Dinova Takeaways: Bringing a Side of Good News – from Our Restaurant and Corporate Partners – to the Table…May 17 – 23

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:

Julie Sweet
Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture


“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. 


Go to fender.com to get your free guitar lessons before it’s too late!


Fender offers 3 months of free guitar lessons during coronavirus pandemic

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…

Where Restaurants Have Reopened Across the U.S.

To date, 38 states have allowed restaurants to reopen for dine-in service, or intend to do so in the near future. While there are many new measures being put in place to keep us safe – such as capacity restrictions and table space – it’s comforting to see our restaurants slowly but surely reopening again.

What are some positive news stories that you’ve heard this week? Let us know in the comments section below!

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