Ready to Restart: How Restaurants Are Preparing for the Future

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September 29, 2020


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For months, restaurant owners and operators have been grappling with the business impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that indoor dining is gradually reopening in the Tristate area, including in New York City, restaurateurs must again revisit their operating strategies and pivot to ensure their success and survival in the coming months.

Join Kurt Kiess, Leader of Marks Paneth’s Restaurant Practice, and renowned restaurateurs and industry leaders Jeff Katz, Victor Scotto, Jr. and Carolyn Richmond as they candidly discuss how restaurants are taking the lessons learned since the shutdown began and preparing for the future. Topics of discussion include:

  • Temporary and permanent changes to the dining experience

  • Relationships between restaurant owners and landlords

  • Relief funding

  • Shifting revenue streams

  • Digital tools to increase revenue

  • What employment issues should restaurants expect post-COVID


Kurt Kiess
Partner, Restaurant Practice Leader
Marks Paneth LLP

Jeff Katz
Partner at The Restaurants at 70 Pine
and Managing Director at Del Posto

Victor Scotto, Jr.
General Manager
Scotto Brothers Restaurant
and Hospitality

Carolyn D. Richmond
Hospitality Chair
Fox Rothschild