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Coronavirus

Industries all across the country are experiencing the disruptive impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Discover how it could affect the U.S. foodservice, grocery and convenience industries.


Financing

Should restaurants worry about the omicron variant?

A Deeper Dive: Roslyn Stone, chief operating officer of Zero Hour Health, joins the podcast to talk about the possibility of another wave and what restaurants can do to protect their workers and businesses.

Operations

Dine Brands CEO: Life with COVID becoming the norm

John Peyton said Americans are learning to live with the virus and its various mutations, which is good for Applebee’s and IHOP.

The combination of more inflation concerns and the variant sent restaurant stocks tumbling once again on Tuesday.

Retailer avoided layoffs, now delivers 20 products fresh daily with innovative logistics

Starting Nov. 24, restaurants have a choice of either requiring vaccines or facemasks.

Fewer drivers this time of year than during height of pandemic

Court declines to lift pause on requirement it says ‘grossly exceeds OSHA’s statutory authority’

Rule would worsen industry labor shortage, supply chain disruptions, association claims

Dr. Scott Gottlieb believes cases should decline after the holidays. He also said the Biden Administration’s employer vaccine mandate is unnecessary.

Delay would cost lives, filing says

Justice Department to respond to petitioners’ motion for a permanent injunction

Retailer sees fuel sales volume and store traffic grow as COVID restrictions ease

Employees who refuse vaccination will be required to be tested on at least a weekly basis; the federal directive does not require employers to pay for workers' tests.

Businesses with 100 or more employees have until Jan. 4 for workers to comply; government looking to expand scope

Some operators are returning to physical menus amid pushback from guests. Others say the benefits are too good to pass up.

The burger chain went takeout only at five locations in Contra Costa County in California over diner vaccine requirements.

Operators have lost both business and staff because of the requirement, according to an industry association.

Tobacco retailers, manufacturers expect a return to cigarette, e-cigarette sales declines

Layoffs and uncertainty in the restaurant industry drove managers, chefs, bartenders and servers to pursue other lines of work. For some, it’s been a rewarding move.

‘There is and will also continue to be a need to provide cues that promote safety and cleanliness’

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