These restaurant chains are unveiling new designs inspired by the pandemic
Starbucks shift supervisor Adan Miranda wears a face mask as he serves a drink to a customer while standing behind a plexiglass shield in a booth outside the store in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, May 21, 2020.
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The coronavirus pandemic is spurring on a growing number of restaurant chains to build restaurants with new bells and whistles focused on convenience and safety.
Concerns about the virus, restrictive lockdowns and disruptions to everyday routines have drastically changed consumer behavior this year. Customers downloaded restaurant apps for easy ordering and delivery, while others took to the drive-thru. Drive-thru visits increased by 26% in April, May and June, according to data from the NPD Group.
Some restaurant companies are accelerating plans to update their store formats with a focus on convenience. Starbucks, for example, is going to build more mobile pickup …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]