Restaurant: Revival

Resources for Reopening in COVID-19

This isn't just a recovery - it's a revival. A new way of doing business. A commitment to building back better... and stronger. It will require grit, tenacity and persistence. All the things that made your business a success in the first place. A return to your true entrepreneurial roots.

Your local restaurant isn't just a spot on the map. It's not just a number on a list of choices for best lunch or dinner places in Upstate New York. It's a place where experiences are built and memories are made, over a good meal and friendly service. It's where people come to celebrate their wins - and commemorate their losses. It's a bright spot in someone's daily routine - and a place that defines what the word "community" even means.

This isn't just the next chapter. It's a whole new story. And it's up to all of us to have your back. This is for all the support you've always given our local communities - the meals donated, the gift cards given, the benefits supported. This is a call to our community: to buy local, eat local and live local. Not just until the dust settles - but every day. Let's support families, more than shareholders. It makes a difference.

This is a revival of what it truly means to support local. These are our local communities. And our local comeback stories.


The Renzi Foodservice team is here as your trusted partner as you navigate through your reopening planning – from assisting with limited menu ideas and inventory cross utilization to supplying necessary cleaning supplies and takeout containers.

This page includes a collection of resources for you to reference in the days ahead, including our Renzi Restaurant Revival guide, recommendations from government and industry associations, as well as insights from throughout the industry that you may be able to apply to your business.

CDC Guidelines

New York State Guidelines