Fall food trends grab the spotlight in this week’s hospitality news headlines round up. See the top recipes being shared on HuffPost’s Instagram account. Explore the top 10 food trends likely to dominate 2021 according to Whole Foods. And take a jaunt through the incredible innovations the country’s top hotels are offering to entice more safety-conscious travelers.Blurb about contents below.
The F&B industry may be in jeopardy of losing ground to reinstated restrictions on indoor restaurant capacity in response to surging Covid-19 cases across the country. Check in on Chicago’s latest shut down, and the evaporating prospect of a federal relief bill.
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- Room Service Is Different Now. Here’s How 14 Hotels Are Doing It Right [Fodor’s Travel]
Several of Avero’s hotel partners made this list of 14 hotels that are reinventing room service in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Montage Palmetto Bluff offers a picnic and pedal experience. Kimpton La Peer Hotel paired with Veuve Clicquot to offer a spin on luxury and fast food favorites. Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis is bringing James Beard Award-winning Chef Gerard Craft’s menu to in-room dining. Caesars Entertainment Resorts is offering room service from any of their 11 on-property dining outlets. Waldorf Astoria Park City is offering in-suite chef’s basket prepared meal kits for their kitchenette rooms.
- Lavu Adds Payment Automation Capabilities to Its Mobile POS Solution with Acquisition of Sourcery [Restaurant Technology News]
Mobile POS and payment processing platform Lavu, an Avero partner, has acquired Sourcery. Sourcery is an automated accounts payable solution designed for the restaurant industry. It helps restaurants improve their financial performance and manage operational costs more efficiently.
- US coronavirus cases hit record daily high and experts warn daily death rates will triple by mid-January [CNN]
The US reached a record high of new Covid-19 cases Thursday with experts warning that the next two months will be the hardest. Thursday’s numbers represent an 83% increase in new cases over the last month. 43 states have shown an increase in cases compared to last week, and 9 have hit record highs.
- Stimulus All But Dead Before The Election—Here’s What That Means For Struggling Americans [Forbes]
The Senate has adjourned until November 9 which means federal coronavirus aid won’t pass before the election next week. According to a Columbia University study, 8 million Americans have crossed the poverty line since May.
- Indoor Service at Chicago Bars, Restaurants Suspended Amid COVID-19 Spike
Starting today, indoor service at Chicago restaurants and bars will be suspended in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19 cases. Eleven regions in the state have been given specific regulations restricting business hours, the number of people permitted to gather in rooms and at tables.
- Technology Startup Lunchbox Fills Its Plate with a $20 Million Investment for Its Restaurant Ordering Engine [Restaurant Technology News]
Lunchbox’s all-in-one online ordering platform raised $20 million in their first series of fundraising. The company claims its customers have seen an average 30% increase in sales since using the service. Lunchbox’s customer base has grown 925% within the past year.
- The 10 Most Popular Instagram Recipes From October 2020 [Huffington Post]
Take a look at these fall favorites from this October’s HuffPost Taste Instagram account. Reader’s favorite recipes tended toward creamy comforts and include dishes like pumpkin inspired pastas, honeyed butternut squash, creamy garlic Tuscan salmon and more.
- Whole Foods identifies 10 trends that will matter in 2021 [Food Business News]
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed consumer habits drastically. Whole Foods has identified 10 food trends taking shape in 2020 that are likely to continue into 2021. Coffee flavored everything, gourmet breakfast, and health and wellness centered foods and more made the list.
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