The Future of Restaurants Depends on Universal Healthcare

EATER

Restaurants cannot continue if the workers who run them are left the most vulnerable, “The Ethnic Restaurateur” author Krishnendu Ray argues When it comes to the intersection of food, dining, and society, there are few better scholars than Krishnendu Ray , an associate professor and chair of the department of food studies at New York University.

Hospitality Sector’s Heroic Response To Healthcare Workers and the Vulnerable

Bizimply

The post Hospitality Sector’s Heroic Response To Healthcare Workers and the Vulnerable appeared first on Bizimply. Ireland’s hospitality heroes have been going above and beyond for communities across the island. The land of a hundred million […].

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10 Inspirational Hospitality Industry Stories During COVID-19

Social Hospitality

Nevertheless, some brands have demonstrated how to be good to their customers, associates, healthcare providers, and communities during this time. Our healthcare workers are heroes, and right now they need reinforcements to save as many lives as they can,” de Blasio said. “I

OUR DAILY BREATH: LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP

Culinary Cues

Those doctors, nurses, healthcare staff members, first responders, firefighters and police, utility workers, and yes – grocery store employees who respond to their designation as “essential workers” – and put themselves in harms way to help others.

Feed the Front Line, Small Brand, Big Heart and Seafood for Heroes

Modern Restaurant Management

ezCater launched Feed the Front Line , a program that helps anyone contribute meals to healthcare workers fighting coronavirus. Healthcare workers are risking their health to protect ours, and restaurants are fighting to stay in business.

Surviving COVID-19: Help Others Serve the Community Through Your Restaurant

Lavu

We’ve seen encouraging stories from restaurants finding ways they and their customers can help their local community, healthcare workers, and fellow restaurants. Andy’s Coffee Roasters: This specialty café set up a portal for customers to purchase coffee and pastries for healthcare workers.

Restaurant Labor Cost Excel Template

Chef's Resources

Using Excel to Track Restaurant Labor Costs Labor cost is one of the biggest expenses a restaurant has, especially if employee benefits such as healthcare, PTO time, and/or 401k are also offered to employees.

OUR DAILY BREATH: FOOD, SHELTER, CLOTHING, HEALTH, FAMILY, COMMUNICATION, and TRUST

Culinary Cues

HEALTH: With millions of Americans still without healthcare or poorly covered – there will be those who ignore the symptoms of Covid-19 and fail to take necessary precautions or even avoid emergency care if needed. This is where we are today.

CHEFS – FAILURE IS NOT INEVITABLE

Culinary Cues

It is inevitable that our obsession with healthcare will lead a larger percentage of the population to work on preventative issues such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, and heart issues – all are linked to the type of food, the method of cooking, and the amount that we eat.

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Hearty BBQ with a Heart: How Mighty Quinn’s Is Adapting

Modern Restaurant Management

Customer discounts and free sandwiches for healthcare workers are just two of the ways that the barbeque brand is showing its genuine care and appreciation for the communities it serves. Most importantly, Mighty Quinn’s is also offering free sandwiches to healthcare workers.

A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

Culinary Cues

Our healthcare workers need to be safe and feel supported.

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Teriyaki Madness Implements Technology to Combat Coronavirus Crisis Fallouts

Modern Restaurant Management

Customers can sponsor a Teriyaki Bar by paying half and Teriyaki Madness will match it and deliver it for free to the hospital or healthcare office of their choice (within five to six miles of the shop).

Massachusetts Dining Rooms Are Fully Open — But Restaurant Workers Still Can’t Get Vaccinated

EATER

Massachusetts is still just weeks removed from the pandemic’s peak, when its healthcare infrastructure was stretched to its outer limits for a second time in under a year.

OUR DAILY BREATH: A CHEF’S WINDOW TO THE WORLD

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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A LETTER TO CULINARY SCHOOL GRADUATES

Culinary Cues

HEALTHCARE: Typically, working in a hospital is not at the top of many cooks’ career lists. First and foremost – congratulations on earning your degree or certificate. This is an accomplishment that over the course of your lifetime will reward you tenfold.

