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October 21, 2020

Innovating during a pandemic: Chipotle connects with customers

Chain uses food, technology to fulfill precise delivery needs and tempt appetites.

October 21, 2020

Download our latest COVID-19 Safe Operating Guidance

This brand-new edition includes updates on mask and glove use, protocols for coronavirus-positive employees, and ventilation best practices.

October 20, 2020

Thirty-two states lost restaurant jobs in September

Restaurant employment in 47 states and the District of Columbia remained below February’s pre-coronavirus level.

October 16, 2020

How will the election affect your business?

The Restaurant Law Center looked into a crystal ball to see how election results might impact the restaurant industry.

October 16, 2020

Restaurant sales growth slowed significantly in September

The total shortfall in restaurant and foodservice sales topped $200 billion during the first seven months of the pandemic.

October 14, 2020

Association CEO addresses industry recovery in 2021

Tom Bené outlines the plans and programs on tap to assist restaurants devastated by COVID-19.

October 14, 2020

New normal inspires new innovations in restaurant industry

Tech adopters, active safety managers, and creative thinkers prove there are ways to push through the pandemic.

October 9, 2020

Digital Security Part 5: Recover quickly and get back to business

Putting a plan together in advance will help you recover faster after responding to a data security breach or attack.

October 8, 2020

Digital Security Part 4: Respond quickly to data threats

Plan in advance how you’re going to respond to a data breach or a cyberattack on your systems; time is critical.

October 7, 2020

Digital Security Part 3: Detect odd activity

Look for the signs that will help you catch breaches before more damage is done.

October 7, 2020

Café Momentum powers up for life mid-pandemic

Closed for six months, the nonprofit restaurant and training facility prepares its student staffers for what comes next.

October 6, 2020

Digital Security Part 2: Protect your data

First identify digital assets at risk for data breaches; then use this framework to plan out how to protect them.

October 5, 2020

Digital Security Part 1: Identify your risk

It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Do you know who is accessing your data?

October 5, 2020

Intro to Digital Security 101: How to protect your restaurant’s data

Protect your operation so you’re less susceptible to data breaches and other cybercriminal activity. Preventive measures make a difference.

October 2, 2020

Cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting, what’s the difference?

We’ve heard these words a lot these past few months. But what’s the difference, and why is it important your staff knows the distinction between them?

October 2, 2020

Restaurant employment still 2.3 million below pre-coronavirus levels

After an initial hiring surge in the aftermath of the coronavirus lockdowns, restaurant job growth slowed significantly in recent months.

September 29, 2020

Innovating menus during a pandemic: Comfort drives creativity at Wendy’s

The vice president of culinary for Wendy’s U.S. explains what menu innovation means to Wendy’s during COVID-19.

September 29, 2020

National Food Safety Month Week 5: COVID-19 procedures to follow

Guests want to know restaurants are being extra careful when preparing food and keeping the kitchen clean and sanitized during the pandemic.

September 24, 2020

Tap into FREE mental and medical health resources for the industry

COVID-19 is affecting physical and mental health, especially for those working in the hard-hit restaurant industry. Fortunately, we have resources to help.

September 24, 2020

Add no-contact commerce options to your payment strategy

Expand your payment options to make it easier and safer for customers to purchase from your restaurant without handling cards or cash.

September 22, 2020

National Food Safety Month Week 4: Follow safe food procedures

Most foodborne illness happens because TCS food has been time-temperature abused.

September 21, 2020

‘Good Samaritan’ act eases ability to donate healthy, uneaten food

Want to be a food philanthropist? You may be protected from liability and get a nice tax break.

September 18, 2020

Fourteen states lost restaurant jobs in August

Five states – South Dakota, Maine, Indiana, Idaho and Mississippi – surpassed their pre-coronavirus restaurant employment peaks.

September 17, 2020

Winter woes: What’s the plan when it’s too cold to dine outdoors?

Outdoor dining helped offset sales losses in the spring and summer, but what will dining out look like as the weather turns colder?

September 17, 2020

Consumers respond to new off-premises options at restaurants

Seven in 10 operators say off-premises sales represent a higher proportion of their total business compared to pre-coronavirus levels.