Latest Industry News Regarding COVID-19 – Week of April 27th

Compeat Community,

Given the intense impact the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on our industry, we want to let you know that Compeat is committed to doing everything we can to help you stay informed.

We have aggregated industry data, tips and strategies in one place for you here and are providing our weekly newsletter below that also includes Compeat updates. We hope this helps you during this unimaginable time.

Compeat and Partner Updates

Compeat Coffee Chats – Radar and Advantage

As a result of the current COVID-19 crisis we know many of our customers are taking over responsibilities of other employees and may be unsure on how to do certain tasks in Compeat software. We also know all of our customers are craving a platform to discuss alternative operating strategies like some of the ones we’ve featured in this newsletter. If you’re a Compeat customer, sign up for the webinar that pertains to the software you use today. Space limited!

Alternative Operation Strategies

Georgia chefs Hugh Acheson and Steven Satterfield to keep restaurants closed to public during coronavirus pandemic despite being allowed to reopen on Monday

Restaurants in Georgia have gotten the go-ahead to reopen their dining rooms starting Monday, April 27 — with numerous restrictions in place to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus — but many of them are choosing to stay closed for the safety of their staff and customers, according to local chefs…

Chipotle Mexican Grill’s answer to pandemic junk food diet: 5 new lifestyle bowls

Noting a trend where consumers are eating more junk food as they shelter at home, Chipotle Mexican Grill has developed a new line of Lifestyle Bowls as an antidote to anyone looking to break their current unhealthy pandemic diet. The five bowls are inspired by wellness experts and available for a limited time through Chipotle’s digital ordering channels…

How Commander’s Palace will continue to address the “Spirit of Hospitality” post COVID-19

Compeat’s longtime customer has already begun working on ways to address “the spirit of hospitality.” One idea is teaching servers and chefs gestures that say what their words and facial expressions cannot. Things like bowing.Tapping their chest. Blowing a kiss. Ti Martin says she’s even considered pulling inspiration from the old days when reservations…

Restaurant Industry Tips & Data

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National Restaurant Association COVID-19 Reopening Guidance

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Update on State by State Reopenings and Restrictions

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What U.S. Operators can learn from China as we enter the Recovery Stage

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Restaurants Doing Good

Sweetgreen to give back $10 million dollars in PPP loans

Compeat customer, Sweetgreen, announced that it’s returning the $10 million it received from the Paycheck Protection Program. The company wrote on Medium that it was approved for the loan on April 16—the day when the $349 billion program ran out of money. The brand said it applied for the loan in response to “dramatically affected” revenues and to hire back furloughed employees…

Guy Fieri and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s relief fund hits $20M and can now help 40,000 restaurant workers

Launched on March 27, RERF is among many hospitality employee relief efforts across the country. But it has grown with the support of the industry and big backers, along with social media pushes by famous chefs, a Now This video with almost 400,000 views and celebrity endorsements. Opened for applications on April 2, the fund was initially set up as…

Raising Cane’s avoids layoffs as sales return to pre-COVID-19

Raising Cane’s founder and co-CEO Todd Graves and his team were heavily following the spread of COVID-19 through China….Of roughly 500 restaurants, 33 non-drive-thru locations temporarily closed. But Graves refused to furlough or lay off any of his 23,000 workers…To stay productive, a closed unit in downtown Baton Rouge is sewing masks to assist the shortage at local hospitals…


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