Operator Resources

Live Events

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Dine-In, Delivery, and Takeout

Uber Eats Restaurant Delivery Program

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Social Distancing, Every Step of The Way

Flavor, Experience, Value Drive 2021 Takeout Menus

Pandemic Fuels Snack-Menu Opportunities

Adapting your Menu – How to do more with fewer ingredients

How Delivery Apps Are Supporting Restaurants During Pandemic

McCain – Rebuilding Your Restaurant Biz

Hormel: Top 10 Best Practices for Efficient and Profitable Take-Out and Delivery Service

Ventura: Here for You

Delivery, Takeout and Curbside Best Practices from Hundreds of Independents

A Restaurateur’s Guide to Online Ordering

The Pros and Cons of Opening a Ghost Restaurant

Industry Resources

COVID-19: the Latest Safety Guidelines for Operating Restaurants

Datassential Food + Coronavirus Webinar Series and Reports

Coronavirus Information and Resources – National Restaurant Association

Restaurants Rise Resource and Education Center

Training Videos

Restaurant Greeters & Servers: How to Project a Smiling Presence- Even If You’re Wearing a Mask

Staff Training Video: Phone Order Best Practices During COVID-19

Instantly Raise the Level of Accountability in Your Restaurant!

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Restaurant Readiness Checklist

Tips to Avoid Contamination – A back of the house poster for customers to use.

Free Social Media Images for Delivery and Curbside

Marketing and Social Media Resources

Social Media 101 for Commercial Foodservice

Restaurants Rethink Messaging to Highlight Family, Community

Tips for Promoting Your Business

The Great American Takeout

Health and Safety Resources

COVID-19: When and How to Wash Your Hands

COVID-19: Sanitizing vs. Disinfecting — What’s the Difference?

National Restaurant Association Guidance on Reopening

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ServSafe COVID-19 Training Courses 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

FDA Guidance on Food Safety

OSHA Guidance on Preparing the Workplace for Reopening

Small Business Resources

Restaurant Revitalization Fund – This program provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19

U.S. Treasury

U.S. Small Business Administration – Small business guidance and loan resources, including Paycheck Protection Program

National Restaurant Association – Information on CARES Act and the foodservice industry

IFDA – Loan and Resource Guidance

Paycheck Protection Program Application

Careeronestop.org – Guide to unemployment benefits by state

U.S. Department of Labor – Wage and Hour Division – COVID-19 in the workplace and more

Restaurant Employee Relief Fund 

Does Reopening Your Restaurant in the Midst of the Pandemic Expose You to Guest Liability?

Comeback Business Plan