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States have begun to announce plans to reopen restaurants leveraging a framework from industry advocacy groups and guidelines from the White House. Reopening guidelines will be implemented on statewide or county-by-county basis at governors’ discretion. Always look for the specific guidelines for the states and/or counties in which you operate. You can find specific information…

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Coronavirus & Restaurants: A Path to the Next Normal

Relaunch or Reopen Your Restaurant(s) in the midst of the Coronavirus Outbreak Download the FileRe-Restaurant Toolkit (A Path to the Next Normal) Our industry (and the good people who work in it) went into a tailspin three weeks ago as state and local governments began closing dining rooms and and issuing shelter-in-place orders. Darkened restaurants…

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Operating in a New Normal

Throwback Thursday Layoffs & Reductions in Pay Prepare yourself to make tough financial and personal decisions. For many clients, that has meant temporary layoffs and pay reductions. Conduct these conversations by phone one-on-one, if possible. Sample Letters for Download:Sample Layoff Notice [MS Word]Sample Wage Reduction Notice [MS Word] Add a COVID-19 Line to Financials Consider…

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Coronavirus & Restaurants: Surviving the Crisis

Stay Up-to-Date | Decide Using Facts Kudos to Restaurant Business Online for reporting on the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19 on the restaurant industry. Making it Through the Crisis | Daily Habits Communicate. Communicate. Communicate. Customers. Crew. Community. Clean up and catch up: keep people proactive and occupied. Cash. Cash. Cash. Focus on maintaining cash. Calm…

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Have you ever felt like you’re working hard yet not making any progress toward your goals? It’s common to meet business owners and teams who work hard but don’t deliver critical results for the organization. Members of the team become exhausted… disappointed they are not seeing positive changes from their efforts and frustrated by the…

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Cane's Combo Meal

Managing Partner, operating partner, restaurant partner  and, sometimes, franchise partner, are all variations of the same concept: a program for elite restaurant general managers who have completed extensive training and consistently deliver exceptional financial and operational results. These elite operators, partners from here on out, are richly rewarded with greater pay and operational autonomy.  In these…

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