Despite a pandemic and a recession, Peter Cancro, CEO of Jersey Mike’s Subs, has been giving back, plotting a course to further success and upending what a brand is willing to do for its franchisees.

Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and nearly 1 in 6 restaurants are closed either permanently or long-term. That equals nearly 100,000 restaurants.

In the age of COVID-19, the time has come to recast the self-service model. As hospitality designers and strategists, we can seize this opportunity to rethink self-service to meet and exceed consumer demand for safety as well as quality, customization and convenience.

Opening a new restaurant is extremely stressful at any time but the COVID-19 pandemic has made nearly everything exponentially more difficult.

Why did the chicken cross the road? To become The Hatchery.

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop's opened its first ghost kitchen units in California, with one operating from Los Angeles’ Koreatown neighborhood via a partnership with CloudKitchen and the second in Pasadena via a partnership with Kitchen United.

Penn Station East Coast Subs continues to update the 35-year-old brand with the rollout of its PS 2020 initiative, which includes a restaurant redesign and menu changes among other additions.

After pandemic-related delays, a new chef-driven food hall is set to open in Denver’s Colorado Center in October.