According to the Tennessee Pledge (posted here) restaurants are required to screen their customers for illness. We have created a free printable for you to post on all your doors which serves to question your incoming customers. [memberonly] Click here to download it. >>>>> Screening customers Poster PDF<<<<<
These are the guidelines released from the State on reopening the economy. We expect specific restaurant guidelines to be released this week.
This post has been updated here to better reflect all of our members who offer COVID Supplies and Services. COVID-19 Posts:
Liquor by the Drink To-Go Sales Update 7/1/2020: Extended to Aug 29, 2020. See this post. Update 4/30/2020: This link says "Restaurants, wine-only restaurants, and limited-service restaurants may continue to offer carryout and delivery of alcoholic beverages until May 29, 2020, except as otherwise may be extended by Executive Order." Per the TN Alcoholic Beverage [...]
Government Loans SBA Loan page here. There are several grant and loan programs offered there. PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) Loan application here. We're putting all the info we know about it here but we're not experts. We encourage you to reach out to your banker, accountant, or tax attorney for more info. The Paycheck Protection [...]
Thank you to Farris Bobango Law Firm for providing us with these pdfs (PPP Overview Chart and Loan Forgiveness Chart). Please click (PPP Overview Chart and Loan Forgiveness Chart) which walks you through the details of the program. Their pdf has a much more thorough explanation than the blurbs below. Can I apply for paycheck protection [...]
Quote from TN Department of Revenue website (emphasis added): Liquor-by-the-Drink Tax and Alcoholic Beverages for Consumption Off Premises Governor Lee’s Executive Order no. 17 authorizes the temporary sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption off of the premises by a restaurant. For further details and requirements surrounding such sales, please see the Executive Order. Because these [...]
No one who works for the Memphis Restaurant Association is a commercial real estate agent or attorney. Please use this information at your own risk and/or consult a professional. Our recommendations are below. We highly recommend professionally, diplomatically having a discussion with your landlord and keeping a level head. And we recommend having this discussion [...]