RESTAURANT365® ANNOUNCES RECOVERY TOOLKIT

Restaurant365

June 4, 2020) — Restaurant365 ® , the leading all-in-one restaurant management platform, today announced an additional set of tools designed to stimulate restaurant recovery. Now more than ever, we’re taking their feedback and quickly turning it into product functionality that will directly aid in their recovery.”. Essentials for a smart restaurant recovery are available at Restaurant365’s Recovery Resource Center. IRVINE, Calif.

Guest Blog: PPP Loan Forgiveness for Restaurants

Restaurant365

The post Guest Blog: PPP Loan Forgiveness for Restaurants appeared first on Restaurant365. Blog Smart RecoveryOn May 15, the Small Business Association (SBA) released its Loan Forgiveness Application for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The application outlines the computation for debt forgiveness. We have outlined answers to some frequently asked questions as it relates to the guidance currently in place: When does the 8 week forgiveness period begin?

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Optimizing Your Restaurant Staffing and Onboarding for a Successful Recovery

Restaurant365

As states begin to lean toward an incremental reopening of restaurants, optimizing your restaurant’s staffing is one of the most cost-effective practices you can utilize to maximize your staff’s productivity to best position your business for a successful financial recovery. Though building an effective schedule can improve your workplace morale, it can also improve the guest experience by aligning your staff’s individual tasks with a greater designated goal.

Restaurant Recovery Strategies As Restaurants Re-Open

Sante

Studies show that your guests will be concerned about their safety. If your guests recognize that your place of business is as safe a place as they can expect, then they will be more likely to frequent it. Keep guests in personal bubbles so that if they, unknowingly, are infected, they do not spread it to others in the restaurant. How about sanitizers for your guests? You may have to designate one-way corridors and protect seated guests with decorative screens.

Digital Dining and ‘Restaurant Recovery’ Show

Modern Restaurant Management

Key projects in the next six months will address topics including post-crisis recovery and resilience, urban mobility, closing equality opportunity gaps and insights into the gig economy. 'Travel Moralejo and Skelton are both experienced leaders who will make an immediate impact in the recovery and acceleration of the business post crisis. ” 'Restaurant Recovery' Docuseries. " Qwick's Business Recovery Rate.

Reopening and recovery: 4 steps to attract guests in 2020 and beyond

Typsy

In today’s post, guest blogger Greg Provance talks through the top 4 things to consider when strategizing for attracting guests in the post-COVID world. If your venue has recently reopened, or you have an eye to reopening to dine-in options in the near future, it's time to start thinking seriously about how to adapt your customer pull and retention to the new normal.

The Changing Guest Service In Casual Dining | Restaurant Recovery Series

Foodable

Check out the Restaurant Recovery Resource to keep up to date on the latest innovations and ideas to help your business recover from the crisis. Barron and McEnery explore the potential changes coming to the casual dining sector, and consider the manner in which guest service may evolve to meet those new needs. Post-pandemic, how will the guest experience evolve?

Marketing through COVID-19 recovery

OpenTable

When they do, there are a number of simple, practical and budget-friendly ways you can begin marketing again—here’s a guide to getting the word out and welcoming guests, new and old, through your doors again. . Like with any marketing plan, a compelling story makes all the difference when it comes to creating an emotional connection and relationships with guests. Before COVID-19 hit, guests wanted to get the inside scoop on restaurants.

Jon Taffer Resetting America | Restaurant Recovery Series

Foodable

Check out the Restaurant Recovery Resource to keep up to date for the latest innovations and ideas to help your business recover from the crisis. Servers will no longer serve food, instead shifting their focus towards solely taking orders, clearing plates and keeping tables clean which maximizes the ability to handle a higher volume of guests.

Forecast for Guests Coming Back through Q1

Foodable

Check out the Restaurant Recovery Resource to keep up to date on the latest innovations and ideas to help your business recover from the crisis.

Restaurants Maintain Steady Service Sentiment Even as Recovery Slows

Black Box Intelligence

The post Restaurants Maintain Steady Service Sentiment Even as Recovery Slows appeared first on Black Box Intelligence. Guest Sentiment

Texas Restaurant Association on Reinstating Foodservice Operations | Restaurant Recovery Series

Foodable

Check out the Restaurant Recovery Resource to keep up to date for the latest innovations and ideas to help your business recover from the crisis. The association has worked closely with Governor Greg Abbott by creating a recovery reopening task force known as the Texas Restaurant Promise. Sanitation after every guest and disposable menus will be put into effect to mitigate any potential spread of the virus.

L.A.S.T. Model for Guest Recovery

Core Hospitality

Do you want to turn a poor guest experience into a “WOW” guest experience? This is the standard blueprint for guest recovery. Throughout the process the leader can gauge the rate of discount required to ensure the guest will be returning. It also brings some consistency between all your leaders reactions to their guest turnaround situations. Please feel free to comment below on any and all of your guest relations experiences.

