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Off-premise soars, but Olive Garden’s same-store sales drop 59.7%
Parent company Darden Restaurants' fine-dining group saw steeper declines as dine-in sales plunged.
States curb restaurants
A growing number of states have set limits on restaurants. Restaurant Business will continue updating this map as more information comes available.
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.
Top 100 Independents 2019
See the full ranking of the Top 100 concepts, which account for more than $1.8 billion in annual revenue, and learn how they are putting hospitality first.
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.