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Week of April 26

Shake Shack Wants Half its Leadership to be People of Color

What to Know When Applying for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Are Conveyor Belts Safe to Serve Up Restaurant Food?

How Domino’s Plans to Compete Against its 2020 Boom

McDonald’s Loyalty Program Gathering ‘Overwhelming’ Response

Wingstop CEO: Labor Shortage, Inflation Won’t Stop Growth

Yum! is Rewriting History, but No ‘Victory Dance’ Just Yet

Starbucks Sets Sights on 40 Million Rewards Members

CAVA Receives $190 Million Investment to Fuel Expansion

Bloomin’ Didn’t Furlough Employees During COVID, and Now It’s Reaping the Rewards

Kent Taylor’s Legacy Ever Present as Texas Roadhouse Surges Ahead

5 Reasons Why Restaurant Owners Need to Invest in Backup Generators

Understanding Your Restaurant’s Technology Touchpoints

Cheesecake Factory Sales Soar 220 Percent as Recovery Ignites

Chili’s Virtual Wings Concept Entering a New Growth Phase

Why Restaurant Catering is Going to Make a Major Comeback

Despite Bankruptcy, The Lost Cajun ‘Ain’t Going Nowhere’

Applications for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund to Open Monday

Dunkin’ is Reopening Thousands of Dining Rooms

Why Quality Still Beats Quantity in the Fast-Food Space

Happy Joe’s is Ready for its National Breakthrough

If There’s One Industry That Can Beat COVID, It’s Restaurants

Wall Street Vet Aims to Disrupt the Plant-Based Category

How Immigration and Diversity are Affecting the Future of the Restaurant Industry

3 Tips to Build a Stellar Restaurant Management Team


Week of April 19

Why Ziggi’s Coffee is One to Watch

Will Your Drive-Thru Pass the ‘Blindfold Test?’

More New Restaurants are Opening Their Doors

Subway Franchisees Demand Change in Open Letter

BJ’s Wants to Hire More than 5,000 Workers

How COVID Accelerated Tech Changes to the Restaurant Industry

BJ’s Swiftly Approaching Pre-Pandemic Sales Volumes

The Lost Cajun Declares Bankruptcy

How Chipotle is Building a Digital Restaurant Empire

Studio Movie Grill Enters Post-Bankruptcy Phase

10 Ways Independent Restaurants Can Offset Minimum Wage Hikes

Parent of Old Country Buffet and Ryan’s Declares Bankruptcy

Is the Restaurant Industry Facing a Hiring Crisis?

Where is the Restaurant Recovery Taking Place?

Thanks to COVID, Digital Potential is Now Limitless for Restaurants

More Restaurants are Paying Rent, Study Shows

Restaurant Operators: Know What You’re Getting Into with Contactless Payments

Dave & Buster’s Restaurant Fleet is Coming Back to Life

The Critical Role of Employee Experience in Creating Loyal Diners

Famous Dave’s Parent Actively Seeking Another Acquisition

How One Butcher Shop’s Incubator Model Could Change the Game

How COVID Clarified Fast Casual’s Past, Present, and Future

How to Apply for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Cousins Subs is Starting to Hit its Stride

Is the Restaurant Industry Facing a Hiring Crisis?


Week of April 12

The Restaurant Recovery Kicks Into Gear

Tip Credits, Tip Pooling, and Tip Sharing Could Get More Complicated and Risky

Historic Colorado Concept Casa Bonita Files for Bankruptcy

Why Restaurants Will Be Stronger in the Long Run

Meatheads Burgers & Fries Files for Bankruptcy

How Quick-Service Restaurants Can Profit from Great Service

Inside the Bankruptcy Saga of Punch Bowl Social, a Chain Derailed by COVID

Wingers is Charting a Post-Pandemic Growth Spurt

Luckin Coffee Notches $250 Million Investment

Under New Ownership, Duck Donuts Readies for Explosive Growth

The Chicken Sandwich Wars Will Ignite Again in 2021

Convenience Drives MOOYAH Into the Post-Pandemic Future

Pay-at-the-Table Technology Pays Off for Restaurants

McDonald’s Unveils New Global Standards to Prevent Harassment and Discrimination

Taco Bell Unveils Fully Digital Location in Times Square

Second Golden Corral Franchisee Declares Bankruptcy

FSR’s Next-Gen Casual Restaurant Brands

Updating Your FDD—What to Consider

Why Fazoli’s is One of the Pandemic’s Restaurant Winners

McDonald’s, Subway, Exiting Walmart Stores

How Raising Cane’s Was Built to Last

One Surprising Way Restaurants Can Stop Wasting Energy and Food

Iconic Italian Concept Del Posto Shuts Down for Good

Path to Higher Profitability: How Restaurant Tech is Sparking Recovery

What New Restaurant Tipping Regulations Could Mean for the Industry

Next-Gen Brands: Agave & Rye Prepares for the Spotlight

Why COVID Will Propel Mac’s Speed Shop to New Heights

Next-Gen Brands: Big Bad Breakfast Braces for a Category Resurgence

Next-Gen Brands: Ambitious Angry Crab Shack Forges Ahead

Next-Gen Brands: Thirsty Lion Retools for the Future

Next-Gen Brands: Ambitious Angry Crab Shack Forges Ahead

Week of April 5

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund: A Primer

Chipotle’s Debt-Free Degree Program Gets a Major Upgrade

What Do Frontline Employees Want from Restaurants?

Seven Brew Ready to ‘Disrupt Drive-Thru’ with Jimmy John’s Founder

Panera Founder Helps PAR Technology Finance $500M Purchase of Loyalty Platform Punchh

Restaurant Reset: Maximizing the Moment to Transform

Roti to Close One-Third of Footprint

Engage Restaurant Goers By Leveraging Out-of-Home Advertising

California Could Lift All Restrictions in June

13 Restaurant Chains That Defied the COVID Odds

What Inspires Crisp & Green Founder Steele Smiley

It’s Going to Take More than a Pandemic to Stop A&W

Chef David Lee’s Plant-Based Empire Preps for Growth

Restaurants Race for Employees as Recovery Heats Up

Why Health Food Franchises Will Take Off in 2021

Starbucks Testing New Reusable Cup Program 

Chipotle CEO’s Pay Increased 137 Percent to $38 Million in 2020

How Emerging Chains are Redefining the Restaurant of the Future

Nimbus Kitchen Looks to Solve a Restaurant Industry Pain Point

How One Pizza Chain is Accelerating Vaccinations Among its Workforce

Future-Proofing Restaurant Security: A Key Goal For 2021

Week of March 29

Chick N Max Wants to Rule the ‘Better Chicken Sandwich’ Segment 

Why ‘Host Kitchens’ are the Next Big COVID Trend

How to Maximize Outside Legal Counsel to Drive Post-Pandemic Growth

8 Ways the Plant-Based Movement is Coming to Life

The Game is About to Change at Dave & Buster’s

America Isn’t Ready to Unmask, At Least Not Yet

Wingstop’s Sales Continue to Impress

Whataburger Promotes General Managers, Raises Pay to Six Figures

Where Does the Restaurant Industry Go from Here?

