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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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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema declares bankruptcy

The restaurant-theater chain sought Chapter 11 debt protection after the pandemic wiped out the movie business.

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Some operators call the lifting of COVID safety rules in Texas a no-win situation

After the state’s governor decided this week to drop mask mandates and capacity restrictions, some restaurants are sticking with their previous pandemic precautions.

Financing

Papa John’s looks to improve efficiency following a big 2020

The company has added centralized phone orders at company locations and is adding dough spinners as it looks to handle a surge of business.

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“Everybody is all in” on the daypart as operators renew and the burger chain plans to increase its morning sales even further.

After the state’s governor decided this week to drop mask mandates and capacity restrictions, some restaurants are sticking with their previous pandemic precautions.

The fast casual joins a number of others that have announced sustainable initiatives in recent months.

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