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Things I Wish I Knew Before Opening a Restaurant in 2021

For every restaurant that closes its doors, there are two gearing up for a grand opening. Although the restaurant business might have taken a hit, it is re-emerging with all burners on high.     Cheetah has been serving small and independent restaurants in San Francisco and The Bay Area for years. To support food entrepreneurs …

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5 Excellent Tips to Retain Workers during Restaurant Labor Crisis

If you’re a restaurant operator, you’re probably experiencing the labor crisis first hand. The staffing shortage is threatening to derail many restaurant reopening plans and crush the hopes of economic recovery. The problem is not just with hiring. With turnover rates at an all time high, restaurants are losing hundreds of thousands of servers, line …

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California Excited for End of COVID Restrictions: No Capacity Limits, Physical Distancing

In April last year we launched a documentary series called ‘Too Small to Fail’ on our YouTube channel (#Cheetah4You). We followed the true stories of chefs, restaurant owners and foodservice industry workers and shared their message of strength and of hope.  Now, with over 23 million people having received at least one dose, and 45.3% …

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Restaurants Beat Labor Crisis with Daring New Wage Structure

If you are reading this article, you probably know that restaurants are facing turmoil as the most severe labor crisis ever experienced is hitting the industry. In April alone, restaurants lost 681,000 workers to attrition, and while the hotel and restaurant segments are hiring in the hundreds of thousands, the turnover rate is still at …

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Easy Guide to Applying to the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

$28.6 Billion. That’s how much the American COVID-19 Rescue Plan has put towards the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). Applications opened on May 3rd 2021 and $2.7 Billion in financial support have already been distributed to over 21,000 restaurants within the first week alone. Whatever your stance on government, that has got to be a record.  …

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Will Tipping at Restaurants Make Sense in a COVID-19 World?

For a deep dive into the future of labor check out The Complete Restaurant Reopening Guide. Tipping at restaurants has always been a contreversial issue. Before the COVID-19 outbreak, the food industry was one of the fastest growing in the US, with many food preparation and serving jobs available to both US citizens and immigrants. …

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4 Proven Reopening Marketing Strategies for Restaurants

Download the Complete Restaurant Reopening Guide for expert tips on how to handle restaurant marketing, branding, design and more! As businesses are gradually reopening in California, restaurants are coming up with reopening marketing strategies to fit a COVID-19 world. Last week we talked about getting your restaurant ready for reopening. Now we’re here to share …

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New Color Coded Reopening Plan for California Restaurants

For expert advice on how to reopen a restaurant after COVID-19 download the FREE RESTAURANT REOPENING GUIDE. For essential Covid-19 resources and relief programs for California restaurants visit here.  On 31 August, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new color coded reopening plan that assigns California counties to 4 tiers. The tiers reflect the severity …

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Essential Covid-19 Resources for California Restaurants

Understand the new color-coded reopening plan for California restaurants here. There are hundreds, if not thousands of Covid-19 resources available for restaurants, bars and wineries who have been hit by the crisis. We’ve put together a list of government relief programs, information centers and community organizations – all Covid-19 resources to help you get through …

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Indoor Dining Is Back: 4 Best Tips to Get Your Restaurant Ready

Need to get your restaurant ready for reopening? Download the Complete Guide to Reopening a Restaurant in a COVID-19 world. Indoor dining in San Francisco and California is back after a long hiatus. The governor’s recently introduced a simplified reopening regime, which places the area in Tier 2 – Substantial. For restaurants, this means welcoming …