Guide to Reopening Your Restaurant

The Complete Restaurant Reopening Guide

Practical tips to get your restaurant ready for reopening during Covid-19

If there’s anything that can bring both a smile and a frown to the face of business owners it’s the news of reopening restaurants. As winter approaches, business owners are once again bracing for a challenging season, without knowing when or at what capacity they will be allowed to return.

Months into the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s amazing to see how local restaurant owners have managed to make it this far. According to the Independent Restaurant Coalition, 85% of the country’s independent restaurants will close by 2021 because of the pandemic.  

One thing is becoming clear: when the hospitality industry will come back, it won’t be anything like what we remember. Sanitation and health guidelines, labor, menu planning, marketing, technology, design and so many other aspects of running a restaurant are going through a revolution and restaurant owners need to prepare themselves for this new reality.

This is the time to lay the foundations for a successful reopening. We got our top industry experts to put together this comprehensive, 32-page guide to reopening a restaurant to help our local friends weather this next phase of their struggle to survive.

What's in the Guide?

In this guide, we’ll cover all the essentials, including:

  • Delivery & Takeout
  • Labor
  • Design
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Menu
  • Technology

Inside you’ll find practical tips and checklists to help get your restaurant ready for reopening during Covid-19. You’ll also find in-depth articles on the industry trends we expect to see going into 2021.

Getting your restaurant ready for diners involves doing a thousand things at once. You need to keep delivery and takeout service going, take care of employees and comply with constantly changing sanitation and health rules. 

Before you get buried by tasks and start mixing up diners’ orders, take a look at the reopening checklists we’ve put together for you.

Checklists Included in the Guide

At the end of each section in the Guide, you’ll find comprehensive checklists. Use these to ensure you’ve gone through all the steps to preparing your restaurant for when diners come a-knocking.

Specifically, considerations for:

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For health related questions and information please consult the CDC’s Considerations for Restaurant and Bar Operators.

For business questions regarding reopening, please visit CALIFORNIA ALL.

Whether you’re a customer of Cheetah or not, give us a call and one of our Cheetah reps will assist you in any way possible.

(800) 571-5231

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