We are starting to see some restrictions loosen once again, and many states and counties are lowering their alert levels. Restaurants in many areas are now open to as much as 75 percent capacity, and with the promise of warmer weather in the air, al fresco dining should also boost revenues.
Restaurant owners are cautious, which is a good thing; but it also is possible to plan for reopening and recovery, even in the face of uncertainty. National Restaurant News has provided a Top Five list for recovery plan considerations, consumer-focused ideas as recommended by David Portalatin from the NPD Group, a market research and consumer trends firm. Experts continue to place emphasis on reaching diners outside of the restaurant space by mastering digital markets and alternative dining, like food trucks and ghost kitchens.
National Restaurant Consultants has had an effective re-opening plan in place from the start of the pandemic, offering solutions that are flexible to the current climate.
Richard Weil the CEO of National Restaurant Consultants notes, “From adjusting to take-away offerings and digital menus to compliance for in-person dining, our restaurant consultants have helped many new and past clients to navigate the ever-changing hospitality landscape. Our basic re-opening plan includes four useful documents that we will send you for free. You can always speak directly with a consultant for a tailor-made plan for your business, and your initial consultation with National Restaurant Consultants is complimentary.”
While conditions and expectations vary from state-to-state, the CDC does provide basic health and safety guidelines for restaurants, bars and lodging establishments. With these practices in place, our restaurant consultants can adjust your business plans and operations for your state and local compliance requirements and also to ensure that your business continues to profit.