Restaurant Business is tracking the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19 on the restaurant industry. Please check back often for round-the-clock updates.
California to police COVID-19 protocols with ‘strike teams’
Squads drawn from seven state agencies will work with county officials to crack down on repeat offenders. Gov. Gavin Newsom cited restaurants and bars as prime examples.
States start to reopen dining rooms
After a nearly nationwide shutdown to curb COVID-19, states are beginning to lift restrictions on restaurants. RB will update this map with the latest information.
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.
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.