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Steve
06-07-2006, 05:07 PM
A few years back I can remember the beginning of take out service and delivery service of food from restaurants like Applebee's T.G.I.Fridays etc. These services were offered by a small startup company and they usually provided this service through many restaurants in a given area.

Fast forward a few years and you no longer see these individual companies offering these services, but now the restaurants themselves are getting into it with big results.

Check out the statistics located below in the article. These numbers are huge! Can you imagine coming up with a new way of offering your service that gave you this much growth?

You know what? The idea is out there just waiting for you to find it.

What's your view on curbside takeout? Do you ever use the service?

Fed up with fast food, Americans turn to 'curbside takeout' (http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/06/05/business/food.php) - At Outback, the convenience of curbside service has helped bolster its takeout sales from $104 million in 2000 to $274 million in 2005, or 11 percent of the chain's total U.S. revenue. These days, virtually no one comes inside the restaurant to pick up a takeout order, Novello said.