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The Comeback of the American Dinner

Convenience replaced connection, but now coronavirus is switching it back

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Photo: Red Waggon Pizza Co.

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The 60’s marked the beginning of the fast-food era. By this decade, most Americans had two vehicles, and private cars were common among many American families. Here is where modern delivery systems began. Places from pizza joints to burger chains began offering delivery. This changed the food industry forever.

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Photo: DoorDash

There’s an app for that

For the past five years, the company has been emphasizing all the ways you can order pizza with minimal human and maximal digital contact. It’s introduced more ordering methods — Facebook, Twitter, Twitter with emojis, Apple Watch, voice-activated, “zero click,” wedding registry— than new items on its menu. Customers can track their pizzas online, starting as they’re being made…

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Photo: The Wall Street Journal

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