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    Igloo and award-winning chef, restaurateur, author and television host, Guy Fieri, launched a limited-edition Playmate cooler to support the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s (NRAEF) Restaurant Employee Relief Fund (RERF). With Guy Fieri at the forefront of leading the nationwide fundraising drive, the Restaurant Relief America campaign was created to support U.S. restaurant workers financially ...
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    Foodservice workers across the country have been laid off in record numbers. In the past two weeks, 10 million people in the U.S. have applied for unemployment benefits, including many in the food services industry. Yum Brands has closed 7,000 restaurants globally. Cheesecake Factory has furloughed 41,000 workers. Union Square Hospitality Group laid off 80% ...
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    Further signs of sales erosion among restaurants came in the NPD Group Inc. report for the week ended March 29, which found customer transactions fell 42% across all segments as the coronavirus pandemic continued. “While steep transaction declines are being seen industrywide, some restaurant models are better suited than others to retain existing off-premise business, ...
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    The coronavirus pandemic will undoubtedly change the restaurant business as it emerges from the business-shattering ordeal, three panelists on a Cornell University webinar agreed Friday. For example, Jeff Chandler, CEO of the 35-unit Austin, Texas-based fast-casual Hopdoddy Burger Bar, said curbside delivery “is here to stay” in restaurants. “Off-premise will remain a strong component of ...
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    Paul Kalms, a partner with Virtual Restaurant Consulting (VRC), fields about 70 calls a day these days. Many are from operators desperate to get into the ghost kitchen game. Fast.  As states across the country have mandated restaurants only provide delivery and takeout, launching a ghost kitchen operation or starting a new virtual brand increasingly ...
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    Restaurants and hospitality businesses are on the front lines of dealing with the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. What should you consider in the coming days, weeks, and months to deal with the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis? Below we have provided both an update on the latest federal and state rules relating to coronavirus and a 10-point plan ...
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    Ryan Hardy is the chef and owner at Delicious Hospitality Group, and his restaurants are some of the buzziest restaurants in New York City. Or they were. Hardy is one of many restaurant operators around the country who have chosen to close up shop completely during the coronavirus pandemic, rather than focus on takeout. It’s ...
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    Only a couple of weeks ago, the world was a different place. The coronavirus had not yet taken over every headline, and public health concerns had not forced the closures of or placed severe restrictions on restaurants and foodservice operations across the country, and in many pockets of the world. In what was to be ...
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    As restaurants have shut down across the United States in response to city and statewide coronavirus-related lockdown mandates, business owners are wondering if this disaster is covered under their business insurance protection plans. And while there is likely no pandemic provision (or exception) in any restaurant’s insurance coverage, business owners are hoping for relief in ...
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    Effective today, Yum Brands CEO David Gibbs will forgo all salary for the balance of 2020, according to an SEC filing made by the company. Gibbs was set to earn a base salary this year of $900,000. The salary will be redirected to general managers and an employee relief fund.  Gibbs is the latest restaurant ...