The team at BA Craftmade Aprons is offering 75 free “Hospitality Health and Safety Kits” to Twin Cities restaurant locations that are beginning to reopen, as part of their Project Black & Blue initiative, which has given back thousands of dollars to people in the hospitality field who have faced hardship over the past year.
As people continue working from home and there is no dining-in available, consumer attitudes about both the mechanics of meal delivery and the costs are starting to see subtle changes.
“In some ways, this is like when the meteor hit the planet and destroyed life as you knew it if you were a dinosaur,” said Fred LeFranc, CEO of Results Thru Strategy regarding the pandemic’s impact on the restaurant industry. “We don’t want to be dinosaurs. We want to be able to adapt.” LeFranc was the moderator of the Franchise Times webinar titled “Rethinking, Reimagining, and Reopening Your Restaurant.” Other panelists included Chris Simms, founder and CEO of Lazy Dog Restaurants; Zach Kuperman, senior vice president of insurance broker Hub International; Jim Balis, managing director of CapitalSpring; and John Hamburger, president of Franchise Times Corp.
Here's a list of precautions to take in the wake of the recent disruptions due to the death of George Floyd involving police officers.
Not happy with the Governor's pivot to opening patios, but not dining rooms, local hospitality groups are calling for restaurant owners to write to local and national legislators to help restaurants and bars get the relief they need to survive the current pandemic.