Operating Safely

WEBINARS FOR RESTAURANTS AND FOODSERVICE OPERATORS

Below, you’ll find live and on-demand webinars that span a wide range of topics to help you increase revenue and operate safely. All our live sessions have Q&A sessions with our experts. If you’d like to schedule free 1-on-1 time with a Restaurant Operations Consultant, Food Fanatics® Chef or Specialist, you can do it here.

Ghost Kitchens, TAKEOUT & DELIVERY


Break Out Your TakeOut in 2021

With the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, takeout and delivery demand exploded, and it’s not going away as the nation opens. What used to be ‘nice to have’ is now a consumer standard. Make your takeout offering more competitive and profitable than ever.

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Wednesday, January 20, 10:00 AM CST

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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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Wednesday, January 27, 2:00 PM CST

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Wednesday, February 10, 10:00 AM CST

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Wednesday, February 24, 10:00 AM CST

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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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Wednesday, Febuary 17, 10:00 AM CST

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Operator Round Table: Ghost Kitchens

Want to know what it’s really like to open your own ghost kitchen? Our panel of operators will discuss their experiences, share tips and answer your questions on how to bring this new revenue stream to life.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2:00 PM CST

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Accelerating Takeout

Learn from our Restaurant Operations Consultants and Food Fanatics Chefs how to quickly ramp up your takeout and delivery program.

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Operating SAFELY, CLOSING TEMPORARILY & Managing CASH FLOW


Operating Safely

Running a safe operation during a pandemic has been a challenge, to say the least. Join us to learn about the US Foods® Operating Safely Guide. We'll answer the most common questions facing operators today. Should I invest in additional filtration for my dining room? What do I do if an employee gets sick? What do I tell my customers?

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Wednesday, January 27, 10:00 AM CST

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P.A.U.S.E.D. – Temporarily Shutting Down

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, or if you’re forced to close your indoor dining room? How should you communicate changes to your employees and customers? Get support from our experts.

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CREATING A PROFITABLE KITCHEN & MENU


Molly's Kitchen®: Driving Check Average with Appetizers

Appetizers are a long-standing top profit driver for many operations. Get the latest in appetizer trends, and learn how to save time and money and increase revenue and profit, with trending starters.

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Thursday, January 21, 10:00 AM CST

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Big Game Profits: Game day Promotions

The biggest game day of the year will look different this year. We give tips to level up your delivery-friendly menu to attract diners, promote your offerings and balance food costs.

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HARBOR BANKS® SEAFOOD: LEVEL UP FOR LENT

Check out new seafood products for Harbor Banks to help elevate your Lenten menu.

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Wednesday, Feburary 3, 2:00 PM CST

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Love Profits: Valentine's Day Promotions

Whether for dine-in or delivery, Valentine’s Day can be an incredibly profitable holiday for foodservice operators. Get strategies for an Instagram-worthy menu that’s big on profit.

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Thursday, January 28, 10:00 AM CST

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Wednesday, February 3, 10:00 AM CST

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US FOODS MENU PROFIT PRO™

Learn how to maximize your profits through analysis of your menu, which items make you the most money and how to create menu items your diners – and your bank account – will love.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2:00 PM CST

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SPRING PROMOTIONS: ST. PATRICK'S DAY AND MOTHER'S DAY

Make the most of events people are used to going out for by offering menu items and specials that will get them excited about carrying out from you.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2:00 PM CST

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ChowNow

Are you making the most of the online ordering boom? Our CHECK® partners at ChowNow will help you show up everywhere. From Google search to Instagram ordering, they have the tools to help you break up with costly third-party apps.

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Holiday Profits

This holiday season will look different for you and your diners – but our experts have you covered. Learn how to create a sought-after menu and maximize takeout, family meals and meal kits for your customers’ holiday events. In this session, we will also share great “gift” ideas for your restaurant to help you boost your profits this holiday season.

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Speed Scratch

Streamlining your operations is a must – and that starts in your kitchen. Join our Food Fanatics Chefs to learn how to better use products that help cut prep time and reduce labor costs, while maintaining the flavor, consistency and integrity that diners expect.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2:00 PM CST

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DIGITAL FRONT DOOR TOOLKIT

Your website is your digital front door – and you need to make it as inviting to customers as you would your physical space. Learn from our CHECK Business Tools partner BentoBox how a better-designed website can better your bottom line.

