US Foods to Provide Free Reopening Kits to Independent Restaurants Across the Country
ROSEMONT, IL - Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, US Foods has stood tall as a formidable foodservice leader on the front lines, ensuring that operators across the restaurant industry had what they needed to mitigate the challenges of today’s market. Now, the foodservice distributor is again putting a solution—free reopening kits—into play for independent and local restaurant owners as they reopen their businesses.
“Independent restaurants are an invaluable part of our local communities and we are committed to helping these businesses reopen, rebound, and thrive,” said Andrew Iacobucci, Chief Merchandising Officer. “They have displayed a remarkable amount of resilience during COVID-19 and have helped all of us maintain sense of normalcy by keeping our pizza nights possible, our favorite burgers ready for curbside pick-up, and our beloved comfort foods just a call or click away. As they begin to shift their operations to create adapted spaces where patrons can once again dine-in and gather, we believe the reopening kits will provide much-needed support to help them continue to run a successful business.”
According to a press release, the reopening kits offer independent restaurant operators with must-have supplies such as masks and safety guidance posters as well as resource guides to navigate state and local COVID-19 reopening requirements in order to help create a safer environment for staff and customers alike.
US Food’s latest initiative builds on the company’s ongoing commitment under its “Make It” campaign and Restaurant Reopening Blueprint—both of which provide foodservice operators with the expertise, resources, and tools to help them successfully adapt their operations during COVID-19.
US Foods’ new reopening kits are available through June 19, 2020, while supplies last and are designed for any qualifying independent restaurant operator in the U.S.
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