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Resources & Assistance from our Partners & Allied Members

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.
 

COVID-19 COMPLIANCE AUDITS and MYSTERY SHOPPING

DC-based Blink Research is waiving start-up costs and offering 50%+ discounts on COVID-19 Compliance Audits and Mystery Shopping through the end of 2020. Reports are just $25 each plus reimbursement for evaluators’ food/drink expenses. Safety protocols have become the most important Customer Experience metric.  Blink has added a COVID-19 checklist to all of our mystery shop evaluations so restaurants can “self-audit” on COVID-19 compliance and best practices.  Blink wants to help restaurants and bars earn and retain customer (and employee) confidence and trust. Stay safe and stay open.  For more information, and to receive a sample report, click here or email Marc Ciagne at marc@blinkresearch.com.

Disinfection and CLEANING SERVICE

The Filta Group is offering discounts to RAMW members for its FiltaShield cleaning service. Filta's mission is to provide environmentally friendly sanitization and provide a safe environment to employees and customers. Filta treats all touch areas with an EPA Registered Broad-Spectrum Disinfectant that eliminates Coronavirus and up to 99% of enveloped viruses & bacteria. Click here for more information and to request a Site Risk Assessment.

Contact: Derek Riebel, derek.riebel@gofilta.com

Local pest control company PMSI has a food-grade, EPA approved fogging system that is labeled for schools, hospitals, day cares, residential homes, food handling areas, processing plants, and commercial offices.  Click here to learn more. 

Nelbud offers Coronavirus Disinfection service including surface deep-cleaning, fogging, and hot-water pressure washing. Click here for more information.

FOODPRO OPERATOR INSIGHTS

FoodPRO have put together the following insights to help Independent Restaurant customers think about and develop new ways to adapt to this new era. The guide includes insights into business operations, safety, how-to's, and more. For more information see this blog post.
 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Restaurants

We’ve heard from many of you who are seeking suppliers for PPE items such as masks and gloves, as well as cleaning supplies like disinfectant and hand sanitizer. In response, we collected information from local purveyors in our community to provide you with information and contacts to assist you in purchasing these items. 

TenMasks.com
We are a distributor of vetted and re-tested KN95 Masks, which are 5-layers and provide filtration efficiency of over 95%. Our masks are FDA registered and ECM certified and we have procured an additional independent lab in Japan to verify the filtration of our masks. Our respirator masks sell with a minimum of 10 per order for $2.99 per mask.  We are offering RAMW members a 5% discount with discount code of "RAMW".  Free shipping with orders of $80+. 
For more information, please contact info@tenmasks.com.
 

Progressive Promotions

Face masks: Our 3-ply disposable masks are ASTM Level 1, FDA and CE certified.

These were manufactured in our approved factories and are brand new in sealed boxes (50 inner boxes, polybagged, 50 boxes/case so 2500/case). They are in my secure warehouse in Englewood NJ and available to ship today, while supplies last. They’re $0.39 ea, plus shipping.

We also have cloth reusable masks with your logo, hand sanitizers, floor decals and signage, antimicrobial pens, and a wide variety of other items.

We are a 33-year-old global award-winning women-owned supplier of promotional merchandise and PPE items. We’ve delivered more than 10 million masks to customers including the City of New York, the Federal Reserve Banks, American Express and Avis Budget Group.  For more about us, visit our website at www.progressivepromotions.com.

Contact: Pam Abramowitz, pam@progressivepromotions.com

Acme Paper and Supply Co.:

Face Masks: Stocking face masks, both 3 ply FDA approved facemasks and FDA approved KN95 masks. They encourage restaurants within close proximity to consider splitting a case, if possible, to lower cost. RAMW can assist in this coordination. Acme cannot break cases for face masks as they are medically sealed products (case packed of 2000 per case).  Additionally Acme is also stocking INFRARED FDA THERMOMETERS for immediate delivery.

Face Shields, Gloves, disinfectant, and hand sanitizer are in stock. Click here for details on supplies. 

