It goes without saying that restaurants and drinking establishments of all types across New Bedford are some of the hardest hit by this national crisis.
Keeping in mind that Governor Baker has allowed takeout and delivery services to continue as essential services, we wanted to take a moment and share two excellent resources for continuously updated information and guidance for operations of restaurants of all kinds.
Toast is a company that works with restaurants of all sizes to combine point of sale, front of house, back of house, and guest-facing technology. They have put together a page on their website that includes some comprehensive guidance on how to; take care of your staff, communicate with guests, manage finances, and sanitizing your store. Here is the link to that page.
Massachusetts Restaurant Association
The MRA is the voice of expertise for the restaurant industry in Massachusetts. The MRA is considered a leading voice of the state’s restaurant and hospitality industry in city halls and on Beacon Hill. They have set up an information center with continuous updates. Those full communications can be read here .
We know that much of our New Bedford’s recent growth and vibrancy has come from new and expanding hospitality venues. As such, we will continue to do everything we can to help get through the weeks and months ahead. As we have more clarity on the national resources that will soon be available for businesses and workers, we will share that as well.