Weekly Update — Cocktails to-go OK after 10 p.m.; feedback requested for new Food Code; bowling centers can reopen

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[New FAQ] Cocktails to-go OK after 10 p.m., gatherings and more

Recently the Governor’s Office created a FAQ document clarifying some hospitality operations in Phases 2 & 3. Click here to read specifics on live entertainment, weddings and the 10 p.m. alcohol cutoff for to-go orders.

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Complete list of LCB guidance for license holders

On Aug. 19, the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board released Phase 2 and 3 guidance for license holders. This document puts all of the requirements and temporary allowances for LCB license holders in one document for your reference. Read more here.

Central WA Phase 1 restaurants can now have 25% indoor seating

Health officials said starting Aug. 27, 2020, restaurants in Phase 1 Central Washington counties that follow Phase 2 requirements can operate 25% indoor seating. Click here to read more.

[WIN!] League bowling can return in Phases 2 and 3

The Governor’s Office said last week that bowling centers can now operate in Phases 2 and 3 of Washington’s Safe Start Plan, but only for bowling leagues. Bowling centers had been closed since the governor issued the March Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order and were not set to reopen in any capacity until Phase 4. Read the guidance to reopen here.

Food Code updates: Your feedback is needed

The Washington State Department of Health has released its latest draft of the Food Code and it wants your feedback before implementation. Review the draft changes and submit your comments by Sept. 29. Click here.

Take the coronavirus restaurant impact survey

The National Restaurant Association is collecting information from foodservice operators on the economic impact of coronavirus. Survey results will assist in ongoing advocacy at the national and state levels.

NOTE FOR CLARK COUNTY RESIDENTS: If you have already taken this survey, you do not need to retake it.

Take the survey here

Encourage support for local restaurants on State Night

Our friends over at the Washington State Wine Commission are taking their second official State Night event virtual this year. This event could be a great platform to promote your takeout services and drum up some good buzz online for your restaurants. How it works is:

  • Customers are encouraged to order takeout one or more nights, between Aug. 28 – 30, from a local restaurant.
  • Customers post a picture of their order to their platforms, feeds or social media stories.
  • They tag your restaurant as well as use #EatForWa or #DrinkForWa.

If you’d like to take advantage of this opportunity to market your restaurant, check out this toolkit for creating promotional graphics by clicking here.

Get paid within hours of a batch

The association’s payment processing program now allows you to access funding within hours of a batch, 365 days a year, with True Daily Funding. This is the fastest funding option currently available in the U.S. Batches must be $100,000 or less and use a depository bank participating in the Real Time Payments network to qualify. Read more here.

Clark County, you’re invited to an industry roundtable

Join us each Thursday at 9 a.m. for our Clark County restaurant roundtable. This is a chance for you to stay connected with Clark County government officials and other restaurateurs. To receive the invite for future calls please email mattw@wahospitality.com.

Join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.


CEO Podcast with special guest Olga Sagan of Piroshky Piroshky

CEO Anthony Anton sits down with local restaurateur and entrepreneur Olga Sagan. Sagan was named Small Business Person of the Year from SBA Washington; she’s started her own delivery company to help local, independent restaurants called Catch 22. She’s been a vocal defender of small business and we hope you join us for what promises to be a great conversation.

Register here

Sept. 17 Pierce County town hall registration open

CEO Anthony Anton will have an interactive conversation with members on the most recent updates within the industry. Register for this 10 a.m. town hall today.


ServSafe Manager Online is here to stay

Washington can’t have in-person ServSafe Manager classes, but your employees can still get certified online. Employees can take the course and exam with an online proctor, all from the safety of their own homes, at their own pace.


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