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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 2, 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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Restaurant Coronavirus Marketing Ideas

Restaurant Marketing Ideas to Combat COVID-19

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

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 Restaurant Food Delivery Services To Partner With

The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed how we live and work in the United States. Across the country, states have issued stay-at-home orders that have led to the closure of non-essential businesses. While restaurants can remain open, dine-in services are generally prohibited — which leaves pick-up and delivery as the only options for most businesses. During this time, many restaurants have turned to online services to help them process and manage food orders. Even before the spread of COVID-19 required…

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Federal Coronavirus (COVID-19) Loan Programs for Restaurants

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.

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 Name Ideas

30+ Creative Restaurant Name Ideas

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 easy to come up with a name. There are so many factors to consider — something that is easy to remember, a name that reflects your cuisine or mission, and making sure…

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Annual Bar Statistics

2020 Drinking Statistics and Habits: Trends You Can Expect for Your Bar Business

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 trends isn’t an exact science, examining data from studies and…

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Restaurant Design & Decor Trends

Top Restaurant Design & Decor Trends For 2020

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. What shifts has 2020 brought restaurant owners in terms of restaurant design and decor? We’ve broken down the latest design and decor trends into both larger concepts and smaller design elements below. Larger Concepts Separate Waiting & Ordering Areas The growth of delivery services like Uber Eats and Grubhub has spawned…

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Restaurant Resource Guide

Complete Restaurant Resource Guide

The restaurant industry is hands down one of the most difficult industries to operate a business in. The average profit margin for restaurants is just 3-5% and 80% of new restaurants will close their doors before their fifth anniversary. That being said, with great risk comes the opportunity for great reward. Restaurateurs such as Emeril Lagasse, Gordon Ramsey, Paul Bocuse, and Jamie Oliver have all made fortunes in the industry. There are many restaurant owners that also report making upwards…

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