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Resources And Assistance From RAMW Allied Members

April 6, 2020
Many of RAMW’s Endorsed Providers, Industry Partners, and Allied Members are offering great support to restaurants and small businesses during this time in the way of resource guides, PPP loan support, discounted or free services, moped share for in-house delivery service, free online ordering systems, and more. We will continue to update this information as information comes in.

PPP RESOURCES - If your bank has stopped accepting applications or if you can’t apply through them due to other limitations, there are other options.  

Heartland Payment Systems is supported through their lender and is willing to take applications from non-clients. Contact Heartland Territory Manager Namita Verma for support. Click here to view Heartland’s CARES Act FAQ for clients.
Newtek is the only non-bank, non-depository SBA certified online lender (w/ second highest SBA lending volume) that is providing PPP loans without a pre-existing customer relationship. They are still accepting applications online. 
MarginEdge, has joined forces with Key Bank, a leader in SBA lending, to offer a streamlined way of transferring your accounts to their bank so you can quickly apply for a PPP loan. This partnership will lift the requirement of being an existing customer as of 2/15/20. Click here to start the process. 

CPA Eats

Our RAMW Industry Partners at CPA Eats have been instrumental in providing guidance and leadership at all levels of our industry as the crisis unfolds. To help ensure our industry returns and thrives when the crisis ends, CPA Eats President Matt Hetrick is offering his assistance to the RAMW community who are not current CPA Eats clients. Matt’s team at CPA Eats, in addition to advising and assisting, are also available to fully prepare and manage all aspects of your operation’s loan application and lender coordination.
They are working to partner with select preferred lenders who will prioritize loan applications to get funding to you as fast as possible. Understanding that all of your businesses are facing significant financial distress right now, his service is available for a modest fee, which is only intended to be paid once you have loan funding on hand. If you need help applying for the vital PPP Loans available through the CARES Act, we encourage you to reach out to CPA Eats. Visit their website.

Heartland Payment Systems

Heartland is also offering lending opportunities to members as long as you are open for delivery or take out services. You do not have to change your current merchant services provider to be eligible for this program. Contact: Howard Joseph, or call (703) 338-6109.
Heartland is offering mobile solutions that will help merchants offer curbside or on-site payment. With an easy setup process for iOS or Android, and waiving the first 90 days of monthly fees. Heartland is waiving the setup, monthly and transaction fees for 90 days from the first date of install, regardless of whether or not you are a current Heartland customer.
If there’s anything we can do to support you during this time, let us know by clicking here:


MarginEdge set out to create a relationship with a bank that wanted the applications/business of our community and had the capacity to process them quickly. No matter the bank you use, terms will be the same. The only differentiator is speed. At minimum it gives you one additional option to see who can get funds to you fastest.
If you would like an option in addition to the one you may be pursuing with your current banking relationship, just click on this link to sign up. When the details are released you will be the first to know and our partner is committed to priority processing for our network. In an effort to give our community an option for priority and expedited processing, we are partnering with a top ten SBA lender and expect to be able to help get all of our loans processed as expeditiously as possible. Contact: Bob McKay, or visit their website to sign up.


RY CPAs, which specializes in restaurant accounting and tax compliance, is providing complimentary consulting regarding Coronavirus relief options for restaurants. Their team is preparing PPP loan applications for a modest fixed fee that will be deferred until the loan proceeds are received. As part of the application process, we’re including a multiple-scenario calculation that will ensure a restaurant receives the maximum allowable amount in loan proceeds and forgiveness. In addition, we’re maintaining a page that provides up to date relief options for small business employers at the federal and state level, and a page that breaks down The CARES Act and how it helps small businesses. 
Contact: Raffi Yousefian,


USI Insurance Services

RAMW Endorsed Provider USI has assembled multiple resources, focused on risk preparedness & mitigation, and claims & coverage considerations, to help employers prepare and respond to the widespread public health emergency.  In conjunction with their Compliance Team and Senior Level Management, USI is conducting weekly calls that address updates to legislative issues, the impact on employers insurance plans and the resources available to them.  
Contact: Holly Miller, or call her at (703) 403-7211. Visit: USI COVID-19 Resource Center for additional information.

Seven Rooms

SevenRooms has launched Direct Delivery, a direct digital ordering solution for delivery and pick-up orders that helps operators to generate revenue, increase profit per order, collect valuable guest data and remarket automatically to drive repeat direct orders. With Direct Delivery, operators are able to: Increase revenue while in-store operations are closed and create additional revenue when in-store operations resume, Cut costs by shifting delivery orders to direct, commission-free channels, while still maintaining third-party delivery channels, Own delivery guest relationships by leveraging robust data for marketing and loyalty, Boost revenue and order frequency through marketing automation. Also, Seven Rooms developed a PPP Loan calculator available for free to industry.
SevenRooms' Direct Delivery technology is being offered for free for the next 90 days for hospitality operators. Learn more

NOFA Business Consulting

During these difficult times, NOFA is offering a 90% discount (setup fee), to any restaurant that needs a progressive web app. Contact: Farhad Nasserghodsi,, visit their website or call 301-338-6800.

Olé & Obrigado

At Olé & Obrigado, social responsibility has always been central to their ethos. They feel strongly that in times like these, we as industry bear more responsibility to each other than ever. Through their history as a company, Olé & Obrigado has used wine as a vehicle for charitable purposes on many levels. Now, they are supporting peers in the food & beverage industry by offering the Restaurant Relief Pack, wherein sales of the 6 packs Nortico Alvarinho, Zestos Ancient Vine Garnacha Rosado and FitaPretaTinto during the months of April and May will provide relief for out-of-work restaurant employees
Olé & Obrigado will donate 50% of profits from the program wines sold in participating stores for April and May to the Lee initiative sponsoring the Restaurant Workers Relief Program. 
Contact: Steve Uhr, or visit the Lee Initiative website


The company pivoted their ordering service to a free model in an effort to help restaurants easily manage their curbside orders and start using furloughed employees for delivery (rather than the 3rd party delivery options). Contact: Christian Behrle,


Revel  is an electric  moped rideshare company.  They are partnering with Washington,  D.C.-based restaurants in their service  area to help them transition to delivery  and keep their business open. If you’re a  restaurant owner in need of vehicles to help  meet delivery demand, we are offering our service  free of charge for 4 weeks.  
Visit: Washington DC Restaurant Partnership  Contact: Todd  McDonald, General Manager,


Deferring commission fees for impacted independent restaurants and matching all promotions run by independent restaurants.

Essential Systems Solutions

Essential Systems Solutions & Heartland are making Heartland Restaurant Online Ordering available for free to restaurateurs for the next 90 days - with no obligation to continue beyond that point. They will help you set up a basic online ordering menu, and all you need is an iPad to receive the orders in your restaurant. Your free Online Ordering website will be branded with your logo and color scheme when you supply us with your logo. There are no cancellation fees, no obligations, and no purchase required. The service will automatically discontinue after 90 days. You are not required to change processing on your current POS. During this promotion, only the orders from your free Heartland Restaurant Online Ordering website are processed by Heartland Payments. Standard processing rates apply. Visit: The Essential Systems Solutions Survey to apply or Contact: Michael Tash, or 800-558-1171