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Defining a Post-COVID19 Consumer: What Your Guests Will Look for When They Walk Through Your Doors

Goliath Consulting

But much has changed since you’ve last had dine-in guests; consumer spending behavior and eating habits have been reset. Other than your most loyal customers, there is no guarantee that your old guests will return to dine with you while social distancing and other public health recommendations remain in effect. So how will your restaurant appeal to your guests when they walk through your doors? Reliable consistency is how you will retain your guests. by Bora Kang.

Three Ways to Save Your Bar Business | Restaurant Recovery Series

Foodable

Check out the Restaurant Recovery Resource to keep up to date for the latest innovations and ideas to help your business recover from the crisis. Three Key Points: Inventing news offerings to provide guests with experiences, rather than just food or drinks, is key to surviving. Bars are built on intimate experiences, conversations and closeness of proximity between guests.

PPP Changes Proposed by Congress | Restaurant Recovery Series

Foodable

Check out the Restaurant Recovery Resource to keep up to date for the latest innovations and ideas to help your business recover from the crisis. In this episode of The Barron Report , host Paul Barron sits down with frequent Foodable guest Andrew Horowitz, the president and founder of Horowitz & Company. Horowitz specializes in results-oriented investment strategies that combine advanced technology with hands-on expertise.

Leading Restaurant Consultant Raymond Santamaria Advises UK Restaurants to Focus on Guest Experience and Operational Efficiency

The Restaurant Times

It is important to let the guests enjoy the experience, so among other things, the food presentation has to be amazing. You have to reassure the guests so that they feel comfortable to dine at the restaurant.’ ‘Add a surprise element to delight the guests. It’s a mixture of all these techniques that ensure a great guest experience.’

Arizona Jumps Back Into Dine-In Foodservice | Restaurant Recovery Series

Foodable

Check out the Restaurant Recovery Resource to keep up to date for the latest innovations and ideas to help your business recover from the crisis. In this episode of The Barron Report, host Paul Barron and Louis Basile, founder and president of Wildflower Bread Company , dive into rebuilding the guest experience as restaurants begin reopening in Arizona. The key to building a new guest experience post COVID-19 is providing contactless experiences and being flexible.

Silent Tech for Engaging Your Customers | Restaurant Recovery Series

Foodable

Check out the Restaurant Recovery Resource to keep up to date on the latest innovations and ideas to help your business recover from the crisis. Staff or guests with a fever can be quickly identified and separated from others. It’s for everyone else around me.” – Daniel Putterman Foodable is committed to providing relief and recovery information for restaurant and hospitality operators during this difficult time.

10 Essential Tips for Ensuring a Restaurant Break-Even Point

Restaurant365

POS data integrated with your restaurant accounting software is especially important to forecast sales revenue, allowing you to adjust costs as needed and create strategies to meet your business goals throughout your recovery. Blog Controlling Costs Smart RecoveryYou’ve reopened your dining rooms at the allowable capacity in the geographic areas of your restaurant locations. You followed all the new health and safety regulations. Now it’s time to refocus on your bottom line.

OUR DAILY BREATH: CHEFS & OPERATORS – KEEPING YOUR TEAM TOGETHER

Culinary Cues

If we hope to keep a core team together through crisis and be able to lean on them through eventual recovery then we must view them as family and treat them in that manner. When belongingness exists then hope of recovery and future wellbeing feels certain. Your employees will see just how elated guests will be when they are able to return to their neighborhood restaurant and take control of their lives again.

Three Ways to Leverage Technology for Restaurant Reopenings

Modern Restaurant Management

Data shows that guests want to dine out but safety concerns are the biggest factor holding them back. No-touch digital menus enable guests to view menus on their personal mobile device instantly, for free and without downloads or ads by scanning a QR code.

OUR DAILY BREATH: AFTER COVID-19 RESTAURANT CONCEPT IDEATION

Culinary Cues

STATE THE CHALLENGE: Re-open the restaurant making sure that it is prepared to adapt to the newly established needs of guests while addressing the critical challenges that have existed and will exist in the future (Labor, Marketing, Service, Efficiency, Guest Satisfaction, Growth, Profitability). These individuals may help to lay the groundwork for your long-term recovery and success.

OUR DAILY BREATH: CHEFS – REMEMBER THE IMPORTANCE OF “WOW”

Culinary Cues

What will our restaurants physically look like with social distancing, how will we be able to interact with guests at service, how will our kitchen teams function as a unit, what changes will be necessary for our menus to be effective, and what role will take out and delivery play in every restaurant concept? As I have previously mentioned – restaurant guests will likely return to our businesses once they feel that they can entrust their safety to your staff.

The Importance of Flexibility in Restaurant Hiring

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked Mark Heymann, a labor expert and CEO of UniFocus, for his insights on navigating post-pandemic restaurant recovery through effective hiring and training. In what ways is training a key factor in restaurant recovery? While training is always a key factor in operating a successful restaurant, in today’s world as we enter recovery it is even more vital to the success of a recovery plan.

