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Weekend Update | May 2 - 3

Updated: Nov 11, 2020

Hello, Chattanooga!

We sincerely hope you had an incredible weekend - The weather could not have been more perfect!

As we return to work this week, that may take on a new meaning for a lot of Tennessee residents - as many may actually be returning to work this week!

We are starting to see a lot of local restaurants begin opening, while others are taking active steps towards that. If you find yourself or your business in this situation, we hosted a webinar on Friday covering Restaurant Protocols and Reopening (the information and a recording of the webinar can be found here!).


  • Lil Oso will continue to offer curbside pick up and delivery out of our location at 422 E MLK Blvd.! The hours are updated - Wednesday - Saturday; 4pm - 8pm.

  • Looking for which restaurants are open? Check out Chattanooga's list here!




  • US FOODS webinars:

Moving Forward: Calculating Cash Flow

To help ensure you can weather the COVID-19 pandemic, our Restaurant Operations Consultants will review tools and best practices to calculate your cash flow and manage your operations accordingly.

Monday, May 4, 4 PM CST

en Español: Martes 5 de Mayo, 10 AM CST

Friday, May 8, 10 AM CST


Join our resident expert Brian Kerby (Restaurant Operations Consultant at US Foods®) to ask any questions you have about navigating the CARES Act and briefly review any recent, relevant updates to the legislation.

Tuesday, May 5, 2 PM CST

Reopening Safely: What You Can Do to Prepare

As some states are releasing plans to reopen, our Restaurant Operations Consultants will review tips to help you prepare to reopen your restaurant accordingly.

Wednesday, May 6, 2 PM CST

Thursday, May 7, 10 AM CST

Stay Connected to Your Customers Through Social Media

Our Restaurant Operations Consultants will share social media best practices, including how to create engaging content and stay connected to your customers during this COVID-19 crisis.

Wednesday, May 6, 10 AM CST

Accelerating Takeout

Learn from our Restaurant Operations Consultants and Food Fanatics®Chefs how to quickly ramp up your takeout and delivery program.

Thursday, May 7, 2 PM CST

  • National Restaurant Association Webinars:

May 5, 2:00 p.m. EDT: Ingenious Business Solutions: Brilliant tips and tricks for independent operators - Sponsored by Yelp

May 6, 2:15 EDT: What Recovery Looks Like - Hosted by Technomic Inc.

May 7, 2:00 p.m. EDT: Cultivating Diversity & Inclusion and a Positive Workplace in Highly Stressful Times - Sponsored by Unilever

Available On-Demand:

To access more on-demand webinars, click here.

And as always, our local favorites:

Monday - Attractions

Tuesday - Food and Beverage

Wednesday - Accommodations

Thursday - Culture, Heritage and Arts

Friday - All Partners

Thank you all so much! Have a wonderful week!

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