National Restaurant Association has released a 10-page PDF full of guidance for reopening your bar or restaurant. It is available here.
Restaurant and Food Service Emergency Fund
TABLE Magazine along with our community committee is launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise emergency funds for employees in the service industry in conjunction with Community Kitchen, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit organization focused on workforce development in the food service industry. Donate or apply for funds here.
The Lee Initiative
The Restaurant Workers Relief Program was started by Chef Edward Lee to provide food, funds and supplies to out-of-work restaurant workers across the country in collaboration with Alon Shayla, Maker’s Mark and more.
The NRAEF in collaboration with Guy Fieri and others launched Restaurant Relief America where restaurant workers can apply for a one-time $500 check to use toward daily expenses (groceries, medical bills, etc.) and a grant by the NRAEF.
Rally for Restaurants is a website working to “give restaurants a fighting chance.” Help build the list of restaurants in the directory by adding your restaurant on the Rally for Restaurants website, and join the conversation on Instagram by tagging your posts with the hashtag #RallyForRestaurants. Not a restaurant owner or operator? You can still show your support by submitting a restaurant that you love.
Pittsburgh PA, Small Businesses Takeout & Delivery
This Facebook group is spreading awareness of restaurants that are still operational and have the ability to deliver/take-out. They are a great resource from the community for the community.
If you’re a locally-owned restaurant that needs help offering delivery at this time, Uber Eats has waived restaurant activation fees and can have new restaurants set up in just a few days: https://www.ubereats.com/restaurant/en-US/signup
Doordash has offered restaurants a free 30 day trial to join their delivery services, with an easy sign up.