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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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Velvet Taco is opening a seatless restaurant

An 800-sq.-ft. unit will open without a dining room.

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NY seeks millions in direct restaurant relief, paid leave for vaccinations

The aid, including a $50 million rehiring plan just for restaurants, are included in the budget Gov. Cuomo aired Tuesday.

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Why Subway is no easy fix

Too many locations and low unit volumes make the chain's challenges difficult. But they're not insurmountable, says RB's The Bottom Line.

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The aid, including a $50 million rehiring plan just for restaurants, are included in the budget Gov. Cuomo aired Tuesday.

Scott Lawton, CEO of the 20-unit chain, joins the RB podcast “A Deeper Dive” to discuss the chain’s active few years.

Restaurants are mixing up creative cocktails without alcohol to help drinkers get through Dryuary.

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Jay Pandya said he is well aware of the chain’s past troubles but this time, new units are being opened “strategically.”

The new line includes six items in popular, portable formats that fit the to-go trend.

The CEO of Sugar Foods also made the pink packets of Sweet ‘n Low ubiquitous in restaurants.

Sources say as many as 10% of the chain’s units closed, though the company says some were temporary, as the coronavirus accelerated its pullback.

How the industry has innovated in response to the challenges presented by COVID-19

Amici Partners Group said it intends to keep all 130 surviving locations open.