COVID-19 Restaurant Support

This is a challenging time for the restaurant industry, but we’re here to help. At Eat.News, you’ll find daily updates, news, tips and resources during the COVID-19 crisis.

Gordon Food Service Presents: A Higher Bar for Restaurant Safety (Canada)

Join Gordon Food Service Canada and our panelists for a chat on Restaurant Safety and Sanitization during COVID-19 and through re-emergence on May 19th at 11:00AM (Central Time).

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Trust20– setting a higher bar for restaurant safety.

Covid-19 changed the game for restaurants. At Trust20, we go beyond food sanitation to help restaurants set a higher bar for safer environments, staff behaviors, and diner experiences.

Trust20– setting a higher bar for restaurant safety.

Covid-19 changed the game for restaurants. At Trust20, we go beyond food sanitation to help restaurants set a higher bar for safer environments, staff behaviors, and diner experiences.

At-A-Glance

Marketing for restaurants during COVID-19

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  • Keep your customers informed about how COVID-19 has impacted your restaurant.Share the basics: if you’re still open, if your hours have changed, and how they can order food from you or best support your restaurant.
    All Together Now in Chicago has a simple landing page for COVID-19 with this information.
  • Stay top of mind by promoting
    your goods and services.
    Rotate messaging between: something normal, something interesting, and acknowledgment of the world we live in.
  • There is always a story to tell, even if you temporarily closed.If you are closed consider sharing: employee spotlights, how are you helping staff, menu development and experimentation, etc. See our full guide for more examples!
At-A-Glance

How to turn your restaurant into a corner store

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  • Evaluate your inventory and decide what you want to sell.
    Consider common food items and cleaning supplies that are in high demand. Ask your distributor if they can supply these to you.
  • Set up your fulfillment channel.Decide if you will create a walk-in corner store, do curbside pickup, or delivery, and set up an online store if necessary.
  • Promote this service on social media and your website.
    Consider even rebranding your restaurant temporarily to include “market” or “corner store” in the name.

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