Howard Company Blog

Why Are So Many Brands Showcasing Future Drive-Thru Designs?

March 9, 2021 / by Gary Kurtz posted in Drive-Thru, Restaurants, Gary Kurtz, Expert Insights

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An intriguing public relations trend that many major restaurant chains have jumped on in the last few months is publishing images of their "drive-thru of the future." The renderings are sometimes flashy and futuristic, and the headlines tell the tale of 2020. But there is a lot more going on than what is indicated by the headlines. 

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Drive-Thru Refresh Webinar

June 24, 2020 / by Jean Jones posted in Drive-Thru, Menu Boards, Rod Clouser, Grant Gustke, Gary Kurtz, Drive-Thru Accessories, Curbside Pickup, Expert Insights, Jean Jones

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Experts from The Howard Company came together on the 'Drive-Thru Refresh' webinar to discuss some of the best practices businesses can follow when looking to enhance their drive-thru system! With more customers using the drive-thru lane, it is more important than ever to create strong guest experiences. View the webinar below and let us know if you have any questions and/or thoughts of your own!

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Webcast: Emerging Stronger

May 7, 2020 / by Jean Jones posted in Drive-Thru, Restaurants, Gary Kurtz, Curbside Pickup, Expert Insights

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We recently hosted a webcast during which we spoke with industry leaders about their operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dana Abood from Rego Restaurant Group (Quiznos), Sean Sylvester from Black Gold Group (multiple concepts) and Scott Redler from Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers. Interestingly, their ideas are absolutely applicable for any business climate.

The webcast was moderated by Tim Hagen from Progress Coaching, and hosted by Gary Kurtz, our Vice President of Sales and Marketing. 

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Gary Kurtz: Drive-Thru and Branding Solutions For Convenience Stores

April 7, 2020 / by Gary Kurtz posted in Drive-Thru, Convenience Stores, Gary Kurtz, Drive-Thru Accessories, Curbside Pickup

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Gary Kurtz, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, talks about drive-thru and branding solutions available to convenience stores and ways to keep customers engaged.
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Gary Kurtz: Assessing Drive-Thru and Curbside Pickup Performance

March 27, 2020 / by Gary Kurtz posted in Drive-Thru, Gary Kurtz, Drive-Thru Accessories, Curbside Pickup

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Gary Kurtz, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, shares some observations about business improvement.
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