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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

BJ's Restaurants feels the pinch of lost draft sales

The casual chain reserved $1.8 million from its second-quarter earnings to cover the cost of throwing away unsold suds.

Financing

New York launches $35M program to promote restaurant hiring despite the tight market

Qualifying restaurants will be granted a $5,000 tax credit, payable ahead of their tax filing, for every net new position they add.

Restaurants and other small businesses would be reimbursed for paying workers who need time off to have their families vaccinated.

The streamlined web portal, which goes live on Aug. 4, is limited to borrowers of $150,000 or less.

Its recommendation applies to the vaccinated as well as those who've opted not to be inoculated.

Mayor de Blasio says proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test should be “seriously considered” as a requirement for dining onsite. In the meantime, he’s urging restaurants to adopt a mandate voluntarily.

RB editors give their views on the latest surge of coronavirus infections and its potential to limit the restaurant industry’s recovery.

With COVID infections rising again because of the Delta variant, some areas are already asking restaurants to voluntary require face coverings. Health officials say a return to mandates is likely.

The federal government distributed $15 billion in aid last month under a new family aid program. The question is, how much might flow to restaurants.

The move marks one of the first instances of safety measures being re-imposed because of the fast-spreading Delta variant of coronavirus.

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