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Restaurant Crisis Webinar: Q&A With Industry Leaders

Industry Leaders

Restaurant Industry Recruiter Strategic Hospitality Search JoeJoseph D’Alessandro, CEO
Strategic Hospitality Search 

Restaurant Recruiter Strategic Hospitality Search Industry Leaders Webinar RJRJ Melman, President
Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises

120 Locations

Restaurant Recruiter Strategic Hospitality Search Industry Leaders Webinar DannyDanny McGowan, COO
Cornerstone Restaurant Group 

12 Locations

Restaurant Recruiter Strategic Hospitality Search Industry Leaders WebinarRhienna McClain, Proprietor
1776 Restaurant 

1 Locations

Topics Answered


  • The most effective innovations they’ve put into place to persevere through the COVID-19 crisis
  • In Q3, with health stabilize, a possibility of making up some ground with corporate and holiday events in the third and fourth quarter
  • The best strategies for rebuilding catering and private dining business on the other side of this crisis

Ongoing Safety Standards

  • How we should maintain safety between restaurant customers and personnel in the future and the impact on SOP’s going forward
  • Additional regulations or mandates expected to be imposed by federal, state, or local health departments after re-opening
  • For intimate dining rooms, the consideration to reduce the number of tables to provide more distance between parties

Marketing & Sales

  • Special private dining, catering marketing, and sales messaging changes going forward
  • Discussion about slow or fast sales growth compared to pre-COVID levels

Habitual Opportunities

  • Shelter-in-place habits and how to respond as an opportunity

Onboarding & Reopening

  • Advice for someone looking to enter the industry 
  • Hiring staff back based on sales volume or seniority
  • Helping frontline people keep the faith during these uncertain times
  • Action plan for restaurant reopening

Get Ahead Of The Curve

Take on the hardest issues ahead of you – even including the thoughts of your top talent in the solution brainstorm. Do your best to create a solution before your local municipality gives directives.

If you are waiting for the city to give you policies, you are already falling behind to the restaurant and hospitality changes.

The thing we can be assured is that there is some predictability in the lifespan and progress of the health concerns we are all facing. Be the leader in your organization and move everyone forward with steady confidence and your team and customers will respond.

How are you distinguishing yourself to attract the best candidates? We’re here to make that all happen!

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