Coronavirus Resources for Pizzeria Owners

Here’s some important resources for keeping your shop profitable during the coming months:

1. PMQ Survey of 500 Pizza Operators

See how your feelings and situation compare to your fellow pizza operators.

SURVEY SHOWS: most are cautious yet optimistic and have found ways to stay open for business.

May 1, 2020 Survey

Most Popular Covid Best Practices PMQ Readers are Adopting by Percentage of Use:

  • Curbside Carryout Pickup (81.96%)
  • Regularly and Visibly wiping down sneeze guards, table, door handles, etc. (81.51%)
  • Staff wearing food safety apparel (masks, gloves, hairnets, etc.) (79.68%)
  • Contactless Delivery (70.09%)
  • Selling Take and Bake Pizza (28.77%)
  • Flyer and/or boxtop price discounts/coupons/meal deals (25.57%)
  • Offering Pizza or Home Meal Kits (24.20%)
  • Providing disinfectant wipes for patrons (23.06%)
  • Selling everything individually wrapped (13.47%)
  • Reheatable Comfort Meals (9.36%)
  • Selling Food/Supplies as Groceries to the Public (8.68%)
  • Conduct regular third party food safety inspections and show results (6.85%)
2. Mike Rasmussens’s How to get your Corona Virus Money and Keep It

Learn from a Restaurant CPA how to get: (1) 10,000 Emergency Cash Grant, (2) EIDL Economic Injury Disaster Loan, (3) Paycheck Protection Program, (4) IRS People first initiative, (5) SBA Coronavirus Guide Checklist.

To find all this invaluable information and more, visit:

• myCOVIDcpa.com

Also, see his best Financial Links for Pizza Restaurateurs:

• CDC  Help

• IRS HELP

• SBA HELP

• Chamber of Commerce HELP

Looking for more explanation? Watch him on PMQ Live Updates as he keeps you on top of the latest changes on how the pandemic is affecting government stimulus programs and your finances:

Part 1 • Part 2 • Part 3

3. PMQ Live Updates

PMQ’s Chef Brian Interviews real pizza operators about responding to Corona:

David Scott Peters

Leah Scurto of PizzaLeah

George Taylor of Taylors’ Neighbor Pizza

Mike Donaker of Adunja Chat Experts

Dan Uccello of Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante

Lenny Rago of Panino’s Pizza

Alena Tikhova of Dodo Pizza

4. Grande Cheese Covid-19 Resources

Grande Cheese Shares COVID Artwork, signage and extremely practical resources:

Covid-19 Resources

5. Think Tank Wisdom. What your peers are talking about then and now.

ThinkTanker Brad Randal shares his clear and simpler video instructions to customers on how they should respond to his method of service. Watch and create your own video. Thanks Brad:

• How your customers can prepare to pick up their pizza

• Interacting with Delivery Service

• Conversations about the COVID Cares Act

6. Marketing and technology services

Find partners, and contacts that can help you get online.

• PMQ’s Pizza Marketing and Technology Resource Finder

• Domino’s Franchisee, Springfield Pie, Turns to Unified Office to Reinvent their
Communications System, Maintain Food Safety Excellence, and Implement their Pandemic Response System

7. Important PMQ articles about selling more pizza online

• How Steve Jobs and a dot-com called CyberSlice helped reinvent the pizza business.

Why Video is Pizzas New Best Friend

• Pizza Power Report 2020: Taking Advantage of Digital Disruption

8. Restaurant Resources

National Restaurant Association: COVID-19 Guide to Reopening Your Restaurant

National Restaurant Association

California Restaurant Association: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Wisconsin Restaurant Association: COVID-19 Crisis: Tips to Help Foodservice Operators

Wisconsin Restaurant Association: How to Get Started With Restaurant Delivery

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United: National Direct Financial Assistance (COVID-19)

Upserve.com: A Restaurateur’s Guide to Online Ordering (PDF)

The Texas Restaurant Relief Fund

CORE: Children of Restaurant Employees—COVID-19 Assistance

The James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund

The Lee Initiative: Restaurant Workers Relief Program

Guy Fieri and the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation: Restaurant Relief America
New York Restaurant Association: Infection Prevention: Cleaning, Disinfecting and Hygiene

Eater.com: Here’s How Restaurant Owners Should Talk to Landlords About COVID-19

Sysco Foods: How to Set Up a Corner Grocery Store-Style “Pop-Up Shop”

Samuel Adams and The Greg Hill Foundation

James beard foundation: micro grants for independent food and beverage Business

9. Federal and State Resources

Department of the Treasury: Small Business Paycheck Protection Program Overview

Department of the Treasury: Paycheck Protection Program Information Sheet for Borrowers

Internal Revenue Service: Employee Retention Credit

Small Business Association: Coronovirus Relief Options

Small Business Association: Paycheck Protection Program

Small Business Association: Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Emergency Advance

Small Business Association: Express Bridge Loans

Small Business Association: Debt Relief

Small Business Association: Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources

California Small Business Finance Center: Small Business Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program

New York State of Health: Low-Cost Health Insurance

Centers for Disease Control: What You Need to Know About COVID-19

Johns Hopkins University of Medicine: Live COVID-19 Map Tracker