As restaurants continue to adapt to local and state requirements for safe restaurant service, pasta in family meals have emerged as a successful strategy. Here are a few chain restaurant operators who have released LTOs with pasta family meals, and are getting high marks from consumers according to Datassential.
Why it works: It’s convenient, guests recognize that pasta as a food for takeout or delivery “travels well,” and it makes for a meal that’s affordable for the family, but still profitable for the operator.
Setting up for success: When preparing pasta in a wide range of situations from ghost kitchens to takeout or a made-to-order station, efficiency is everything. You want to minimize waste and maximize speed of service. Here are the best practices we’ve learned:
Your goal should be to keep it simple and streamlined, while still providing choice, customization and differentiation. In our tests, a range of 5-8 pasta menu items was optimal. You’ll want a mix of short and long cuts – while short cuts like penne and rigatoni travel better, long cuts like spaghetti and linguine are customer favorites.