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These restaurant companies filed for bankruptcy during the pandemic

From small chains to big concepts, a number of restaurant chains have filed for Chapter 11, or Chapter 7, since the start of the pandemic. Here’s a list.

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How a mission-driven taco concept shook up its under-utilized drive-thrus during a crisis.

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From small chains to big concepts, a number of restaurant chains have filed for Chapter 11, or Chapter 7, since the start of the pandemic. Here’s a list.

As stories of problems at franchise brands mount, advocates and some regulators call for more enforcement at the federal level.

Delivery companies will now need a restaurant’s consent to be listed on their platforms.

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The National Restaurant Association is among the parties awaiting clarification, especially on air circulation and filtration

Cold and iced coffee are often thought of as warm-weather drinks, but in reality, many consumers still enjoy chilled drinks even as the temperatures drop. Test your knowledge about cold coffee to make sure you’re maximizing coffee sales as cooler weather approaches.

A lawsuit alleges the delivery company is listing these restaurants as closed or too far away in an attempt to redirect guests to official partners.

Operators in cold-weather cities say demand is high for portable heaters, as they seek to continue outdoor dining for as long as weather and technology will permit.

How a mission-driven taco concept shook up its under-utilized drive-thrus during a crisis.

Eye-tracking, heat maps and other scientific methods helped two operators optimize menu profitability.