The Lounge

Restaurant Resources

We are modeling ourselves after the Golden Gate Restaurant Association which is supporting San Francisco restaurants.  There needs to be a similar organization in the North Bay.

Restaurant Association Forming

Benefits:

  • A single place to find resources specializing in Restaurant Services in the North Bay
  • Important news updates impacting the restaurant industry
  • Learn About Tech Trends and Resources
  • Food Industry – Discover New Vendors & Suppliers

OPEN A NEW RESTAURANT

Steps To Opening A Restaurant In The North Bay

Learn about steps you need to take when opening a restaurant in the North Bay.

FIND INGREDIENTS AND SUPPLIES

PRODUCE, INGREDIENTS, TOOLS & SUPPLIES

Find local and national providers of the ingredients and tools you need for food preparation.

DESIGN, DIGITAL & TECH SERVICES

Branding, Digital, POS Systems

Find talented designers and digital/social media teams to build a powerful brand for your restaurant.

FLORAL, DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE

Interior Design, Ambiance, Architects

Find resources for creating the visual aesthetics of your dining spaces.  Florists, interiors &  architects.

STRATEGY, FINANCE, INSURANCE

FIND EXPERTS TO SUPPORT YOUR BUSINESS

You don’t have to think of everything.  Meet experts who can help you succeed.

JOIN THE LOUNGE

JOIN TO EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS

Join to experience the benefits of being a part of a tight-knit local restaurant community.

FLASH BACK – OUR MARCH 2020 COVID-19 OUTLOOK AND RECOMMENDATIONS

We anticipate that the take-out-only rule will remain in place through July and then will be lifted.  However, we believe that there will be waves of outbreaks over the next 18 months in which neighborhoods and communities will be quarantined, rather than entire regions because testing will be faster and more available.  This means that you need to be prepared for 3-5 shut-downs over the next 18 months.  Having a robust take-out and online ordering system that you can switch to easily is critical.  Consider offering “memberships” to your loyal customers to stabilize monthly income. Additionally, find out your rights as tenants to maintain your lease. – Wendy Louise Nog, Editor-In-Chief

ONLINE ORDERING OPTIONS

BentoBox Restaurant Websites

We have an agency agreement with BentoBox for $500 off of a fully functioning restaurant website with online ordering.  Normally $1500 set-up.  If you just want the online ordering, they are offering it for $79/month.

Contact: Alison McManus, alison@getbento.com
Tell her you were recommended by Wendy Nog at Future Bright

Square Shopping Cart

If you use Square as your POS, they will provide you with a free online website.

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