Restaurant Reopening Guide
An Easily Actionable Guide to Reopening Your Restaurant
During this challenging time, BentoBox is here to show you tactics to move forward through the COVID-19 pandemic. With best practices that are quickly-evolving and guidance often unclear, our goal is to centralize information.
Note: The information below is not intended to be legal advice. You should always reference your state and city regulations for the most up-to-date requirements for your area. Check out this guide from The New York Times. We also have compiled this resource for state-by-state guidance.
What Does “Reopening” Mean?
Reopening a restaurant will look different for every restaurant. Some restaurants will open in phases based on state guidance; others will offer a mix of partial seating plus orders for takeout and delivery. Others may remain closed at the current time.
How Should You Decide When It’s The Right Time to Re-Open?
Do a formal cost-benefit analysis. This should factor in the number of tables you’ll be able to seat, covers per shift, and any new costs for single-use items, packaging, etc. We’ll get into this more later.
Communication is key. This section covers three places messaging will be vital for your business: your website, emails, and social media.
Adjusting Operations for Your Physical Space
Your reopened restaurant will be different than before COVID-19. This section is meant to help clarify health & safety adjustments you can make.
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