There’s no denying it, COVID-19 has been tough on the restaurant industry. In December of last year, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) estimated that about 17% of the nation’s restaurants, or 110,000 establishments, closed their doors permanently. Whether you remained open or shuttered temporarily, you’ve most likely weathered state-mandated shutdowns and are currently navigating cautious,
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One of the busiest days of the year for restaurants and bars is Cinco de Mayo. This is a holiday that celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War on May 5, 1862. It’s actually a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, but in the United States Cinco
The coronavirus pandemic has forced many restaurant owners to get hyper creative when it comes to generating revenue during a time when many people are not comfortable dining out. One popular solution being implemented by restaurants across the country is the creation of custom meal kits. These take-home kits allow your customers to recreate their
St. Patrick’s Day is usually one of the busiest and highest grossing days of the year for bars and restaurants. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic still present across the U.S., restaurant owners will need to get creative when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this year. Whether your restaurant is open for limited-capacity indoor
Restaurants looking for a way to increase sales this month should consider investing in special Valentine’s Day promotions. For restaurants operating at normal capacity, your dining room may be able to function much the same as it has in years past. However, for areas of the country where indoor dining is still restricted due to
What is the PPP2? In March the US government passed The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”). Included in the CARES Act was a highly successful loan program for small business owners, the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”). PPP loans were 100% forgivable—if you closely followed the rules laid out in
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
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