coronavirus

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

Puerto Rico limits the hours of places that sell alcohol

Restaurants that sell only food and nonalcoholic beverages appear to be exempted, along with supermarkets and sources of health supplies.

Financing

Calif. governor calls for the closure of bars and wineries

He also said restaurants should cut their occupancies in half, but stopped short of ordering outright closure.

Reservations plunged and sales fell as fear of the coronavirus kept people home and away from restaurants.

The coronavirus has hit independent restaurants hard, as Alinea's data shows. Momofuku announced Saturday night it would close all units until further notice.

The closures came as the countries take more drastic efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

The chain is implementing additional cleaning procedures and more in the wake of the coronavirus.

Yum Brands, which also owns KFC and Pizza Hut, said it is “encouraging” its franchisees to take a similar step.

All 19 Union Square Hospitality Group concepts in the city are closed until further notice in a move to avoid spreading the coronavirus.

As local governments take steps to limit the coronavirus and sports teams cancel games, the industry faces a dramatic downturn, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Industry leaders are pushing for relief measures such as cash infusions, breaks on delivery charges and suspension of sales taxes.

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