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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

Yum Brands says 7,000 of its global restaurants are closed

The owner of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut says it is taking steps to shore up franchisees’ finances and has accessed its credit line.

Food

Restaurants ramp up family meal packages as shelter-at-home mandates increase

Kitchens are adding takeout and delivery dinners that feed larger groups.

Operators report frustration as their claims are denied during the coronavirus crisis.

Operators are inviting consumers to shop their inventory for food and supplies.

Chicago’s One Off Hospitality teamed up with Maker’s Mark and the LEE Initiative to fund a program for industry employees.

But conditions forced the temporary closure of 27 properties, the company said.

Marriott has already said it will furlough tens of thousands.

The Dig farm-to-fork chain and the New York City Hospitality Alliance have put together and circulated this checklist for restaurant operators.

Pizza Hut said it is hiring 30,000 workers as the pizza chains both work to fill open positions and meet growing demand.

As they suspend on-premise operations to prevent spread of the coronavirus, here’s how some restaurants are creating on-premise ambiance and community in the era of social distancing.

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