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RESOURCES FOR EVERY STAGE OF REOPENING AND
RECOVERY IN THE RESTAURANT AND FOODSERVICE INDUSTRY

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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we can help you with reopening, recovery, CARES ACT/PPP, staffing, takeout and delivery 
Schedule a one-on-one appointment online or over the phone with one of our
Restaurant Operations Consultants or Food Fanatics® Chefs.
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GHOST KITCHENS, TAKEOUT & DELIVERY

As the outdoor dining season ends for many, and dine-in business becomes less reliable, adding a new revenue stream is crucial to your success. Click to find resources on adding ghost kitchens, takeout, delivery and retail to your business.

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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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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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.
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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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Operating Safely Guide
How restaurants and foodservice operations can adopt safe practices while operating efficiently.
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REGISTER FOR A LIVE WEBINAR OR WATCH ON-DEMAND

Ghost Kitchens
What is a Ghost Kitchen and is it right for you? We dive into the benefits of adding a virtual, carryout and delivery-only restaurant concept within your existing kitchen. Learn how you can grow revenue fast and increase diner frequency while maximizing your current inventory and back-of-house.
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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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CARES ACT/ PPP, FFCRA AND STAFFING RESOURCES

CARES ACT AND FFCRA Q&A
Get your questions answered from our experts about recent legislation including the CARES Act, PPP and Families First Coronavirus Act. We will review recent updates and discuss how they impact you and your employees.
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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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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 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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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 stopped accepting cash. Checks are now only allowed through mail.
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