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Industries all across the country are experiencing the disruptive impact of the COVID-19. Discover how it could affect the U.S. foodservice, grocery and convenience industries.

Operations

NYC's vaccine mandate has been a disaster for restaurants, study finds

Operators have lost both business and staff because of the requirement, according to an industry association.

Workforce

The pandemic pushed hospitality workers to make a switch

Layoffs and uncertainty in the restaurant industry drove managers, chefs, bartenders and servers to pursue other lines of work. For some, it’s been a rewarding move.

Restaurants and other employers can deny the exceptions in instances of "undue burden."

The burger chain’s one location in San Francisco was temporarily closed after it refused to check dine-in customers for their vaccination status. It has since reopened for takeout.

The National Restaurant Association has asked a coalition of civic leaders to maintain the concessions that allowed sidewalk and streetside structures to pop up during the pandemic.

Gov. Abbott issued an executive order Monday that bans any business in the state from turning away an employee or customer because they opt not be vaccinated against COVID-19.

People are moving back to New York City. But not necessarily its offices, says RB's The Bottom Line.

A requirement was approved Wednesday by the City Council, and Mayor Eric Garcetti has already signaled his support.

A new survey also indicates that most operators have yet to finalize a plan for dealing with the requirement.

Labor problems and the delta variant are undercutting sales, while costs soar, the National Restaurant Association found in a survey.

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