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As we head into the weekend, I have to say that it has been so cool to watch our industry respond over the past few weeks. Physical closeness in many ways defined an experience in our restaurants and yet across the country we’ve been able to reinvent ourselves and welcome guests back in to redesigned dining rooms, or to our patios (that may or may not be parking lots and/or streets), or through take-out windows that used to just be windows.

And the path ahead is definitely unknown. There are going to be steps forward and steps back. This is all far from over, and it still hurts, but the agility and creativity is really something to behold.

So cheers to the weekend and to us for making it this far with sights set on a normal that feels much more normal than this one.

As always, you can find the numbers below.

Stay safe,


PS – For those following along on these notes, but are not a MarginEdge client, we would love to include your numbers in our data set and continue to build out the value of the reporting. We are giving our MarginEdge Lite product for free for the rest of the year for new clients (normally $15/month). This little tool connects your POS to accounting system and creates journal entries – hopefully time saving for you while increasing our sample size as we track recovery across our network. Obviously no obligation or commitment, just an offer for those interested!

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