How the Country’s Largest Restaurant Franchisee Made the Deal of a Lifetime

Golden Corral is Building for the Next 100 Years

How Health Will Feed Into Larger Food Trends in 2021

Biden Signs Paycheck Protection Program Extension Into Law

How Youth Sports Sponsorships Can Pay Off for Local Restaurants

Pizza Hut Races Into the Drive-Thru Game

Project Pollo Pioneers a New Model in the Plant-Based Segment

Not Even COVID Could Stop Walk-On’s Remarkable Run

Restaurant Marketing and COVID: Owning the Social Conversation

Famous Dave’s Witnesses a Boom in Sales 

A Year After COVID, First Watch Sees More Promise Than Ever

The Paycheck Protection Program Remains a Restaurant Lifeline

How Reviews are Transforming Restaurant Marketing

Is Enough Help on the Way for Restaurants?

Week of March 22

Cicis is Initiating a Renewed Turnaround Strategy

Darden’s Sales are Growing in a Big Way

6 Ways to Deliver an Innovative Off-Premises Experience

This Better-Burger Bar Has Become an Off-Premises Believer

Using Twitter to Learn What Customers Want

Wayback Burgers Proves It Can Win in Any Environment

Starbucks Wants to Cut Water Usage in Half by 2030

‘Top Chef’ Alum Tiffany Derry Rises to the Occasion

How Restaurants Can Protect Workers, Guests, and Brands as Hiring Ramps Up

Jimmy John’s Founder Invests in Emerging Coffee Chain

Food Safety Tips for Restaurants Buying Local Ingredients

Taco Bell Fuels Pipeline with Multiple ‘Restaurant of the Future’ Designs

SBA Official: $28.6 Billion in Restaurant Aid to Come in Next 30 Days

Using Intuitive E-Commerce to Create an Easier User Experience

Chipotle Invests in Self-Driving Cars

Olive Garden Parent is Giving Employees a Pay Raise

Committing to Fostering Female Leadership

Department of Labor Allows New Tip-Pooling Rules to Go Into Effect

75 Percent of NYC Restaurants Saw Revenue Drop by 50 Percent or More in 2020

Chili’s Virtual Wing Brand Adds Takeout with Google

What it Takes to Evolve a Beverage Program

5 Keys to Driving Growth in a Post-Pandemic World

Hooters’ Fast Casual Hits its Stride

JINYA Creates New Growth Vehicle to Meet COVID Times

3 Foolproof Tips to Instantly Improve Your Smartphone Food Photography

How a Cult-Favorite Burger Chain Rolled Out a $15 Minimum Wage

Week of March 15

Why You Should Never Stop Learning

What Quick-Serves Need to Know About Ensuring Food Safety

Shake Shack Unveils Nationwide Delivery Service

How to Increase Throughput at Your Quick-Service Restaurant

&pizza Co-Founder Leads New Special Acquisition Company

Potbelly Will Be Ready for the Restaurant Rebound

CiCis Pizza Emerges from Bankruptcy with New Game Plan

Torchy’s Tacos Moves Closer to Potential IPO

Subway to Move Some of its Business to Miami

Coronavirus a Year Later: 12 Restaurant Leaders Look Back

Delivering to a Post-Pandemic Restaurant Customer

Smoothie King Franchisee Overcomes Tragedy, Rejection to Reach His Dream

Sweetgreen’s Former COO is Connecting Restaurateurs with Mentors in Crisis Times

STK and Kona Grill Brace for a Dine-In Resurgence

Basketball Legend Tracy McGrady Enters the Restaurant Industry

J. Alexander’s Inches Closer to Normal Sales Levels

The 10 Lasting Restaurant Lessons of COVID-19

Hidden Sources of Gluten in Your Restaurant Kitchen

Week of March 8

Restaurant Revitalization Fund ‘Amazing Step,’ But Work Remains

Buffalo Wild Wings is About to Change the Sports-Betting Experience

3 Reasons Why Minimum Wage Hikes Will Drive Labor Management Modernization

The Keys to Taking Your Best Restaurant Dishes Off-Site

DOL Wants to Rescind ‘Unduly Narrow’ Joint-Employer Rule

Saladworks Parent Acquires The Simple Greek

By Chloe Will Continue Operations, but Under a Different Name

El Pollo Loco on Brink of Major Growth Phase

Red Robin is Launching Three Virtual Brands

5 Lessons Learned Helping People Land Restaurant Jobs in a Pandemic

Sonic Drive-In Finds the Fast Lane During COVID-19

$28.6 Billion in Federal Aid is Coming to Restaurants

Iron Hill Brewery Charges Forward Out of COVID-19

Lawsuit: Panda Express Workers Forced to Strip ‘Almost Naked’ at Self-Help Seminar

How COVID-19 Saved This NYC Fast Casual

Del Taco Unveils Next Chapter of its Digital Story

Zaxby’s is Playing to Win the Chicken Sandwich Wars

The Real Costs of Running a Successful Restaurant

Cali Comfort Unlocks the Potential of Digital Hospitality

Back to ‘Normal:’ How Vaccine Rollouts Will Impact Quick-Service Traffic

Guests Will Pay Twice as Much to Eat at Clean Restaurants

What Your Restaurant Needs in its Sexual Harassment Policy

Ruth’s Chris Dining Rooms Reach New Pandemic Highs

How Can Restaurants Ensure Safety as They Reopen?

