Operating Safely

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

Ghost Kitchens
Learn about the US Foods® Ghost Kitchens program to add a new revenue source to your takeout and delivery services.
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GHOST KITCHENS COULD BE THE FUTURE OF RESTAURANTS – AND YOUR SUCCESS
Ghost kitchens, also known as virtual restaurants or cloud kitchens, are delivery-only concepts that focus on takeout and delivery. Is one right for your business?
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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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TAKEOUT & DELIVERY

Operating Safely Guide
How restaurants and foodservice operations can adopt safe practices while operating efficiently
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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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HOW TO INCREASE RESTAURANT REVENUE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
Your guide to boosting profits, maximizing takeout and creating a killer menu during the COVID-19 pandemic holiday season
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TAKEOUT AND DELIVERY MENU TEMPLATES
Download a digital menu template to post on your website and social media channels to promote your restaurant to diners during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Takeout and Delivery Packaging and Disposables Fit for Your business 
Find the right to-go containers and supplies that meet your operation’s needs.
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THAT’S THE SPIRIT
Alcohol to-go is a lifeline to hospitality staying afloat.
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MARKETING AND MENU TEMPLATES - Holiday
Download digital menu templates and order forms to help promote your restaurant online during the winter and holiday seasons.
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ONE MEAL FITS ALL
One Meal Fits All digs into how family-style to-go offerings can boost your restaurant business in this challenging time.
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MARKETING AND MENU TEMPLATES - Football
Download digital menu templates and order forms to help promote your restaurant online during the football season.
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Up your takeout game
Up Your Takeout Game shows how to ensure your to-go service can deliver on increased traffic and profits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Get all the details here.
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5 WAYS TO GO GREEN WITH TAKEOUT PACKAGING
Green to Go delivers five approaches to better sustainability in your restaurant’s takeout packaging.
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WASTE NOT, WANT MORE
Reduce the increase in takeout packaging without compromising environmental values.
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Off-Premise Food Safety

FDA GUIDANCE FOR RETAIL FOOD STORES, RESTAURANTS, AND FOOD PICK-UP/DELIVERY SERVICES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The FDA is sharing best practices to operate restaurants, retail food stores and corresponding food pick-up and delivery services to safeguard workers and consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Handling Customer Fears about COVID-19 and Food Safety
Our partners at ExpandShare provide best practices on assuring your customers of your food safety practices during the COVID-19 crisis.
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How to Avoid Potential Takeout Food Safety Risks
Learn how to anticipate food safety risks for your takeout business and the recommended solutions to prevent them.
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RETAIL Resources

Tips for Pivoting to Retail
Check out our quick guide to successfully pivoting or expanding your business to offer groceries or pantry home essentials.
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Retail Offerings Templates
We’re offering free templates to help you promote your new retail offerings and pantry home essentials.
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What You Can Learn from Grocerants
If you’re thinking of adding a retail component to your restaurant to boost sales during this time, learn tips from the emerging grocerant trend on how to get started.
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BEST WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR EMPLOYEES
It’s never been more important to provide your employees with the essentials they need to stay encouraged during the COVID-19 crisis. Find out what you can do.
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THANK YOUR HEALTHCARE HEROES
Be sure your hard-working staff has the support they need during the COVID-19 crisis by offering an onsite grocery store, takeout meals and care packages.
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