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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.

Congress Is Negotiating the Next Round of Covid-19 Aid

Congress Is Negotiating the Next Round of Covid-19 Aid

Here’s what that means for the food industry.
Heat Becomes Enemy for Outside-Only Restaurants

Heat Becomes Enemy for Outside-Only Restaurants

Outdoor dining is aiding revenue but exhausting employees.
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96% of Restaurants Require Staff Wear Masks

Many operators think restaurant environments will worsen.
COVID-19’s Impact on Retail Grocery

COVID-19’s Impact on Retail Grocery

Research shows what the industry may look like post-pandemic.
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How the Industry Is Fighting to Stay Alive

Top operators share their experiences, and how they see the future.
NRA Outlines Blueprint for Restaurant Revival

NRA Outlines Blueprint for Restaurant Revival

Organization needs your help getting Congress to pass revival act.
What to Do When Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

What to Do When Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

The NRA's Restaurant Law Center offers guidance on what to do next.
The Road to Recovery: Food & Foodservice After COVID-19

The Road to Recovery: Food & Foodservice After COVID-19

Datassential shares critical touch points that will shape the ecosystem.

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.