The Evolution of the Next Emerging Wing Chain

Restaurant Marketing in Unprecedented Times

A New Era Arrives at Quiznos

Senate Passes COVID-19 Bill with More Restaurant Funding


Week of March 1

Restaurants Gain 286,000 Jobs in February

The Future is Now for New Restaurant Design

How COVID-19 Forever Changed the Restaurant Industry

Food and Menu Trends that Helped Restaurants Survive COVID-19

Red Robin Readies for a Post-Pandemic Boom

Why Sam Fox Isn’t Giving Up on Casual Dining

Former Sonic and Dunkin’ Execs Form New Acquisition Company

Freddy’s Acquired by Thompson Street Capital Partners

The Story at Wendy’s is Still About Breakfast

Why Restaurant Mobile Technology is Here to Stay

How Playa Bowls Stayed Unshakeable During COVID-19

How Captain D’s is ‘Democratizing’ the Seafood Category

Why Restaurants Need Federal Aid, and Sooner than Later

How to Capitalize on Online Orders During Sporting Events

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Declares Bankruptcy

Restaurants After COVID: How to Navigate the Digital Future

The ‘Restaurant Renaissance’ is Coming, and Applebee’s Will Be Ready

How Barcelona Wine Bar Built a New Business During the Pandemic

IHOP’s Fast Casual Journey Will Reignite in 2021

McDonald’s to Conduct Workplace Review after Sexual Harassment Allegations

Texas Lifts Capacity Restrictions and Mask Mandate

Chipotle Agrees to Pay $15 Million in Back Pay for Overtime Hours

The Steak ‘n Shake of Old is Gone

COVID-19 Restaurant Changes That Aren’t Going Anywhere

Introducing Jimmy John’s New Brand Identity

Thirsty Lion Roars Into Future with Online Food Hall

Post-Pandemic Food Trends: A Swing Back to Exploration

House Passes $1.9 Trillion Relief Bill, Including Direct Restaurant Aid

Week of February 22

Reenergized Noodles & Company Sets Sights on 1,500 Locations

Shake Shack Leverages Digital to Navigate COVID, and Mother Nature

The Third-Party Delivery Reckoning

Minimum Wage Increase to Get Cut from COVID Relief Bill

As Third-Party Delivery Looks for Answers, Domino’s in ‘Good Spot’

Papa John’s Envisions ‘Historical Levels’ of Growth in 2021

Xperience Restaurant Group Didn’t Let COVID-19 Change its Brand

Ruby Tuesday Emerges from Bankruptcy ‘a Healthier Company’

Cracker Barrel Will Begin Testing Chicken and Biscuits Virtual Brand

How Will the Restaurant Industry Adapt to Reopening Requirements?

10 Ways to Boost Your Restaurant’s Reputation

Bankrupt By Chloe Selects Stalking Horse Bidder

Digital Disruption and Customer Experience Take Center Stage in 2021

Biden Changes Paycheck Protection Program to Aid Small Businesses

Menu Reengineering: A Vital Strategy to Achieve Optimization

What Inspires Luna Grill’s Maria Pourteymour

Who’s Really Winning the Chicken Sandwich Wars?

Bennigan’s Takes COVID’s Punches and Comes Back Swinging

Celebrity’s Wants to Magnify the Soul Food Category

Where to Turn for Menu Innovation? Try Getting Creative with Sides

Employee Retention Tax Credit: The No. 1 Relief Option Restaurants are Missing

Surging Olo Files for $100 Million IPO

Steak ‘n Shake Avoids Bankruptcy, Accuses Lender of Takeover Attempt

How Will the Restaurant Industry Adapt to Reopening Requirements?

Biden Changes Paycheck Protection Program to Aid Small Businesses

Week of February 15

Texas Roadhouse is Fine-Tuning Jaggers, a Franchise-Ready Fast Casual

Outback Steakhouse Owner’s Chicken-Tender Brand Goes National

2021 Restaurant Mandate: Make It Easier, Make It Safer

Ghost Kitchens: A New Era of Restaurants

Jack in the Box Gears Up for Major Growth Phase

Fast-Casual Franchise Bets Big on Crepes

70-Unit Jack in the Box Franchisee Files Bankruptcy

7 Years After Shark Tank, Cinnaholic Set for Rapid Growth

Cheesecake Factory Restaurants are Making $5M Per Year on Just Takeout and Delivery

For Denny’s, ‘More and More Appetite’ to Get Back to 24/7 Service

How Has COVID-19 Accelerated Dining Trends?

McDonald’s Wants to Increase its Leadership Diversity

After Sizzling Year, Wingstop Won’t Let Up in 2021

The Role of Private Equity in a Post-COVID Landscape

Burger King to Enter Chicken Sandwich Wars, Two Years in the Making

Dining and Entertainment: Where Do We Go From Here?

