Operating Safely

YOU’RE GETTING BACK TO BUSINESS

WE’RE HERE TO BACK YOU UP

At US Foods®, we’ve been with you through all the unexpected challenges of the past year. Now the time has finally come to move forward into a bold new future. And the best news is – all the ways you adjusted your business to survive are still viable revenue streams in today’s restaurant landscape. We’re here with experts, info and resources to help you maximize profits as you go. 

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

These webinar sessions, with Q&A, will help you increase revenue and operate safely.

Labor-Saving June 23

A Stock Yards® Exclusive Update: Volatility and its Impact on Your Profitability
Inflation has caused protein prices to rise to their highest in recent history – but that doesn’t mean you have to lose money with every sale. Industry experts and our Stock Yards® team will be joining us to talk market conditions and forecasts so that you can make informed menu and business decisions in the coming weeks and months.
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Attracting Diners and Prospective Employees July 1

Payroll and Tip-Pooling 101: What You Need to Know
Ensure you are compliant with changing compensation guidelines from the Department of Labor. Our experts will review tip-credits, help you determine if tip-pooling is right for you, and discuss the various payroll laws we’re seeing across the country and how you can stay on top of them.
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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
Learn how restaurants have expanded to keep al fresco dining all year.
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Operating Safely Guide
Learn 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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PROMOTING DELIVERY AND GHOST KITCHENS
Your ability this season to get your off-premise offerings in front of diners could make or break your business. Learn how to leverage your website and social media to make your brand stand out, and make ordering easy and profitable.
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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.

US FOODS MENU
Let your menu make a great first impression of your brand with Menu Design, powered by US Foods. Activate your most important marketing tool now.
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Holiday and Seasonal LTOs
Get profitable LTO strategies and tips for upcoming food and seasonal holidays.
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RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS RESOURCES

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

BACK TO BETTER BASICS
Learn how to re-examine essential business practices to ensure success with this article from Spring 2021 Food Fanatics® magazine. Find out more details here.
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THE HIRING UN-FREEZE
Find out how you can build a stronger foodservice team in a post-pandemic world. Get all the details here or in the Spring 2021 Food Fanatics magazine.
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LABOR LEGISLATION AND STAFFING RESOURCES

CARES ACT / ERTC / FFCRA

Whether you have already received CARES Act support and need additional assistance or were unable to secure funds in the past, we’re here to help.

CARES Act, ERTC, PPP and FFCRA
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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CARES Support
Our consultants can help you understand the new relief options and how to get what you need.
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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 Signage
Need social distancing decals? Keep guests aware of your protocols with these floor decals and other signage.
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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) was 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 15, 2020, US Foods stopped accepting cash. Checks are now only allowed through the mail.
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