Contact: info@acmepaper.com

TriMark Adams-Burch:

Face Masks: 3-ply face masks are in stock in packs of 10/cs. and 50/cs., and splitting cases is not possible. Customers can pre-pay for advanced orders and TriMark will set stock aside. Gloves and a wide variety of RTU and concentrates are in stock in terms of disinfectant and sanitizers. Customers do not need a pre-existing account. New customers can order and pre-pay via credit card.

Contact: Monet Footman, 301-276-2000

Saval Foodservice: 

Face masks: 3 ply face mask in stock, packed 50 pieces per box. Gloves, disinfectant, toilet paper, and hand sanitizers are available and in stock. New accounts need to fill out a quick application to be able to order.

Contact: Michael Koslofsky. Regional Manager, Mobile: 202-420-1240, Michaelkoslofsky@savalfoods.com

The Ministry Coffee + Wine

Face masks: 3-ply face masks are in stock. They come in sealed bags of 10. Priced at face-value of $15 per set of 10.

Contact: Elisa Bennaton, elisa@theministrydc.com

FoodPRO

Gloves, disinfectant, surface sanitizer, toilet paper, and paper towels are in stock. New accounts fill out a quick application.

Disinfectant available for purchase: USC RTU Disinfectant Cleaner, EPA registered

FoodPRO is delivering 5 days a week in DC, Montgomery County, and Northern Virginia.  

In stock: MASK 4 PLY SURGICAL EAR LOOP

Contact: Tom Enright, tenright@foodprocorp.com or 301-370-2593.

ProForma / OlleyMay

Face masks: KN95 masks, 3-ply face masks, Level II surgical masks, and reusable cotton face masks available

Additional supplies: Hand sanitizer, gloves, face shields, medical gowns, full seal goggles, and more available

All Personal Protective Equipment is FDA Approved, Licensed and Certified

Contact: Bill Dietz, 805-575-8824, bill.dietz@olleymay.com

The Grill/Knead HD:

Fellow restaurateurs at Knead HD have supplies available through The Grill, located at The Wharf, and also for delivery. Face masks: Available for online order as 5/pack for $4.99. Gloves are for sale in boxes of 100 and they have sanitizing spray, hand sanitizer and other products also available. Click here for details. 

SIMMA International 

SIMMA has been importing and delivering high-quality PPE for the last several weeks, trying to help out in response to the COVID crisis.

We are a Washington, DC based PPE-distribution company that focuses on providing 3ply masks, kn95 masks, hand sanitizer, goggles, face shields (made in USA), and more to ensure business continuity. Highlights of our product offerings include face shields and hand-sanitizer made here in the United States in our business's hometown of Bellingham, Washington.

For a full product list and more information: https://www.simmappe.com/

Contact: Nicholas Rogerson, nrogerson@simmappe.com

Syzygy Shield

Face Shields: Constructed from clear, lightweight FDA approved polycarbonate. $8.50 - $11.50 each, depending on order size.

Hat shields: Constructed from clear, lightweight FDA approved polycarbonate. Gator clips allow shield to be easily attached to baseball style hats. $6 - $8 each, depending on order size.

Counter Shield: Constructed from 1⁄4” Clear Acrylic, ideal for sneeze guards and protection barriers. Custom sizing is available upon request. Size 23” x 32”. $120.00 each

To place an order, please email: orders@syzygyevents.comFor more info, call us at (240) 626-5681.

Delivery is available to the local DMV area for a flat rate of $10.

Shipping Costs are dependent upon final order size and shipping speed – final pricing will be determined when order is placed.

Contactless Pick-Up is available at our warehouse.

International Gourmet Foods, Inc.

International Gourmet Foods stocks face masks, gloves, disinfectants, individual hand sanitizers, toilet paper, and paper towels. Our employees have also been trained on proper use of disinfectants to eliminate COVID-19 and can supply details. View some of our products here.

If you are new to IGF, please fill out our application

Contact: IGF Sales Rep, cssorders@igf-inc.com, or call 703 569 4520.

