This week in restaurant news: walk-up windows, the Uber rocketship, how to help

Every week we’re rounding up some of our favorite articles with trends and tidbits from the world of restaurants. Tell us: what made your reading list this week?

The Eater Guide on How to Help – Eater
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the lives of Americans, as benefits run out for millions, and as food and drink businesses struggle to keep their doors open, the industry needs support. In their new guide, Eater staff members share a range of programs, organizations, and charities fighting hunger and building food networks to support the unemployed. Learn how you can help.

How Chicago Chefs, Even Michelin-Starred Ones, Are Embracing the Walk-Up Window During Pandemic – Chicago Tribune
Some of the Windy City’s top chefs, such as Oriole’s Noah Sandoval, have opened pickup-only concepts, serving dishes through a walk-up window. These new projects have resulted in a street food boom – but what happens when winter sets in?

Restaurants Fuel Uber’s Rocketship – Expedite
“Uber’s delivery business is, right now, a bigger company that Uber’s rides business,” Kristen Hawley writes in this week’s Expedite newsletter. Even with the significant competition among food delivery businesses, Uber Eats is soaring (although the company still isn’t profitable). Read on for the numbers.

Cote, A Michelin-Starred Restaurant In New York City Strives To Survive The Pandemic – Forbes
Like the rest of the industry, Simon Kim, owner of the fine-dining Korean steakhouse Cote, was hit hard by mandated closures in March. He cut his menu, reduced costs, and introduced meal kits – and by keeping prices down, managed to appeal to wider audience. Here’s how.

How to connect with diners during a pandemic: Your guide to personalized email marketing

How to connect with diners during a pandemic: Your guide to personalized email marketing

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10 tips to start and expand your outdoor dining experience

10 tips to start and expand your outdoor dining experience

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In it Together: taking care of the industry with Edward Lee & Jessica Koslow

In it Together: taking care of the industry with Edward Lee & Jessica Koslow

OpenTable’s new weekly webinar series, In it Together, tackles key topics facing the industry during the COVID-19 crisis. What does...
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In it Together: tough calls and closures with Lien Ta & Shehzad Roopani

In it Together: tough calls and closures with Lien Ta & Shehzad Roopani

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In it Together: taking on the insurance industry with Naomi Pomeroy & Robert J. Nelson

In it Together: taking on the insurance industry with Naomi Pomeroy & Robert J. Nelson

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