ITALIAN TABLE TALKS / Chapter 7: NOW WHAT? Critical Thoughts and Practical Strategies on Restoring Our Restaurants
ITALIAN TABLE TALKS /Chapter 7
“NOW WHAT? Critical Thoughts and Practical Strategies on Restoring Our Restaurants”
JOIN US FOR GRUPPO ITALIANO WEBINAR AND LET’S BE PART OF THE SOLUTION, TOGETHER!
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6
3PM – ZOOM VIDEO WEBINAR
GRUPPO ITALIANO has brought together a panel of strategic thinkers to address the critical pieces of the reopening puzzle: real estate, retail and restaurateurs, and legal counsel (on federal, state and city financial support). Panelists will discuss hands-on, practical action that can be taken to help restauranteurs and related businesses form answers and approaches to the myriad of challenges they immediately face.
Steve Cuozzo, New York Post Columnist
Mitchell Davis, Chief Strategy Officer, James Beard Foundation
Steven Soutendijk, Executive Managing Director Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
William F. Dahill, Partner, Dunnington Bartholow, Miller, LLP,
Federal, State and City Financial Support
Gianfranco Sorrentino, Restaurateur, Il Gattopardo Group, and President of Gruppo Italiano
The impact of COVID-19 outbreak has been devastating to the entire food industry chain, from real estate (landlords), to restaurants, employees, importers, and distributors. The industry has been scrambling since day one of their mandated closure to cope with lost revenue, jobs, rents, ever-pressing bills, sanitation requirements expected, and what a reopening may look like (when it happens)—-and more importantly—-how to make up all the lost ground. Endless questions arise:
“What to do about rents with landlords?”
“How will New York City provide relief?”
“How will wholesale and retail businesses cope?”
“What can be done about payrolls, hiring workers back, and when?”
“Can medium and small restaurants businesses survive?”
So many questions and issues requiring intelligent answers and resolutions, all dictated by a nagging uncertainty surrounding the timing of a reopening.
We hope you can join us! A presto.