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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Delivery Fee Caps Pop Up Across the Country

Delivery Fee Caps Pop Up Across the Country

Sparked by a San Francisco decision to cap third-party delivery fees, several other U.S. cities are implementing or discussing their own cap-limitations in the name of helping restaurants. San Francisco Mayor London Breed said the 15-percent fee cap is “part of a...

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Ruby Tuesday Parent Launches Host Kitchen Concept

Ruby Tuesday Parent Launches Host Kitchen Concept

Don’t call it a ghost kitchen and certainly don’t call it a virtual restaurant: The parent company of Ruby Tuesday has launched a new initiative called Franklin Junction that introduces a new delivery-focused model that it calls “host kitchens.” At its core, the plan...

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CEO of NYC-Based “This is our 9/11”

CEO of NYC-Based “This is our 9/11”

NYC-based is national in scale through a franchise model, but smaller than rivals like DoorDash, Uber Eats and Postmates. From its vantage point, it is seeing a tale of two cities as the pandemic hammers both car-based suburban markets, which are somewhat...

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San Francisco Caps Delivery Commission Rates

San Francisco Caps Delivery Commission Rates

San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced a temporary 15-percent limit on the fees third-party food delivery providers can charge restaurants here during the pandemic. San Francisco happens to be the home base of three of the four largest national delivery brands:...

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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