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. We are gathering resources for restaurants struggling to keep their doors open.
OUR 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.