PPP Flexibility Act Signed Into Law

President Donald Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act into law today.

The bill will reduce the percentage of PPP funds restaurants are required to spend on payroll from 75% to 60%; extend the time period businesses have to use the funds from two months to six months; extend the time restaurants have to pay back their loans; allow restaurants that receive loan forgiveness to defer payroll taxes; and delay a June 30 deadline to rehire employees.

7 Key Takeaways From New York’s New Outdoor Dining Rules

New York State unexpectedly announced Wednesday that regions in Phase 2 can begin outdoor dining as early as Thursday, June 4. Indoor sit-down service will still not be permitted until the third phase of reopening.

Alongside the announcement, the state released an extensive set of outdoor dining guidelines for restaurants and bars to follow. The guidelines emphasize social distancing in every aspect of service, and underscore that masks should be worn by employees at all times and customers while they are not seated.

Times are challenging and our restaurants have fed us the best they could during COVID-19. Show your thanks and help support NY Restaurants by nominating the eatery that you believe to cook up the best beef take out! Nominations end on June 11th.

Thank you  New York Beef Council  for putting on this great event to highlight NY restaurants!

Restaurants scramble to navigate delivery as curfews continue in major cities across the country

As mayors and governors across the United States  struggle to quell political unrest , restaurant operators face yet another challenge: newly imposed curfews. As protests and riots continue, curfews have been put in place in major urban areas across the country.

Outdoor Dining in Phase Two | What Restaurants Need to Know

Missed this yesterday? You can now watch our 'Outdoor Dining in Phase 2' webinar on demand to review the guidelines and requirements for opening up outdoor dining.

Watch HERE.