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

Technology

LA partners with Ritual to help restaurants boost digital capabilities

Restaurants will get temporary free access to the ordering platform. It is the second such partnership to be announced in as many weeks.

Financing

Golden Corral's largest franchise operator files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy

Eric Holm's 1069 Restaurant Group has run up a debt of $49.7 million. Only six of its 33 units are open.

With dining-room seating caps still in place within most jurisdictions, operators are showing ingenuity in how they can serve more people and not run afoul of the rules.

But the industry remains more than 2 million jobs short of where it was before the pandemic.

Chicago asked residents to suggest ways of boosting local restaurants’ outdoor capacities, with $5,000 going to the best notion. We doubt any of these will be the prize winner.

Despite closures, bankruptcies and uncertainty, the industry has proven to be more resilient than expected, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The number of places and the jobs they provide might not rebound for 10, according to the McKinsey report.

A union says at least 2,500 of its members will be among them.

Service times are limited to two hours, and alcohol sales are only permitted with the accompaniment of “bona fide” food.

A survey suggests consumers’ comfort with eating at restaurants has hit a post-pandemic peak despite continued concerns about COVID-19

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