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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.

Consumer Trends

Where the restaurant industry stands 18 months into the pandemic

A snapshot just released by the National Restaurant Association shows a business solidly in recovery mode, but with uncertainties arising because of the delta variant.

Operations

Is California set to mandate vaccines for restaurant guests?

Indications are mounting that the answer is yes, though no proposal has been formally introduced. Speculation abounds as to when it would happen.

A survey of about 5,300 small businesses reveals that the delta strain of coronavirus has landlords waiting and operators worried.

Under the pilot program, restaurants converted from a pre-existing dining establishment can use the safety approvals granted to the concepts they replace. The shift is expected to cut two weeks out of the opening process.

Independents had an easier time getting staff and federal relief, according to new data from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Restaurant employees will also be required to wear a face covering. The mandate applies to residents and visitors despite their vaccination status.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also intends to use federal funds to pay for employee raises and childcare.

Industry officials say the surge in COVID infections from the delta strain of coronavirus is already dampening traffic and raising the industry's vulnerability.

It is the reservation platform's most robust tool yet to help restaurants navigate new guidelines. Also, DoorDash hits a milestone, Bite Ninja lands a big investment and more.

New research shows that a decision to take or leave a restaurant job can hinge on often overlooked aspects of a worker's life.

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