Guide to Reopening Your Restaurant Safely 

Jun 9, 2020

Guide to Reopening Your Restaurant Safely 

There is nothing balanced about the way this pandemic has impacted various industries. For example, if you own a delivery service or provide technical support, there’s a good chance you’ve seen your fortunes improve during this otherwise disastrous time.

Those working in the restaurant industry have taken the brunt of the fallout. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 20.5 million jobs were lost in April. That grim record contributed to a national unemployment rate of nearly 15%. Of the overall jobs lost, 7.7 million were from leisure and hospitality (by far the hardest-hit industry nationwide).

Amidst the fallout, normal life has been upended for all Americans. From going to the gym to grabbing a beer after work, the pandemic has introduced new risks to most of our daily activities.

“The coronavirus pandemic isn’t going to end without a vaccine,” says science reporter Aylin Woodward. “A group of US researchers suggests future waves of infections will last through 2022, and the country is struggling to adapt to a new normal in the meantime. We are all becoming accustomed to a constant internal monologue about minimizing the risk of coronavirus infection: ‘Is it safe to go hiking?’ ‘Should I dash into the pet store?’ ‘How close is too close to stand in line at the coffee shop?’”

Your restaurant might be a cherished part of many customers’ lives, but that doesn’t necessarily translate into guaranteed business. Desperate times have called for desperate measures.

About the Author

Grant Olsen

Grant Olsen

Grant Olsen is a writer specializing in small business loans, leadership skills, and growth strategies. He is a contributing writer for KSL 5 TV, where his articles have generated more than 6 million page views, and has been featured on FitSmallBusiness.com and ModernHealthcare.com. Grant is also the author of the book "Rhino Trouble." He has a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University.

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