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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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Stimulus checks head to restaurants again

The industry started 2021 with its best couple of weeks since the pandemic began, which could point to a fast recovery, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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Restaurant sales to jump 10.2% in 2021, National Restaurant Association says

The group’s just-issued forecast expects sales at eating and drinking places will hit $548.3 billion.

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With help from a virtual brand, Chili's sees near-normal sales in January

Parent Brinker International revealed plans to expand It's Just Wing's reach and to digitize more of the Chili's experience.

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The newly public, better-burger chain, which released preliminary Q4 results Wednesday, said it plans to add 30-35 new locations this year.

The industry started 2021 with its best couple of weeks since the pandemic began, which could point to a fast recovery, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Beachwood Delivers is a fee-free delivery service that has saved restaurants and consumers thousands.

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The owners of Roy's and Mooyah Burgers are teaming up on an effort to buy the pizza buffet chain out of bankruptcy.

Yelp data showed one promising sign for restaurants amid an otherwise difficult year.

Darden Restaurants will provide four hours of paid time for getting the anti-COVID shots, but will not require the inoculations

The limited-time offer comes as competition in the pizza sector intensifies.

Taste Tracker: Big discounts at Farmer Boys, Luna Grill wraps it to go, Zaxby’s taps Chinese flavors and bagel seasoning inspires Firehouse Subs.

The group’s just-issued forecast expects sales at eating and drinking places will hit $548.3 billion.