UPDATE: You can now watch all the session videos from our COVID-19 Virtual Summit here.
Spoon Stories on COVID-19 and Coronavirus can be found here. Below is a list of links to resources for financial aid and other resources for restaurants, workers, and food related companies. If you have a resource you would like to list, please send us an email.
Financial Relief/Aid Resources
Dining Bonds – platform that lets consumers purchase “bonds” for dining in future at restaurants shuttered temporarily by COVID-19
Frontline Foods – a donation-based platform that purchases and delivers food from local restaurants to hospital workers fighting COVID-19
RallyforRestaurants – Site to buy a gift card for local restaurants
A Disaster Relief Playbook For Shared & Commercial Kitchens – “A step-by-step playbook any commercial kitchen can use to activate underutilized space as a food distribution operation during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond” from O’Side Kitchen Collaborative , Galley and Food Corridor
Understanding the 5 Steps to Apply for Federal Restaurant Relief Funding – Webinar recording from Kitchen United about how to apply for relief funding available as part of the $2 trillion US COVID-19 relief package.
HelpMainStreet – a free listing and directory service created by Lunchbox for restaurants that allows consumers to buy gift cards directly from the restaurant
Zomato has launched a relief fund for restaurants.
Tech Platforms Deals or Free Offerings for Restaurants
Order-ahead app Allset has a contactless pickup option at participating restaurants. For all existing restaurant partners that provide the contactless pickup option at their stores, the company is waiving commission fees.
Delivery orchestration platform Bringg launched its BringgNow feature that helps larger chain restaurants manage delivery orders, track drivers, make last-minute adjustments, and integrate with third-party platforms. BringgNow is free to new users at this time.
Chowly, whose tech helps manage delivery orders, is offering a “no cost” starter package to businesses needing to quickly pivot to delivery models as more cities and states shut down dining rooms.
DailyPay, an app that lets restaurant workers access their earnings immediately, has waived all access fees so that individuals using the service can get their earned income immediately.
POS and guest management software platform Epicuri is waiving set up fees and offering a 60-day free trial with no commitment for restaurants right now.
Paytronix just launched a new cloud-based solution that lets restaurants add online ordering and delivery to their existing POS systems and, for those who want to conduct delivery in-house, integrate with DoorDash.
Ordermark, a software-hardware platform that streamlines the process of accepting, managing, and fulfilling delivery orders, is waiving all setup fees right now, according to an email sent to The Spoon.
Restaurant order management platform Revention is offering an Online Ordering and Delivery Starter Bundle for a reduced price. It includes a POS terminal, optional DoorDash on-demand delivery service, and remote installation.
Guest management platform Sevenrooms now offers a feature called Direct Delivery that gives restaurants more ownership over their customer data on delivery and takeout orders. For the next 90 days, existing and prospective Sevenrooms customers can add the feature on at no extra cost.
End-to-end platform Toast has eliminated software fees for restaurant customers for the next month and will provide those customers with free access to its digital ordering, marketing, and gift card programs for three months.
Operations platform Zenput says it is “offering operators that are new to Zenput – at no charge or obligation through the end of June 2020 – the ability to use our platform to build-out, communicate, and ensure compliance with their COVID-19 processes.”
Online food ordering platform Zuppler is offering free setup and reduced pricing for restaurants and caterers who want to add online or Google ordering to their websites.