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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 and are planning to provide weekly updates and resources on the current crisis. We hope this helps you and your team with ideas during this difficult time.

Restaurant Industry Impact of the COVID-19
and how to manage during this difficult time

Alternative Operation Strategies

In this unprecedented crisis, every restaurant operator is being forced reimagine their operation business model from on-premise to off-premise in order to capture revenue. Below is a compilation of some of smart alternative operation strategies that we have seen being tested.

Reopening Strategies

  • Reopening? Here are 4 ways restaurants can reset the table - Learn more ▸
    May 19th, 2020


  • Ruth's Chris reopening dining, using QR codes for menus - Learn more ▸
    May 8th, 2020

  • Cheesecake Factory taking a deliberate approach to reopening - Learn more ▸
    May 1st, 2020


  • Best strategies for reopening restaurants in coronavirus era - Learn more ▸
    April 22nd, 2020


Meal Kits

  • Sweetgreen launches Plates for dinner at restaurants - Learn more ▸
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    pril 30th, 2020

  • Check out these restaurants selling full Easter dinner meals to go - Learn more ▸
    April 6th, 2020

  • Restaurant sees 'extraordinary' success after making surprising adjustment: 'I'm at a loss really' - Learn more ▸
    March 23rd, 2020

  • Restaurants pivot to groceries and meal kits to save business during the COVID-19 pandemic - Learn more ▸
    March 20th, 2020

  • Local restaurant offering quarantine kit - Learn more ▸
    March 20th, 2020

  • Junzi Kitchen Finds Hope In Innovative Delivery Model - Learn more ▸
    March 19th, 2020


Corner Store Conversions

  • Restaurants Are Evolving Into Corner Stores to Stay Alive - Learn more ▸
    March 20th, 2020


Delivery / Takeout Pickup

  • Panera Bread introduces new curbside pickup with technology that alerts stores when customers arrive - Learn more ▸
    May 18th, 2020


  • Buffalo Wild Wings unveils a delivery and takeout riff called Go - Learn more ▸
    May 11th, 2020


  • Shake Shack designs off premise focused "Shake Track" - Learn more ▸
    May 5th, 2020


  • 10 reasons why curbside pick up is the next big thing - Learn more ▸
    April 23rd, 2020


  • How Cousins Subs rolled out curbside pickup in 2 days - Learn more ▸
    April 21st, 2020


  • Starbucks is preparing to reopen stores in the US - Learn more ▸
    April 16th, 2020


  • Kona Poke to open delivery only location - Learn more ▸
    April 14th, 2020

  • Why Urban Wok is seeing sales surge 200% with a ghost kitchen - Learn more ▸
    April 14th, 2020

  • Virtual Restaurant Sam's Crispy Chicken Makes its Debut - Learn more ▸
    April 13th, 2020

  • Five Tips for Restaurants Switching to "Ghost Kitchens" During the COVID-19 Crisis - Learn more ▸
    March 31st, 2020

  • Best Safety Practices for Delivery and Takeout in the COVID-19 Age - Learn more ▸
    March 27th, 2020


  • A Moveable Feast: Austin Eateries Turn To Pick-Up, Delivery - Learn more ▸
    March 24th, 2020

  • Restaurants urge #TheGreatAmericanTakeout in coronavirus fallout - Learn more ▸
    March 22nd, 2020

  • This Seattle restaurant is redesigning its entire business model in response to the coronavirus - Learn more ▸
    March 16th, 2020

  • Expanded Sick Leave, $1 Per Hour Raise, Free Pizzas For Hospital Workers: One Company's Brilliant--and Expensive--Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak - Learn more ▸
    March 16th, 2020

  • Fine Dining Restaurants Are Pivoting to Takeout and Delivery - Learn more ▸
    March 13th, 2020


Booze Bundles

  • Restaurants profit from looser alcohol regulations - Learn more ▸
    May 14th, 2020


  • Colorado restaurants can now deliver alcohol along with to-go food - Learn more ▸
    March 20th, 2020

