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Hi Everyone-

Yesterday was the latest installment of our GGRA Restaurants Rising webinar series. State of the Industry: The New Restaurant Media Landscape was a conversation with writers from across the country to learn about how their day to day has shifted, what they are seeing in their cities and how restaurants can consider these findings when developing their plans and programming. You can watch the full recording here.

Next week, we will be taking a break from our regular webinar content, and will return for a new installment on Thursday, August 20th. We hope you can all join us for GGRA Restaurants Rising, Voices of our Industry: National Stories.

In addition to building out our webinar content, our team created posters to hang in restaurants that outline San Francisco’s mask protocol for outdoor dining. As we continue to work to slow the spread of the virus, it is important that we are effectively communicating protocol at our establishments to keep our staff and customers safe and informed. The posters are available for download below.

As we continue to navigate the changes in our industry, we want to continue to provide you and your teams with the tools you need. Linked here is our previous mental health resources email for reference. Please note that we are also planning to hold another webinar in the upcoming weeks around this topic. Stay tuned for details, but, in the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out with questions or for support.

You can reach out to us directly at, or on our GGRA Members Facebook Group.

All the best,

Stacy Jed
GGRA Board President

With local, state, and federal policies impacting restaurants across the country, how is the hospitality industry participating in the process? Join us for a conversation with chefs and restaurateurs from key cities as we discuss the current climate and its impact on our businesses. 

On Thursday, August 20th at 2:30pm PT, join us for GGRA Restaurants Rising’s, Voices of our Industry: National Stories. Check in next week for our panelist line-up and details.
If you missed any of the past webinars, you can view them here:

May 7: Pivoting Stories: Creative Solutions in the Restaurant Space
May 14: Pivoting Stories: Innovation in Fast-Casual Concepts
May 21: Mental Health Resources for You and Your Employees
May 28: Shifting Your Models – Redesigning Your Restaurant Spaces For Success
June 11: Beyond the Plate: How Bay Area Bars are Navigating Crisis
June 18: Reopening Operations and Strategies in a Socially-Distanced World: Part 1
June 25: Reopening Operations and Strategies in a Socially-Distanced World: Part 2: Finance & HR
July 9: Reopening Stories: The Bay Area's Restaurants Re-emerge
July 16: Reopening Stories: Restaurants Re-emerge Across the Nation
July 23: Stories of Endurance: Takeout, Delivery and Beyond
July 30: Stories of Endurance: The Great Outdoors and Beyond
August 6: State of the Industry: The New Restaurant Media Landscape
SF Mask Protocol for Diners

Educating the public on San Francisco’s mask protocol for outdoor dining helps to protect both restaurant staff and guests while lessening the spread of COVID19. We encourage you to display the poster in your window and print the postcards to leave at individual tables so guests can scan the QR Code to view the poster while seated. Color and black and white copies are available to download below as both PDF or JPG.
We hope you will continue to join us in sharing your safe-dining photos using the hashtag #ShowUsYourMaskSF in our efforts to educate consumers on the proper protocols. Please also tag @ggrasf, @eatdrinksf and @onlyinsf so that we can reshare. 
Black Lives Matter
Bay Area Hospitality for Black Lives (BAHBL) is a local coalition calling for the hospitality industry to actively practice anti-racism in the industry. Keep up-to-date with them here.

The Bay Area is fortunate to have many incredible Black-owned restaurants and pop-ups. Find a directory compiled by San Francisco Chronicle restaurant critic Soleil Ho here. You can also find a list of San Francisco specific restaurants broken down by neighborhood on our consumer-facing page, Eat Drink SF.

Resources compiled by the Independent Restaurant Coalition that we’ve found to be helpful in our efforts to continue to educate ourselves and support the cause:

Anti Racism Resources:
Momentum Alliance: @getyourmomentum
Black Lives Matter: @blacklivesmatter
Showing up for Racial Justice: @showingupforracialjustice
Color of Change: @colorofchange
Rachel Cargle: @thegreatunlearn
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