Glory Days Grill Fights the COVID-19 Battle on Multiple Fronts

Black Former MLB Player Accuses McDonald’s of Racial Discrimination

Applebee’s Launches a Cheetos-Inspired Wings Brand

Over 90 Percent of NYC Restaurants Couldn’t Afford Rent in December

Restaurants Warn Fast-Tracked Wage Increase Would Cost Jobs, Stall Recovery

Pandemic-Era Restaurant Habits That Will Outlast COVID-19

Stumped by COVID-19, Food Halls Find Refuge in Virtual Spaces

Building a Winning Restaurant in Today’s Digital Reality

How to Control Your Restaurant’s Narrative During COVID-19

Coffee and Tea Trends to Consider for 2021

teak ‘n Shake Could Soon Declare Bankruptcy, Per Report

Week of February 8

Judge Approves Ruby Tuesday’s Bankruptcy Plan

Burger King’s Next Act: Value You Can Count On

Checkers & Rally’s Rolls Into the Future with New Look and Momentum

Valentine’s Day Digital Marketing Tips to Drive More Holiday Diners

How Virtual Brands Saved This Fast Casual in 2020

Long John Silver’s Steadies the Ship Amid Choppy Waters

Acceleration to Digital: Why Technology is Crucial for Restaurants in 2021

Game-Changing Tech Innovations for Restaurants: Back of House

New Platforms Try to Crash Delivery’s Third-Party Dominance

How 2020 Will Influence Digital Ordering Trends

Menu Innovation Hasn’t Missed a Beat at Noodles & Company

Burger King Testing New Loyalty Program

Arby’s Owner Roark Capital Intends to Raise Another $5 Billion

$15 Minimum Wage Would Cost 1.4 Million Jobs, Report Predicts

J. Alexander’s Hopes to Finish Evaluation of Strategic Alternatives This Year

DoorDash to Provide Discounted Rapid COVID Tests to Independents

The New Online Ordering Revolution of 2021

Running a Business on Takeout? It Was Nothing New for Some Restaurants

Full-Service Breakfast Isn’t Confined to Dine-In Anymore

Inside One Fast Casual’s Explosive New Growth Strategy

Union Square Hospitality CEO Danny Meyer Creates Acquisition Company

The No. 1 Cause of Bad Food Photography

3 Ways Restaurant Franchisees are Confronting COVID Challenges

Cracker Barrel’s Revitalized Menu Marries Tradition and Innovation

Mighty Quinn’s Helps a NYC Eatery Stay Alive

Week of February 1

If Minimum Wage Goes Up, So Will Menu Prices, Restaurants Say

Luckin Coffee Files for Bankruptcy

Bolay Builds a Brand on Entrepreneurial Spirit and Family

There’s Always Room for Another Great Restaurant

Pizza Hut Speeds to a More Future-Ready Restaurant Chain

Restaurants in 2021: Technology and Hospitality Search for Balance

Chris Pappas Steps Down as Luby’s CEO

Fast Casual Dig Looking to Raise Growth Funding

A Casual Chain Embraces the Pandemic’s Service Shakeup

Democrats Sidestep $15 Minimum Wage Controversy

Pizza Inn Sees Improving Sales Amid Hectic Environment

Rise of Cold Brew Paves the Way for Better Coffee Cocktails

How Will Restaurants Approach Employee Vaccinations?

Chipotle, Drive Thru, and the Path to 6,000 Restaurants

Why Your Restaurant Should Open a Ghost Kitchen … Now!

The Great Global Reset is Happening for Restaurants

Restaurants in 2021: Takeout and Delivery is Now Essential to Customers

How One NYC Café Plans to Turn Customers Into Owners

New York Restaurant Workers Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

For Brewer Marcus Baskerville, Social Justice Is On Tap

Democratic Leaders Propose $25 Billion for Restaurants

Report: Fast Casual Dig Attempting to Raise Rescue Financing

McDonald’s Allowed to Continue Lawsuit Against Former CEO

McDonald’s Will Pay Company Employees to Receive COVID Vaccine

Former IHOP and Applebee’s CEO Joins New Acquisition Company

Landry’s to Merge with FAST Acquisition Corp., Become Public Company

Where Breakfast Goes From Here for Restaurants

FSR’s Rising Restaurant Stars: These 29 Innovators Dared the Impossible in 2020

Chef Paola Velez, The Baker on a Mission

Week of January 25

McDonald’s Stays the Course Through COVID’s Ups and Downs

What Lies Ahead for Restaurant Franchising

NYC Could Open Indoor Dining on Valentine’s Day

7 Ways to Turn Your Takeout Into a Dining Experience

Starbucks’ ‘Future Drive-Thru Concept’ is Coming

BurgerFi Rides Digital Momentum into 2021

With Its People, MOD Practices What It Preaches

How Wendy’s Got People Talking About Breakfast in a Pandemic

Starbucks Exec Roz Brewer to Leave Company, Become Walgreens CEO

A Surprising Thing I Learned from Visiting My Franchises in 2020

Chili’s Virtual Wings Concept is Expanding Beyond Delivery

Bartaco’s Whole-Team Approach to COVID Survival

Restaurants in 2021: $240 Billion in Sales Gone, Yet Hope Emerges

CiCi’s Pizza Declares Bankruptcy

The Restaurant of the Future 6.0: Differentiation for a Brighter 2021

Is Your Restaurant Brand Prepared for Private Equity?

Uber Lays Off 185 Postmates Employees

Godiva to Close or Sell All 128 U.S. Locations

Velvet Taco Aims to Disrupt the Fast-Casual Taco Space

With Its People, MOD Practices What It Preaches

Red Lobster Completes Debt Refinancing

Democrats Introduce $15 Federal Minimum Wage Bill

Darden Will Pay Employees to Get Vaccinated

Taco Concept Agave & Rye Fulfilling its ‘Magical’ Potential

Blended Solutions for Protein Cost-Cutting: Plant Power, Sauces, and Signature Condiments

7 Ascending Restaurant Groups to Watch in 2021

New Year Brings Fresh Hope for BJ’s Restaurants

Introducing Ke’nekt, the Eatertainment Concept of the Future

Week of January 18

Can the Mid-Priced Restaurant Survive COVID-19?

Gift Cards as An Effective Marketing Strategy for Restaurants

Friendly’s Restaurants Sold to Amici Partners Group

Herbs and Spices Can Be a Gateway for Menu Innovation

Has Congress Failed Independent Restaurants?

Fogo de Chão Charts a ‘Journey Back to Joy’

What MrBeast’s Restaurant Success Tells Us About the Future

McAlister’s Deli Finds the COVID Silver Lining

Making Drive-Thru Service Safer During COVID-19

Red Robin, Bartaco Vets Hunt for the Next Public Market Star

Starbucks to Assist with Washington’s Vaccination Rollout

Life After Coronavirus: 4 Ways Restaurants Can Prepare

New Tech Tools Blur the Service Lines for Restaurants

Picturing the 2021 Restaurant Technology Landscape

Week of January 11

STK, Kona Grill Prove ‘Vibe Dining’ Can Live On During Pandemic

Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Relief Plan Includes $15 Minimum Wage

Checkers & Rally’s Turnaround Shifts Into High Gear

How McDonald’s Supported Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Next Evolution of El Pollo Loco Has Arrived

Will Burger King’s Massive Rebrand Pay Off?

What Inspires Honeygrow Founder Justin Rosenberg

Why Now Is the Time to Trim Your Menu

New York Opens Indoor Dining to More Areas

Sonny’s BBQ CEO: What We Learned from 2020, and Why it Matters

Domino’s Wants to Become the ‘Dominant No. 1’ Pizza Brand

As Biden Prepares to Take Office, the Minimum Wage Battle Returns

Dave & Buster’s Continues to Weather a Tough Winter 

Shake Shack is Sprinting to Digital Supremacy

Why The Hummus & Pita Co. is One to Watch

Why Capriotti’s Wing Zone Blockbuster Will Boost Both Brands

Checkers Gets $20 Million Injection to Ignite ‘Aggressive Growth’

How FOCUS Brands Doubled Down on Digital During COVID-19

Starbucks Creates $100 Million Fund to Support Minority Development Projects

How Restaurants Can Use a Customer Data Platform to Increase Revenue

Why Red Robin’s ‘Moments of Connection’ Will Endure After COVID

Denny’s is Entering the Virtual Brand Wars

Darden CEO: Curbside Will Be Faster than Drive-Thru

Weeks of December 28–January 4

Why Are Virtual Kitchens Increasing in Popularity?