  • El Arroyo thanks Gov. Abbott for waiver allowing alcohol deliveries - Learn more ▸
    March 19th, 2020


Partnering with Grocery Stores

  • Restaurant chain Just Salads launches grocery delivery  - Learn more ▸
    April 10th, 2020

  • Restaurants Work with Supermarket to Create Prepared Meals  - Learn more ▸
    April 6th, 2020

  • To support New Orleans restaurants, Rouses Markets is selling dishes from their menus - Learn more ▸
    March 20th, 2020

Distillery to Hand Sanitizer

  • Tito’s Handmade… hand sanitizer? - Learn more ▸
    March 23rd, 2020

Restaurant Tips & Tricks

We’ve been taking a close look at how savvy operators are navigating this storm and have compiled a list of helpful tips and tricks that just may be the key to maintaining a stream of revenue until operations return to normal. 

  • Restaurant operators share stories from the front line - Learn more ▸
    May 20th, 2020


  • Is keeping guests apart the key going forward post COVID? - Learn more ▸
    May 19th, 2020


  • Groceries, virtual cooking classes and more restaurant menu innovations - Learn more ▸
    May 13th, 2020


  • Socially distant dining: Here's how reopened restaurants are updating operations - Learn more ▸
    May 13th, 2020


  • Top five recession proof checklist for restaurants - Learn more ▸
    May 7th, 2020


  • Three ways restaurants will adapt post COVID-19 - Learn more ▸
    May 1st, 2020


  • Mastering cost free SEO for restaurants - Learn more ▸
    April 23rd, 2020


  • Transferring your restaurant skills outside of the industry - Learn more ▸
    April 21st, 2020


  • Tip Pools in the Era of COVID-19 and Takeout Only Operations - Learn more ▸
    April 20th, 2020


  • Bloomin' Brands readies standalone Aussie Grill by Outback - Learn more ▸
    April 15th, 2020


  • Instagram and ChowNow launch free online ordering - Learn more ▸
    April 15th, 2020


  • Smokey Bones launches cook-at-home meal kits - Learn more 
    April 14th, 2020


  • DoorDash cuts commission for independent restaurants - Learn more ▸
    April 10th, 2020

  • Taco Bell employees safety procedures - Learn more ▸
    April 10th, 2020

  • Crisis drives innovation - Learn more ▸
    April 8th, 2020


  • Chick-fil-A adding hand washing stations to drive thrus - Learn more ▸
    April 7th, 2020

  • Temporarily Closing your Restaurants? Here is a Checklist - Learn more ▸
    April 7th, 2020

  • Subway testing "Subway Grocery" in 100 Southern California Restaurants - Learn more ▸
    April 7th, 2020

  • How Wingstop is growing sales during the pandemic - Learn more ▸
    April 7th, 2020

  • How chains are catering to families and kids during the pandemic - Learn more ▸
    April 3rd, 2020

  • Red Robin reveals COVID-19 Action Plan - Learn more ▸ 
    April 3rd, 2020

  • Trying to Picture Life after COVID-19 - Learn more ▸
    April 1st, 2020

  • Kona Poke Announces 100% No Contact Food Prep Guarantee - Learn more ▸
    March 31st, 2020

  • Red Robin doubles off-premise sales amid coronavirus pandemic - Learn more ▸
    March 24th, 2020

  • While Many Restaurant Struggle, Here's How One is Thriving - Learn more ▸
    March 24th, 2020

  • 90 Ways to Survive the Next 90 Days for Bars and Restaurants - Learn more ▸
    March 18th, 2020

  • A List of Relief Funds for Restaurants, Bars, and Food Service Workers - Learn more ▸
    March 17th, 2020

  • Nine Business Strategies for Coping During the COVID-19 Crisis - Learn more ▸
    March 16th, 2020

  • Grubhub Drops Commissions on Delivery Orders from Independent Restaurants - Learn more ▸
    March 13th, 2020 

Helpful Webinars

  • May 28th at 11:30 AM CT - 2nd Cup of Coffee Chats - Compeat Advantage Customers - Register Now ▸

