Freshly Picked, June 30, 2020

Alerts & What’s Trending COVID Case Spikes Begin to Dampen Restaurant Sales Restaurant Considerations when Texting a Customer Loyalty Base Growing Cases of COVID-19 Lead California and Pennsylvania Counties to Again Close Bars Restaurant Industry Expected To Lose $240B By The End of 2020 36.8M Americans To Hit the Road for the Fourth Produce Weather… Continued

Freshly Picked, June 23, 2020

Alerts & What’s Trending Using Data to Emerge from COVID-19 Covid Surge Brings More Safety Rules For Restaurants, Harsher Penalties For Disobeying The Reason Meat At Restaurants Is Going To Be Way More Expensive Governments Have an Obligation to Close Restaurants After Workers Test Positive for COVID-19 Want to Restructure Your Restaurant Lease? You’re Not… Continued

Freshly Picked, June 16, 2020

Alerts & What’s Trending Lists of Black-Owned Restaurants Are a Start, but They’re Obviously Not Enough Chicago Restaurants Plan Juneteenth Celebration for Friday COVID-19 Cleaning Practices Restaurants Must Use This Moment to Change, Too Want to Support #BLM? Start with the Black Lives in Your Own Restaurants Restaurants Have A Diverse Workforce, Except At The… Continued

Freshly Picked, June 9, 2020

Alerts & What’s Trending Restaurant Industry Gained 1.4 Million Jobs in May Tools for Restaurants Developing Employee Health Screenings Restaurant Purchasing Continues to Increase Amidst COVID-19 Restaurants’ COVID-19 Surcharges Infuriated Customers, But Experts Say Dining Out Is About To Get Even More Expensive Across the Country, Restaurants Pledge Money to Black Lives Matter and Social… Continued

Freshly Picked, June 2, 2020

Alerts & What’s Trending How Has COVID-19 Exposed the Restaurant Industry? 5 Things to Consider When Planning Inventory for Reopening As The Coronavirus Crisis Continues, More Restaurant Chains Add Mental Health Benefits A Practical Guide to Social Distancing Requirements for Restaurants Restaurant Industry Continues Slow Recovery As States Reopen Produce The potato markets have firmed… Continued

Freshly Picked, May 26, 2020

Alerts & What’s Trending Reopenings Provide Some COVID-19 Hope, Especially for Casual Dining Restaurant Sales Are Coming Back, But The Return Is Quicker Some Places Than Others Fed Listens: How is COVID-19 Affecting Your Community? Strategic Changes that are Keeping Food Distributors Alive CDC Updates Guidelines For Reopening Restaurant Dining Rooms and Bars Produce The… Continued

Freshly Picked, May 19, 2020

Alerts & What’s Trending Bellagreen Restaurant Opens Its Doors Under New COVID-19 Guidelines Coronavirus Liability Waivers Unlikely To Shield Restaurant Empoyers Meet The New Socially Distant Restaurant Experience As Restaurants Struggle, Cities Across America Consider Turning Streets Into Dining Rooms See Which States Are Reopening and Which Are Still Shut Down Produce The avocado market… Continued

How to Maintain Labor Efficiency in Slower Months

Now, with restaurants experiencing an unprecedented slowdown and even shutdowns in the face of a virus that has been declared a pandemic, operators are wondering not only how to keep the doors open, but also how to protect their staff and keep them employed until the public returns. We couldn’t think of a better time… Continued

Freshly Picked, May 12, 2020

Alerts & What’s Trending How Businesses Can Weather COVID-19: Start with Empathy to Employees April Unemployment Rate Highest Since Great Depression More States Lift Coronavirus-Related Dine-In Restrictions With Social Distancing and Limits on Capacity 24 Attorneys General Urge Congress To Fix Broken Paycheck Protection Program Reopening Operator Support Center Produce The tomato markets have remained… Continued

Reducing Restaurant Costs During COVID

As restaurants re-open their doors to welcome guests back into their dining rooms, many are struggling with idea of generating profit amid the challenges of low sales volume and an increase in expenses.  Restaurants are suddenly being asked to do more with less as city and state regulations necessitate an increase in spending on cleaning… Continued