How Contactless Tech is Serving Up a New Future for Restaurateurs 

4 Post-Pandemic Lessons from the Great Recession

Schlotzsky’s Drive Thru Enters the Future

Starbucks CFO Pat Grismer to Retire

KFC Launches ‘Best Chicken Sandwich Ever’

Burger King Unveils First Complete Rebrand in Over 20 Years

Shipley Do-Nuts Acquired by Peak Rock Capital

Modern Market is Executing its Digital Master Plan

Del Taco Drops ‘Fresh Flex’ Prototype Designed to Grow

With COVID Cases Surging, Restaurants Must Keep Delivery Top of Mind

Wendy’s, Flynn Restaurant Group Reach Agreement on NPC Assets

Chef Karen Akunowicz Keeps Pivoting, and Making Pasta

Restaurant Workers in D.C. to Receive Vaccine in February

Pizza Inn Parent Receives Second Delisting Notice

Why 1,000 Restaurants Isn’t a Pipe Dream for Texas Roadhouse

McDonald’s to Roll Out New Chicken Sandwiches in February

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop to Acquire Wing Zone

Why Papa John’s Was 2020’s Most Transformational Brand

How Subscription Services are Helping Revive Restaurants

Why Restaurants Shouldn’t Give Up on Gift Cards in 2020

Hooters is Ready to Disrupt the Fast-Casual Segment

How Franchisors Can Stimulate Growth and Help Owners Navigate Lending

4 Ways Fast-Casual Pizza Chains Can Rise Above COVID-19

Huddle House Has Arrived to the Off-Premises Revolution

Are Customers Going Back to Beer Basics?

For Denny’s, Diversity is About More than Checking Boxes

DOL Eliminates 80/20 Rule, Opens Tip Pooling to More Workers

10 of the Biggest Restaurant Stories of 2020

Understanding the Importance of Restaurant Delegation

Week of December 21

Why 2021 Will Be the Year of Local Digital Marketing for Restaurants

Front Burner Evolves to Flex its Innovative Muscles

Burger King to Offer New Dollar Menu

Saladworks Buys Garbanzo and Frutta Bowls to Form New Company

15 Messages of Hope from Restaurant Leaders

What’s in the $900 Billion Stimulus for Restaurants?

Iconic Boston Brand Legal Sea Foods Sold to PPX Hospitality Brands

Punch Bowl Social Files for Bankruptcy

Driving Full-Service Restaurant Traffic with Gift Cards

Applebee’s, IHOP CFO Thomas Song Resigns

Federal Government Says Employers Can Mandate COVID Vaccinations

Darden Won’t Let COVID-19 Change What Matters Most

7 Year-End Tax Tips for Restaurants

During COVID, Restaurants Need to Find Their ‘Why’

The OG in Chicken Fingers is Ready for the Spotlight

New COVID-19 Relief Bill Promises More PPP for Restaurants

Week of December 14

8 Restaurant Experts Predict 2021 Trends

Moving Beyond COVID: 3 Ways to Accelerate Innovation

QSR’s Breakout Brand of 2020: BurgerFi Skyrockets to Wall Street

How to Best Avoid Restaurant Insurance Pitfalls

Subway Steps Up to the Curb

Luckin Coffee Agrees to Pay $180 Million Fine for Fraud Scandal

Snooze Notches Minority Investment from Brentwood Associates

How Mellow Mushroom Powered Customer Engagement During COVID-19

Luby’s Refranchises 13 of 24 Fuddruckers Locations

How Cava is Using Technology to Enhance the Human Experience

Restaurants and Third-Party Delivery Companies Come to Terms

Sweetgreen the Latest to Add a Drive-Thru Prototype

Restaurant Outlook for 2021: Uneven Recovery, but Better Days Ahead

C3 Acquires Speciality’s Café & Bakery Stores to Launch EllaMia Brand

5 Technologies Accelerating for Full-Service Restaurants in 2021

Chili’s Sees Dip in Sales as Pandemic Restrictions Tighten

Inspire Closes Dunkin’ Deal, Becomes America’s 2nd-Largest Restaurant Company

For 13 Years, Nothing Has Stopped the Esendemir Sisters and Flatbread Grill

Fast Casual By Chloe Files for Bankruptcy

Domino’s to Spend Over $9.6 Million on Frontline Worker Bonuses

Why Red Robin Will Help Donatos Pizza Take Flight

How Technology is Being Served at a Fast-Food Restaurant Near You

J. Alexander’s Faces Tough Test as COVID Restrictions Increase

Preparing Local Restaurants for a Challenging New Year

157-Year-Old Cliff House to Shut Down Permanently on December 31

Week of December 7

The Importance of Walking a Mile in Your Employees’ Shoes

Little Caesars’ COVID Success Could Lead to Growth Boom

New York City to Halt Indoor Dining on Monday

Jon Taffer Wants to Start a Casual-Dining Revolution

Things Will Get Worse for Dave & Buster’s Before They Get Better

Did Congress Develop a Vaccine for Restaurants in the Bankruptcy Code?

When it’s Time to Sell Your Restaurant

How Sam Nazarian’s C3 is Unleashing the Future of Restaurants

Starbucks Says it Will Have 55,000 Locations by 2030

Wendy’s, Flynn Restaurant Group Head to Mediation over NPC International Sale

Kat Cole to Leave Focus Brands by End of Year

DoorDash Posts $39 Billion Market Value

Gift Card Giving to Drive Restaurants’ 2020 Holiday Season

5 Ways Coronavirus Changed My Restaurant for the Better

Texas Roadhouse’s Pandemic Response Was Always About its People

Why Advanced Tech for Restaurant Employee Safety is Here to Stay

After Sales Dropped 86 Percent Overnight, How One Restaurateur Adapted to Survive