  • May 27th at 11:30 AM CT - 2nd Cup of Coffee Chats - Compeat Radar Customers - Register Now ▸

  • Coffee Chats - Compeat Advantage Customers - Watch Now ▸

  • Coffee Chats - Compeat Radar Customers - Watch Now ▸

  • Come Back Stronger than Ever with a Compeat Database Spring Clean (Part Two) - Watch Now ▸

  • COVID-19 Economic Relief for Businesses - Understanding your Options - Watch Now ▸

  • The Need for Contactless Order for Pickup - Watch Now ▸

  • Come Back Stronger than Ever with a Compeat Database Spring Clean (Part One) - Watch Now ▸

  • Surviving the Pandemic Video Series - Watch Now ▸

  • Deciphering the New CARES Act, Paycheck Protection Program and more - Watch Now ▸

  • How to Transition to Take-Out & Delivery - Watch Now ▸

  • Hospitality Paycheck Protection Program - Watch Now ▸

  • Sales Tank, Rents Loom: Here’s Help - Watch Now ▸

  • Boosting Sales: Takeout & Delivery Ideas that Work - Watch Now ▸

Whether you are transitioning your business model from in-house to to-go can pose unique challenges for restaurant operators, trying to reduce costs, or struggling to recession proof your business, Compeat has compiled a library of helpful webinars to help you through the unique challenges of our industry.

Restaurants Doing Good

We all know that restaurant people are cut from a different cloth. We are those who serve others, even in tough times of our own. While we navigate through these uncertain times, it warms our hearts to see those in our industry serving our communities and looking out for one another. This community is resilient, and we are all in this together.

  • How Dig Food Group is adjusting to stay true to their mission of feeding others - Learn more ▸
    May 20th, 2020


  • #SaveNYCEats launches to help NYC's restaurants and bars - Learn more ▸
    May 19th, 2020


  • Popeyes recruits out of work musicians to re-record jingle - Learn more ▸
    May 5th, 2020


  • Houston restaurant group provides no cost coronavirus testing to employees - Learn more ▸
    April 28th, 2020


  • Detroit Popeyes franchisee issues coronavirus bonus pay - Learn more ▸
    April 28th, 2020


  • Sweetgreen to give back $10 million dollar PPP loan - Learn more ▸
    April 23rd, 2020


  • Ruth's Chris chain returns $20 million dollar small business loan - Learn more ▸
    April 23rd, 2020


  • Shake Shack returning $10 million government loan meant for small businesses - Learn more ▸
    April 20th, 2020


  • José Andrés and his nonprofit aim to reopen hundreds of restaurants while feeding needy people  - Learn more ▸
    April 17th, 2020


  • Starbucks donates $10 million in grants to employees in need during coronavirus crisis - Learn more ▸
    April 8th, 2020

  • Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurants provides free meals to its 5,000 employees - Learn more ▸
    April 8th, 2020

  • How Chipotle, Taco Bell, and more are helping feed healthcare workers - Learn more ▸
    April 1st, 2020

  • McDonald's screen employees before they start shifts to ensure they're healthy before serving customers - Learn more ▸
    April 1st, 2020

  • Fry the Coop Donates Meals to First Responders - Learn more ▸
    March 24th, 2020

  • Bay Area restaurants feed local healthcare workers amid coronavirus pandemic - Learn more ▸
    March 22nd, 2020

  • How Restaurants are stepping up to help their communities during the coronavirus pandemic, 
    from providing toilet paper to meal kits - Learn more ▸
    March 19th, 2020

  • Seattle restaurants are keeping hospital staff fed — and picking up the tab - Learn more ▸
    March 19th, 2020

  • Restaurants offer free meals to anyone struggling through coronavirus changes - Learn more ▸
    March 18th, 2020

  • Texas Whataburger employees deliver food to H-E-B employees working long hours - Learn more ▸
    March 17th, 2020

  • Chef José Andrés Will Close All of His DC-Area Restaurants and Transform Some Into “Community Kitchens” - Learn more ▸
    March 15th, 2020

  • Chick-Fil-A on Parham Road stepping up to give meals to children amid school closures - Learn more ▸
    March 14th, 2020

  • Amid COVID-19 local restaurants step up to help the community, school lunch program - Learn more ▸
    March 14th, 2020

  • List of nonprofits, restaurants donating food during the COVID-19 school closure - Learn more ▸
    March 13th, 2020

Restaurant Insights and Industry Data

There is a lot of information being thrown at us daily during this turbulent time. While you keep a vigilant eye on your operations, we’ll do our best to sort through all of the noise and provide you with the most useful and up-to-date industry data that we can find. 

