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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.


Shutdowns are hurting Chili's sales this month

Same-store sales have slipped during the period from -1% to -12.3% and parent Brinker International is pulling back quarterly guidance.


J. Alexander’s says sales have plunged from new service limits

The multi-brand operator said 10 of its 46 restaurants have closed their dining rooms.

The National Restaurant Association is pressing federal and state officials to remember that employees are regarded as essential workers and should be high on the list of recipients.

The two icons join a growing list of restaurants that have closed during the pandemic.

The hotel industry is dealt another economic blow as the CDC urges consumers to stay home this holiday season.

The latest aid effort between government and a tech supplier comes as NYC halts indoor dining once again.

Meanwhile, two new studies tie contaminations to in-person restaurant service.

Hand IQ reminds employees to wash their hands with the goal of improving compliance.

Measures taking effect on Sunday will cap restaurant stays at 90 minutes and limit parties to six people, but capacities will not be reduced.

Hilco Real Estate’s Navin Nagrani joins the RB podcast “A Deeper Dive” to discuss ways operators can survive the quarantine and thrive on the other side.

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