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

SBA sets a workaround for aiding restaurants left empty-handed by the RRF

Changes in the rules for low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans will expand eligibility while quadrupling the amount that can be borrowed.

Workforce

Biden issues sweeping vaccine mandate for most workers

Companies with 100 or more workers would have to require vaccines or weekly COVID tests. The National Restaurant Association backed the move.

If you're in a Southern market, it could be yours, according to a new study. But gird yourself if you're in Washington, D.C.

The reservations company added a host of new features after hearing from restaurants that they needed help enforcing vaccine policies.

A snapshot just released by the National Restaurant Association shows a business solidly in recovery mode, but with uncertainties arising because of the delta variant.

Indications are mounting that the answer is yes, though no proposal has been formally introduced. Speculation abounds as to when it would happen.

A survey of about 5,300 small businesses reveals that the delta strain of coronavirus has landlords waiting and operators worried.

Under the pilot program, restaurants converted from a pre-existing dining establishment can use the safety approvals granted to the concepts they replace. The shift is expected to cut two weeks out of the opening process.

Restaurant employees will also be required to wear a face covering. The mandate applies to residents and visitors despite their vaccination status.

Independents had an easier time getting staff and federal relief, according to new data from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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