  • Darden inches closer to life as normal - Learn more ▸
    May 20th, 2020


  • What the future holds for emerging restaurant chains - Learn more ▸
    May 20th, 2020


  • Trump suggests "Explore America" tax credit to help restaurants - Learn more ▸
    May 20th, 2020


  • How 24 restaurant companies performed in their latest quarters - Learn more ▸
    May 19th, 2020


  • Coronavirus liability waivers unlikely to shield restaurant employers - Learn more ▸
    May 18th, 2020


  • How the restaurant consumer will change in a post COVID-19 world - Learn more ▸
    May 18th, 2020


  • CDC releases guidelines for reopening restaurants and bars - Learn more ▸
    May 15th, 2020


  • Compeat customer update: Restaurant comeback is in full swing - Learn more ▸
    May 15th, 2020


  • Proposed amendments to PPP released - Learn more ▸
    May 13th, 2020

  • Coronavirus and the restaurant industry - what the data shows - Learn more ▸
    May 13th, 2020


  • CA releases restaurant reopening guidelines - Learn more ▸
    May 12th, 2020

  • Restaurant sales are improving but it's a complicated landscape - Learn more ▸
    May 8th, 2020


  • More states lift coronavirus dining restrictions - Learn more ▸
    May 8th, 2020


  • COVID-19 state by state reopening data - Learn more ▸
    May 6th, 2020


  • Treasury makes a restaurant requested tweak in the PPP rules - Learn more ▸
    May 5th, 2020


  • Compeat customer data update - Have same store sales hit rock bottom? - Learn more ▸
    April 23rd, 2020


  • Restaurant industry has lost two thirds of its workforce - Blueprint for Recovery - Learn more ▸
    April 21st, 2020


  • Coronavirus in Georgia - Shelter in place to end April 30th - Learn more ▸
    April 20th, 2020


  • Restaurants say the PPP needs more than just additional funds - Learn more ▸
    April 17th, 2020


  • White House task force outlines phases for reopening restaurants - Learn more ▸
    April 16th, 2020


  • The new abnormal: How the industry will be changed - Learn more ▸
    April 15th, 2020


  • Black Box notes signs of sales-trend bottom in coronavirus pandemic - Learn more ▸
    April 15th, 2020


  • Jon Taffer - The future of the restaurant industry will be led by trust - Learn more ▸
    April 15th, 2020


  • The restaurant operator's path to the next new normal - Learn more ▸
    April 13th, 2020

  • State by state resources and Take Action by asking for additional relief - Learn more ▸
    April 13th, 2020

  • Starbucks reports 60-70% same store sales decline in March - Learn more ▸
    April 10th, 2020

  • Find out if you're eligible for the CARES Act employee retention credit - Learn more ▸
    April 8th, 2020


  • Black Box: Same store sales fell 28% in March - Learn more ▸
    April 8th, 2020

  • NRA offers free training and certification courses throughout April - Learn more ▸
    April 8th, 2020

  • How safe is it to eat takeout? - Learn more ▸
    April 8th, 2020

  • The ripple effect of restaurant closures featuring Danny Meyer - Learn more ▸
    April 7th, 2020


  • Darden Reveals Eye Opening Coronavirus Impact - Learn more ▸
    April 7th, 2020

  • Restaurant Business Model Changes in a Post COVID-19 World - Learn more ▸
    April 7th, 2020

  • McDonald's to Save 1 billion by reducing remodels - Learn more ▸
    April 7th, 2020

