How Many Restaurants Will Permanently Close This Year?

COVID-19 has ended more restaurant jobs than any other industry—nearly double the job losses of the next most affected industry. For example, 27% of total U.S. job losses in April…

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PPP Deadline Extended; NYC Delays Indoor Dining; California Restaurants Close

It has been a busy day of news relevant to restaurant owners. In addition to Pennsylvania’s governor escalating mask-wearing to mandatory law across the state, there are several additional headlines…

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Robert Irvine, Host of Restaurant: Impossible, Speaks Candidly to Restaurateurs

“Trying to get consumer confidence back—that is the biggest problem we have,” begins Robert Irvine, television host of Restaurant: Impossible. Reporters interviewed Irvine on national radio this week, asking him…

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Upcoming Deadlines for Small Business Administration Grants and Loans

Small business owners have only a few days left to take advantage of several COVID-19 relief programs from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Not only are the grants and…

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Restaurant Delivery Option Price Comparison

Ultimate Guide to Restaurant Delivery Services – UberEats, GrubHub, PostMates and DoorDash

Wondering about your restaurant delivery options? In this article, we look at restaurant delivery option price comparison for customers and merchants.

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Chuck E. Cheese Parent Company Bankrupt; 266 Locations to Remain Open

CEC Entertainment, the parent of Chuck E. Cheese and Peter Piper Pizzas, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as a result of losses incurred by the coronavirus pandemic. Reuters…

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NYC Restaurant Reopenings: Parking Lots and Sidewalk Takeovers

Restaurants in New York City reopened on Monday, June 22, as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Phase 2 Plan. Al fresco (outdoor) dining returned for 27,000 permitted restaurants throughout New…

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Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) Now Open to Non-Agricultural Businesses, Including Restaurants

For almost two months, applications to a $1,000-per-employee, grant-like program were limited to agricultural businesses. As of one week ago, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has reopened its application…

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The $120 Billion Restaurants Act of 2020 Cannot Solve Restaurateurs’ $200 Billion Problem

Congress is actively advancing the Restaurants Act of 2020 which could add $120 billion in funds to stabilize the restaurant industry. Even if it is signed into law, however, there…

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NYC Restaurants Reopen Al Fresco Dining

Al fresco (outdoor) dining returned this morning in New York City and Long Island as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Phase 2. Cuomo made the announcement during a press conference…

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