By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Jun 26, 2020 at 11:01 AM

At the end of May, we asked you to participate in a diner survey to assist restaurants in making more educated decisions as they considered their options for re-opening. Those results were shared freely with restaurants and bars across the city.

The results were helpful, notes Chef Daniel Jacobs of the JVR Restaurant group, and they allowed restaurants to move forward with more well-informed re-opening plans.

"The data provided validation for things we were already doing and allowed us to feel more confident about opening up our patios to diners and putting certain safety mechanisms in place. It also helped us to gain a more informed idea of what guests wanted us to do and how we could better serve them."

But as the city moves forward with its phased reopening plan, additional data is needed.

"At this point, we’d like to approach the new phase with information that helps restaurants to work smarter," says Jacobs. "We all want to operate safely, and no one wants to see our city move backwards. So this will allow us to proceed in a way that shows respect to everyone around us."

In turn, we are once again asking for five minutes of your time to provide additional feedback for restaurants by completing this survey compiled by members of the Milwaukee Independent Restaurant Coalition (MIRC). The survey will be open through Friday, July 3.

Take the survey below. You can also access the survey at

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Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.