The past few years have delivered a combination of challenges that would have been difficult to predict. But imagine if you had had some information on hand in 2019 that allowed you to proactively make critical business decisions in 2020? By using technology to tap into the probabilities of an event, your business can better prepare for the different risks it may face. Predictive analytics is one tool that can help operators get a better handle on everyday food safety and quality risks, as well as how risks like climate change and extreme weather could impact the safety and supply of key ingredients down the line. As a recent report from Restaurant Technology News explains, predictive analytics uses advanced data analysis to predict the future based on probabilities, then refines those predictions using machine learning and artificial intelligence. It could help restaurants pinpoint potential threats, like pathogen-related outbreaks, before they occur, then take preemptive action to keep their business and guests safer.