  • BDO COVID-19 Resources Page - Learn more ▸

  • CohnReznick COVID-19 Resources Page -  Learn more ▸

  • KROST COVID-19 Resources Center - Learn more ▸

  • Determining Restaurants' Risk during COVID-19: A Checklist for the Restaurant Industry - Learn more ▸
    March 31st, 2020

  • Small and Midsize Businesses: Act Now to Take Advantage of SBA Loans and Payroll Tax Incentives - Learn more ▸
    March 31st, 2020

  • How to Deal with Landlords in the COVID-19 Pandemic - Learn more ▸
    March 31st, 2020

  • Novel Coronavirus Impact and Risk Response Guide - Learn more ▸
    March 31st, 2020

  • The state of the restaurant industry by State and City - Learn more ▸
    March 24th, 2020

  • Hospitality Relief Dashboard - Learn more ▸
    March 24th, 2020

Restaurant Industry Impact of the 
COVID-19
and how to manage during this difficult time

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HEADQUARTERS:
Compeat, Inc.
11500 Alterra Parkway
Suite 130
Austin, TX 78758

HOUSTON OFFICE:
25700 I-45 North
Suite 150
Spring, TX 77386

PETALUMA OFFICE:
1670 Corporate Circle
Suite 101
Petaluma, CA 94954

Positive Stories

Positive Stories

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Feeding Local Communities

  • Roti Modern Mediterranean - Buy one give one program Learn more ▸
    May 26h, 2020


  • How SF Chinatown restaurants help the community Learn more ▸
    May 7th, 2020


  • Taco Bell turns headquarters into giant drive thru for truckers Learn more ▸
    April 21st, 2020


  • McDonald’s Corp. and franchisees coordinate on reopening dining rooms, free meals for first responders Learn more ▸
    April 21st, 2020


  • Chick-Fil-A creates $10.8 million dollar fund for franchisees to spend on local communities - Learn more ▸
    April 20th, 2020


  • The many ways Austin restaurants are feeding the community Learn more ▸
    March 26th, 2020


  • Cambridge To Pay Restaurants To Make Meals For Homeless People - Learn more ▸
    March 23rd, 2020

  • Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Donate $1 Million to Food Banks Amid Coronavirus Pandemic - Learn more ▸
    March 16th, 2020

Protecting the Elderly

  • Meal delivery program for California seniors - Learn more ▸
    April 25th, 2020

  • Brad Paisley's free grocery store in Nashville is delivering to the elderly amid COVID-19 pandemic - Learn more ▸
    March 18th, 2020

Working to Save Small Businesses

  • Facebook Creates $100 Million Grant Program to Assist Small Businesses Dealing With COVID-19 Impact - Learn more ▸
    March 18th, 2020

  • Truist announces COVID-19 relief measures for communities, clients and teammates - Mar 17, 2020 - Learn more ▸
    March 17th, 2020

Working Towards a Cure

  • Facebook commits $20 million to fight the coronavirus pandemic - Learn more ▸
    March 13th, 2020

Keeping Workers & Families Connected

  • AT&T, Comcast sign FCC pledge to help internet customers during coronavirus outbreak - Learn more ▸
    March 13th, 2020

Creating Employee Relief Funds

  • Union Square Hospitality Group creates HUGS to support those facing unexpected financial needs - Learn more ▸
    April 7th, 2020

  • Kevin Love donates $100,000 to staff affected by the NBA suspension - Learn more ▸
    March 13th, 2020

Providing Jobs and Raises During Pandemic

  • Grocers Reach out to Hire Displaced Hospitality Workers - Learn more ▸
    March 24th, 2020

  • Starbucks implements $3 pay raise for all working employees - Learn more ▸
    March 23rd, 2020

  • Papa John’s hires 20k employees - Learn more ▸
    March 23rd, 2020

  • Starbuck’s Raises Pay For Employees - Learn more ▸
    March 23rd, 2020

  • Nonprofit paying laid-off hospitality workers to help at Houston Food Bank - Learn more ▸
    March 20th, 2020