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Supporting The Hospitality Industry


When COVID hit, Citrin Cooperman hit the ground running - advising the restaurant community, providing consulting services, and distributing timely regulatory information and other news affecting the industry. We also assembled a team of dedicated industry resources, with specialized knowledge of PPP and pandemic-related regulation, to address the specific needs of our clients. While we continue to service our clients, our Restaurant & Hospitality practice is also providing actionable support by spotlighting some of our industry clients, and how they are changing their business strategy to continue to serve their customers.


Alicart Restaurant Group

Al Pastor (PA)

Another Broken Egg Cafe

Ani Ramen House


Bardea Food & Drink (DE)

Casa Nela

Carmine's Italian Restaurant

Claudette NYC

Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant

Craft New York

Commonwealth Joe (VA)


Great Performances

Hampton Coffee Company

ilili New York

In The Valley (PA)



Laurel (PA)

Locali (NY)

Pub Street (NY)

Roey's NYC


Small Batch Restaurant

The Smith Restaurant

Sparks Steakhouse

Stove & Tap (PA)

Vetro Restaurant and Lounge

Villa Restaurant Group

Village Social (NY)

Virgil's BBQ

Washington Prime (CT)

If you are a Citrin Cooperman client and would like to be added to the spotlight list, please email 

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Restaurant owners across the nation are fighting to keep their industry alive. Just as the restaurant business was staggering back to life, another COVID resurgence prompted statewide shutdowns of indoor dining. The hospitality industry has been one of the hardest hit by COVID-19. Thousands of restaurants, bars, and other eating establishments, have shut their doors; some forever. The restaurant community is working hard to maintain consumer confidence, and a number of our clients have made strategic business decisions to reinvent their business.


While many restaurants are closed and cannot provide indoor/outdoor dining, many of our clients are still operating, and have pivoted their business to provide new offerings. Many are offering curb side pick-up, takeout and delivery, delicious minimal-prep home cooked meals, gift cards, and more, to keep their businesses going. Some have also developed creative online ordering and delivery solutions to reach their customers. 


To extend our support, we are spotlighting some of our clients that are offering a variety of new dining and delivery choices, gifting options, and prepared food packages to their customers, in order to keep operating through this crisis. 

Executive Director
NYC Hospitality Alliance

Industry advocates, like Andrew Rigie, offer up ways customers can help restaurants survive. 

"COVID-19 has devastated New York City’s restaurant industry and these small businesses are constantly trying to comply with ever-changing government regulations, while pivoting their business models to enhance their take-out and delivery operations, introducing meal and mixology kits, offering gift cards and merchandise, launching go fund me campaigns, and more. Customers will help restaurants survive by supporting all of these campaigns and also by ordering straight from a restaurant’s website or calling them directly to cut out third-party fees. which also helps deepen your direct relationship with your favorite spots.”



“Carmine’s has been serving the neighborhood for over 30 years. COVID has forced us to pivot to rely on take-out. Our new Carmine’s and Virgil’s App has really helped us through these challenging times. It rewards our loyal customers and cuts down on expensive third-party delivery fees. And our website offers nationwide delivery of our Famous Marinara Sauce.”

Carmine's Italian Restaurant

We have worked very hard during these difficult times at being creative with new delivery, and The Smith at Home options, so that we can take care of our team members and offer new ways to make our guests happy. We look forward to welcoming our guests back to dining and celebrating in the restaurants in the near future.

Corner Table Restaurants
The Smith Restaurant

Ess-a-Bagel was established in 1976, becoming a New York Institution. Through the pandemic we have come up with numerous ways to pivot the business. We expanded our delivery zones to include the Tristate area and the Hamptons, plus shipping 6 days a week throughout the country.  We also provide special packaging options through a number of delivery platforms, like Mercato, and partnerships, like the Hampton Jitney – delivering breakfast on their Ambassador line. We are thrilled to be able to offer our customers various ways to receive our bagels and we look forward to serving our customers their favorite New York bagels for many years to come.”