Will 2021 Be Better Than 2020 For Restaurants?
This has been a very difficult year for many restaurant operators. We were talking with a client recently and mentioned that this has been the hardest year on fuss service restaurants since Prohibition 100 years ago. The question most restaurant operators are thinking about is, will 2021 be any better than 2020?
A recent survey back in August by the NRA showed that 40% of operators thought it was unlikely their restaurant would still be in business six months from then if there were no additional relief packages from the federal government. The Association highlighted this for Congress and the Trump Administration in a letter sent on September 14, asking them to use bipartisan support to pass small business programs in stand-alone bills. Of course we all know how that worked out. Did many of those restaurants go under waiting for our divided government to get off its ass? It will be a while before we know for sure.
HotOperator Offers Free Restaurant Zoom Meeting
This is a tough time, but if your business can survive until spring (I know, that’s a big if) the industry will start to turn around. Until then, HotOperator is setting up a Zoom conference for marketing tips for restaurant operators. To join, you just need to sign up and show up. It’s free, and you will be able to meet with other restaurant operators and talk things out. Or simply bitch about the place we find ourselves. Either way, we’re here to help if we can.
Hell, the way things are going, I’m not sure you’re even still here. But if you are, let me know if you would like a place to hang out and talk about how to drag the few remaining consumers with money into your restaurant, let’s gather our minds. Click the link and shoot me a note if you would like to participate in a group session each week to talk about the restaurant business. If there is any interest, I’ll shoot you an email back with dates and times.
Until then, Happy New Year. Let’s hope 2021 will be better than 2020.