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SBA Paychecks Protection Program


SBA Cares Act Update:
  • The SBA Cares Act program that is being handled by private banks is called the  "Paychecks Protection Program"  
    • This is the portion of the loan that is eligible to be forgiven 
  • Check your emails from your bank for an application link or go to your bank's website to look for the online application - this will be faster than going into your bank
    • Most likely your local bank will not be able to help you out because they either don't know how it works or not prepared to help you
  • The banks are not prepared to handle the large numbers of businesses applying so expect delays, road bumps, and systems being down

SBA Loan Paths

he Small Business Administration “SBA” is offering 2 paths to aid small businesses during this time

 Path 1 – Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“Cares Act”)

  • Banks not SBA makes the loan – contact your local banks
  • Max Loan Amount is 2.5 times average total monthly payroll costs incurred in the one year period before the loan is made
  • Loan Forgiveness:  The amount of the loan that is forgivable is the total of the payroll costs, mortgage interest payment, rent, and utilities incurred or paid by the borrower during the 8-week period beginning on the loan origination date

o   Reducing your staff or employee wages between 2/15 and 3/16 will reduce the amount of the loan that can be forgiven.  You can rehire and readjust the wages by 6/30 to still receive full loan forgiveness

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Essential Workers Letter

Due to the mandate from the County Officials, our office will be closed starting Wednesday, 3/25 through 4/5.  Restaurants are still allowed to operate take-out and Drive-Thru service.  All stores will receive a  3'x8' "Drive-Thru/Take Out is Open" Banner on Friday.


Attached please find an essential business letter to allow you and your employees to commute to work if you are questioned by any officials.  Please fill out and distribute to your employees.  document Essential Workers Letter Docx (85 KB)    pdf Essential Workers Letter PDF (165 KB)

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Texas Ban

Texas has ordered a statewide dine-in ban for all restaurants.  All stores must now stop buffet/dine-in service.  Take-out, Drive-thru, and delivery apps are allowed.   This mandate goes into effect Friday 3/20 midnight through April 3rd.  

Louisiana restaurants are on a dine-in ban until April 13th. 

Restaurant Ban By County Update

Restaurant ban updates: 
All of Louisiana
Lobby Dine-in ban is in effect. Delivery, Take-out, and Drive-thru service is ok
Harris County
All bars and nightclubs in Harris County, including those in the county's unincorporated areas, have been ordered to shut down in order to maintain social distancing for 15 days.
Harris County Fire Marshal Laurie Christensen said a hotline has been set up for people to report any sightings of overcrowding at bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
She also said citations carrying up to a $2,000 fine may be issued.

Montgomery County
While Montgomery County area-restaurants and bars were still allowed to operate, county authorities ordered occupancy to be reduced to 50 people or less, and tables have to be spaced at least 10 feet apart. Movie theaters are limited to 25 people or less per screen.

Fort Bend County
The order to close bars, nightclubs, and restaurants without drive-thru services in Fort Bend County will take effect at midnight Wednesday and will continue for at least 15 days, similar to orders in other counties. County Judge KP George issued the order Tuesday, March 17. Take-out, delivery, and drive-thru services will still be allowed to operate.

Galveston County
 Restaurant dining areas were also ordered closed beginning at 5 a.m. on March 18.  Take-out, delivery, and drive-thru services will still be allowed to operate.

Brazoria County
No orders to reduce service, hours, or capacity.

Waller County
No orders to reduce service, hours, or capacity.

Austin County
No orders to reduce service, hours, or capacity.

Chambers County
The county issued a disaster declaration on Thursday, March 12 and a curfew has been ordered for anyone under 18 who are not in school.

Restaurant Dine-in ban

Effective midnight Tuesday 3/17/2020 all restaurants in Louisiana are on a dine-in ban until April 13th.  Louisiana restaurants can still offer take out and drive thru

Effective 8am Tuesday morning a 15day dine-in ban is issued for all restaurants located in Houston and Harris County until April 1st Customers will be allowed to order via drive-thru, delivery apps, and take out (customers will be allowed to enter the store to order food to go but will not be allowed to dine in). 
  • If your store is located outside Harris county please contact your local county for further details
  • All other stores should be prepared in the likely event Texas issues a state-wide ban  
Our Hartz community's safety is very important to us - you may reduce your operating hours or close your store entirely as you deem necessary. Please notify us and our suppliers if you plan on closing.  All stores that choose to remain open must stop buffet service and transition to a limited menu togo service. We encourage all stores to operate only through drive-thru and delivery apps. If customers begin to crowd the lobby then we advise you to suspend take-out and only allow drive-thru.   Action Meat/Tyson will continue to supply 8pc and dark meat while they can - expect shortages on all other chicken items.
We will continue to update everyone as we receive further information.     

The weekly sales sheet pdfs are now fillable

The weekly sales sheet pdfs are now fillable

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