How will the pandemic reshape urban fast-casual concepts?

With fewer downtown office workers, many fast-casual chains are eyeing suburban locations or rethinking their business models entirely.


Restaurants and bars led the nation in rehiring in July

New government figures say 502,000 jobs were filled.

The guide covers where COVID-19 liability protection legislation stands in states where it’s been discussed, proposed or passed.

The fast-casual reported a same-store sales decline of nearly 31% during Q2.

Smaller-cap operators have found the pandemic to be a mixed challenge.

With dining rooms closed, same-store sales are down in the teens at both brands in July.

Restaurant Brands International is working with operators of its brands, including Popeyes and Tim Hortons, to close underperforming restaurants.

The drive-thru restaurant chain has improving sales and wants to expand, says RB’s The Bottom Line. It just has to restructure that debt first.

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.

Main Street Strong will bring together independent restaurants to learn from one another amid the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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