Free Printable Sign to Screen Your Customers

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<<<<<

2020-05-01T23:01:01+00:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

April 14 LBD Information (Updated)

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 [...]

2020-07-01T16:13:54+00:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

Grants and Loans – Money Available for Businesses & Staff

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 [...]

2020-04-28T20:13:24+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|
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