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Operations

In memoriam: Temporary restaurant closures become permanent for independents amid the coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus crisis is decimating independent restaurants. Here are just some of the many iconic independents that have recently announced permanent closures in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Financing

BJ's nears break-even point, even at 25% capacity

Stores in Texas have generated $20,500 in weekly on-premise sales, even with three of every four seats out of use.

The requirements or recommendations for resuming dine-in service vary widely from state to state, if they exist at all. Here's a sampling, along with some of the few near-constants.

With dining rooms set to reopen in both states Monday, operators have been given new safety operating protocols.

Most states are still drafting the guidelines, but a few glimmers have emerged.

The breakfast and lunch chain pledged to provide restaurant managers with a bonus when they're rehired so their annual pay for the year will remain the same.

For the first time, the federal agency said it's OK to hire essential workers who may have been exposed to the coronavirus. Just take their temperature and have them wear face masks.

Chain restaurants now have the leeway to change their takeout and delivery menus without updating nutritional disclosures accordingly.

Many are loosening liquor laws and extending tax deadlines, and some are offering low- or no-interest loans or grants. See what forms of assistance are available in your state.

New research provides some insight.

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