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OUR DAILY BREATH: CHEFS AND RESTAURATEURS – IT’S A NEW DAY TOMORROW

Culinary Cues

Basic benefits of reasonable healthcare, paid vacation, and paid sick time are the standard in nearly every other industry and must become the standard in ours. The restaurant industry has been plagued with problems for decades – this international crisis has brought everything to a head.

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How COVID-19 Vaccination Will Roll Out in Food Service

Goliath Consulting

Here in Georgia (1), the COVID-19 vaccinations are currently being administered to those in Phase 1a+, which includes: Healthcare workers (physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, EMS personnel, environmental services, etc.) Once the vaccinations move into Phase 1b, it will include other essential workers (non-healthcare) who “perform job tasks across critical infrastructure sectors, ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health, safety, economic and national security” (2).

What We’re Reading: Coronavirus Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

How restaurants in the Philippines are staying strong from the Philippine Daily Inquirer and how they are feeding healthcare workers in a report from Rappler.com. Here's a sample of restaurant industry coverage about dealing with Coronavirus. How chains are responding from Food and Wine.

OUR DAILY BREATH: HEY AMERICA – THIS IS WHY RESTAURANTS ARE IMPORTANT

Culinary Cues

Whether it is the environment, the postal service, senior citizens, global partnerships, healthcare, or restaurants – there is a tendency to set aside or forget just how important these businesses, global responsibilities, and people truly are to our existence.

Surviving COVID-19: Adapt Your Restaurant Menu During a Pandemic

Lavu

Let Customers Buy a Meal for Frontline Healthcare Workers. Partner with a local healthcare facility to provide meals to frontline healthcare workers and let your customers front the bill by donating meals directly from your menu while purchasing food for their own family.

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COOKS CHOOSING THEIR PATH

Culinary Cues

HEALTHCARE FACILITIES: Hospitals, retirement communities, and longer-term rehabilitation centers were typically not on a professional cook’s or chef’s radar, but today these operations are flexing their competitive muscle through quality food operations.

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CHEFS – THIS VIRUS IS A WAKE-UP CALL

Culinary Cues

So – you work regardless of how you feel, whether you cough or have a fever, or your muscles ache. [] NO HEALTHCARE/NO PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE: Ask your cooks when was the last time they went to a doctor when they were sick or scheduled an annual preventative physical exam?

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What’s Next?: MRM Restaurant Survival Guide Updates

Modern Restaurant Management

They include PepsiCo, Uber Eats, Constellation Brands, Moët Hennessy USA, Robin Hood Foundation, Ecolab, Cargill, Boston Beer Company, Shift4 Payments, P&G Professional, Ventura Foods, United HealthCare, The Elliot Group, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, and the Light Foundation.

Cartvertising: How to Advertise in Your Local Grocery Store

Indoor Media

Healthcare Providers (e.g. Cartvertising, IndoorMedia’s shopping cart advertising program, places your business on the baby seat and nose portions of grocery store shopping carts.

‘Life Is All About Balance’

Modern Restaurant Management

We use Highlight Healthcare as our primary healthcare for all employees that couples with the umbrella health insurance from the Affordable Care Act. The pandemic has been particularly hard on the restaurant industry and its workforce.

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WHAT IS THE INTENT OF EDUCATION?

Culinary Cues

Without question there are two areas, short and long-term, that must be at the top of our list: education and healthcare.

MRM EXCLUSIVE: Can Technology Help Solve the Restaurant Labor Shortage?

Modern Restaurant Management

For decades, low wages, long hours, and the lack of healthcare for entry-level positions have discouraged many job seekers from exploring a career in the restaurant business. The closure and restriction of dine-in operations has had a devastating impact on the industry.

Swirling Happiness and Leadership

Foodable

Wood’s firm collaborates with Fortune 500 leaders, INC 1000 founders, and other emerging businesses throughout the hospitality, service, retail, manufacturing, and healthcare industry.

