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Restaurant Business is tracking the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19 on the restaurant industry. Please check back often for round-the-clock updates.

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Los Angeles restaurant workers to get $800 in city aid

The stipend is intended to help employees weather the ongoing shutdown in in-person dining.


What consumers can expect to drink in 2021

The top beverage trends that will evolve and emerge in the year ahead.


RB's 2020 Restaurant Holiday Gift Guide

Consumers apparently want to look and smell like their favorite restaurants, and chains are here to give it to them.

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The company is aggressively developing brands around takeout, but it also insists that casual dining is not dead.

Data from tracking services and US Foods suggest a November slowdown, but takeout remains strong as operators have adapted, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The rollback of services to takeout and delivery could begin in broad swaths of the state within a day or two, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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Schiably joined the brunch chain to push the culinary envelope, and he's continued to do so during this challenging year.

The co-branded kiosk opened Wednesday inside a California Walmart.

CEO Jose Cil said the company marketed the brand with the wrong mindset and “lost touch with consistency and quality,” says RB’s The Bottom Line.

This week’s episode of the RB podcast “A Deeper Dive” features a discussion between Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Maze and Editor-at-Large Peter Romeo on the third wave of COVID-19.

The Kansan later became a Papa John's franchisee and touted his defection in an ad bashing Pizza Hut.

The sandwich chain, once critical of third-party delivery, will bring the service to 2,400 locations.