The trend of ordering takeout among consumers won’t be going anywhere any time soon. What Americans want from their food is convenience – number one on the list, even above price (Washington Post). With virus lockdowns, longer working hours, nontraditional learning, and the hustle and bustle of the everyday life make it hard to sit down in a restaurant or pick up dinner. So the delivery person is now on your speed-dial. Recent data says that 60% of Americans admitted to ordering take out at least once a week (Statista).
From fast casual to top-end restaurants, customers want the option to dine on your food in the comfort of their own homes. They don’t just want to take your menu home. They expect to get it now.
What’s a restaurant to do?
Beyond the obvious – quality carry-out containers that hold the food’s temperature and separate areas for takeout diners to order food, pay, and wait – a restaurant needs to be able to fill these takeout and delivery orders quickly and efficiently.
That’s where staging ability can mean the difference between quick turnaround time (happy, repeat customer) and slow service (frustrated, hungry customer). If your side dishes are ready to go, and your proteins just need a quick sear to get the main course ready for carry out, you can let your carryout and delivery customers order and then receive their food in rapid succession. This means getting them in and out faster, so they can dine in the manner they wish.
The staging technique allows you prepare the protein in the same way you normally would (seasoning, marinade, etc.) and then place it in a CVap® oven, which has been set to the appropriate levels of temperature and texture. Once the protein has reached the doneness levels desired, it can hold at that temperature until your customer orders. It can then go to the next stage in the cooking process: searing, grilling, etc. This gets the order finished much faster than the traditional means of cooking to order without compromising on quality or taste.
Take advantage of this latest dining trend by offering takeout meals. And let staging in CVap help you make them the best meals your customer has ever had. And things won’t be slowing down anytime soon! The next big thing is online food ordering, which is already a big hit among the younger generation.