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May 15, 2020

Restaurant sales fell to their lowest real level in over 35 years

Adjusting for inflation, consumer spending at eating and drinking places plunged to its lowest level since October 1984.

May 14, 2020

Business interruption insurance claims: what you need to know

Expecting your insurance policy to cover your COVID-19 losses? The answer may lie in the fine print, or more likely the courts.

May 13, 2020

A supply chain take on the post-COVID-19 world

What the reopening could look like, and what the industry could expect going forward.

May 12, 2020

How to market your restaurant without spending any money

Determine what you want to say, where you’re going to say it, and how you’re going to connect that message to the community around you.

May 8, 2020

Founding Farmers co-founder provides grocery-conversion playbook

Company averages about $125,000 a day in grocery sales from five units, helping it to rehire staff and keep up health coverage.

May 8, 2020

Three decades of restaurant jobs were lost during the last two months

Restaurants have lost nearly three times more jobs than any other industry since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak.

May 7, 2020

Restaurants find innovative ways to promote their brands and expand online menu offerings

Operators need new revenue sources to offset sales declines from all off-premises mode.

May 5, 2020

Businesses get creative during COVID-19

Family-style meals, batch cocktails, and groceries are all helping to generate revenues in this all-off-premises restaurant market.

May 4, 2020

Mother’s Day is still an opportunity for restaurant sales

Be creative and make people happy. You’ll be rewarded when your restaurant reopens again.

May 4, 2020

Five ways to use email marketing to stay in touch with your customers

With many businesses temporarily being disrupted, email marketing is essential for letting people know you are still open for business.

May 1, 2020

7 ways to keep yourself healthy in isolation

The restaurant community must practice self-care during the pandemic, experts say.

April 30, 2020

Getting ready to reopen your restaurant? Reorganize your walk-in first

Make sure your food is all within its use-by date, labeled well, and stored in the safest order.

April 29, 2020

Next Steps: Planning for reopening

Put any extra time you have now to work so you’re set to reopen smoothly.

April 29, 2020

Restaurants feel financial toll of COVID-19, but mental toll is heavy, too

Learn to recognize coworkers suffering during the pandemic to help restore health and well-being.

April 28, 2020

Consumer pent-up demand for restaurants remains strong

New survey indicates that pent-up demand for restaurants is elevated, even as many consumers maintain their off-premises frequency.

April 27, 2020

Small start, big execution: Feeding unemployed restaurant employees

The LEE Initiative’s initial act of giving back to laid-off restaurant workers has expanded from one location in Louisville to 19 across the country. Here’s how they did it.

April 24, 2020

Want to sell groceries from your restaurant? We’ve got tips

From commodities to cleaning supplies, restaurants add grocery staples to the menu. Here are a few recommendations.

April 23, 2020

New restaurant relief grassroots effort needs your support

The impact of coronavirus on our industry is devastating. We will be one of the slowest to bounce back from this pandemic. Tell Congress how they can help us survive.

April 23, 2020

National Restaurant Association issues guidance for restaurants readying to reopen

Document incorporates best practices from ServSafe, academia, government and industry to provide guidance on food safety, health and hygiene, cleaning, and social distancing.

April 21, 2020

Restaurants on track to lose $80 billion in sales by end of April; 8 million employees out of work

Coronavirus continues to devastate the industry; sales losses could total up to $240 billion by year-end.

April 20, 2020

Restaurant sales and job losses are widespread across segments

New survey assesses the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the restaurant industry.

April 17, 2020

Restaurant Law Center offers employer COVID guidelines

What can and can’t employers require of their employees when it comes to their health status on the job?

April 15, 2020

Shift your sales strategy to online

Social distancing has increased the adoption of online ordering as people spend more time at home. Having an ecommerce presence has never been more important to close the distance between you and customers.

April 13, 2020

Restaurant Employee Relief Fund raises more than $15 million in aid

Contributors rally to help employees affected by the coronavirus crisis, but more funding is needed to help the overwhelming number of applicants.

April 13, 2020

Consumers are still seeking off-premises options from restaurants

While it doesn’t come close to making up for sales losses, a majority of consumers are maintaining their off-premises usage of restaurants.