Operating Safely

FOR CHALLENGES BEHIND YOU AND IN FRONT OF YOU,

WE’RE STILL RIGHT BESIDE YOU

Winter is on the way – and for many the cold reality is – you’ll need to conjure your grit, your stamina and your imagination to survive.
At US Foods® we’re here to help you innovate, and shift your business in any and all ways you need – at whatever stage you’re in – from helping you with guidelines to driving new ideas for enabling profits.

Schedule a free consultation with a Food Fanatics® Chef or Restaurant Operations Consultant in your area for help with anything from menu planning to P&L strategy to takeout and delivery.

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REGISTER FOR A LIVE WEBINAR OR WATCH ON DEMAND

Webinar sessions that help you increase revenue and operate safely, with Q&A.

HOLIDAY PROFITS
This holiday season will look different for you and your diners – but our experts have you covered. Learn how to create a sought-after menu and maximize takeout, family meals and meal kits for your customers’ holiday events. In this session, we will also share great “gift” ideas for your restaurant to help you boost your profits this holiday season.
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Metrics that Matter
Most operators know how to calculate prime costs of the business, but you may be missing the numbers that really drive profit. In this webinar, we’ll look at critical metrics like table turns, server productivity, labor scheduling and guest count. It’s more important than ever to know the full scope of your cost-to-revenue ratio, so let’s uncover more profit in your business together.
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DINE-IN AND OUTDOOR DINING GUIDES

If you’re open, or thinking of opening for dine-in and/or outdoor dining, this page has everything you need to do so safely and profitably while delivering great customer service.

A Guide to Great Outdoor Dining
How restaurants have expanded to keep al fresco dining all year.
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Operating Safely Guide
How restaurants and foodservice operations can adopt safe practices while operating efficiently.
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SUPPORT FOR TAKEOUT, DELIVERY AND GHOST KITCHENS

Whether you’re a seasoned pizza shop or a takeout newbie, this page has resources for leveling up your off-premise game, including adding a Ghost Kitchen as a new revenue stream.

Ghost Kitchens
Learn the US Foods Ghost Kitchens program to add a new revenue source to your takeout and delivery services.
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FAMILY STYLE: ONE MEAL FITS ALL
8 ways family-style takeout options can boost profits as you recover and reopen
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MAKE YOUR MENU WORK HARDER

Building a profitable menu that diners crave can feel impossible, but our experts have you covered. Click for tips and up-to-the-minute food trends that can help you stay ahead of the competition.

Holiday ScoopTM
The special edition Holiday 2020 Scoop™ features an assortment of innovative products for dynamic family-style dining and wow-worthy dishes. Learn more now.
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Fall Food Fanatics® Magazine
Food Fanatics® magazine is your source for restaurant industry trends, food innovations, and the latest foodservice business tips to improve your bottom line.
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RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS RESOURCES

Guides, how-to's and templates for all things operations – operating safely, temporarily closing, managing cash flow, and more.

P.A.U.S.E.D.
Many operations across the country are temporarily closing dine-in operations due to government restrictions and other various reasons. If you need to close temporarily, we’ve created a comprehensive checklist that will help you prepare to shut down, communicate, close, and plan to reopen safely.
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Operating Safely Guide
How restaurants and foodservice operations can adopt safe practices while operating efficiently.
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LABOR LEGISLATION AND STAFFING RESOURCES

Your team is your greatest asset, and a well-trained team provides excellent customer service. Click here for mental health resources, customer service tips, and next-level staffing technology.

Service without a Smile
How to deliver customer service now – and on the other side
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Staff Recruiting Solution 
We’ve teamed up with Snagajob to provide restaurant operators and their employees with resources to support them during this challenging time.
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MARKETING AND TECHNOLOGY GUIDES AND TEMPLATES

Looking for help with social media? Need a new menu? Fed up with your old POS system? Click here.

Marketing and Menu Templates
We’ve created free templates that help you promote your menu, including takeout and delivery options, family-style meal kits and digital menu QR code signs.
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Special Offers from CHECK® partners
Our CHECK® Business Tools partners are working to help restaurant operators adapt to the new normal in the foodservice industry.
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MULTI-UNIT, COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY, HEALTHCARE AND HOSPITALITY RESOURCES

REOPENING/RECOVERY BLUEPRINT
Discover your guide to the changing landscape of foodservice management within universities, hospitals and hotels. Get guidance on reopening, requirements, best practices and more for your operation post-pandemic. We aim to bring you personalized solutions that fit your specific needs.
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Operationalizing the international dysphagia diet standardization initiative (iddsi), part 1 - healthcare
Part 1 of Operationalizing the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) will be a live panel session. The panel will share their experiences executing this new diet modification system through all phases of the transition.
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UPDATES FROM US FOODS AND THIRD-PARTY EXPERTISE

US Foods Update
US Foods has taken many critical actions to support the health and safety of our associates and customers during this time, making informed fact-based decisions with guidance drawn from expert resources, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Contactless Payment Info
On June 15th, 2020, US Foods stopped accepting cash. Checks are now only allowed through mail.
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