery orders.

QSR drive-thru

Total transactions were down 43 percent in the week ending April 12 vs. one year ago.

NPD: Food budgets may be restricted by rising unemployment, payroll reductions and temporary furloughs.

The digital convenience operator is piloting six new market and expanded delivery zones.


Starbucks, Dunkin' and McDonald's close in-store dining across the nation.

With the licensed version, customers announce themselves with a credit card vs. the mobile app.

The program is designed to understand how customers respond to merchandise valued at greater than $1.

The retailer will sign its first lease for a 6,000-square-foot store — which is roughly half the size of its smallest small-format model.

Egg McMuffin

Customers can get free breakfast sandwiches from both chains on March 2.

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