With the state mandate to close bars and restaurants until March 27 and restricting service to off-premises channels only, we thought you'd be interested in what the four largest U.S.-based national delivery providers have rolled out as ways to help their restaurant partners, including new customers.
After discovery of "community spread" of COVID-19, Gov. Tim Walz has ordered restaurants and bars to close their in-dining operations from March 17 at 5 p.m. to March 27 at 5 p.m. To find out exactly what is mandated by this Emergency Executive Order, we've included the entire text here.
According to Compass Restaurant Consulting and Research, 80 percent of consumers are aware of the virus, 70 percent are concerned and 20 percent of consumers feel palpable fear. And as seen from the empty toilet paper aisles in many stores, 10 percent are panicking. According to Technomic, 52 percent of consumers in a recent survey said they were avoiding crowds and 44 percent feared for their personal health.
Football players go to Disneyland after winning the Super Bowl and, apparently, recipients of the Charlie Awards’ Lifetime Achievement sell their company. Parasole Restaurant Holdings, a multi-unit, multi-concept company with iconic restaurants such as Manny’s Steakhouse, Chino Latino and Salut Bar Americain, have entered into a purchase agreement with FS Funds, a Minneapolis-based private equity group that currently owns four Original Pancake Houses.
There was no disaster in Minnesota and yet Chef José Andrés, founder of World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit that provides disaster relief one meal at a time, showed up.