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Blue Star Donuts declares bankruptcy

The Portland, Ore.-based gourmet doughnut concept shut down its eight locations amid the pandemic and is working on developing a wholesale operation, according to the filing.

Noah Sandoval channels his culinary passion into a fast-casual pizzeria.

In recent months, off-premise dining has become the predominant way—if not the only way—that many restaurants have been fulfilling orders.

While kitchen staff are usually removed from guests, face coverings are still key to preventing spread, Advice Guy says.

Here's what the major leagues and associations are saying.

Consumer demand for global cuisine shows no signs of slowing down. As patrons become more acquainted with international fare, they’re looking to expand their palates.

The Nashville-based restaurant group, an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group, bought the restaurants out of bankruptcy for $93 million.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many restaurant dining rooms to close, and as a result, owners have shifted their entire business model to accommodate takeout and delivery orders.

Former Sysco CEO Tom Bene will assume the job on June 1.

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