RESOURCES FOR EVERY STAGE OF REOPENING AND RECOVERING SAFELY

Reopening Guidance

Find comprehensive blueprints for every type of food service operation to help you strategically reopen in each zone of your operation.

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
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Free Reopening Consultation with Our Experts
Schedule a one-on-one consultation online or over the phone with one of our Restaurant Operations Consultants who can provide personalized support in reopening solutions for your business.
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RAMP UP CHECKLIST
As you prepare to reopen, use this checklist to help you make sure your operation is in order and ready to go.
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MAKE IT NOW MUST-HAVES
Must-have products that can help you reopen successfully and safely. Find PPE, sanitation products, takeout packaging, labor-saving food products and more.
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Reopening Support Signage
Are you reopening soon and in need of safety signage? Get the materials you need to promote your business and keep diners informed.
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TEMPORARILY CLOSING

Operators across the country are closing temporarily due to a new surge in COVID-19 cases. Find checklists, webinars and expert guidance to help you ramp down the right way.

P.A.U.S.E.D.
Many operations across the country are temporarily closing dine-in operations due to government restrictions and various other 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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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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Moving Forward: Cash Flow Calculator
Unsure of what to do in difficult financial times? This cash flow calculator will help you better understand what your restaurant needs to break even.
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Ramp Down Checklist
Preparing for temporary restaurant closure is difficult. This ramp down checklist will assist you and your staff through every step of the process.
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Lease Renegotiation Strategies in Response to COVID-19
Know your options before you approach your landlord to renegotiate your lease during COVID-19.
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LIVE AND ON DEMAND WEBINARS

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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Reopening Safely: What You Can Do to Prepare
As some states are releasing plans to reopen, our Restaurant Operations Consultants will review tips to help you prepare to reopen your restaurant accordingly.
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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 and scheduling labor to 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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Recover and Reopen: C&U, Hospitality & Healthcare
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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Engineering a More Profitable Menu
Our Food Fanatics Chefs and Restaurant Operations Consultants will show you how to crunch the numbers to create a more profitable menu that works for your business in the new normal.
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Moving Forward: Calculating Your Cash Flow Webinar
To help you weather the COVID-19 pandemic, our ROCs will review tools and best practices to calculate your cash flow and manage your operations.
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ARTICLES AND RESOURCES FROM THE CDC AND NRA

Food Fanatics Magazine: Late Summer 2020
You may be working harder than ever to keep things cooking, but you can’t forget about having an enticing menu that gets diners through your doors – either virtually or on-premise. In the late summer edition of Food Fanatics, you’ll learn how to wow them with a seasonal and globally influenced menu that makes it worth leaving home.
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Food Fanatics Magazine COVID-19 Special Edition
The COVID-19 Special Edition of Food Fanatics® magazine explores what’s been learned during the pandemic, what experts are predicting, how to leverage what is working for restaurants now and how operations can emerge after COVID strong, healthy and ready for what’s next.
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WELCOME TO THE NEW ABNORMAL
Learn what diners want from restaurant and hospitality businesses in a post-shutdown world. Get all the details here.
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THE RESTAURANTS OF TOMORROW
In the new normal, post-COVID, restaurants will need to adapt if they want to stay in business. Find out what it takes to become a restaurant of tomorrow.
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Food Safety and Coronavirus FAQ's from the FDA
Find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the foodservice industry and COVID-19 from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
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Restaurant Reopening Guidance from the National Restaurant Association
Incorporating best practices from ServSafe and direction from the FDA, this guide shares instructions on food safety, health and hygiene, cleaning and social distancing.
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COVID-19 Resources by State from the National Restaurant Association
Find important updates and resources available for your specific state, as tracked by the National Restaurant Association.
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5 EASY WAYS TO GO CONTACTLESS
Learn how restaurants and foodservice operations can use digital channels to update menus, offer contactless payment and service, and increase sales.
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THE FUTURE IS NOW
Read this Q&A with the Alinea Group’s Nick Kokonas on how he sees charting a new course for the future of his restaurants, during COVID-19 and after.
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