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COVID-19

INDUSTRY RESPONSE & RESOURCES

WE’RE COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITIES

The foodservice industry is facing new challenges every day. It is more important than ever that we aid you and your business by providing the information and support your brand and operation needs. We must all move forward in thoughtful ways that can create a positive impact for our industry and in our local communities.

As your agency partner, we are proactively reviewing and responding to how brands communicate as well as sharing helpful content to help you navigate these tumultuous times. On this page, you will find links to studies and stories you need to know, as well as insights on how consumers expect brands to behave and perspectives on how to communicate.

We are here to be your partner and resource. Please, reach out to us for any additional information or assistance. We stand with you in this difficult time.

Follow the Latest Industry News

Stay up to date on news affecting the foodservice industry and your business.

CDC Updates Reopening Guidelines

CDC Updates Reopening Guidelines

Minimal interaction remains crucial to improving safety during the pandemic.
Experts Say COVID-19 "Supercharged" Food Origin Interest

Experts Say COVID-19 “Supercharged” Food Origin Interest

Consumers embrace local, organic food amid coronavirus pandemic.
US Foods Restaurant Reopening Blueprint

US Foods Restaurant Reopening Blueprint

A guide to help welcome diners back.
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One Reopening Plan Doesn’t Fit All Employees

How four restaurant groups are navigating post-coronavirus workforce issues.
Where Restaurants Have Reopened Across the U.S.

Where Restaurants Have Reopened Across the U.S.

Helpful guide to where, and how, restaurants are reopening in America.
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Taking on the Off-Premises Revolution

How restaurants can tackle disruption, and come out ahead.
The Case for Reopening Bars and Restaurants

The Case for Reopening Bars and Restaurants

Why GrubStreet thinks NYC bars and restaurants need to reopen.
Report: Current State of Consumer Concerns

Report: Current State of Consumer Concerns

As constraints start to ease up, what will Americans choose as “the way I eat now"?

HOW TO COMMUNICATE

Open, meaningful communication is key to maintaining trust and connection with operators and consumers. Click on the disciplines below for guidance in each communication avenue.

HELP THE HUNGRY

If you have anything to spare, our nation’s food banks need your help now more than ever.

FEEDING AMERICA is a nationwide network of member food banks committed to the fight to end hunger.

LET’S DO WHAT WE DO BEST: FEED PEOPLE

Keep your skills sharp for the greater good. #ChefsforAmerica needs your help activating locally in community kitchens and delivering meals to the families who need it most.

SUPPORT FELLOW RESTAURANT WORKERS

The LEE Initiative is championing a Restaurant Workers Relief Program to help feed
out-of-work restaurant employees in your communities.

ADVOCATE FOR THE INDUSTRY

The James Beard Foundation created a toolkit to help industry workers advocate for themselves and the community, including contact information and communication points to facilitate conversations with governors and members of Congress.

Support Direct Action for Restaurant Recovery

This simple form lets you ask your congresspeople to provide immediate relief to restaurants that need it.

STAY INFORMED

Check back often for updated and important information from reliable industry resources.

KEEPING RESTAURANTS’ FOOD MOVING!

Continuing to support restaurants and their communities.