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Financing

Senators push for more disclosure on SBA franchise loans

But critics say it’s a solution without a problem. And a U.S. Senate hearing on the topic was bogged down by concerns about inflation and whether the government should back loans at all.

Workforce

Delaware undertakes program to save restaurant workers from fatal drug overdoses

10% of victims statewide are employed in the foodservice industry, according to health officials.

A provision replenishing the aid program for restaurants was excluded from the appropriation bills that will pass to keep the government funded.

The state also eased conditions under which expenses paid with the aid money can be deductible.

Democrats Catherine Cortez Masto and Elizabeth Warren are asking whether franchisees with federally backed loans can get relief when franchisors like Burgerim are cited for unfair practices.

Woven into his comments on America's challenges at home and abroad were a few tidbits with special meaning for the foodservice industry. Here's a rundown.

Operations on the West Coast no longer have to require masks, and establishments in the nation's largest city can drop their proof-of-vaccine requirement as of Monday.

Working Lunch: The Align Public Strategies podcast features a discussion on the Starbucks unionization effort, McDonald’s battle with Carl Icahn and some legislation in Maryland.

Chicago, New York, Seattle and a number of other jurisdictions are modifying the safety protocols. But masks are not disappearing.

The National Restaurant Association and its 52 affiliates said time is needed for ERTC requests to be processed.

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