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Game-changing Restaurants Embrace The Uncertainty Of The Pandemic, With Cocktails To-go, Curbside Pickup, Delivery And New Twists On Outdoor Dining

Minneapolis (February 5, 2021) – Restaurants have been reeling from the pandemic’s impact on their business, according to the Beverage Information Group’s 2020 Cheers On-Premise Handbook. But since the coronavirus took hold in the U.S. in March 2020, savvy operators have embraced game-changing tactics, from online ordering and cashless payments to cocktails to-go and curbside order pickup.

Covid Puts A Chill On Restaurants; Operators Show Creativity And Resilience

Minneapolis (February 1, 2021) – The hospitality industry was among the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic that took hold in the U.S. in March. Shelter-in-place mandates forced temporary closures, while social-distancing protocols limited guest capacity when on-premise operations could open.

Vodka Drinks Rule On-Premise, Rosé Remains Strong and Beer Shows Improvement

Minneapolis (January 26, 2021) – On-premise consumption of beverage alcohol overall was largely flat in 2019, down by less than 1%, according to the Beverage Information Group’s 2020 Cheers On-Premise Handbook. But the decrease was a slight improvement over 2018 and on the four years prior.

John Prusak is appropriately inducted into the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame, Class of 2020

For 31 years, this prestigious Hall of Fame honor is bestowed upon the incoming class of annual recipients in recognition for their achievements for the sport of Snowmobiling, as awarded each year from select categories that include: • Inventors, Designers & Manufacturers • Explorers & Adventurers • Trail & Program Developers • Volunteers & Club Organizers • Publishers & Journalists

John Prusak ISHOF Inductee 06212020


Marion Minor, owner and CEO of EPG Specialty Media, recently became the latest McAllister Top Manager to discuss trends in B2B/information services at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC). The Top Manager award, and a parallel Top Editor award, is awarded in consultation with Connectiv, the school and the McAllister family.

Marion Minor

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