RTN Unites the Restaurant Industry

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RTN Unites the Restaurant Industry

RTN Unites the Restaurant Industry

By Angela Diffly, Co-Founder, Restaurant Technology Network - 05/15/2020

The Restaurant Technology Network (RTN) is about bringing restaurant operators and technology suppliers together to tackle industry challenges. Before the COVID-19 crisis hit, those challenges were open APIs, RFP best practices, security & compliance and third-party delivery. Now, restaurants have only one concern: staying open for business, however that looks today.

The following list details how RTN is uniting the industry and the assets emerging from community collaboration.

COVID-19 Off-Prem Playbook 

Coming in May

The COVID-19 Off-Prem Playbook brings together ideas from key tech contributors around topics like communications & signage, curbside & pickup, delivery, payments, alcohol sales, the “grocerant” concept, bulk meals, safety and more. These resources are tailored to restaurants looking to pivot to an off-premises business model, with the ultimate goal of keeping restaurants open for business during this crisis and beyond. 

COVID-19 Restaurant-Only Workgroup

Thursdays at 11 am CT, weekly

Managing customer and employee safety and expectations is not just a competitive advantage, it is an industry imperative. This  restaurant-only group meets weekly to share ideas around what’s working right now. Participants speak freely about ways they’ve pivoted to stay relevant and operationally sound during this industry crisis. 

Photo Gallery: COVID-19

RTN is crowdsourcing photos of creative solutions for inspiration. Flip through photos, updated frequently. (https://restauranttechnologynetwork.com/page/covid-19-gallery)

COVID-19 Restaurant Industry Resource Page 

This industry-crowdsourced reference page provides quick tips for restaurant survival, organized by topic. (https://restauranttechnologynetwork.com/page/covid-19-restaurant-industry-resources)

COVID-19-Specific Industry Consulting 

The following RTN member consultants are helping restaurants survive by offering COVID-19-specific guidance. (RTN Consultant Directory: 

https://restauranttechnologynetwork.com/page/consultant-directory)

  • Restaurant CIOs: Provides free consultation to restaurant companies during the crisis.
  • Restaurant Playbooks: Offers free online training resources and customizable checklists.
  • Results Thru Strategy: Offers a variety of services including digital channel engagement, concept evolution, lease remediation and more.
  • Return on Information: Offers a Franchise Organizations Specialty (IT-as-a-Service). Tamy Duplantis and her team are highly skilled at streamlining and building viable systems, fast.