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OUR DAILY BREATH: IDEATION AND SCENARIO PLANNING

Culinary Cues

Possible strategy: Be proactive with a well defined, enhanced sanitation and food handling protocol for your restaurant and relay this information to your guests. This is the time to take a hard look at what staffing will look like after the recovery. Part of ideation is dealing with the challenges faced today as well as those to come.

A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

Culinary Cues

This business employs more people than any other except the government, is the portal industry for first jobs for a majority of Americans, and an essential industry that not only feeds our people, but also provides rewards, positive interaction, laughter, and emotional support for guests from coast to coast.

Customer Experience Management | Season 2, Vol. 4

Foodable

In the latest episode of the Hospitality Hangout podcast, Michael Schatzberg “The Restaurant Guy” and Jimmy Frischling “The Finance Guy” sit down with Zack Oates, the founder and chief executive officer of Ovation , to explore how operators can improve the guest experience at their restaurants.

How Contactless Technologies Can Help Counter Hesitations About Eating Indoors

Modern Restaurant Management

To encourage a swift recovery, restaurant owners and operators must think creatively and conscientiously about how they alleviate these fears and ensure a safe experience.

How Restaurants Can Emerge Stronger

Modern Restaurant Management

How will restaurants shift their labor models to follow state safety regulations, ensure social distancing, minimize contact, and support the changing tide of guest preferences? Recognizing and capitalizing on new opportunities emerging from this crisis is necessary for a successful recovery.

How Can Restaurants Emerge Stronger?

Modern Restaurant Management

How will restaurants shift their labor models to follow state safety regulations, ensure social distancing, minimize contact, and support the changing tide of guest preferences? Recognizing and capitalizing on new opportunities emerging from this crisis is necessary for a successful recovery.

The Future of Restaurant Design Post COVID-19

Modern Restaurant Management

Energy impact can be minimized with the use of energy recovery devices. Properly designed energy recovery wheels or plate exchangers can recover 60-75 percent of the air being exhausted with minimal cross contamination.

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Tech Restaurant of the Future

Foodable

Check out the Restaurant Recovery Resource to keep up to date on the latest innovations and ideas to help your business recover from the crisis.

Five Ways for Restaurants to Thrive When Offices Reopen

Modern Restaurant Management

Delivery offers fewer chances for guest recovery than dine-in. True hospitality and creativity will set you apart from other restaurants, so figure out how to extend their guest experience beyond their four walls. Great service, delicious food, and your logo front and center will leave a lasting memory for all guests. Many states have eased restrictions and some businesses are starting to reopen and bring their teams back to the office.

How Restaurants Can Bounce Back Stronger from COVID-19

The Restaurant Group

How will restaurants shift their labor models to follow state safety regulations, ensure social distancing, minimize contact, and support the changing tide of guest preferences? The most important thing restaurants can do to emerge stronger from this pandemic is to give guests – and, just as importantly, the workforce – confidence that they are not putting themselves or their families at risk.

Restaurant Reopening Guide II: Menu & Service Analysis

Cheetah

There are many barriers to overcome towards your road to recovery, so keep it simple. Several surveys (let’s find a couple surveys that prove the point) that guests are not comfortable enjoying dinner inside just yet. It’s been an entire season since most guests have seen your menu. Reading Time: 2 minutes. As we inch closer to dining rooms opening to the public, menu planning is a critical step towards the great comeback.

To help restaurants reopen, OpenTable offers new features and price cuts for 2020

OpenTable

OpenTable is committed to supporting the restaurant community and we recognize the road to recovery will be long and difficult. Also, the Venga relationship management solution we acquired last year provides a complete view of loyal guests and their feedback. The restaurant industry is being hit hard by COVID-19 with millions of hospitality workers out of work.

Responding to COVID-19’s Impact on the Restaurant Supply Chain

Goliath Consulting

The reality is everyone has to adjust in some capacity but everyone is very focused on the guest’s experience still and that will get them far” (5). As such, communication and transparency is a necessary component of recovery. Preparing your business for product shortages and future outbreaks is necessary for the recovery process. by Bora Kang. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to us all just how interconnected our food system is in the US if not, the world.

Preparing Your Hotel For Meetings and Events

Gourmet Marketing

Hotel recovery is entirely dependent on consumers’ behavior and trust and confidence in your establishment. Virtually lead your guests through the space. Although current times continue to be uncertain, it’s best to prepare yourself for the new normal post-COVID, especially within the hospitality industry. When travel begins to pick up again, it is presumed that business travel will bounce back first. Along with business travel comes more meetings and events.

The Comfort of Pumpkin During the Pandemic

Modern Restaurant Management

Since the start of the recovery, Starbucks’ peak foot traffic was more than 20percent below 2019 levels, showcasing the power of the PSL.

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