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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.

Financing

Cheesecake Factory buys most of Roark's stake for $457M

Roark managing partner Neal Aronson will retain control of a 4.6% stake. The buyback more than doubled Roark's initial investment.

Operations

California reopens with a question for restaurants on face masks

Vaccinated employees and guests no longer need to cover their faces, but how can an operator determine if they have been?

Nearly 3,000 approved applicants, all women and people in groups deemed most in need, were told they wouldn't get their funds following legal challenges to the selection process.

More than 3.7 million people used Yelp to find a seat in a restaurant last month, a new record, suggesting a major comeback for eating out.

The revised recommendations suggest one set of protocols for the vaccinated and another for the unvaccinated, suggesting employers will somehow have to keep track.

Restaurants getting by on old, patchwork systems had to shift gears last year, according to a new report from J.P. Morgan and FreedomPay.

'Pandemic,' 'COVID-19' and 'lockdown' are so 2020. Here are the buzz phrases currently in play.

The fondue concept says table traffic is soaring as consumers embrace the opportunity to socialize in a post-pandemic environment.

They describe the pandemic as a unifying force that triggered changes in how they’ll operate going forward.

The latest round of enticements for the uninoculated include free drinks at a favored eating or drinking spot.

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