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COVID-19 Resources for Restaurants

Keep checking back for more resources as this page is periodically being updated.


Coronavirus Resources from Official Health Organizations

What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus (Centers for Disease Control)

Live COVID-19 Map Tracker (Johns Hopkins University)

Coronavirus Disease Pandemic – Latest Updates (World Health Organization)


Financial Resources for Small Businesses

Financial Resources for Businesses Impacted By COVID-19 (Homebase)

Financial Resources for Workers Affected by COVID-19 (Homebase)

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

COVID-19 Loan and Relief Resources for Small Businesses (Gusto)

COVID-19 Small Business Relief Programs (Quick Base)


Latest Coronavirus News and Resources from Upserve 

Winter is Coming: 3 Ways To Get Your Restaurant Ready for a Possible Second Wave of COVID-19

Restaurant Menu Trends: How Covid Changed Restaurant Offerings in 2020

How to Build Facebook Ads for Your Restaurant

How to Increase the Average Order Size in Your Restaurant (In-house and Online)

Survey: How Restaurants Have Been Affected by COVID-19

7 Ways to Optimize Your Restaurant’s Online Ordering Menu

Popular Restaurant Holidays Still See a Spike in Sales During the Pandemic

How the CEO of Thomas Keller Restaurant Group is Thinking About Reopening

What Restaurant Owners Need to Know About the Paycheck Protection Program

5 Ways to Prepare Your Restaurant for Reopening After the Coronavirus Pandemic

Reopening Checklist: Get Your Restaurant Ready to Welcome Back Dine-in Guests

4 Things to Consider When Creating a Restaurant Reopening Playbook

How Restaurants are Handling the New Alcohol Delivery Service Laws

How to Manage the Current Restaurant Outdoor Seating Policies and Restrictions

How to Drive More Customers to Your Restaurant’s Online Ordering Page During COVID-19

Optimizing for A Pandemic: How Bywater is Keeping Afloat by Getting Creative

7 Ways to Keep Restaurant Costs Down During (and After) the COVID-19 Pandemic

Why Hiring Your Own Delivery Drivers May Not Be as Expensive as You Think

Mapping Restaurant Recovery from Coronavirus via Online Ordering Data

Expecting the Unexpected: Can your Restaurant Survive a Crisis?

Online Ordering Best Practices for Restaurants

9 Tips and Tricks for Running Your Restaurant Online

What Restaurant Owners and Employees Need to Know About the CARES Act

Case Studies: How To Pivot Your Restaurant to Online Ordering

The Pros and Cons of Opening a Ghost Restaurant

Upserve COVID-19 FAQs and Customer Resources


Coronavirus News Updates for Restaurants

Coronavirus Information and Resources (National Restaurant Association)

How the Restaurant Industry is Responding to COVID-19 (James Beard Foundation)

Be Scrappy: How Restaurants Can Survive as Their Sales Plunge (Restaurant Business)

What Should Restaurants Do During the Coronavirus Pandemic? (Restaurant Business)

An Employer’s Guide to Navigating the Coronavirus (Gusto)

Where Can I Find My State’s COVID-19 Employer Resource Website? (Gusto)

Cancellations, Sick Leave, and Takeout: How Food Businesses Nationwide Are Handling Coronavirus (Bon Appétit)

How To Support Restaurants and Their Workers Right Now (Bon Appetit)

Every State’s Restaurant Reopening Guidelines With Interactive Map (Coast)


Additional Coronavirus Resources for Restaurants

Food Industry COVID-19 Support 

Dining Bonds from supportrestaurants.org

A List of Relief Funds for Restaurants, Bars, and Food Service Workers (Eater)

Resources for Businesses Impacted by the Coronavirus (Cherry Bombe)

The Coronavirus Action Plan for Restaurants (Donald Burns, The Restaurant Coach)

Food Safety and Coronavirus: A Comprehensive Guide (Serious Eats)

State of the Restaurant Industry Data Center (OpenTable)


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Stephanie is a Providence, RI native and eight-year food industry veteran. As Upserve's Content Marketing Coordinator she creates materials that help restaurateurs, managers, and service professionals succeed. When she's not writing, Stephanie is most likely traveling, cooking, or trying new restaurants.
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