The Legal Case for Recovering Lost Income from COVID-19 and Government Shutdown

Modern Restaurant Management

Civil Authority coverage, for instance, applies when a local, state, or federal government mandates to limit access to any aspect of your business which is critical to a business owner’s ability to conduct his normal operations.


Culinary Cues

It happens in business, it happens in education, and it happens most often in government. The US government is notorious for making decisions to leverage some type of anticipated outcome without fully understanding the systemic impact of those decisions.

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This is where government comes into play. We trust that in lieu of an immediate vaccine and end to quarantine – the government will do all they can through loan deferrals, unemployment benefits, rent controls, and medical assistance to help everyone get through this.


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We need the federal government to set the tone and establish a clear strategy. How will others remember you and the government’s leadership as a whole?

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Five Restaurant Best Practices for Fighting Back Against COVID-19


Today, the National Restaurant Association called for the federal government to come to the aid of the restaurant industry and its workers. As the second largest private sector employer in the U.S., the restaurant industry stands to suffer a $225 billion impact from the COVID-19 shutdown.

COVID-19 Restaurant Relief Programs

7 Shifts

Governments and hospitality organizations alike are banding together to help restaurateurs in need with relief measures and programs to alleviate some of the financial burden brought on by COVID-19. NYC Government. City of Sacramento Government. Government of Canada.


Culinary Cues

Why not engage our country’s food logistics champion and appoint Chef Jose Andres to head up a nationwide and government supported initiative to end hunger in America. We have never seen anything like this.

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Rapid Pandemic Relief For Small Businesses


As conceived and anticipated, the first government disaster relief programs will be Federal (such as the pending SBA program), and any products they create will be useful nationally (all 50 states and territories). zhanjiang-chen-Wg4QjbPLpoM-unsplash.png. Author(s): Santé Staff.

Pushing Back on Tariffs


“It’s difficult to understand how our own government would cripple an American industry, and we can only venture that there wasn’t a full comprehension of how wines and spirits are sold in the United States. Tariffs.png. Author(s): Roger Morris.


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We know that the restaurant industry is essential to the economic health of countries throughout the world – engaging more people than nearly every other employer outside of government.

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Today we are unified in our common fear of an invisible enemy that threatens human survival, world economies, and the stability of governments.


Culinary Cues

The government crackdown on immigration may seem right to some, but to those of us in the restaurant business it means that many of our most dependable, hard-working employees are gone. government. Is it just another one of those cycles with a few new challenges or is it something else?

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Culinary Cues

Do these drivers have a destination, are they healthcare essential workers, police on the way to a shift, firefighters, grocery store employees, pharmacists, government officials, or are they simply claustrophobic residents driving around town just to see something different?

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Now’s the time to ask your Member of Parliament for financial help…

Ken Burgin

Through generous, and targeted government spending, Australia was one of the few countries in the world that managed to avoid most of the terrible consequences of that downturn. Government spending can help to revive business, but they need to hear from those affected.

Restaurant Licensing: Licenses and Permits Needed To Open a Restaurant 

Restaurant Clicks

This is a government-issued license that is based on the location and address of your restaurant, making it legal to conduct business in that area. . This tells the federal government that you own a business that pays employees, and makes it possible to legally hire your employees.

Federal Official: Restaurant Ban Might Be on the Table

Modern Restaurant Management

In an appearance on "Face the Nation," Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who is on the government's COVID-19 task force, said a restaurant ban might be a possibility and has been discussed by the task force. "You


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In the absence of trustworthy, accurate, and complete information from our government – there is an opportunity for operation owners and leadership to fill in the gaps. This is where we are today.

The Coronavirus Isn’t Your Fault, But How You Ran Your Restaurant Before Is!

Embrace the Suck

Your restaurant is caught in the crosshairs of COVID-19 and the government. The Coronavirus Pandemic is unlike anything we have ever experienced. Times like these bring out the best in some people and the worst in others (a shout out to all the toilet paper hoarders out there).

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The virus is prevalent in the hospitality business, retail, government, and education, just to name a few industries. This article stems from a recent experience in a hotel where I was staying. The power went out for a few hours, but when it returned I stopped into the bar for a drink.


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We want our government to step in, or someone to step in and tell us what to do, and when they fail in this regard – panic sets in. We find ourselves in very troubling times.

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Financial Assistance for people affected by the Bushfires in Australia

Ken Burgin

There is a range of financial assistance services available, including… Australian Government Financial Assistance – Disaster Recovery Payments for people affected by bushfires – for NSW, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia.

My interview on hospitality and the Coronavirus crisis – Sky News Australia, March 21, 2020

Ken Burgin

There is a lot of cynicism about whether government support will actually help – tax concessions aren’t any good if you’re not making a profit. I had a short interview on Sky News today about the state of the hospitality industry.

