Dashy News Brief for Restaurants and Bars - March 30, 2021

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1.  PPP loans extended to May 31st . - RestaurantDive: Link

2. New initiative creates opportunity for aspiring Black franchise owners. - FSR: Link

3. Contactless services are here to stay, how can restaurants use these technologies to thrive? - FastCasual: Link

4. New restaurant tipping rules on course for April implementation. -RestaurantDive: Link


1.  PPP loans extended to May 31st

On Thursday, the Senate voted 92-7 to extend the Paycheck Protection Program another two months until May 31st. Experts believe this extension will give time to approve close to 200,000 pending applications. Link

2.  New initiative creates opportunity for aspiring Black franchise owners. - FSR: Link

The Multicultural Foodservice and Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) has been selected to receive pro bono consulting from the Harvard Business School. In conjunction with 4thMVMT and PepsiCo, MFHA hopes to build a platform that helps those from underserved communities develop and operate competitive hospitality businesses. Link

3. Contactless services are here to stay, how can restaurants use these technologies to thrive? - FastCasual: Link

Menus, QR codes or Tableside Kiosks? Physical Receipts? Air Purification? All of these are the considerations restaurants need to consider when transitioning back to normal service. The only sure thing is that these services are sticking around for good. Link

4.  New restaurant tipping rules on course for April implementation. -RestaurantDive: Link

Federal regulations intended to keep managers from receiving tips and allow employers to include previously non-tipped positions in certain tip pools will go into effect on April 30th. Link

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