Top 100 Independents by the numbers


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

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.

As coronavirus hurts sales, ratings agencies start hitting companies that had problems before the shutdown, says RB’s The Bottom Line.