Many restaurants are seeing one of the side effects of pandemic stress — a growing desire in many consumers for comfort food. More than half of all Americans say their mental health is declining, which is causing many to cope by indulging in more calorie-rich food (i.e., stress eating). This has resulted in another stressor
Check out the most up-to-date restaurant tips and industry information during the COVID-19 crisis.
As the leaves begin to change and the air gets crisper, many people can’t help but to get a bit excited for the approaching holiday season. Usually a time spent enjoying lots of delicious foods and drinks with a plethora of people, holidays during the coronavirus pandemic will undoubtedly look very different this year for
As we enter the fall season, consistently chillier temperatures are becoming the norm for many states in the U.S. This means that restaurant owners will have to get extra creative when it comes to keeping their outdoor dining areas open and thriving all year round. In fact, the city of Chicago launched a challenge asking
As the pandemic continues, limited dining capacity and a cautious society are leaving restaurant owners unsure how consumers will feel about dining at restaurants this fall and winter. And, in some parts of the country, owners are struggling to adapt their business model for the arrival of cold weather, and with it, the traditional end
Although certain areas of the country are beginning to open up more fully for indoor dining, new challenges are still emerging each day for the restaurant industry during the coronavirus pandemic. In order to secure a consistent revenue stream and bolstered brand awareness, restaurant owners are implementing creative and unique tactics for marketing their business
Restaurant owners across the country are being forced to grapple with fast-evolving restrictions on restaurants and bars as states struggle to balance reopening the economy with public health. To learn more about how restaurants are adapting their operations as a result of the challenges posed by COVID-19, we recently conducted a survey of our partner
The restaurant industry as a whole is an excellent one: scrappy owners risking it all to create customer bliss through deliciously diverse cuisine and immersive ambiance. However, Black restaurant owners can often face challenges that make achieving their dreams and excelling in their profession much more difficult than it should be. At Rewards Network, we
Numerous restaurants across the country are incurring extra costs due to the coronavirus pandemic. These additional expenses can include purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE), paying for employee testing, and increased meal costs. Oftentimes, to recoup dollars, restaurant owners are passing these costs onto the customer via a “COVID-19 surcharge,” which is added to the bill.
As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the country, there is a chance one of your employees could be diagnosed. As a business owner, it’s important to understand the correct protocols to take in order to ensure the health and safety of your staff and customers. We suggest following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Congress recently agreed on updates to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the President signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA). These updates are an effort to fix issues within the current program, which was conceived to help businesses during the economic crises spurred by the coronavirus pandemic. Now, business owners have more time