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COVID-19 Industry Impact Survey

COVID-19 Industry Impact Survey - Introduction

Dear Chefs, Culinary Directors, Restaurant Owners, and CEOs:

The 2021 Good Food 100 Restaurants™ aims to measure the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic on restaurants to help rebuild, strengthen, and move the industry forward. The 2021 survey takes ~15 minutes to complete, and the more restaurants that participate, the greater impact we will be able to demonstrate.
The survey takes ~15 minutes. All restaurants and foodservice operations are eligible.
Individual business data is CONFIDENTIAL. There is NO COST to participate.


Survey data will be analyzed by the Business Research Division at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder to create an Industry Impact Report. The report will be released in Spring 2021, and will be shared with the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC), the James Beard Foundation (JBF), and the National Restaurant Association (NRA) in an effort to support ongoing advocacy and lobbying efforts to help #SAVERESTAURANTS.

Every business that submits a completed survey will receive the following in recognition of your participation:
  • Featured as a participant in 2021 Good Food 100 Restaurants™ Industry Impact Report 
  • PDF copy of 2021 Good Food 100  Restaurants™ Industry Impact Report
  • 2021 Good Food 100 Restaurants™ digital badge for social media, website, and marketing materials

Thank you in advance for your participation. By taking the 2021 Good Food 100 Restaurants™ survey you’re helping to rebuild, strengthen, and move the industry forward.

Please email with any questions.


Sara Brito
Good Food Media Network, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

You will need the following data available for your restaurant/foodservice operation to be able to complete and submit your survey:
  1. 2019 and 2020 total number of employees as of December 31st, incl. an estimate of the racial/ethnic make-up of hourly and salaried staff.
  2. 2019 and 2020 total revenue/sales
  3. 2019 and 2020 total food costs
  4. 2019 and 2020 average check
  5. 2020 Total dollar amount spent on PPE 

You have the option to SAVE your survey at the bottom of each page and complete it by March 31, 2021.