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How Coronavirus is Impacting Restaurants

Aaron Allen & Associates

Eating out, in general, is further discouraged by governments. Social distancing recommendations which have been issued by both federal and local governments around the world reduce demand drivers for restaurants (including movie theaters, convert venues, etc.)

xtraCHEF’s List of Support Resources for the Restaurant Industry

Xtra Chef

Government Resources. Here you can find the latest statistics, government re sponse, and other guidelines. . This article was last updated on March 1 8 , 2020. . At xtraCHEF, empowering restaurant owners and operators is at the core of what we do.

Surviving COVID-19: 5 Ways Catering Businesses can Survive Social Distancing


If you have a food truck and your local government is still allowing their operation, now is the time to start traveling through local neighborhoods on lockdown. Government Relief Packages.

Driving Restaurant Revenue and Staying Afloat During Covid-19 Oubreak

The Eat Restaurant

With local government officials urging their residents to practice social distancing and remain indoors, it's now harder than ever for restaurants to maintain their already razor-thin profit margins The hospitality industry has taken a massive hit as of late due to the global Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

How to keep your food business going during the COVID-19 / corona crisis


Governments all over the world have been ordering restaurants, bars and other food businesses to close up shop - until further notice.

Surviving COVID-19: Leading Staff Through Crisis


As governments continue to respond to the crisis, some are providing funding or small business loans to assist in providing some income to those employees. Everyone will react to the COVID-19 pandemic differently.

COVID-19 PSA for Restaurants


On January 23rd Wuhan was placed on lockdown by the Chinese Government. The concern of many governments is the peak number of cases that can occur quickly. As the disease makes it across the US (or to your country) the government may enact techniques to decrease spread.

Sustainability: The art and science of reducing food packaging in all food service outlets

Future Food

Single-use food & beverage packaging has always been a concern for the environment and with recent high profile campaigns seeking to ban single use plastics, governments are now looking to legislate in line with community expectations. Image via

Keeping the Food Chain Safe with Master Data Management

Modern Restaurant Management

How Multi-domain Data Governance Works from Farm-to-Fork. “We master the complexities of data integration, stewardship, and governance through our multi-domain platform that creates one source of the truth and drives consistency across the Enterprise.”

The Foodservice Industry’s Guide for Surviving COVID-19


To get an official status update of government actions and statistics in your region, visit [link]. . This post was created in cooperation with the Portland Independent Restaurant Alliance. COVID-19 is a disaster that is just as destructive as an earthquake or tsunami.

COVID-19 Best Practices for Restaurants: Navigating Coronavirus for Staff & Managers

7 Shifts

COVID-19 is already impacting restaurants across the world—some more than others, with restaurants and other eating establishments being shut down by government order across the country. Government officials are currently considering new legislation to support staff and businesses.

How Coronavirus is Impacting Restaurants

Aaron Allen & Associates

December 31, 2019 Government of Wuhan, China Confirms Novel Coronavirus Outbreak The Chinese government announces that dozens of cases of pneumonia with an unknown cause have been treated, effectively the start of the Coronavirus ("COVID-19") outbreak.

Creating An Inclement Weather Policy: A Step-By-Step Guide


An inclement weather policy is a set of rules and standard operating procedures that govern what happens to the operational status of a business — and what it expects of its employees — when bad weather strikes.

How to Handle Temporary Restaurant Closure during COVID-19

7 Shifts

You can point your restaurant staff towards monetary relief programs offered by the government and other organizations to help them stay afloat if your business closes.

Assessing Coronavirus Insurance Coverage Risks for Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

In the event a local, state or the federal government issues an order affecting your normal business operations, the first thing you must do is comply with the government order.

Don’t Be a Boardroom Mushroom

Aaron Allen & Associates

It has steadily become even more challenging in the face of heightened corporate governance concerns and risks that have been consistently elevated for the last two decades. They say the best way to grow mushrooms is to keep them in the dark and feed them manure.

National Restaurant Association: We Need Help!

Modern Restaurant Management

“Without aggressive action from the federal government, many restaurants that are a staple of local communities will simply never resume service.” This fix has been scored at a zero-cost to the federal government.

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Sushi Shenanigans Businesses Should Shun


The government doesn’t regulate the use of the term. Sushi has extended far beyond its home country of Japan and is available in nearly every major city in the world — from fine dining restaurants to casual food chains to convenience stores via grab-and-go pack. And it’s no wonder!

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Cracking the Language Barrier: When is Hospitality Not Hospitality

Future Food

In the Australian government’s overview of the Hospitality sector, the first key occupation listed is Food and Beverage Manager. Bavel, LA - Hospitality Design Award Finalist Image Via Bavel DTLA. Cracking the Language Barrier. WHEN IS HOSPITALITY NOT HOSPITALITY?

Taylor Rothchild, Wine Industry's One to Watch in 2020


His mission is simple: Create Wines and Champagnes worth sharing. Joyce Sevilla. With a long family history and intense passion at its core, each bottle from Tayson Pierce Estate Wines possesses a rich history of its own.

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Preparing your Cafe and Restaurant for the 2020 Recession

Ken Burgin

Then there was the Global Financial Crisis in 2007 – 2009, which affected Australia to some extent, but a rapid economic response by the government stopped it from having the effect here that it had elsewhere.

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