HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL OF OUR MOTHERS!
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Mother’s Day 2020 Restaurant Deals
These national restaurant chains are offering Mother’s Day specials despite COVID-19. Even though Mother’s Day will be spent indoors this year, restaurants are still cooking up meals, so families can show their appreciation. Here are national restaurant chains that are offering special deals that can be ordered for delivery or carried out straight to mom’s doorstep.
Last-Minute Mother’s Day 2020 Gifts
That can be sent digitally. Did you forget? There’s still time to show her you care, even with delivery times complicated by this year’s coronavirus lockdown. There are options aplenty for a thoughtful virtual gift this year, from a simple e-card to entertainment services that will take her mind off the quarantine to subscription boxes that will bring a smile to her face long after Mother’s Day. If you’re lucky enough to be on lockdown with your mama, brunch is only a door-knock away with delivery services from takeout-only restaurants. If she’s far away, there’s still a mother lode of opportunities to say “I love you” with a few clicks of a mouse.
What Does it Take to Get Really Great Service in Restaurants
The first rule is, don’t be a complete schmuck. The customer is not always right. Indeed, sometimes the customer is a total and utter schmuck. In the depths of lockdown many of us talk wistfully about the restaurants to which we would like to return. Often, we frame it around the joys of a certain dish; the slow-cooked, deep-glazed, nurtured and stroked perfect little something that wafts us to our happy place. In truth, however, it’s the whole package we’re after. And front and center of that has to be service. Good service is about being present, noticing what’s happening and anticipating what’s needed. “You don’t know what’s going on with someone when they arrive. They might be happy or they might be rude in lots of different ways, because of something that’s happened to them that day.” It is, he says, about “taking away the stresses”.
Guy Fieri Raises Over $20 Million for Restaurant Workers
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives host Guy Fieiri. Fieri partnered with the Restaurant Association and in a Thursday appearance on TMZ Live revealed that via phone calls with major corporations involved in hospitality and food services, and he was able to raise over $20 million for the fund in just two months’ time. According to TMZ, Fieri claims they’ve “already awarded more than 40,000 grants — worth $500 each — to workers facing extraordinary hardship due to the pandemic.” If you are interested in donating to the cause, or need to apply for a one-time grant, you can visit their website here.
Did You Know?
18 Mom-invented products that are pure genius. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention. What that old adage leaves out is that it’s often mothers who come up with actual inventions to make their lives easier. That’s especially true when it comes to household and parenting products. For ages, women have devised resourceful solutions for everyday needs and concerns relating to their families and home lives. Some of those solutions have become successful products that we couldn’t imagine our lives without. This Mother’s Day, let’s give credit where credit is due: to the forward-thinking women who changed our world for the better with these ingenious inventions.
8 easy ways to instantly boost your mood if you’re social distancing alone. How do you prevent being alone from turning into feeling lonely—especially during a pandemic? Science tells us that the key is reaching for small things that might spark happiness by creating a flood of feel-good chemicals in your body. “It’s okay to give ourselves time and space to cry, complain, or be angry at a time like this,” says Miami-based mental health counselor Raquel Espinel Suarez. “But remember to set a timer—literally—so that there’s a hard end to any wallowing. Once it dings, do something that will trigger happiness, bring back a pleasant memory, or make you smile.”
Bielat Santore & Company – Restaurant Industry Daily Alerts
Waterfront Ocean County, NJ Restaurant-Bar-Catering Facility. Spectacular 865-foot panoramic water view; 350 seats + two bars inside; 6,150 square foot outdoor deck with large covered bars, outdoor seating for 150, kitchen and stage; 23 boat slips; one-of-a-kind setting; panoramic water view; financing to qualified. Further details call 732-531-4200.
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New restaurant industry survey. Bielat Santore & Company is conducting an online survey of restaurant owners and operators throughout the NY-NJ-PA metropolitan area, inquiring about the challenges the industry is facing during COVID-19 pandemic.
The firm will donate $1 dollar for every valid survey response it receives to the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC). The Independent Restaurant Coalition was formed to save the local restaurants affected by COVID-19. “Our firm is committed to working with the active community of restauranteurs and hospitality operators, many of whom are our clients, to help with the rescue and reopening of their industry,” states Richard Santore, Partner in Bielat Santore & Company.
You can find the survey on the company’s website at www.123bsc.com/news/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/123BSC/. In addition to the company’s monetary donation, if enough survey responses are received, Bielat Santore & Company will publish a comprehensive report compiling the results of the survey for distribution.
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