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Thursday, February 25, 10:00 AM CST

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CARES ACT/ PPP and Families First (FFCRA) Act


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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Tuesday, January 19, 2:00 PM CST

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Tuesday, February 2, 2:00 PM CST

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Tuesday, February 9, 2:00 PM CST

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Tuesday, February 16, 2:00 PM CST

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Tuesday, February 23, 2:00 PM CST

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Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) and CARES Q&A

Our experts give guidance to help you navigate the Employee Retention Credit and CARES Act, followed by a Q&A to get your questions answered.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2:00 PM CST

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MARKETING Tips, SOCIAL MEDIA & Google


GET GOOD @ FACEBOOK

Love it or hate it, Facebook is here to stay and you cannot afford to ignore it. Learn the tips and tricks that operators use to improve your social-media presence and drive order traffic.

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Thursday, February 18, 10:00 AM CST

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Get Good @ Instagram

Instagram can be a restaurant’s best marketing tactic today, but you need a solid strategy to turn likes into loyal diners. During this session, you’ll get a content strategy and posting schedule, as well as tips to make your photos #instaworthy.

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Thursday, February 11, 10:00 AM CST

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Get Good @ Google

Today, diners begin their search on Google to find new go-to spots. Learn how to strengthen your presence on Google (for free!) by using Google My Business, as well as how to optimize your website to show up in search results. Want a bigger boost? You’ll also get an introduction to paid search options, so you can put your location at the top of the list.

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Thursday, February 4, 10:00 AM CST

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MULTI-UNIT, C&U, HEALTHCARE & HOSPITALITY


THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF FOOD WASTE PREVENTION

Food waste is an environmental crisis, contributing to global warming and squandering precious resources. For senior living, it’s also a big drag on your bottom line. Legislators are demanding foodservice organizations do something about their food waste, and consumers are expecting it. Find out the most impactful ways to control your food waste and to make your kitchen more efficient, sustainable and resilient.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 1:00 PM CST

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Employee as Customer – Shifting Your Leader Perspective and Actions to Improve Recruitment and Retention

Hiring begins with retention and employee engagement in mind. What can you do as a leader to woo a new customer – in this case, an employee – and create an environment where they choose to make an impact? Join this session to learn ways to better serve your customer – the employee – by finding out what they value in work and leaders, and translate this information into hiring and employee engagement practices that promote retention, a sense of community and belonging.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 1:00 PM CST

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Webinar Archives to Watch On Demand


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. This will include guidance and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Restaurant Association.

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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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Resy: Reservations and Table Management

Re-opening for dine-in can present many challenges, but stressing over unpredictable walk-in traffic doesn’t have to be one of them. Our CHECK Business Tools partners at Resy join us to discuss how their platform can help streamline your front-of-house.

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Moving Forward: Calculating Cash Flow

To help ensure you can weather the COVID-19 pandemic, our Restaurant Operations Consultants will review tools and best practices to calculate your cash flow and manage your operations accordingly.

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Homebase: Team Management and Staffing

To help you manage the daily changes in the restaurant industry, Homebase provides tools to help you change schedules on the fly, streamline payroll, hire additional staff and get expert HR tips from live advisors. Join our experts to make staff management easy.

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Toast Point of Sale

Over 80% of restaurant operators know the right technology can increase sales, but most don't have the right systems in place. In this webinar, we take you through the Toast Point of Sale (POS) platform – designed to connect your systems, help you boost revenue, make off-premise a breeze and manage your staff.

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Run a Profitable Kitchen

From receiving to storage, from prep to plating, your kitchen is where a profitable operation starts. Our Food Fanatics Chefs will show you how to reopen with a profitable kitchen in the new normal. We'll discuss the keys to kitchen efficiency, streamlining your menu, and how to stand out from your competitors to give diners what they want now.

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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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BOOSTED: A SOCIAL MEDIA HOW-TO FOR RESTAURANTS

Our Restaurant Operations Consultants will walk you through the essentials of successful social media messaging – including how to boost posts, create an Instagram Story, set up a Facebook menu and more.

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Stay Connected Through Social Media

Our Restaurant Operations Consultants will share social media best practices, including how to create engaging content and stay connected to your customers during this COVID-19 crisis.

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BentoBox: Website Design

In a digital world, your website is your new front door. Website design, powered by BentoBox, can make sure your website highlights everything you have to offer, and makes updates a breeze. Build a better website and increase dine-in, takeout and delivery sales.

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Recover and Reopen: C&U, Hospitality and Healthcare

Foodservice operators are dealing with unique challenges in the Post-COVID-19 world. Learn how to reopen each zone within your operation safely, and how to rethink your business model to adapt to changing needs. Our Food Fanatics culinary experts will also show you how to leverage your existing food packaging to go contactless while maintaining a quality dining experience. As always, we will leave time for a Q&A session with panelists from your industry to answer any of your questions.

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