Quality Initiatives for Restaurants: 4 Industry Trends to Focus On

The 2021 Restaurant Buyer’s Guide

Toasted Yolk Strives for Normalcy During Chaotic Times

McDonald’s Invests in Clean Energy that Could Power 8,000 Restaurants

How Church’s Protected Brand Standards During a Pandemic

Juice It Up!’s Refresh Takes a Social Approach

ZaLat Pizza’s ‘Romantic Mission’ Kicks Into Gear

10,000 More Restaurants Have Closed in Three Months

How to Hire a Good Restaurant Manager

Wienerschnitzel’s Drive Thru Rewrites the Record Books

Blue Star Donuts Pivots to Off-Premises in Wake of Bankruptcy

Making it Through the Winter, from the Perspective of a Restaurant Owner

Woody’s Bar-B-Q Leverages 40-year Legacy to Combat Pandemic 

Week of November 30

Restaurant Industry Loses Jobs for First Time Since April 

How to Become a Top 10 Global Brand

With Technology and COVID-19, it’s How, Not If for Restaurants

Cheesecake Factory Ordered to Pay $125K for Misleading Investors 

As Winter Arrives, Welcome to Restaurant Purgatory

Cracker Barrel CEO: ‘Too Much Noise’ to Predict the Future

California Nears In-Person Dining Ban

L.A. Judge Asks to See Evidence for Outdoor Dining Ban

7 Ways Restaurants Can Use QR Codes

With Technology and COVID-19, it’s How, Not If for Restaurants

The Secrets to Wingstop’s Tech Mastery

3 New Restaurant Tech Innovations COVID-19 Accelerated

14 Restaurants Giving Virtual Brands a Shot

Chipotle Plots Drive-Thru Only Restaurants as Digital Soars

El Pollo Loco Unveils Evolved Concept to Compete in COVID World

What Will the Fast-Food Experience Look Like in 2021?

The Power of Culture to Pull Your Brand Through Crisis

What Recovering Markets Tell Us About the Future of Full-Service Dining

Bipartisan Leaders Offer $908B Stimulus Without Direct Aid to Restaurants

With Last-Minute Trump Rule, Restaurants Could Pay Less to Tipped Workers

How Independent Restaurants Can Stay Competitive Going into 2021

NPC International Cancels Auction for Wendy’s and Pizza Hut Assets

The Current and Future State of Rideshare Fast-Food Advertising

Former Burger King Franchisees Inject Life into Fosters Freeze

How Being ‘Intentionally Agile’ is Boosting Wingstop

Charleys Philly Steak Parent Preps for Breakout Year

DoorDash to Pay $2.5 Million to Settle Lawsuit over Tipping Policy

How Quick-Service Chains Can Win at Mobile Order Ahead this Winter

How Independent Restaurants Can Stay Competitive Going into 2021

With Last-Minute Trump Rule, Restaurants Could Pay Less to Tipped Workers

An Inside Look: Preparing Restaurants for the Road Ahead

Goodbye ‘New Normal.’ These Restaurant Trends Will Change Everything (Again)

Bad Daddy’s Gets Into Chicken Game as Sales Bounce Back

How to Evolve Your Restaurant’s Brand Messaging for a COVID-19 World

Week. of November 23

4 Delivery Menu Trends to Follow During COVID-19

Restaurants Battle for Digital Supremacy as COVID Rages On

New Considerations for Catering During COVID-19

Why a Digital Hiring Mindset Can Attract the Best Talent

What Inspires Papa John’s Chief People and Diversity Officer Marvin Boakye

Chef Erik Bruner-Yang’s ‘Power of 10’ Feeds Communities

40 Years and a Pandemic Later, Native Grill & Wings is More Relevant than Ever

Running List of States Reshutting Dine-In Service Due to COVID-19 Spikes

Ruby Tuesday Moves Forward with Sales Process

Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group Closes Dining Rooms

With Capacity on the Decline, Restaurants Need to Control Speed and Efficiency

Zaxby’s Dream of Going National Comes Calling

How a Startup Ice Cream Franchise Re-Created Its Experience

Torchy’s Tallies $400 Million Investment to Spark Growth

Optimizing Your Restaurant for the Takeout Boom

Smashburger’s Long-Term Play is a Digital Transformation

How National Chains Can Make Local Waves During COVID

Week of November 16

Robert Thompson is Cooking Up More Restaurant Concepts

The Restaurant of the Future 5.0: 10 Emerging New Revenue Streams

Nonalcoholic Cocktails Change the ‘Drinking-Out’ Experience

How Restaurants Can Hook Holiday Shoppers, Even During COVID-19

California Shuts Down Indoor Dining Across Most of the State

Applebee’s, IHOP Name John Peyton New CEO

Lettuce Entertain You Gives Notice of More than 1,000 Layoffs

Main Event Launches Virtual Experiences Platform

As Locations Close, Rave Keeps Focus Long-Term

Sbarro’s Comeback Centers on the Impulse Pizza Buyer

Jack in the Box CEO: Franchisees Energized and Prepared to Grow

Wendy’s Objects to Flynn Restaurant Group’s Bid for NPC

COVID-19 Accelerates an Age of Automation for Restaurants

Starbucks Plans Pay Raises for All Employees

Wendy’s Submits Bid For Bankrupt NPC International Locations

Zaxby’s Sells ‘Significant’ Stake to Goldman Sachs

How COVID-19 Made One Emerging Fast Casual Stronger

Check Out KFC’s Next-Generation Restaurant

Luby’s Stockholders Approve Liquidation Plan

Association CEO: Restaurants ‘Convenient Scapegoat’ for Shutdowns

More Former Black Operators Accuse McDonald’s of Discrimination

7 Reasons to Invest in Good Coffee

Restaurant Owners Need a Structured Plan to Endure Crisis

Multiple States Close Indoor Dining as COVID Spikes

How Wingstop Became a ‘Category of One’


Week of November 9

51-Year Legacy Inspires Expansion at Bob & Edith’s Diner

Is The Restaurant of the Future Already Here?

