In an effort to turn their losses into profit, the restaurant group, Spur, has decided to offer drive-thru options. This forms part of their strategy to cope with the ongoing COVID-19 effect that has shown big losses for the sit-down restaurant group’s various chains.
Daily Maverick reports that the group is introducing drive-thru formats for its RocoMamas and Spur franchises, and a drive-thru, click and collect option for its Bento franchises.
Another phase of testing is also planned with virtual kitchen brands. They have been trialling since May 2020 and operate out of the kitchens of existing restaurants.
According to Anthony Clark from Smalltalkdaily, Spur has been the worst hit of the JSE’s listed restaurants groups to its largely sit-down dining format.
Among all the restaurant options out there, Burger King has proven to be the winner as it has shown profits in a vary distressing time for those in the food industry. This is largely due to the fact that most of their restaurants have drive-thru options – a necessity in today’s new normal.
Spur’s new management is doing everything it can to turn the former old fashioned lower LSM sit-down restaurant into a thriving business that can keep up with the times.
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