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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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For some restaurants, virtual brands are a ‘godsend’

Concepts like MrBeast Burger are keeping some operators afloat during the pandemic. But will they become a permanent fixture in kitchens?

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For some restaurants, virtual brands are a ‘godsend’

Concepts like MrBeast Burger are keeping some operators afloat during the pandemic. But will they become a permanent fixture in kitchens?

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Domino’s shows why third-party delivery remains an uncertain business

The pizza chain says that it doesn’t make money off of delivery and wonders how aggregators will be able to do so, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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The event won’t be held for the second straight year due to limits on gathering sizes. Organizers will instead provide year-round industry resources.

Several concepts with Texas locations are replacing lost wages for workers impacted by this month’s severe weather.

Restaurants aren’t just about the food; they are an emotional experience. Customers share their biggest moments and their everyday routines with the restaurants they love. And while the pandemic changed the way that looked, it hasn’t changed how entrenched restaurants are in people’s lives. The role of restaurants is simply evolving.

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Limited-service restaurants’ prices rose at twice the rate as full-service restaurants last year, says RB’s The Bottom Line. The reason is likely demand and wage rates—and delivery prices.

Seller Travel Centers of America said its nonfuel revenues were being dragged down because of full-service restaurant closings.

The burger-and-shake chain, which was late to the delivery game, is redirecting its attention to getting delivery orders through its own channels.

Armed with new restaurant designs, new menu items and new operational efficiencies, the fast casual said it is primed to start opening more locations.

Senators from both parties are airing alternatives to the $15-an-hour proposal that was swatted down Thursday night.

The pizza chain and rival Domino’s saw their stock prices plunge Thursday as investors worried that the end of the pandemic will hurt their sales.