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.

Financing

When will urban markets come back?

People are moving back to New York City. But not necessarily its offices, says RB's The Bottom Line.

Operations

Los Angeles moves forward with a vaccine mandate for restaurant guests

A requirement was approved Wednesday by the City Council, and Mayor Eric Garcetti has already signaled his support.

A new survey also indicates that most operators have yet to finalize a plan for dealing with the requirement.

Labor problems and the delta variant are undercutting sales, while costs soar, the National Restaurant Association found in a survey.

But operators said in a Golden Gate Restaurant Association survey that the inoculation requirement has created few operational problems.

West Hollywood's requirement will apply to employees as well as guests, and does not accept negative COVID tests as an alternative to vaccines.

Operators will soon be checking proof of inoculation in Seattle, most of upper Washington and two of Hawaii's islands. The state's most-visited island has also re-imposed capacity caps.

The attorneys general of the participating states said in a blunt letter to the president that they would pursue every possible legal action to kill the plan.

The reservation platform partnered with identity company Clear to help restaurants track COVID-19 vaccinations and test results for their employees.

Few details are available about the president’s pending requirement that employers of at least 100 workers demand proof of vaccination or negative COVID tests. Here’s what’s come to light on the key questions.

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