Restaurant Survival Workshop

Covid-19 Restaurant Survival Study

The pandemic has shuttered many restaurants throughout the nation. However, some restaurants have survived and even thrived during this tumultuous period—come learn how they did it! A research team from Santa Clara University and Mills college analyzed thousands of restaurants to see how they fared before and during the pandemic and will share the insights from this large-scale study and answer a wide range of burning questions such as:

  • Should I partner with third-party app delivery services like DoorDash or Uber Eats?

  • What kinds of food do people want to eat during the pandemic?

  • Should I use discounts to drive post-pandemic demand?


Additionally, if you are aspiring to own a restaurant or food service business you will benefit from the opportunity to learn best practices from industry experts.

  • Hear industry leader Dale Eisenberg discuss over 45 years of restaurant ownership

  • Listen to Jim Wong as he shares his experience managing a franchise comprised of nineteen Pizza Hut restaurants in Brazil.

  • Learn about pre-Covid-19 and current trends in the restaurant industry with Professors Kate Karniouchina, Kumar Sarangee, and Carol Theokary

  • Enjoy moderator Stephanie Brown, Founder and CEO of The Rosie Network

RRF: Restaurant Revitalization Fund, May 6th, 2021

The online application will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted.

U.S. Small Business Administration recommends qualifying applicants prepare by:

   - Registering for an account at
   - Reviewing the official guidance, including program guide, frequently asked        questions, and application sample:
   - Preparing the required documentation:

Working with a point-of-sale vendor or visiting to submit an application when the application portal opens. [Note: If an applicant is working with a point-of-sale vendor, they do not need to register beforehand on the site.]
For the first 21 days that the program is open, SBA will prioritize funding applications from businesses owned and controlled by women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
All eligible applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as the portal opens.
Following the 21 days, all eligible applications will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Learn more about the #RestaurantRevitalizationFund:


COVID-19: Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources