Category: Covid-19

Restaurants Left Out of Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grants Given Additional EIDL Options

September 16th, 2021
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced changes to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program that make it easier for restaurants, and other small businesses impacted by COVID-19, to access over $150 billion in funding. Among the key e… more »

National Restaurant Association Releases Mid-Year Report

September 9th, 2021
The 2021 State of the Industry Report mid-year update has been released by the National Restaurant Association (NRA). As stated in the press release, the report provides insight into the continued impact of COVID-19 on the foodservice industry by lookin… more »

Portland’s Outdoor Dining Program Extended Through June 2022

August 20th, 2021
Since the Portland Bureau of Transportation created the Healthy Business Program in May of 2020 it has received permit applications from over 800 businesses. As part of PBOT’s COVID-19 response program, Safe Streets Initiative, it allows bars, restauran… more »

More RRF Funds May Be Coming

June 10th, 2021
Today The Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment Act was introduced to Congress by a bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers. It is also being endorsed by the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC) and James Beard Foundation. The legislatio… more »

Industry Leaders Release New Guidelines For Dining Safety

April 7th, 2021
Working to clarify and streamline federal, state and city guidelines, leaders in the restaurant industry have collaborated to release the first set of national safety standards for dining. Consisting of one-page summaries and infographics of essential i… more »