Mexican and Latin-themed restaurants in the pandemic era have to think fast, smart, and out of the box to thrive. More than ever, it has to pencil out to work. That means narrowing your menu to best-sellers and keeping a lid on the number of products you have to stock. To earn a place in your pantry, an ingredient needs to work across many menu items and dayparts.
When we look back on the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ll remember the sinking uncertainty of February, the toilet paper shortages and panic grocery shopping of March—and the stuck-at-home creativity of making, cooking, and baking that followed.
With ongoing uncertainty about trajectory of COVID-19, now’s the time to implement takeout and delivery options with your restaurants if you haven’t already.
The first big decision you’ll have to make when implementing a new takeout and delivery program is whether to keep everything in-house or work with an established third-party service that handles the customer interactions and logistics.