Latest Industry News Regarding COVID-19 – Week of May 25th

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.


Alternative Operation Strategies

6 workforce issues restaurant employers may face as they reopen and strategies to help

As restaurants reopen or rev up their operations after coronavirus restrictions, operators face a multitude of workforce challenges and a number of potential thorny legal issues. And workers themselves are nervous. More than half, or 54%, of U.S. workers were worried about being exposed to the novel coronavirus…

Smokey Bones expands brand, adds 2 virtual restaurants via ghost kitchen

The BBQ brand is teaming up with Kitchen United not only to offer its namesake barbecue but also to launch two virtual restaurants – The Burger Experience and The Wing Experience. Smokey Bones BBQ began offering its most popular items, including trademark smoked ribs and pulled pork, on May 4. In July the two virtual restaurants’ offerings — which happen to be the most highly searched items for the area: wings, burgers, grilled salmon and salads — will be added to the menu…

Five things restaurant operators should keep in mind as they consider reopening their establishments

Some states across the country have reopened their dining rooms and bars to various degrees while others are still waiting for relaxed guidelines from their state. But while restaurant operators and staff members might be looking forward to the reopening of the industry, everyone involved should keep in mind that things will likely never go back to the way they were prior to COVID-19…


Restaurant Industry Tips & Data


House Passes Bill to Extend PPP

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Next Round of States Lift Restrictions Allowing Restaurants to Reopen

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CDC Updates Guidelines for Reopening

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Restaurants Doing Good

Roti – Working for the Community

When Roti says Food that Loves You Back, they mean food that is good for you and makes you feel great, but it doesn’t stop there. Roti’s mission is rooted in doing good for the community, and helping in any way they can, when it matters the most. Roti has partnered with several groups to help provide meals and financial support to those in need…

How ‘the lasagna guys’ collected $1.26 million in donations to feed NYC’s hospital workers 

Restaurateur Luca Di Pietro and his team have become known as the “lasagna guys” among New York City’s frontline workers. That’s because Di Pietro and his team have helped deliver more than 64,000 meals to healthcare workers amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Di Pietro started Feed the Frontlines NYC, a for-profit initiative, to raise funds for his restaurant, Tarallucci e Vino, and other local restaurants and to provide hospital workers in the country’s hardest hit city…


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