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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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Why Il Mulino decided to declare bankruptcy

The high-end chain filed for seven of its 16 units in a bid to outmaneuver a creditor looking to take the company over.

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A look at Starbucks’ U.S. comeback strategy

The coffee giant is banking on a new store strategy, its growing loyalty program and plant-based food to recover sales lost due to COVID-19.

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Wendy’s sales soar in July, thanks to breakfast

The chain’s same-store sales rose 8.2% during the month, and the company is now planning to spend big to market the daypart later this year.

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Restaurant Brands International is working with operators of its brands, including Popeyes and Tim Hortons, to close underperforming restaurants.

After a rocky start as a public company, the delivery service seems to be stabilizing.

With dining rooms closed, same-store sales are down in the teens at both brands in July.

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The pizza chain’s same-store sales were up a record 28% in North America in 2Q and accelerated in July, prompting the company to focus on growth.

Democrats and Republications are divided about restaurant dining during a pandemic.

Mounting debt and operational uncertainty are creating a bleak future for mom and pops, according to a survey from the James Beard Foundation and the Independent Restaurant Coalition.

The curated selection will also include grocery and household goods available for delivery from centralized "micro-fulfillment" centers.

Nearly 100 places have been stripped of their liquor licenses, and 600 more face fines of up to $10,000. Just shy of 1,000 places were checked on Monday night alone.

The chain’s same-store sales rose 8.2% during the month, and the company is now planning to spend big to market the daypart later this year.