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Grand Rapids Restaurants Open During Coronavirus

Restaurants In The Grand Rapids Area Offering Dine-In, Take-Out & Delivery During The COVID-19 Lockdown

Last Updated: July 14, 2020 from Facebook pages. Lots of new info on re-openings! The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic swept across the US in less than a week, effectively shutting down life as we had known it. The pandemic has impacted businesses of all sizes across a number of different industries. However, the first industry to be impacted was the restaurant industry and it is perhaps the hardest-hit industry to-date.  On March 16th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order to…

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How To Start A Bubble Tea Business

How to Start Your Own Bubble Tea Business

Last modified on June 8th, 2022 at 2:01 pm

For many Americans, bubble tea is a relatively new concept. After being invented in Taiwan in the 1980s, the fun drink with a giant straw has exploded in popularity across Asia — and throughout the world. Bubble tea is in such high demand globally that McDonald’s put it on the menu in Germany. If you are a bubble tea fan, or simply interested in investing in a business with a tremendous potential for growth, you may be thinking about starting…

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Restaurant Coronavirus Marketing Ideas

Restaurant Marketing Ideas to Combat COVID-19

Last modified on June 6th, 2022 at 12:18 pm

Across the country, restaurants are feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Shelter-in-place orders typically limit restaurants to pick-up and delivery only — which has been a challenge for many establishments whose primary source of profit came from dine-in eating. The restaurant industry as a whole is expected to suffer a $225 billion loss from March through May of 2020. While there isn’t much that anyone can do about the stay-at-home orders (other than comply with them), there are steps…

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Budget Branders Donates 100% Of Profits To World Central Kitchen For COVID-19 Relief

Last modified on April 9th, 2021 at 12:38 pm

The United States is facing an unprecedented emergency, the likes of which this country has never faced before. In a matter of weeks life as we knew it came to a near halt. Schools closed, entire businesses were shut down, and travel had been restricted. One of the first industries hit by the pandemic was the restaurant industry and it’s an industry that faces a very uncertain future. Prior to the pandemic, there were over 1 million restaurants in the…

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Food Delivery Services

The Best Delivery Services For Restaurants

Last modified on March 18th, 2022 at 10:55 am

The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed how we live and work in the United States. Across the country, states issued stay-at-home orders that led to the closure of non-essential businesses. While restaurants remained open, dine-in services were generally prohibited — which left pick-up and delivery as the only options for most businesses. Even after re-opening dine-in options, many consumers still prefer to order delivery instead of dining in. During this time, many restaurants have turned to online services to help…

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Federal Coronavirus (COVID-19) Loan Programs for Restaurants

Last modified on April 9th, 2021 at 1:28 pm

The two main Coronavirus (COVID-19) loan programs for restaurants are the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) program. These programs are available to help your restaurant survive these difficult times. Keeping track of the ever changing information is hard, and figuring out how to act on the information is even harder. To make things simple, we’ve created a short and sweet summary of the programs specifically for restaurants. Disclaimer: This is just a very brief…

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Coronavirus will Permanently Close at Least 14% of Restaurants.

Last modified on April 9th, 2021 at 1:28 pm

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) recently conducted a survey of over 4,000 restaurant operators in an effort to measure the devastation being caused across the restaurant industry due to Coronavirus. The results are as bad as you can imagine. The survey found 3% of American restaurants have already permanently closed. Another 11% of survey respondents indicated their restaurant would be closing for good within the next 30 days. Of the restaurants that will not be closing forever, 70% have laid…

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Creative Restaurant Names

300+ Creative Restaurant Name Ideas

Last modified on July 22nd, 2022 at 4:37 pm

Jump To: Most Unique, Funny, or Just Plain Memorable Restaurant Names Restaurant Names By Restaurant Category Free Restaurant Name Generator How Can You Come Up with a Great Name for Your Restaurant? What’s in a name? For businesses — including restaurants — a name can be everything. If people don’t remember the name of your restaurant, they’re less likely to throw it out as a suggestion for dinner — let alone visit your establishment. Of course, that doesn’t make it…

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Annual Bar Statistics

2022 Drinking Statistics and Habits: Trends You Can Expect for Your Bar Business

Last modified on May 26th, 2022 at 5:06 pm

It’s no secret: Americans like to drink. From beer and wine to hard drinks, the average American enjoys an alcoholic beverage on a regular or semi-regular basis — whether they drink to celebrate, unwind, or for any other reason.  Yet as all bar owners know, it isn’t always easy to determine exactly what consumers want to drink — and how + where they want to drink it. While predicting bar industry trends isn’t an exact science, examining data from studies…

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Restaurant Design & Décor Trends

Top Restaurant Design & Decor Trends For 2022

Last modified on June 8th, 2022 at 1:59 pm

The restaurant industry is ever changing. Between advancements in technology and shifts in cultural preferences, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest trends in food service – particularly when adapting to the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that the tide seems to be turning and more states are allowing restaurants to open for in-person dining, it may be time to take another look at your design. What shifts has 2021 brought restaurant owners in…

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