Following the COVID-19 pandemic and numerous franchise industries having to put a halt to indoor dining, mass vaccinations have brought forth a shift in the dynamic and resulted in adjustments to former pandemic protocols. On a state-by-state and county-by-county basis, alterations in regulations surrounding mask wearing and indoor dining have provided franchises with the opportunity to become more lax with their protocols while maintaining customer safety and industry cleanliness. As franchise owners continue to follow the laws and regulations within their local jurisdictions, employees are also expected to adjust accordingly. Here’s what you should know about the franchise industry and pandemic protocols in 2021.
Franchise Industry: Pandemic Protocols are Continuously Evolving
We’ve witnessed quite a few shifts in pandemic protocols within the franchise industry throughout March 2020 into June 2021. In the beginning, restaurants throughout Maryland were operating on a take-out basis without indoor dining. Now, following mass vaccinations, these regulations have eased up depending on your individual county guidelines. Throughout the franchise industry, we continue to expect pandemic protocols to lift and give way to more freedom for franchise owners and their employees.
Franchise Industries are Expected to Boom
Now that there’s a definite end to the pandemic in sight, franchise industries are expected to boom in ways that society has never seen before. Individuals who are tired from having spent the last year or so indoors are finally getting the opportunity to venture back out, stop by their favorite franchise industries, and spend time inside their favorite franchises enjoying them. The result? There’s more profit than ever before in franchising.
Incorporating COVID-Related Changes into Your Long-Term Franchising Plan
Some franchise industries may keep COVID-related changes into their long-term franchising plan that customers enjoyed. For example, smoothie shops may continue to provide customers with car-side services dropping off a smoothie order. On an individual level, franchise owners may choose to permanently adopt COVID-related changes into their long-term franchising plan to keep their clientele happy. What do you think — are there any COVID-related changes that you’d consider keeping into your long-term franchising plan?
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