Latest Industry News – Week of July 13th

Compeat Community,

Compeat is committed to doing all we can to help you stay informed with everything happening in the industry today.

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 thrive today and going forward.

Compeat Reminders and Updates

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. If you’re a Compeat customer and were unable to make this week’s coffee chats you can watch the recordings below. As always, we’re here if you have any questions!

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Alternative Operation Strategies

Restaurant Operators get Creative with Delivery and Take-Out Packaging

Good packaging has always been difficult to find, and the coronavirus pandemic has only exacerbated the problem with an influx of more restaurants into the take-out and delivery space. Independent restaurant operators are using a variety of approaches — and spending more and waiting longer — to source the products they need…

5 Ways Marketing can Help the Restaurant Industry Today

Digital marketing has always been a fast-paced industry demanding quick but strategic thinking to stand out among the crowd. But 2020 has thrown curveball after curveball, putting marketers and local businesses like restaurants to the ultimate test. With social distancing guidelines and regulations varying from state to state or even city to city, marketing teams would be easy to toss up their hands in defeat. Thankfully, we’ve seen the marketing industry come together and share best practices…

Don’t make Pricing Promotions your Long Term Play for Reopening

The restaurant industry often turns to dollar menus, bundled meal deals and appetizer specials during an economic downturn to reinvigorate guest traffic. Industry watchers say that tactic is good for the short-term to lure consumers during the current coronavirus pandemic, where guest counts are still down even as dine-in restrictions are lifted in a majority of jurisdictions across the U.S…

Restaurant Industry Insights

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California Shuts Down Indoor Dining Again

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Emergency Disaster Loan Advances are No Longer Available to New Applicants

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Everything Restaurants Need to Know about Filing a Business Interruption Insurance Claim

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Restaurants Doing Good 

ThinkFoodGroup puts Safety First as it Reopens Restaurants

Compeat customer, ThinkFoodGroup , a 25-unit restaurant company headed by José Andrés, is taking its time reopening its dining rooms as restrictions lift in the jurisdictions where it operates, which is how the company is exhibiting its leadership during the novel coronavirus crisis, according to chief operating officer Eric Martino. “We wanted to lead by not being first,” Martino said. “We’re letting health lead the way in how we’ve been approaching this.”…

Red Lobster Helps the Frontline during Crisis

When the coronavirus hit the U.S., the Napa Seafood Foundation mobilized its resources and partners to serve those on the front lines in a matter of days. “The first week was spent internally and externally organizing, and the second week was a soft launch,” says Larry Cotter, the foundation’s chairman of the board. “By the third week, we had served 7,500 meals to first responders in 44 cities and 13 states.”…

Pinstripes to Reopen all Stores on July 17th

Pinstripes announced its plan to reopen all 13 locations across the U.S. on Friday, July 17. Since its founding in 2007, the company has been committed to creating extraordinary and magical connections among guests in a safe environment. Throughout the last four months, Pinstripes has reimagined its business by taking extra steps to ensure everyone’s safety, including social distancing with reduced dining and gaming capacity, enhanced cleaning protocols, expansion of patio spaces and more…


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