This article originally published on GoDaddy’s OpenWeStand.org website.
Restaurant owners have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Historically, restaurants have depended on serving food to people indoors and in person, but with the lingering threat of the novel coronavirus, small business owners have had to adapt.
For months, some restaurants pivoted to offer takeout only, or provide delivery services. Others closed down entirely, hoping for the pandemic to end quickly. Now, both types of restaurants are trying to reopen, while managing new stay-at-home orders and constantly shifting customer expectations.
How can you thrive as a small business in this “new normal” of COVID-19?
How restaurants can thrive in the new normal
We don’t have all the answers, but these tips can help your restaurant thrive in these uncertain times:
1. Pivot your model
Your initial business model has probably changed a great deal since the pandemic hit.