Make it now

Foodservice and restaurant operators throughout the country have been through a lot. You’ve closed for dine-in and done off-premise-only dining, and now try to get back to business as usual. These Make it Now resources are here to support restaurateurs and culinary professionals in our new and rapidly changing industry. Whether you’re recovering, temporarily closing (again), or reopening, we’re here to help you make it at every stage.
Content and resources are updated regularly as information becomes available and needs evolve. Bookmark this page and check back often.

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RESOURCES FOR EVERY STAGE OF REOPENING AND RECOVERING SAFELY

Find everything you need to recover and guide your next move – from our reopening guide, to support for temporarily closing, to cash flow calculators. Tailored to independent restaurants but available to all operators. Multi-units, healthcare, hospitality and C&U click here for content tailored to you.

reopening blueprint for restaurants
Discover your guide to the changing landscape of restaurant management, reopening, requirements, best practices and more for your restaurant type, post-pandemic. We aim to bring you personalized solutions that fit your specific needs.
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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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REGISTER FOR A LIVE WEBINAR OR WATCH ON DEMAND

PAUSED
Many operators are struggling to manage their operations safely, with the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to handle common situations that keep you up at night. What do you do when an employee tests positive? If you’re forced to close your indoor dining room? How should you communicate changes your employees and customers? Get support from our experts.
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Metrics that Matter
In this webinar, we’ll look at critical metrics like table turns, server productivity, labor scheduling and guest count.
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THE CARES ACT/ PPP AND STAFFING RESOURCES

CARES Act Webinar
Join our Restaurant Operations Consultants who specialize in the CARES Act to ask any questions you have about navigating this legislation. We will briefly review any recent, relevant updates to the CARES Act and open the floor to your questions.
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Free CARES Act Consultation with Our Experts
Schedule a one-on-one appointment online or over the phone with one of our Restaurant Operations Consultants who specialize in the CARES Act and your state’s specific guidelines.
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Marketing & Menu Templates and Social Media GuideS

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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A GUIDE TO SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR RESTAURANTS
Get best practices on supporting your restaurant on social media platforms, including strategy and content creation.
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TAKEOUT, DELIVERY AND RETAIL RESOURCES

Accelerating Takeout Webinar
Learn from our Restaurant Operations Consultants and Food Fanatics® Chefs how to quickly ramp up your takeout and delivery program.
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Family Style: One Meal Fits ALl
One Meal Fits All digs in to how family-style to-go offerings can boost your restaurant business in this challenging time.
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Special Offers From CHECK Partners

Online Ordering and Contactless Dine-In Solution
In addition to online ordering solution discounts for US Foods customers, ChowNow is offering free marketing support, a free website through August 31, 2020 and more. To support reopening safely, ChowNow can also help operators offer a contactless dine-in experience.
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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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Resources for Multi-Unit, College and University, Healthcare and Hospitality

REOPENING/RECOVERY BLUEPRINT
Discover your guide to the changing landscape of foodservice management within university, hospital and hotel. 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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WEBINAR: REOPENING OR RECOVERING SAFELY FOR FOODSERVICE OPERATORS
Learn how to reopen or recover within each zone of your foodservice operation, as well as how to rethink your business model to adapt to changing needs with our Food Fanatics culinary experts leading the way.
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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 will stop accepting cash and checks will only be allowed through mail.
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