VAUGHAN, Ont. — Recipe Unlimited Corporation has implemented new measures in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
“Canadians are doing their part to combat this virus by isolating. We’ve made it our priority to continue to support Canadians through this crisis,” says Frank Hennessey, CEO of Recipe. “We want to thank all of our franchisees and employees working throughout this crisis to ensure we continue to provide this essential service to support Canadians from coast-to-coast who have been self-isolating.”
As part of the measures the company is taking, it has suspended compensation for its board of directors and Hennessey has voluntarily suspended his compensation until restaurants return to regular operations.
Recipe has also suspended the collection of royalty fees and advertising payments from its franchisees and is paying a premium to employees who are continuing to work in its corporate restaurants. Corporate hourly employees have been provided with two weeks’ of pay to help ease their transition to Employment-Insurance benefits.
Additionally, Recipe is spearheading a social-media campaign featuring Canadian independent restaurants, which will air across social-media channels in the near future.
These new measures build on those already in place, including closing all dining rooms across the country, closing all New York Fries locations in shopping malls, implementing “physical-distancing practices” in operating restaurants and introducing internal hotlines and websites for franchisees and corporate employees to answer questions and keep them informed.