Performance Foodservice

Performance Foodservice has many of the supplies that you need to have your establishment clean and compliant including, masks, wipes, gloves, disinfectants and sanitizer. If you are a current client, please reach out to your local sales team member for information. If you are not a current client, but are interested in purchasing these products from Performance Foods, please reach out to Dean Heinzman.

Contact: Dean Heinzman, Dean.heinzman@pfgc.com or phone/text at 240-876-1546. 

Cotton & Reed
Liquid Hand Sanitizer: In stock and available for orders of all sizes large and small; with 24 hour turn-a-round and very competitive discounts for bulk orders.

Details about the product:

  • Premium, Carbon Filtered
  • 80% ethanol based
  • Compliant with 27 CFR 21.76 and Formula No. 40-B
  • Compliant with all FDA product formulation and labeling requirements
  • Safety Data Sheet available
  • The product has a UPC code and certification for vendors who may be looking to resell.

Contact: Miles Gray, miles@cottonandreed.com - for more information and pricing

 

Weldon, Williams & Lick 

Weldon, Williams & Lick has created a Paper Face Mask option that we are able to mass-produce and supply.  These face masks are a disposal paper mask that is ideal for a 1-time usage and would work perfectly for daily protective needs. In addition, our Subsidiary company KIS Technologies has developed Temperature Reading Kiosks that I think could be very valuable to you during these unprecedented times. Weldon, Williams & Lick is a custom security printer headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
 
We have 3 Sizes:
Large – Most Men and Some Women
Medium – Most Women & Teens and Some Men
Small – Kids Sizes

Details about the Paper Face Masks: https://onlinestore.worldwideticketcraft.com/product/custom-face-mask

A few things to note:
- 50K Masks priced at $0.38 per Mask - Includes custom branding
- If you order 100K or more the price will stair-step down for higher quantities
- Completely Customizable for Branding
- Turnaround time less than 5-10 days for up to 500K
- We can distribute the masks to each location as needed.

Contact: Christine Baker, cbaker@wwlinc.com, 479-806-0504

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.
 

MarginEdge

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, bob@marginedge.com or visit their website to sign up.
 

RY CPAs

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, Raffi@rycpas.com
 

Restaurant Development Services, Inc.

Restaurant Development Services, Inc. is a financial services firm located in Gaithersburg, MD. In addition to the specific services shown on our website (www.restaurantdevelopment.com), we have been assisting local restaurant companies in applying for PPP loans. The process is a bit complicated and each bank seems to have slightly different required documentation items. Our assistance will take the restaurant operator through the application and documentation process through to loan closing with the bank. Restaurant Development Services does charge for our services, but due to COVID-19, we will be discounting our fees drastically. For additional details, please visit our website, www.restaurantdevelopment.com or Contact Paul Fields, paul@restaurantdevelopment.com.
 

OTHER SERVICES

Electric Motor Repair Co.

EMR's goal is to help the restaurant industry prepare for their doors to re-open and their businesses to get back on track. In an effort to inform and guide business owners, EMR recently published a blog with maintenance tips that can be taken advantage of during this unforeseen time of having a closed kitchen. 

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, holly.miller@usi.com or call her at (703) 403-7211. Visit: USI COVID-19 Resource Center for additional information.
 

Ecolab

Our partner, Ecolab, has provided the following information such as Foodservice Guidance for cleaning and disinfecting, EPA approved product list and other products:
 

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, farhad@nofabusinessconsulting.com, visit their website or call 301-338-6800.
 

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, howard.joseph@heartland.us 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: http://submitpartner.heartlandonlinepayment.com/feedback/
 

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, michael.tash@esspos.com or 800-558-1171
 

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, suhr@bacchusimportersltd.com or visit the Lee Initiative website
 

GoTab

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, christian@gotab.io
 

Revel

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, Todd.McDonald@gorevel.com
 

GrubHub

Grubhub is deferring commission fees for impacted independent restaurants and matching all promotions run by independent restaurants.  https://blog.grubhub.com/health-and-safety