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Operations

Survey: One-third of independents say they won’t make it through October

Mounting debt and operational uncertainty are creating a bleak future for mom and pops, according to a survey from the James Beard Foundation and the Independent Restaurant Coalition.

Operations

Even as they await a new round of federal aid, independent restaurants continue to shut their doors

Independent restaurants, many of which have won awards and operated for decades, are closing due to the impacts of the pandemic.

Risky business or smart move? These operators are betting on the latter.

Close to a majority are investing in permanent adjustments to pandemic conditions.

Solo onion rings and singular cheeseballs are hitting menus as bars try to cater to customers who just want a beer.

They’ve survived decades of challenges, but these longtime establishments cannot outrun the pandemic.

Andrew Darneille had to overcome countless obstacles, but he wasn’t going to let a pandemic stop his dream from coming true.

Add to the list of permanently closed concepts a growing number of operations fronted by well-known chefs and stars.

Independent restaurants, many of which have operated for decades, continue to announce permanent closures amid the coronavirus crisis.

One of the multi-concept operator's priorities right now is holding onto year-end holiday bookings.

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