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Restaurant Business

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

Operations

Venues that host conventions and conferences are laying the groundwork for reopening

Virtual meetings are dominating now, but consumers are eager for live events to return—with caveats.

Financing

Beware the coming income cliff

Extra unemployment insurance has helped the restaurant industry, says RB’s The Bottom Line. Now it’s slated to end.

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Covid-19 News

Featured News

10 days that changed the restaurant industry

For much of March, the threat of COVID-19 grew as the infection spread. On March 11, that problem became very real for thousands of restaurant operators and millions of employees, beginning a 10-day period unlike anything the industry has ever seen. The business may never be the same.

Emerging Brands

The Burgerim disaster

Burgerim was once one of the hottest, fastest-growing brands in the U.S. Then its founder left the country, leaving behind a wreckage of unpaid workers, bankrupt franchisees and others struggling to make it work.

Recent Stories

Recent Stories

O’Donnell had served as CEO of Ruth’s Chris Steak House from 2008 to 2018.

Independent restaurants, many of which have operated for decades, continue to announce permanent closures amid the coronavirus crisis.

The Democratic presidential candidate's position on pay is one of the policy stances he spells out in his plan for the country. Here are some of the pledges that could pertain to restaurants.

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Biglari Holdings CEO reportedly compares himself to 19th century industrialists and talks about the pandemic’s impact on his burger chain, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Consumers who purchase the chain’s Shack Camp Box can participate in a variety of summertime entertainment, while receiving restaurant coupons.

When stay-at-home orders forced operators to shut down dining rooms nationwide, off-premise sales via delivery and takeout went from a growing trend to many restaurants’ lifeline.

A Bank of America report suggests larger chains have already recovered their pre-pandemic sales, while smaller chains lag.

As restaurants across the country reopen their dining rooms, many may be looking for community support as well as outside help to ensure their successful recovery after months of being shuttered.

Rave Restaurant Group could be removed from Nasdaq if it is unable to comply with the stock exchange’s financial rules.