For many consumers, it can feel like life is returning to pre-pandemic times, complete with in-restaurant meals and holiday gatherings. But as we begin another winter with Covid hovering in the background, restaurant operators are still having to develop strategies for keeping business humming during uncertain times. Beyond efforts to make outdoor dining a comfortable reality, indoor dining well-ventilated, and off-premise sales seamless, the industry has also been pushing Congress to replenish the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The effort has reached a critical point and the Independent Restaurant Coalition is urging operators to make noise in Congress right now by contacting representatives and encouraging restaurant patrons to get on board too. If you want to get involved but aren’t sure where to start, the coalition has developed some resources to help, including an outreach guide, which includes background about the fund and sample scripts that can be used as the basis for emails, calls and social media posts, as well as state-specific resources. If your loyal guests are willing to help you in the effort, here is a flyer you can share with them – it includes some information about the fund and how they can help spread the word on your behalf.