Helping businesses and families affected by Covid-19 stay strong. Tips on how to stay healthy, stay up-to-date with policy, and come together as a community.

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Winter Is Coming. Does Outdoor Dining Have a Future? 11 Great Tips for Restaurants

Fancy a Spritz al fresco? Outdoor dining in parklets, aka streateries, saved millions of restaurants and bars around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In San Francisco, over 1,700 parklets have been approved since the onset of the pandemic. New legislation now assures these fixtures will be part of the streetscape for years to come. …

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SF Bars Demand COVID Vaccination Proof to Keep Employees Safe

Last updated: August 15, 2021 Just weeks after the SF Bar Owner Alliance decided to require proof of COVID vaccination at indoor venues, Mayor London N. Breed is now joining the call.  As of Friday, August 20, all patrons and employees entering indoor businesses and events will be asked to show proof of COVID vaccination. …

Guide to the Restaurant Labor Shortage. Tips for hiring, retaining, and understanding foodservice employees.
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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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3rd Party Delivery Apps Lying in Wait for Restaurant Reopening

In the background of the coronavirus pandemic, the cries of restaurants over the way 3rd-party delivery apps are oppressing them finally reached San Francisco decision-makers.  In April last year, Mayor London Breed announced a 15% cap on food delivery service fees. This emergency order was initially planned to stay in place for 60 days after …

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3 Steps to Get Your Business Ready for the Restaurant Reopening

Last August, we reported on the new color-coded reopening plan that assigns California’s counties to 4 tiers based on the risk of viral transmission within the population.  In May, the fantastic news we’ve all been waiting for finally came: San Francisco officially moved into the yellow tier (minimal risk), allowing indoor restaurants, bars, breweries, and …