DoorDash Files Initial Public Offering

Going Beyond Brick and Mortar During the Pandemic

Moe’s Leverages Innovative Tech to Grow Consumer Base

10 Food Trends for 2021 Already on Restaurants’ Minds

The Restaurant Rent Crisis Continues

Digital Marketing Trends in the Restaurant Industry

A Soul Food Chain Plans National Takeover

New York Sets Curfew for Restaurants

Lazy Dog Joins the Virtual Wing Wars with Jolene’s

Jack in the Box and its Franchise Association Reach Settlement

Why Restaurant M&A and Bankruptcies are Just Getting Started

Chipotle to Unleash Digital-Only Restaurants

Steak ‘n Shake Has Permanently Shut 82 Restaurants This Year

Famous Dave’s Continues to Master the Off-Premises Game

San Francisco Rolls Back Reopening of Dining Rooms

BurgerFi is Witnessing a Delivery Explosion

What Biden’s Win Could Mean for Restaurant Labor

Out of Crisis, a New Day Dawns for McDonald’s

Pollo Tropical, Taco Cabana Throw Weight Behind Drive Thru

Kona Grill, STK Optimize Store Layouts in Face of Restrictions

Chuy’s Reassures Guests That Its Value and Convenience Remains

Applebee’s Franchisee Requests Dismissal of Bankruptcy

Week of November 2

Potbelly Cements its Turnaround Playbook

Why Restaurants Should Serve Up Career Advancement Opportunities

Chick-fil-A Gets Modular with Restaurant Construction

Taco Bell Operator Submits $816 Million Bid for NPC International

Red Robin’s ‘Inflection Point’ Signals More Pizza

Wendy’s Considers Drive-Thru-Only Restaurants

The Era of Small-Box Restaurants Has Arrived

Papa John’s Building a Foundation from Pandemic Breakthrough

The Rise of Ghost Kitchens and the Impact on Contactless Delivery

Restaurants Brace for Winter in a COVID Climate

5 Tips to Make Your Restaurant’s Exterior More Attractive

Biscuit Belly Plots its Rise in the Breakfast Category

REEF Raises $700 Million to Transform Parking Lots

Nathan’s Has a Plan to Save Independent Restaurants

Rideshare: A Premium OOH Opportunity for Restaurants?

Vacated Restaurants Could Spark a Real Estate Boon

Can a Delivery App Actually Support Restaurants?

Ruth’s Chris Displays Agility in Face of Uncertainty

Wendy’s Considers Bid for NPC’s Bankrupt Stores

The 2020 Applied Tech Awards

Wingstop’s Surge Fuels Ever-Expanding Global Footprint

How Tropical Smoothie Became One of COVID’s Success Stories

A Barbecue Legend Expands During the Pandemic

Inspire Brands to Acquire Dunkin’ in $11.3 Billion Blockbuster

Friendly’s Files Bankruptcy to Facilitate $2 Million Sale

Noodles & Company and Delivery: A Benefit and a Burden

Week of October 26

El Pollo Lays Out Its Plan for a Digital Future

Corner Bakery Sold to Boston Market Owner

Starbucks to Close 800 Stores as it Readies for the Future

Shake Shack’s Growth Refuses to Take a Back Seat to COVID

Cheesecake Factory Prepares to Close RockSugar

California Pizza Kitchen Reduces Debt as it Emerges from Bankruptcy

Opening Restaurants During a Pandemic—It Can Be Done

Pizza Hut Takes Leap Toward ‘Healthier Global Estate’

Dunkin’ Mum on Potential Sale, Big on Progress

IHOP’s Growth Hits a COVID-19 Roadblock

Texas Roadhouse Conquers Its ‘Biggest Challenge Ever’

Chili’s is Learning How to Unleash It’s Just Wings

The Future Arrives Fast at Famous Dave’s

Steak 48 Redesigns Upscale Dining for COVID Times

How New Tech Can Counter the Latest COVID Fears

Bankrupt HopCat Parent Bought for $17.5 Million

With Digital Surging, Panera Joins the Pizza Category

Chicago Closes Indoor Dining as COVID Spikes Across the State

Denny’s Seeks a Return to its Late-Night Prowess

Restaurants Find Pandemic Stability with Produce

Burger King Owner to Modernize 10,000 Drive Thrus

End of the Chicken Sandwich Wars? Not So Fast, Zaxby’s Says

Mobile Technology Satisfies Restaurant Customers’ Cravings for Safety

COVID-19 Sends Studio Movie Grill Into Bankruptcy

Pandemic Report: Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse Have the Most Satisfied Guests

6 Things You Need to Know When Buying Restaurant Insurance

Eureka Creates an End-to-End Contactless Dining Experience

Rubio’s Coastal Grill Files for Bankruptcy

Inspire Brands, Dunkin’ Discuss Potential $8.8 Billion Deal

Sweetgreen to Cut Corporate Staff by 20 Percent Due to COVID Pressures

Cracker Barrel Says Sardar Biglari Lacks Credibility

Week of October 19

McDonald’s Denies Racial Allegations Made by Black Former Operators

Outback Gets Ready to Unleash New Growth Brands

Saving the Planet, One Menu Item at a Time

CAO Bakery & Café to Inject Industry with Cuban-American Flavor

How the Restaurant Industry Can Rebuild Trust in a Post-COVID World

BJ’S Prepares for the Cold Reality of a COVID Winter

Chipotle’s Digital Business Fast Approaches $2.5 Billion

5 Tips for Creating a Budget for Your Restaurant

The Restaurant of the Future 4.0: Hybrid Concepts Emerge from COVID Solutions

New Restaurants are Starting to Open in the Pandemic

How Hotel Restaurants are Climbing Back from COVID-19

Effective Risk Mitigation Strategies for Restaurants

McDonald’s Happy Meals are Still Getting Healthier

The Updated Guide to Running a Safe Restaurant During COVID-19

The Trust Economy, and the Future of Restaurant Marketing

Buffet Concept Country Cookin Closes Permanently Due to COVID

Inside Bar Louie’s Emergence from Bankruptcy and $82.5M Sale

Peace in Chicken Sandwich Wars? One Brand Hopes So

Grow Your Restaurant by Establishing a Winning Menu Strategy

25-Unit Applebee’s Franchisee Files for Bankruptcy

Another Broken Egg Regains its Pre-COVID Momentum

How Restaurants Can Approach an Exit Strategy

Should Restaurants Charge More During COVID-19?

How Shake Shack Leveraged IGTV to Reach Customers

From Virtual Brands to Delivery, How Dog Haus Solved COVID Challenges

Walk-On’s Fortifies Growth Strategy with 10 Point Capital Investment

Week of October 12

With Winter Approaching, It’s Time to Figure Out Delivery

Another Growth-Ready Chicken Franchise Enters the Ring

Starbucks Outlines Initiatives to Improve Diversity

Increase the Frequency of Online Orders with These 4 Simple Tactics

Milwaukee Bucks Score with New Chicken Tender Ghost Kitchen

Restaurants, Down $200 Billion Already, Prepare for Election Fallout

Bartaco Gets Back on Track by Providing a Pandemic Escape

Rehiring Your Workforce with a Lean HR Team? Consider Automation

Inspired by COVID Challenges, Shari’s Revamps Behind the Scenes

Restaurants Slim Down Menus Amid Pandemic Conditions ​​​​​​​

8 Lessons for Innovating During a Pandemic, from a Fast Casual Exec

Panera to Label Climate-Friendly Food on Menus

Popeyes Keeps Double-Digit Sales Streak Alive

What Inspires Clean Juice Cofounder Kat Eckles

Innovation Doesn’t Miss a Beat at Del Taco

Why Top Restaurants are Doubling Down on Mobile Ordering Apps

How a McDonald’s Father-Daughter Duo Inspires Positive Change

Are Ghost Kitchens Temporary for Restaurants? Don’t Count On It

8 Ways Restaurants Can Attract Young Customers

Top Dave & Buster’s Stores Inch Closer to Regular Sales Levels 

Outback Owner Expanding Virtual ‘Tender Shack’ Outside Florida

What Can Restaurants Do During Winter to Combat COVID-19 and Keep Sales Up?

