Restaurant reservation and rewards platform Seated has instituted a help hotline to support restaurant operators during the coronavirus crisis.
Restaurant operators can access free advice from a team of experts including CohnReznick, a leading finance and accounting advisor to the hospitality industry, and Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe, a law firm specializing in the hospitality industry. The team will be answering questions and providing business advice to help operators navigate these difficult times and prepare for recovery.
With the situation changing constantly, restaurateurs are forced to make hugely significant decisions almost on the fly. Any kind of professional advice can help them make sure they are doing the right thing for their business, both now, but also when this situation changes and we move out of the emergency phase and into a chronic phase before the deployment of a vaccine.
Seated is a reservation platform that incentivizes its diners to eat more regularly by rewarding them. It is the creation of Brice Gumpel and Bo Peabody, designed by restaurateurs for restaurateurs.
"We know from other countries that this crisis will end. So, we are focusing our efforts on helping restaurants survive the shutdown now and prepare to recover when they can re-open. I closed my own restaurant, Mezze Bistro + Bar, and it was heartbreaking,” said Peabody.
“But having access to trusted information from firms like CohnReznick and Golenbock made it much easier, and I want other operators to have that too. What restaurants need right now is sound advice.”
They are offering one-hour complimentary consulations on the phone with experts, a valuable resource for many in the industry right now.
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