As the country moves closer to life post-COVID, questions remain for an industry that has been put through the wringer.
Restaurants across the United States will soon receive financial assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help recoup some of the revenue they lost due to COVID-19. In March, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law, setting aside $28.6 billion for the SBA to disperse to restaurants and other hospitality businesses that suffered during the
With reopening on the horizon for more restaurants, cleaning is more important than ever. POS terminals are one of the most frequently used pieces of restaurant equipment, and touchscreens especially can harbor foodborne germs from employees failing to take off their gloves when switching from prep work to using the cash register. PCAP, which stands
Reopening a restaurant is never easy. Reordering supplies, stocking refrigerators, scheduling staff, and booting, updating, and troubleshooting your POS systems can be daunting tasks even in a normal environment. Reopening after COVID-19 restrictions end, however, carries the additional burden of rethinking your operations, cleaning procedures, and even the way consumers will want to order from
With restaurants in more states reopening for dine-in service, they are looking for ways to make up for the lost revenue as they operate their dining rooms at 50% or lower capacity. Over the past few months, PAR has put together numerous resources to help restaurant operators adapt to this new environment: Blog Resources Tips
Check back for the latest dine-in service openings as more states adapt to a new normal during this challenging time. For more updates on the Coronavirus outbreak, visit our COVID-19 Response page, and stay tuned for more posts in our Coronavirus Updates Blog Series.
In PAR Technology’s 2020 Trends Report, delivery was identified as one of the ways consumers now expect to receive their food. Now, with COVID-19 making it one of the few options remaining in many states, delivery services are trying to find ways to reassure restaurants and consumers that delivery is a safe option. Over the
With restaurants taking all the precautions they can to avoid the spread of COVID-19, it is essential to follow the best practices listed below for handling consumer checkouts. For PAR Pay customers, Aurus published this document with guidelines on hygiene best practices, information on contactless capabilities, and instructions for sanitizing payment devices. Here is a
With 88% of the United States now mandating that restaurants switch to delivery or takeout only, more restaurants are expanding their on-premise mobile ordering options to meet the COVID-19 mandates of each state. On-premise mobile ordering is a contactless way to enable ordering and payment right from your customers’ smartphones whether they sit in their cars or
APPLY FOR THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM TODAY – funds are available, but limited. Read below to find out more. President Donald Trump recently signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law, making more than $2.2 trillion available to help American businesses, employees, and their families. Restaurant owners who have been impacted
Generating QR codes is an easy way to transform your parking lot into a revenue-generating drive-in using low cost signage with no additional hardware required. This gives your guests a convenient, contactless method to order, pay and pick up their food from the safety of their automobiles, and it’s easy for restaurants to set up,
As we show in our map of how the coronavirus is affecting each state, 38% of the United States is currently experiencing dine-in restaurant closures. This means that food delivery is one of the only options left for many hungry consumers right now. Even before the coronavirus, delivery was identified as one of the top