Grants and Loans – Money Available for Businesses

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 [...]

2020-04-03T03:18:29+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

Apply for the Payroll Protection Program, Which Is Included in the Cares Act

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 [...]

2020-03-30T20:08:49+00:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

TN 15% LBD Tax On Hold

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 [...]

2020-03-30T17:51:11+00:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

Negotiating With Your Landlord

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 [...]

2020-03-25T19:26:20+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

Marketing and Compliance Tips for Delivery, To-Go, Curbside

Update 3/31/2020: ‼️‼️FREE WEBINAR ALERT‼️‼️ Sysco Memphis, LLC. is offering a 🎥 webinar at two different times (11am & 2pm) on Wednesday, April 1st. Learn about your opportunity to turn your restaurant into a Pop Up Grocery Shop during these critical times! 🍎🍐🍞🍳 Click this link for the webinar 4/1 at 11am Click this link [...]

2020-03-31T14:57:04+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

3rd Party Delivery Services

These are the 3rd party companies that we know of to help with delivery. The MRA is currently looking for contacts at each of these companies. Please reach out if you know of one. Uber Eats - sign up your restaurant here UberEats is temporarily stopping delivery fees for more than 100,000 independent restaurants across [...]

2020-03-24T19:51:44+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

Work for the Service Industry

TN Unemployment Application Memphis Chamber list of jobs available right now. ***This is a very long list of Memphis opportunities! Taylor Berger has started this service: Two Broke Bartenders and a Truck - If you don’t feel comfortable leaving your house, get help from recently displaced workers. Call 901-504-4749 or fill out the form on [...]

2020-03-27T18:26:55+00:00March 22nd, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

Taste901ToGo Social Media Campaign

Dear Partners in Industry, Old Dominick is very aware of the uncertain and difficult times our community is currently facing and we want to be sure our friends and neighbors in the bar and restaurant industry still feel our support. Will you join us in encouraging our local Memphians to order “to go” from their [...]

2020-03-21T19:24:43+00:00March 21st, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

Ways you can help

Donate to the Community Foundation Mid-South COVID-19 Response Fund This fund is dispersing grants until April 6. APPLY NOW! Donate to the Memphis Food Industry Emergency Worker Assistance Relief Fund this is a GoFundMe organized by Edible Memphis Donate to the Memphis Virtual Tip Jar for individual service industry workers. Donate to the Mid-South Food Bank. They have bulk [...]

2020-04-02T21:38:10+00:00March 21st, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|
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