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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #150 on: October 25, 2020, 07:23:06 PM »
One of the trends in our lives has been less and less casual contact with other human beings. There's the whole Bowling Alone phenomenon, but in addition there are ATMs and self-serve gas and ticket kiosks and so on. Covid is accelerating that and I fear there is an element of sacrificing humanity in the quest for efficiency.

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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #151 on: November 16, 2020, 02:31:47 PM »


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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #153 on: November 16, 2020, 03:35:57 PM »
>Digital only restaurants

Travis Kalanick's (Uber founder) new venture is CloudKitchens.com. They rent commercial kitchen space to delivery-only restaurants. Huge potential IMO. Currently building in 40 U.S. cities.

https://www.businessinsider.com/cloud-kitchens-travis-kalanick-san-francisco-location-address-pictures-2019-11

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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #154 on: November 16, 2020, 08:09:36 PM »
>rent commercial kitchen space

This will be huge. Locally here there is a guy who has been working with restaurants to partner them up with other food producers that can utilize their facilities during times the restaurant is closed.

My wife and I have been looking into some commercial kitchen space recently. There are some shared kitchens but they are all pretty limited in what they can do. But if we could get some space a day or two in an existing restaurant kitchen that would be ideal. She has been making and selling out of our home but we have had some interest from restaurants that want to sell her biscuits but in order to do that we would need commercial space.

In the local food groups I am in there are at least a couple dozen people doing the same type of things. Stay at home moms selling cheesecakes, guys selling some bbq on the weekends, people selling ethnic foods that are hard to find in restaurants here (tamales, lumpia, empanadas, etc.). Easy, affordable access to commercial kitchen space will definitely help grow a LOT of small businesses. Most of these people don't want a normal restaurant but just want to be able to sell their products for people to take home and eat.

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Re: The changed future after CV-19
« Reply #155 on: November 19, 2020, 02:06:02 AM »
Bill Gates says 50% of all business travel will go away post-pandemic - Business Insider

https://www.businessinsider.com/bill-gates-business-travel-office-work-predictions-post-pandemic-2020-11