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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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Fast-casual pizza races to keep up during the pandemic

These chains, which had largely relied on dine-in business before the crisis, are playing catch-up with quick-service brands.

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4 surprises sprung on the restaurant industry this week

Who would've expected a revelation from Biden, evidence of a fib from Cheesecake Factory, and a federal aid package being even a remote possibility?

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Cheesecake Factory settles SEC allegations of misleading investors about the pandemic's impact

The company neither affirmed nor denied the agency's allegations that it presented an inaccurate assessment early in the crisis.

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These chains, which had largely relied on dine-in business before the crisis, are playing catch-up with quick-service brands.

The industry lost 17,400 jobs in November, the first decline since April.

Operators are pushing back against an estimated $170 million in higher fees and eliminated subsidies set to be put in place next year.

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Operators are mulling new designs and revamped real estate strategies as the COVID crisis drags on.

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

An operator and a foodservice employee provided first-hand accounts of how they’ve been economically and emotionally devastated.

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.

Seth Priebatsch says the pandemic has permanently elevated demand, even if delivery is expected to moderate as things return to normal.

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