Over the past month, we've witnessed the impact a public health crisis like COVID-19 can have on restaurants. With all 50 states having declared state of emergency, closures of non-essential businesses, restrictions on restaurant operations, and shelter in place mandates, restaurant sales are down 80%.
Some of you have been sharing stories of an uptick in online orders, lost revenue from canceled events and catering, and even declining profits. Many of you are talking about how it’s affecting your staff and how you’re changing your business model to keep them in a job.
We’re bringing all those efforts together. During the coming weeks, this page will be updated in real-time to provide access to resources and information that can help you manage your business through uncertain times and keep your staff and customers safe. Here's an ongoing, frequently updated list of available relief and helpful assets for your restaurant.
Navigating the crisis together.
The outbreak of COVID-19 is impacting all businesses, including the hard-working owners, operators, farmers, delivery drivers, staff, and just about everyone in the food industry. Government and social responses are changing at a rapid pace, and we believe it’s more important than ever to monitor what’s happening to rally support however we can. Will we update this page regularly with content to help affected restaurant people weather the furious storm that is COVID-19.
We’re also producing a weekly newsletter that pulls together resources like these, stories from the ground, and other articles across the industry to help the restaurant community navigate the challenges of COVID-19 together.
And, just so you know, this content is for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal, accounting, tax, HR, or other professional advice. You’re responsible for your own compliance with laws and regulations. Contact your attorney or other relevant advisor for advice specific to your circumstances.