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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.

Operations

Dine Brands CEO: Life with COVID becoming the norm

John Peyton said Americans are learning to live with the virus and its various mutations, which is good for Applebee’s and IHOP.

Financing

Fed chairman: Omicron variant could push inflation pressures ‘well into next year’

The combination of more inflation concerns and the variant sent restaurant stocks tumbling once again on Tuesday.

Starting Nov. 24, restaurants have a choice of either requiring vaccines or facemasks.

Dr. Scott Gottlieb believes cases should decline after the holidays. He also said the Biden Administration’s employer vaccine mandate is unnecessary.

Some operators are returning to physical menus amid pushback from guests. Others say the benefits are too good to pass up.

The burger chain went takeout only at five locations in Contra Costa County in California over diner vaccine requirements.

Operators have lost both business and staff because of the requirement, according to an industry association.

Layoffs and uncertainty in the restaurant industry drove managers, chefs, bartenders and servers to pursue other lines of work. For some, it’s been a rewarding move.

Restaurants and other employers can deny the exceptions in instances of "undue burden."

The National Restaurant Association has asked a coalition of civic leaders to maintain the concessions that allowed sidewalk and streetside structures to pop up during the pandemic.

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