New Foodservice Design Strategy: Drive-Thru is King

COVID-19 may have put an end to what we deem as normal. From the CDC guidelines about safely reopening businesses to municipalities regulations that impact the ability to enjoy a meal at your favorite restaurant, the only true constant today is change.

Carlos EspinosaCarlos EspinosaSimultaneously, the wants and needs of the typical foodservice customer continue to evolve just as fast, if not faster than before. Topics that were previously an afterthought for consumers have become a focal point for most restaurateurs. Examples include number of customer touch points, putting cleaning and sanitizing on display and more. Restaurants continue to hustle as they try to adapt, and ideas that they would never consider in the past can emerge as important lifelines. Take, for example, the countless tents in parking lots that provide an infrastructure for dining alfresco. Operators continue to take such drastic steps to minimize risk and maximize what earning

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Renovation can be a sound strategy for smart investors

Renovation can increase the value of your property investments

By: Nesa Rahmat/

Image credit: Grant McLean/Flickr

Getting ahead in real estate investments is not just about buying properties – the most strategic move for you may be to improve the value of a property you already own, even your home. If you are happy where you are, renovation can be a sound financial strategy. When you renovate your own home, you win twice – once when you enjoy the benefits of a better home, and once again when you sell the home.

When it comes to resale value, however, not all renovations are created equal.

Let’s look at an example. Suppose you live in a landed property and fancy a hot tub on your back deck, and decide to invest $10,000 or so. Will that add $10,000 to the value of your home? Likely not. The truth is, not everybody

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