Yes. However, although there is currently a limit, the potential exists that the program will be expanded. Thus, if you are interested in registering your restaurant for the program, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible. If you are not selected, we will place you on a waiting list and notify you if a space becomes available for additional restaurants to be included in the program.
Please keep in mind that to qualify for participation in the program, you must be able to provide at least 500 to-go meals daily for program participants. However, you may offer as many meals above this number as you like. We ask that when you are limiting the number of meals you offer to participants daily that you offer no fewer than 500 meals.
Restaurants have two options for submitting menus. Option 1: Provide one menu with 2 – 3 meal selections and use this menu for the entire month. Option 2: Provide two menus with 2 – 3 meal selections each and use the first menu for 2 weeks, followed by the second menu for two weeks.
Program administrators will provide an updated order count to you at the end of each day. The count, which will be sorted by date, will let you know which meals customers have ordered for pickup each day. Program participants are permitted to order meals up to two weeks out, so you will have these projections in advance as well.
No. The 2 – 3 meal selections that your restaurant offers will be standard meals that are the size of a typical adult entrée. When program participants are ordering meals for their children, they will order from these selections as well.
The standard program protocol is for program participants to place all meal orders at least 72 hours in advance, as this will allow restaurants to order the inventory and supplies necessary to fill its orders.
However, the program does allow for restaurants to offer “Same Day Menu Specials.” If your restaurant desires to offer a special menu for same-day pickup orders, this menu will need to be received by program administrators by 7 pm the evening before the day the specials are offered. Program participants will be notified of the opportunity to order from this same-day menu by mid-morning on the day it is offered.
The only additional technology most restaurants will need is a QR code scanner. When customers arrive to pick up their orders, the restaurant is required to scan their QR code before handing over their meals.
Most iPhones and Android phones can be used as QR code scanners. A program administrator will provide the restaurant with a link to software that should be used with the scanner.
The choice to allow customers to pick up their to-go meals to eat them at the restaurant is up to each individual restaurant. We do, however, encourage restaurants to adhere to strict social distancing guidelines and limit guest capacity in accordance with local regulations.
IMPORTANT: Restaurants will only be reimbursed for meals that have been recorded as delivered via a scanned QR code. No other method of confirming meal delivery will be accepted when requesting reimbursement for meals delivered.
If you are experiencing any software or technology challenges that are hindering your ability to scan customers’ QR codes, please contact a program administrator immediately.
No. However, it is our hope that you will experience so many economic and business growth benefits from participating in the program that you will want to continue your participation throughout its duration.