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The James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund stopped accepting applications for its grants after receiving “an overwhelming response.”

A number of independent operators have made the difficult choice in recent days to shutter completely rather than continuing takeout and delivery.

The chain’s sales slowed in the first quarter but remained better than other restaurants as consumers opt for more delivery.

Operators are packaging the ingredients for make-at-home pizzas, brunch, tacos and more to deliver to housebound consumers.