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Jonathan Maze

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Jonathan Maze

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Workforce

Faces of the restaurant industry unemployment crisis

Massive and mounting unemployment figures do not tell the full toll of the coronavirus crisis on the restaurant industry.

Financing

Asset-light business models face an awful future

Restaurants spent too many years loading up on debt and dumping assets, and now those decisions are coming home to roost, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

New federal data shows more than half of job losses last month, though it doesn’t reflect late-month layoffs.

The chain is taking extra precautions to protect workers and employees, prioritizing hot spots.

The German chain, which has six locations in the U.S., had said the coronavirus made it insolvent.

Focus Brands, which also owns Jamba, McAlister’s Deli and several other brands, is offering relief pay and deferring or waiving franchisees’ fees.

The tech-centric coffee chain out of China said it fabricated some of its transactions last year.

Starbucks is exploring the use of masks, while McDonald’s is taking more aggressive steps to ensure workers exposed to the coronavirus stay home.

Some of them need the cash, but is also reflects concerns that companies could lose access to the funds, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Pizza Inn franchisees are pushing back against the company’s effort to take control of the chain’s ad fund.

Jim Balis of CapitalSpring joins “A Deeper Dive” to talk about strategies operators can use to emerge from the coronavirus shutdown.

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

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