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Peter Romeo

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Workforce

7-Eleven franchisees ask to close overnight because labor's too tight

The operators say graveyard sales barely cover the staffing cost. It's the latest indication of a shortage of workers hurting operations.

Financing

The $29B Restaurant Revitalization Fund could run out of money in 'weeks'

National Restaurant Association officials say the pool could run dry before many companies can get aid. And not every type of restaurant will even be considered for another 21 days.

The move coincides with an end of restrictions in New Jersey and Connecticut. A nightly curfew will continue until May 31.

Diners who buy food at participating locations can also get a free beverage between May 19 and June 1 if they show proof of inoculation.

How are restaurants finding workers? Here’s a roundup of ideas we’ve encountered in our reporting and solicited from readers.

The casual-dining operator says that labor is its biggest challenge, and it's already feeling pressure on profit margins.

Instead of following the pack, the CEO of Outback Steakhouse’s parent company made a contrarian decision the first week of the pandemic. Now his charge is enjoying the benefits.

The polished casual brand and its Italian sister, North Italia, are solidly part of casual dining’s rebound. But that doesn’t mean they’re running with the pack.

The president's strategy for the nation would affect all Americans. But several elements hold particular import for restaurants

Tighter capacity caps will be imposed on two more jurisdictions. The measures are intended to run for a week.

More funds are suddenly becoming available at the federal, state and local level.

Customers who dine inside restaurants still need face coverings, even if they've had the vaccine.

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