Coronavirus Coverage, Resources and Reporting



In an unprecedented time, restaurants large and small are closing dining rooms, laying off staff, and scrambling to figure out off-premises solutions. Empty, closed-off dining rooms even in areas where it’s not mandated by local governments are certainly the most visible response to the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

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Data Shows Continued Bleak Trends

Data Shows Continued Bleak Trends

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shake the restaurant industry, industry data is giving some clarity to just how bad sales are. Data from various outlets shows an industry in free fall, and while sobering, a clear view is important so the Food On Demand world can...

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Restaurant Expert Q&A: COVID-19 Bigger than Great Recession

Restaurant Expert Q&A: COVID-19 Bigger than Great Recession

Food On Demand spoke to restaurant attorney Ryan Palmer about conversations with restaurant clients related to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is closing dining rooms and forcing others to pivot exclusively to off-premises operations. Palmer said this moment is bigger than the Great Recession, and that pivoting to takeout and delivery won’t be nearly enough to bridge the gap for restaurants that now have empty dining rooms.

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Delivery Providers Roll Out Restaurant Relief

Delivery Providers Roll Out Restaurant Relief

With many states and local municipalities closing bars and restaurants or restricting service to off-premises channels only, the four largest U.S.-based national delivery providers have rolled out a wave of ways to help their restaurant partners.  So far, those...

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We understand that things are changing rapidly, and your business may be changing as well. We have provided a convenient list of industry leading companies that can help provide valuable products and service solutions during this difficult time.

Category Company URL
Catering ezCater

Sterno Products

Communication Solution SendBird

Customer Engagement Bikky


Data Services/Research Arity

Galley Solutions

Mirus Restaurant Solutions

SeeLevel HX


Deliver Bags/Transport Systems Phase Change Solutions

Vollrath Company

Delivery Provider Deliberr





Uber Eats

Driver Technology Driver

Insurance Roadwise (Hylant)

Legal Services Cheng Cohen

Lathrop GPM

Monroe Moxness Berg

Menu Data Management Omnivore



Onboarding & Training Bluemark


Ordering Technology/POS Integration Chowly






Your Fare

Packaging Genpak

Georgia Pacific


Payment Processing Shift4 Payments

POS Restaurant365

Restaurant Equipment Transact Technologies

Seach Engine Google

Staffing/HR Fountain


Take-Out Shelving/Vending Apex

Choice Market

Tamper resistant tape Bobibands

Dot It Restaurant Fulfillment

Virtual / Mobile Kitchen Kitchen Podular

Kitchen United