Latest Industry News Regarding COVID-19 – Week of May 18th

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 are here to help restaurants not only survive COVID-19 but prepare to thrive post COVID-19.

Compeat Updates

Compeat customer data update – sales continue to climb to recovery

We continue to celebrate the road to recovery for our industry this week as we see another week of a significant increase in sales for Compeat customers across the country. 

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 closed states, 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…

Have you taken advantage of these $0 cost ideas that have big bottom line savings?

Do you have less employees that must do more these days? Are you not able to get to the office to pick up checks? Are you looking for a solution for cashless operations? Are you getting the best market price for every food item and disposable item?  Are you looking for best practices to control your labor and food costs? With the COVID-19 crisis, every restaurant operator should engage with these five no cost and big potential bottom line saving ideas

Compeat Coffee Chats – Advantage and Radar

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 best practices and alternative operating strategies like some of the ones we’ve featured in this newsletter. If you’re a Compeat customers, sign up for the product webinar you use today. Space is limited!

Radar - May 27th

Advantage - May 28th

Alternative Operation Strategies

Restaurant operators share stories and strategies from the front line

The last few weeks have been an exercise in transformation for restaurants. Business models have been completely overhauled. Teams have been redeployed and, in many cases, reduced in size. Menus and supply chains have been reimagined. Behind all of these changes are people: Business leaders making difficult decisions to help their companies survive…

Groceries, virtual cooking classes and more restaurant menu innovations that could be here to stay post-pandemic

In January, the idea of going through a restaurant drive-thru and picking up not just burgers and fries but also a gallon of milk and a bunch of bananas would have seemed ridiculous. However, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, that might just be in our future…

Socially distant dining: Here’s how reopened restaurants are updating operations

Masks, gloves, plexiglass barriers, limited capacity and even expensive air filtration systems become the new normal for dine-in service. At three Smokey Bones restaurants in Georgia, both servers and kitchen line workers now wear face masks. Tables are spaced at least six feet part, and only 10 guests per 500-square-feet of space are permitted at one time in each restaurant…

Restaurant Industry Tips & Data


What is the “Explore America” Tax Credit and how can it Help Restaurants?

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How the Restaurant Consumer will Change post COVID-19

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How 24 Restaurants are Performing with the Current COVID-19 Crisis

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Restaurants Doing Good

How Dig Food Group is adjusting to stay true to their mission of feeding others

Taylor Lanzet leads supply chain and sustainability strategy for Dig Food Group, which operates 12 fast-casual restaurants in New York, Philadelphia and Boston. As part of the Stories from the Front Lines series, Lanzet outlines how Dig is adapting its business model amid coronavirus…

#SaveNYCEats launches to help NYC’s restaurants and bars 

#SaveNYCEats announced today the launch of its digital hub to empower the community to help New York City’s restaurants and bars weather the COVID-19 crisis. The platform allows participating businesses to feature take-home chef kits, future unique dining experiences, gift cards, merchandise and other special offers…

Service industry and health care relief efforts in Denver

Colorado restaurants and other food-service businesses are banding together to make sure industry workers are not left behind during the coronavirus crisis. With so many employees out of work because of the order to close all bars and restaurants to in-house customers, those laid off need help to make it through a difficult time. Here are organizations and businesses stepping up to help out in whatever ways they can…

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