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dine-in guidance

Dine-In Safety

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After months of adhering to only takeout and delivery mandates, restaurants in nearly all 50 states are now allowed to offer dine-in service as long as they comply with the regulations outlined by their local government. Georgia was the first state to reopen its dining rooms in late April, while Massachusetts just reintroduced indoor dining on June 22. Of course, it’s not business, as usual, any longer. The dine-in options come with restrictions, so owners must consult with their local health agencies for guidelines. Generally, however, you will come across rules like these: Required cloth-facial coverings for staff and encourage patrons to wear these as well…

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covid-19 generosity

Doing Good During COVID-19 Times

The world, as we know it now, has changed. From business to personal life, everything has been upended—even on a global scale. While everyone on Earth is digesting the news and trying to adjust to a new way of life, it’s challenging to sort through all the chaos and bad news. In these grim times,…

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Curbside, takeout, delivery for restaurants

Pivot Strategy for Curbside and Delivery

As states and the federal government limit restaurants to drive-thru, take-out, and delivery business, foodservice establishments are forced to pivot their business model overnight. Third-party delivery services like DoorDash and GrubHub are responding with free delivery and lower percentage fees but as more people hunker down at home, these services may not keep pace with…

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Restaurant manpower

Restaurant Startups: Planning for Manpower

Starting a restaurant is a dream for many, especially for those coming from a culinary background. For the dream to become a reality, there are often significant hurdles to overcome, and merely having culinary knowledge isn’t enough. But let’s say you’ve got the business plan completed, business funding gets secured, you’ve got your suppliers in…

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National Margarita Day

National Margarita 3-Day Weekend

We are so excited to launch a new restaurant in Vancouver, Washington,  DosAlas Latin Kitchen & Tequila Bar. The Synergy culinary team has been working hard in the test kitchen, perfecting the menu, and now we’re onsite for construction. Last week our client hosted a huge event, open to the public, to celebrate National Margarita Day…

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Flores & Pines

Flores & Pine: Grillroom & Gatherings

Revitalizing a Neighborhood Icon Kristn Romeril and Mahyar Khosravi were inspired to purchase The Bear’s Den, a unique restaurant with a distinctive design in their community just north of Calgary. Open for nearly 14 years, the restaurant featured cherry paneling with custom artwork depicting local wildlife and was a fixture for special occasions and events….

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Restaurant Startup Information

Avoiding the Pitfalls of New Restaurant Concept Development

When living your restaurant dream, it’s time to separate passion from good practice You slide into the last open bar seat at your favorite local bistro after another grueling day behind your corporate desk. After the bartender slides you a 9-ounce pour of inky Cabernet, you drink in the scene with your first few sips….

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