Restaurants Throughout Illinois Prepare for June 26 Reopening, Now Including Chicago

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Phase 4 reopening plan will roll out across Illinois on June 26. As of today, that will also include Chicago. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced today that…

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Burger King’s $1 Whopper Challenge on Controversial TikTok Unrelated to Juneteenth

Burger King launched another viral campaign yesterday, a Whopper Challenge intended to grow its young audience on TikTok. Any TikTok user who posts a video with a specialized soundtrack plus…

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Masks Now Mandatory at All California Restaurants

California Governor Gavin Newsom has escalated his mask guidance to a directive today. Unless exempted by state guidelines for specific public settings like schools and childcare centers, “People in California…

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New Penalties for COVID-19 Restaurant Safety Noncompliance

As the coronavirus pandemic swells into a second wave, government officials across the nation are reiterating the need for safety precautions. Los Angeles health inspectors said that over half of…

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Restaurants Brace for Second Wave of COVID-19

As New Jersey and New York reopen outdoor dining at restaurants and progress to “Phase 2” reopenings, hospitalizations are soaring in Arizona, Texas, Florida, and Tennessee. Global daily new cases…

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Restaurants Have Lost $120B, Losses to Double by Year End

The U.S restaurant industry has lost $120 billion of revenues from March to May this year due to the coronavirus, according to a definitive National Restaurant Association survey of 3,800…

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Operating Efficiency of Domino’s Pizza Tantamount to Google

Domino’s Pizza (NYSE: DPZ) went public in 2004, and it has delivered a superior return to its shareholders, better even than Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL). “It’s pretty amazing,” said Joe Weisenthal….

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Bar Rescue’s Jonathan Taffer on COVID-19 Restaurant Changes

“I have great confidence in the restaurant business. We’ve been dealing with invisible enemies since our inception. We’ve called it bacteria. Bars and restaurants deal with bacteria every day,” says…

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Senior Analyst Michael Halen on the State of Restaurant Industry

“Social distancing measures, primarily the dining room closures, have really hurt restaurant sales throughout late March through May,” said Bloomberg restaurant analyst Michael Halen today on national radio. “In May,…

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92% of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC Restaurants Have Reopened

Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), the $28 billion bellwether for the fast-casual restaurant industry, disclosed to regulators today that 92% of its North American restaurants have reopened. It has reopened over…

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