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This year, the top-to-top event will focus intently on the issues of the moment, from inflation to supply chain.
The Bottom Line: With the omicron surge subsiding and local regulations easing, consumers were feeling increasingly comfortable dining out. The Ukraine invasion changed all that.
A provision replenishing the aid program for restaurants was excluded from the appropriation bills that will pass to keep the government funded.
The state also eased conditions under which expenses paid with the aid money can be deductible.
The 37-year industry veteran intends to address the labor shortage and other chronic issues as he contends with immediate emergencies. And that's while fulfilling his day job as Golden Corral CEO.
The Bottom Line: Restaurant industry job creation has been steady and largely shrugged off two recent surges. And there are signs people are coming back to work.
Despite the lifting of mask and vaccine mandates in many places, some operators say they’re sticking with their COVID-cautious practices—at least for now.
Eating and drinking places added 123,700 jobs, bringing their total workforce to within 800,000 of the pre-pandemic level.
Woven into his comments on America's challenges at home and abroad were a few tidbits with special meaning for the foodservice industry. Here's a rundown.
Operations on the West Coast no longer have to require masks, and establishments in the nation's largest city can drop their proof-of-vaccine requirement as of Monday.