Many chefs restaurants are coming up with some creative ideas during this crisis.
Some of the examples are:
Online take-out orders
GoFundMe donation Campagne
Turning your restaurant into a temporary grocery mart
Subway is testing the new idea - Subway Grocery
Union Hospitality Group has a fundraiser ranging from private dinners to cooking classes
Many chefs are offering virtual cooking classes, but how about offering a kit so that the participants can make it together?
Virtual Cooking class with pre-class ingredients kit sent to the participants so that they too can cook the same dish
Not crisis-related, but how about turning your restaurant into reservation only? Sure it may sound crazy, but then, it will help cut food waste, unnecessary labor costs because you buy and schedule only what you need.
There is another restaurant in Pennsylvania that offers intimate dinner that requires a one-year in advance reservation.
"Talulah's Table in Kennett Square, PA, aka the Mushroom Capital of the World, has an exclusive farmer's table with a chef's tasting menu. The experience is such a hit that reservations must be booked a full year in advance."