It’s been over two weeks since restaurants have started to reopen, and we’re seeing so many reasons to be optimistic. Our favorite stat of the week? Three out of four consumers agree that eating at restaurants again will make them “feel normal”again, and there are signs that overall fear and avoidance are beginning to soften. So as we approach Memorial Day weekend, we proudly toast to the increased open signs and all the good news happening this week. Here are some of our favorites from our restaurant and corporate partners:
“There’s a tendency to mourn what’s lost” – Accenture CEO Julie Sweet on how COVID-19 might change organizational behaviors for the better
While no one is certainly happy about the COVID-19 crisis, we do appreciate the outlook from Julie Sweet, CEO of our corporate partner Accenture. From advancements in digital communication to new opportunities to connect people who are hungry with pre-paid food, there is phenomenal innovation happening around the world as a result of the pandemic that will make our world drastically better in the years to come.
If the quarantine is starting to get you down, now’s the perfect time to pick up a new hobby! Our corporate partner Fender is offering three months of free online lessons for anyone who wants to learn guitar, bass or ukulele. The lesson package, which launched earlier in March, initially crashed the website as so many wanted to take advantage. They have since extended the offer to 1 million more customers. We envision a future with many middle-aged garage bands…
What are some positive news stories that you’ve heard this week? Let us know in the comments section below!