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COVID-19 Foodservice Resources

Posted by Ashley Caldarone

We want to share the good news! The COVID-Relief bill passed by Congress and signed by President Joe Biden includes $28.6 billion in grants for Restaurants. We will continue to collect resources to help you take advantage of this welcome relief as we rise out of the pandemic together as a foodservice community.

Check back here for updated information

Last Updated 03/12/21


Relief and Recovery 

Register For Webinar to Best Understand How RRF Helps You

US Small Business Administration 

Restaurant Hospitality

National Restaurant Association Understanding the RRF

National Restaurants Association Advocacy Website (COVID-19 State Action & Resources Center)

Federal Reserve Announces Launch of the Main Street Lending Program (Updated 04/09/20)

S.3548 CARES Act (Introduced in Senate 03/19/2020)

Term Sheet: Main Street New Loan Facility (Effective 04/09/20)

Term Sheet: Main Street Expanded Loan Facility (Effective 04/09/20)

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application

SBA Disaster Loan Assistance

Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist (Prepared by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce)

SBA Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Foley: SBA Loans Under the CARES Act (Updated 04/07/20)

IRS Provides Guidances on Net Operating Loss Provisions

Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave – Small and Midsize Businesses – FAQs

IRS Tax Credits for Small and Midsize Businesses — Paid Leave

Forbes: Getting Cash For Your Small Business Through The CARES Act

Epidemic Impact Projections

20 Ideas for Cutting Costs Inside Your Restaurant

Focus on Cash Flow & Liquidity for COVID-19 Resilience

11 Options if your Small Business Can't Pay its Bills Due to Coronavirus

For more information on which businesses are eligible, what lenders are looking for, how much can be borrowed, how to calculate your average monthly payroll costs, and questions about whether a loan will be forgiven, please view this document from the U.S Chamber of Commerce.


Health, Safety and Sanitation

CDC Website


CDC What’s New

CDC Community Mitigation Plans

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

FDA Best Practices for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants, and Food Pick-Up/Delivery Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

FDA Supply Chain Update (02/27/20)

National Restaurant Association Handwashing 101

President’s Coronavirus Guidelines

Food Safety Tips for Restaurants

Cleaning vs. Sanitizing

Current States with Dine-In Bans

CDC Compiles New Guidelines to Help Organizations Reopen (The New York Times, 04/28/20)

Re-Opening Guidance for Restaurants from the National Restaurant Association


Set Up of Take-Out Delivery Tips for Successful Takeout

QSR Magazine: Step by Step Guide to Adding Delivery

Delivery Apps:





Tips for Continued Operation

Limited Menu

This will allow for patrons to still have different dinner selections while saving on overall food costs.


Bulk Pricing

Offering single meals that are designed to suit the whole family with one price - helps with faster decision-making and is easier for the customer.


Utilize Current Staff

If your business is continuing to serve take out, delivery is also an option that will open your restaurant to a large customer base (being mindful that laws and requirements vary per city & state). This will keep your kitchen busy and put more tips in the pockets of staff members.


Take Advantage of Delivery Apps

From UberEats and DoorDash to the popular Grubhub, there are many options to outsource your deliveries if in-house is not an option. With the current growing need for delivery, many of these apps are even reducing or removing their usual fees.


Make Ordering Easy

Taking orders and payment over the phone – this makes the process seamless for all those involved.


Curbside Pickup

Some customers may not feel comfortable leaving their cars to go into an establishment for traditional pick up, therefore it is helpful to allow those over the phone orders to call-in upon their arrival for delivery of their meals directly to the vehicle.


Offer Gift Card Purchases

Allowing for purchases of gift cards is a great way to let customers support their local establishments however they can.


Need Other Solutions?

TriMark has experts in all area of restaurant operations and are ready to support your business with the design of carry out facilities, creating sanitation stations, sourcing products and developing a business model that can sustain through this health crisis. Let us help you find a path forward that ensures short and long-term success. Get in touch with a TriMark Sales Representative >

Additional TriMark Resources

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act (CARES) & Federal Relief Programs

Foodservice Best Practices during the COVID-19 Health Crisis

How to Support Local Foodservice Establishments during COVID-19 Pandemic [Infographic]

Cleaning vs. Sanitizing vs. Disinfecting [Infographic]

Is Curbside Pickup Here to Stay?

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