How has casual dining survived the pandemic?
2 Aug 2022
How has casual dining survived the pandemic?

Casual dining restaurants faced a grave threat during the pandemic, one that many people thought would spell the end for the whole industry. In 2022, though, casual dining restaurants are back. How did they survive the pandemic? And what can brands learn from their success?

Joseph Szala

Joseph Szala is a restaurant branding expert and consultant living in Atlanta, Georgia. A Pennsylvania native, Joseph has worked in the creative branding industry for over 12 years.

Philip Daus

Philip Daus is a managing partner in Simon-Kucher’s Houston office. His project work focuses on the development of growth and monetisation strategies and results-oriented pricing and commercial excellence programs.

Andres Zambrano Bravo

Andres Zambrano Bravo is a Berlin-based freelance journalist who loves to ask why. He loves puzzles and seeks answers to social phenomena and trends, helping researchers, companies, and artists to also find their voice along the way. When not annoying people with questions, you can find him spinning records in one of Berlin’s smoky venues.