Third-party sales will make up 70% of delivery orders in 2022

These off-premise trends are why some industry leaders, like Modern Market founder Anthony Pigliacampo, consider delivery to be the "new drive-thru," according to the report. 

That doesn't mean the drive-thru is going away, however. In fact, it's growing. Another recent report from the  National Restaurant Association  and Technomic finds that the growing demand for off-premise dining includes the drive-thru and takeout channels as well.

New York’s war on plastic

New York state lawmakers are ringing in the new year with at least one clear resolution: Cut down on single-use plastics.

Ahead of the upcoming legislative session, Democratic legislators in both chambers have introduced more than a half-dozen bills to limit the availability of single-use plastics – from ambitious bans of plastic cutlery to narrow restrictions on shampoo bottles in hotels.

Restaurants Struggle to Find Good Real Estate

Restaurant Business' podcast "A Deeper Dive" talks with Barry Wolfe, senior managing director of investments and senior director of national retail group Marcus & Millichap.

Wolfe discusses the challenges operators are having today finding good sites for their restaurants. He also talks about where lease rates are going and what the market is expected to look like in the coming years as the business shifts to focus on more takeout and less dine-in traffic.

Restaurant Marketing Ideas for January

For restaurant owners and operators, there’s no better way to start off the New Year than with a tasty selection of restaurant marketing ideas.

E-bike, e-scooter bill stuck in Albany Cuomo’s spat with sponsor

A controversial bill that removes statewide restrictions on e-bikes and e-scooters has gotten caught in Albany gridlock — over a political spat between the bill’s sponsor and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, sources told The Post.

The bill — which would give local jurisdictions like New York City the right to legalize the juiced-up rides if they so choose —  passed the legislature in June , but has gone nowhere fast with Cuomo refusing to sign it into law  over what he says are safety concerns .

Tips to Overcome Your Restaurant’s Cash Flow Crisis

According to a study,  82 percent of small businesses fail due to cash flow problems . A cash flow shortage occurs when more money is flowing out of the business than is flowing into it. During a cash flow shortage, you might not have enough capital to cover your payroll or other operating expenses. When there is no proper plan or strategy in place for handling cash flow shortage, a cash flow crisis occurs.