Latest Industry News Regarding COVID-19 – Week of May 11th

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 Updates

Compeat Customer Data Update: Restaurant Comeback is in Full Swing

Good News: Restaurant Sales have been Increasing Every Week since our March 28th Rock Bottom Week!

As we look at restaurant sales growth since the week of Mar 28th, we see a constant increase every week for both reopened states as well as closed states. For restaurant sales within states who have not reopened, we have seen a 40% increase in sales between Mar 28th and May 9th. For restaurant sales in reopened states, we have seen a 70% increase between Mar 28th and May 9th…

Alternative Operation Strategies

Three ways restaurants will adapt to a post COVID-19 world

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic is ushering in a new era for hospitality, and the short and long-term impact of guest behavior is top of mind for every operator. With 41 percent of restaurant owners believing the biggest reopening challenge they face is a slow return of customers, earning consumer trust will be more important than ever. Ahead, outlined are three ways restaurants will adapt…

Ruth’s Chris is reopening dining rooms, using QR codes for menus

Ruth’s Hospitality Group is reopening steakhouse dining rooms this month at 12 of its 86 company operated restaurants in Texas, Florida and Tennessee. Workers will wear masks, a standard requirement in most states that are reopening. To limit menu handling, dinner and wine menus will be available via QR codes sent to the personal devices of guests…

Buffalo Wild Wings unveils to-go only concept in Atlanta

Buffalo Wild Wings will open a new scaled-down to-go format later this week called Buffalo Wild Wings Go. The 1,800-square-foot prototype, located near the chain’s Atlanta headquarters, will offer wings, tenders, fries, tater tots, fried pickles, onion rings, cheese curds other drinks, largely for delivery and takeout. The outlet features less than two dozen seats, presumably for customers awaiting their takeout orders…

Restaurant Industry Tips & Data


Proposed Amendments to PPP Released

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COVID-19 More Restaurant Reopening Data

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Coronavirus and the Restaurant Industry: What the Data Shows

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Restaurants Doing Good

Houston restaurant group provides no-cost COVID-19 testing for its employees

In anticipation of reopening dining rooms at limited capacity in the coming days, Goode Company owner Levi Goode is offering free COVID-19 testing to all employees at his restaurants. Compeat customer, Goode Company, collaborated with Houston-based “microclinic” Hamilton Health Box to provide COVID-19 tests to its workforce…

The way many Austin restaurants are feeding the community 

The Austin restaurant industry has been hit hard by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The restaurants, food trucks, and bars that fed the city have drastically changed since dining rooms were ordered to close last week, and many have had to lay off staff or close completely for now. But even in times of crisis, Austin restaurants are rallying to keep the city fed…

How SF Chinatown restaurants help community during shelter-in-place

The Far East Cafe has been an institution in San Francisco’s Chinatown since 1920, one of the community’s storied banquet halls. Like most restaurants, it was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with its dining room closed to the public since late March. But thanks to the work of a community group that serves some of the neighborhood’s poorest residents…

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