Coronavirus Planning & Response

The evolving COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on the hospitality business. On-premise restaurants and bars are facing their toughest challenge since Prohibition. From the demands of forced mandates, to employee management, to emerging opportunities in food delivery and to-go sales, Bar & Restaurant is covering it all.

Welcome to our hub for all COVID-19 news and resources, where we bring you the analysis and insight to help your business survive and come back stronger than before.

Pandemic Pushes Hospitality to the Brink

With the 16 million restaurant and bar employees along with over a million businesses at stake, it's more important than ever for the industry to stick together. Our collective voices can help shape legislation but we need to be vigilant in making sure local, state, and federal programs are helping us survive.

C.P.R. or Coronavirus Planning & Response

As part of our mission to 'breath some life' into our industry, we'll be mixing uplifting content for positive mental attitudes, providing resources that state and federal programs are offering, highlighting successful cash flow initiatives, and more. Through a series of live video roundtables, fireside chats, and keynotes featuring some of the world's most celebrated operators, suppliers, and industry partners, our readers will be able to access top-notch information, all for free! Please see our coverage below and register for our daily newsletter with the latest news and information.


Bar & Restaurant Industry: What's NXT Summit

B&R has assembled the top minds in our industry to discuss how they radically changed their business to survive and ultimately thrive. You'll hear where the industry is going and how profitable establishments are still possible with reduced capacity and increased regulations.

Much more than a typical webinar, during this 2-day Experience Cast you’ll be able to chat with fellow owners and operators, interact with speakers with real-time polling, and break out to deep dive into the issues that matter most to your business’ health.

Sign-up here.


Special Reports

Highlight more enterprise coverage here:

90 Ways to Survive The Next 90 Days

[Webinar] 90 Ways to Survive the Next 90 Days Part I: Cash Flows & Finance

[Webinar] 90 Ways to Survive the Next 90 Days Part II: Employee Management

[Webinar] 90 Ways to Survive the Next 90 Days Part II: CARES Act Deep Dive


Coronavirus News

Sean Finter, CEO Barmetrix, on Necessary Mindsets for Bars

A Complete Reopening Guide That The Industry Should Read

Let’s Do Better: Hospitality Industry Reactions

[Updated] Senate Passes PPP Flexibility Act, Moves to President

Free Range Concepts CEO, Kyle Noonan, on Reopening in Texas

Belvedere Believes Quality Over Quantity Will Be the Key In Futuure Menus

Insights on Successful Cocktail Kit To Go Programs

[Updated] Every State Has Announced a Reopening Date for On-Premise

Key Takeaways from White House Restaurant Executive Roundtable

Practical Changes Being Considered For the PPP

Profitable Marketing Promotions During Coronavirus

HEROES Act and Latest Possibilities in Stimulus Relief

Rumors swirl that Grubhub may be bought by Uber

MGM Resorts Outlines Its Health and Safety Plan for Re-Opening

Seoul shuts down bars & nightclubs after rise in COVID-19 case

Accommodations and Food Services Unemployment Rose 6.3M in April

Cali BBQ Shares How Digital Investment is Paying Off

SBA Updates PPP Forgiveness Guidance For Non-Return Employees

Special Guest Co-Founders Share On Hosting 'Live' Performances

Utilizing Technology to Adhere to New Restaurant and Bar Guidelines

The Struggle to Pay Rent Extends to Major Restaurants and Retailers Too

Running List of States Allowing Restaurants to Reopen

Behind the Bar: Vida Taco Bar Thriving with Cocktail Deliveries

From GA, SC, and TN- Thousands of Restaurants Could Be Reopening

Comparing GA and TN's Plans to Reopen Restaurants

Every Red Light Eventually Turns Green

Will Cash No Longer Be King? The Rise of Digital Payments

Paycheck Protection Program Has Exhausted Its $349 Billion Fund

Leveraging Virtual LIVE Entertainment to Remain Viable

[Video] Interview with Healthcare Journalist on Her Predictions

States Start to Outline Plan for Reopening by Forming Regional Pacts

San Francisco Caps Fees From Third-Party Delivery Platforms

View From the Bar: Keys to Staying Open

Developing Your Marketing Crisis Plan with Speaker Aleya Harris

Understanding Psyche of Bar & Restaurant Guests Upon Reopening

COVID-19 Peak Projections State by State

Keeping Employees When Unemployment Pays More

PPP Loans Adding More Frustration Than Funding So Far

Staff Meals: How One Chef is Giving Back to Hospitality Workers

7 Reasons to Avoid Freaking Out During the Pandemic

Now More Than Ever You Need to Be the Leader

Don't Slip Into the Social Media Abyss. Use a Posting Calendar

Take Time to Recharge: Self-Care During a Crisis

How to Shut Down a Restaurant the Right Way

Famed Author Brené Brown on Courage During COVID-19

Reading the 880-Page Stimulus Package, Here's What I Learned

How to Prepare Draft Systems for Cleaning and Temporary Closure

Running List of Lawsuits and Legislation Against Insurance

Webinar Replay: COVID-19 Planning, Pt. 2: Employee Management

View from the Bar: How to Help Employees Weather this Storm

Need to Defer Rent? Check Out this Cheesecake Factory Letter

How to Add Gift Cards to Your Bar or Restaurant Today

7 Ways to Maintain Mental Health and Wellness

Additional Relief Resources for Food & Beverage Workers

Updated: Breaking Down the Passed $2.2T Stimulus Package

Looking to Help Your Staff? These Nine Companies are Hiring

Webinar Replay: COVID-19 Planning

Running List of Every State That Has Shut Down Bars and Restaurants

Sanitize Your Surfaces: How Long Can COVID-19 Survive?

How Your Bar or Restaurant Will Survive the Pandemic

Coronavirus: Actions Operators Can Take Today

[Updated] The Government May Be Closing Your Bar or Restaurant. What You Need to Know

Trump Signs Families First Coronavirus Response Act Into Law

Voluntary or Mandatory Closures: Here's What to Do

[Updated] Will Insurance Cover Lost Income from Closing Your Bar or Restaurant

What's Next? Get Ready for the Post-Coronavirus Economy Now


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