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Peter Romeo

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HopCat is sold to former investors in a $17.5M deal

Ned Lidvall will remain CEO, according to the buyers, Congruent and Main Street.

Operations

Illinois re-shuts Chicago's restaurant dining rooms

With the suspension of dine-in service, much of the state is now limited to takeout and delivery again.

Operators in five of the state's most populous counties say they were denied the benefits of tourism fees they paid.

Six of 11 regions have suspended dine-in service, including areas near Chicago.

Bloomin' Brands plans to begin the expansion of Aussie Grill next year, while also stepping up its test of its virtual chicken brand.

Ghost kitchens and other adjustments to new realities are bringing permanent shifts in consumer behavior, according to a new study.

Parent company Bloomin' Brands also revealed that it plans to expand the steakhouse's fast-casual spinoff, Aussie Grill.

While still focused on the near-term complications posed by the pandemic, management is experimenting longer-term initiatives such as a beer subscription program.

John Schnatter’s critique this week of Papa John’s current management is the latest example of a chain founder sounding off about his successors’ perceived inadequacies as inheritors of the brand. Here are a few more head-turning examples

COVID-19 roundup: NY extends eviction moratorium, New Mexico says train or shut down, Pennsylvania restaurants lose a bid for capacity protection and Chicago halts indoor bar service.

The subsidy can only be used in the state's restaurants. Gratuities and catering orders are covered.

Restaurants can put up to 50% of their dining rooms back in use as of Nov. 3. The industry is expected to also benefit from a go-ahead for office workers to return.

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