Staffing Issues Every Restaurant Owner Should Focus on Post-Pandemic

Modern Restaurant Management

The hospitality industry is the third largest employer in the United States (behind healthcare and government.) It’s a workforce of over 15 million people that all contribute to our country’s economy and culture in a major way.

What Can I Do to Help My Restaurants and Community Battle the Effects of COVID-19?

Modern Restaurant Management

Support hospital and healthcare workers. Make a donation or send free food items to your local healthcare facility to help feed medical personnel. This edition of MRM's "Ask the Expert” features advice from Buyers Edge Platform.

Lessons Learned: Strategies from Foodservice Standouts

Modern Restaurant Management

They have always been a company with solid values and team culture, continuing to support their teams with pay and healthcare support. Also, Panda used their charity arm, Panda Cares to distribute PPE to healthcare workers.

How Brooklyn Restaurant Olmsted Feeds 400 Frontline Workers a Week During the Pandemic 

EATER

While some spots pivoted to takeout and delivery only, meals became harder to come by for many, especially healthcare workers working around the clock.

The Fourth Awakens

Hot Schedules

Employer sponsored healthcare can be a make-or-break factor for both recruiting and retention, offering current and prospective employees a sense of security and a contingency plan if they should ever get sick. The Fourth Awakens. MayTheFourth.

As Restaurants Reopen, Focus Sharpens on Risk Mitigation

Modern Restaurant Management

Any exhibiting any illness on the job must leave immediately to see a healthcare professional. Any worker showing signs of a respiratory illness on the job should be separated and immediately evaluated by a healthcare professional.

Why Your Restaurant Needs Marketing and PR Now More Than Ever

Modern Restaurant Management

When people are being urged to stay home except for essentials like food, healthcare, medications, and fuel, heading to a favorite restaurant for a sit-down meal is unlikely, and sometimes, impossible. During a recession or economic downturn, virtually everyone struggles.

The Fourth Is With You

Hot Schedules

Employer sponsored healthcare can be a make-or-break factor for both recruiting and retention, offering current and prospective employees a sense of security and a contingency plan if they should ever get sick. The Fourth Is With You. MayTheFourth.

Think You Can’t Afford to Offer Perks and Benefits to Your Team?  Think Again

Modern Restaurant Management

That seems familiar and chances are they have no safety net and hopelessly watch healthcare costs go up at a startling rate. If providing health insurance is not in your budget, what if you were able to give them access to high-quality, truly affordable healthcare?

Where Business Meets Technology

Hot Schedules

Employer sponsored healthcare can be a make-or-break factor for both recruiting and retention, offering current and prospective employees a sense of security and a contingency plan if they should ever get sick. Where Business Meets Technology.

What to Avoid When Looking for a Restaurant Job: 6 Red Flags

7 Shifts

If you don't see things like healthcare, retirement funds, or sick days, they likely aren't offered. On the latest episode of the 7shifts Restaurant Management & Growth Podcast, we had the opportunity to sit down with Jensen Cummings.

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How To Relieve Stress From Work With CBD Massage Oils

Lady Boss Blogger

Given the increased production of several CBD-related products in the market, no doubt that CBD massage oils are also becoming popular in the healthcare industry.

COVID Compliance Q&A with Ogletree Deakins

Hot Schedules

You don’t likely have to pay EPSL in that situation so long as the employee does not seek a diagnosis by a healthcare provider who recommends self-isolation/is waiting for COVID-19 test results or is quarantining as a result of a state or local order that they self-quarantine. BLOG.

Why Contactless will Future-Proof Restaurant Technology

Focus POS

As cases begin to re-emerge, restrictions will tighten—all in efforts to not overwhelm our healthcare systems. If there is one thing common across almost every industry affected by the coronavirus pandemic, it is that of a ccelerated transformation at a relentless pace.

Lessening Employee Anxiety as Restaurant Doors Open

Modern Restaurant Management

Paying for their healthcare (or at least most of it) would be a really nice perk in today's environment.