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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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Winter is coming: What’s in store for restaurants as cold air hits

A third wave of the pandemic is here, which could lead to more restrictions and consumer pullback. But spending trends could help, says RB’s The Bottom Line.


Pizza Hut wants its say in who buys NPC International restaurants

The franchisor is making its rights known in the sale process of the franchisee’s 900-plus Pizza Hut locations.


A mixed bag of trends makes menu news this week

Taste Tracker: Roy Rogers and Fuzzy’s go spicy with chicken, Moe’s and Lazy Dog focus on comfort, and health and value continue to drive purchase.

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Recent Stories

The burger chain will test reusable containers in New York, Portland and Tokyo through the packaging provider Loop.

These are the top-ranked restaurants in New York by annual food and beverage sales.

Nearly 6,500 new restaurants and food businesses opened in September, according to Yelp—many of them outdoors or focused on sweets.

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Reversing its earlier strategy, the fast-casual chain is now trying to lure diners toward order ahead and pickup.

Here’s how some members of this year’s Top 100 Independents pivoted to stay afloat.

RB’s Top 100 Independents are a successful, savvy—and optimistic—bunch. Here’s how they’re handling the year from hell.

These eight restaurants made their debut on the list of the top-grossing indies in the U.S.

The quick-service chain is rolling out two of customers’ favorite sauces at selected supermarkets.

The document offers the latest best practices for restaurants under new COVID-19 rules and regulations.