Qdoba’s Post-COVID Transformation is Underway

‘Generation N’ Joins the Restaurant Marketplace

Election 2020: What it Could Mean for Restaurants

9 Steps for Restaurant Success in the COVID Age

Big Bad Breakfast CEO: The Morning Daypart is Bouncing Back

Week of October 5

Domino’s Spent $11 Million on COVID-19 Protocols

Franchises Rethink Discovery Days in a Virtual World

Easing Customers’ COVID Fears is Still Task No. 1 for Restaurants

Danny Trejo: The Restaurant Industry’s Next Action Hero

Sardar Biglari Says Cracker Barrel Is ‘Unable to Defend their Strategy’

No Matter What Side You’re On, the 2020 Presidential Election Matters for Restaurants

McDonald’s is Flexing its Marketing Muscle Again

DoorDash Offering $5,000 Grants to Help Restaurants Survive Winter

Smokey Bones’ Virtual Wing Brand is Off to the Races

5 Strategies to Survive the COVID-19 Business Environment

Ruby Tuesday Files for Bankruptcy

McDonald’s Plans New Bakery Menu, Including Cinnamon Rolls

How to Source Quality Gluten-Free Ingredients

President Trump Puts Restaurant Relief on Hold

Denny’s Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Go Back Decades

NYC Restaurants in COVID Hotspots See More Restrictions

Golden Corral’s Biggest Franchisee Declares Bankruptcy

Wingstop is Approaching 1,500 Locations Across the Globe

How to Prep Your Restaurant for Winter

Taco John’s Tackles COVID Challenges, One Battle at a Time

The New Rules of Engagement Between Restaurants and Consumers

Supply Chain Disruption Challenges Restaurants to Rethink Menus

Will Relaxed Alcohol Regulations Stick Around After COVID-19?

The Mac & Cheese Restaurant Spreading Across America

4 Tips to Help C-Stores Change Consumer Behavior

Red Robin Leader, Ex-Barteca CEO Create Special Acquisition Company

Week of September 28

A Turnaround Expert Takes the Helm at Logan’s Roadhouse, Old Chicago

Yum! Brands, and What It Takes to Hire in COVID Times

Inside the New Era for Drive Thru

How One Family-Run Fast Casual Keeps Fighting Back

Noodles & Company Returns to Positive Sales Growth

How Off-Premises is Changing Everything for Restaurants

Cracker Barrel Strikes Back at Sardar Biglari

Bloomin’ Vets Prep Mandola’s Italian Kitchen for Lift-Off

Preparing Restaurant Development for Whatever the Future Holds

There are No More Cheeseburger in Paradises

Why Artificial Intelligence Should Be on the Menu this Season

Pizza Inn Parent Remains Challenged by COVID Pandemic

COVID Half a Year Later: What’s the State of the Restaurant Industry?

Newk’s Envisions Even Greater Heights After COVID

Zaxby’s Still Finds a Way to Bring Families Together

Papa John’s Reports Sixth Straight Month of Double-Digit Gains

Protecting Your Restaurant From the Growing Threat of Cyberattacks

New $2.2 Trillion Stimulus Promises $120 Billion for Restaurants

How COVID-19 Changed the Foodservice Industry Long-term

Johnny Rockets Gives FAT Brands the Muscle it’s Been Looking For

How East Coast’s Relationship with Franchisees Sparked a Turnaround

What’s New in Restaurant Tech? Data Partnerships

Can AI Drive Seamless Customer Engagement Across Touchpoints?

How East Coast’s Relationship with Franchisees Sparked a Turnaround

Week of September 21

Darden CEO: Virtual Brands a ‘Distraction’

5 Restaurant Trends That Have Defined COVID-19

Understanding Recent Changes to the DOL Joint Employer Test

Panda Express Had a COVID-19 Task Force in January

Burger King Riles Up Social Media with Snack Box

How Does Recent Court Decision Affect Joint Employer Laws?

Preparing for the Inevitable Restaurant State Sales Tax Audit

Indiana to Remove Capacity Restrictions Saturday

Report: Corner Bakery Café Exploring Strategic Alternatives

Emerging Franchises Discover Ways to Thrive in Pandemic Conditions

Pollo Campero Seeks its Piece of the Chicken Empire

With Sports Back, Can Empty Stadiums Turn Into Crowded Restaurants?

The 16 Full-Service Restaurants Expanding the Quickest

How Restaurants Deliver Great Hospitality with Contactless Ordering and Payment

COVID Isn’t Impeding Big Whiskey’s Emergence

Resilient Commander’s Palace Keeps the Party Going

Steakhouse Icon Sizzler Files for Bankruptcy

NYC Restaurants Sit at a Survival Crossroads

Chris Pappas Mulls Submitting an Offer for Luby’s

Bankrupt NPC International Seeks $725 Million Sale

4 Big Marketing Challenges Facing Restaurants in a COVID World

Why Swig is One to Watch

Former McDonald’s CEO Argues He Should Keep Severance

The Crack Shack Wants to Command the Better Chicken Category

J. Alexander’s Turnaround is Moving Ahead of Schedule

Chipotle Eyes Growth in the Wake of COVID-19

Why Community Involvement is Core to a Successful Restaurant Strategy

Flexible Self-Scheduling: The Answer to COVID Staffing Dilemmas

Week of September 14

Dave & Buster’s Warns of Potential Bankruptcy

Starbucks Isn’t Waiting Around for COVID to Disappear

Chuck E. Cheese Plans to Destroy 7 Billion Paper Tickets

How One Mrs. Fields Franchisee Opened During the Pandemic

Bars, Breweries, and Wineries Find Ways to Survive

Jack in the Box Finds a Contactless Way to Connect with Guests ​​​​​​​

Close to 20,000 Restaurants Have Permanently Closed Since COVID

A Restaurateur’s Top Tips to Turn a Profit During COVID

Most Restaurant Customers Aren’t Waiting for a Vaccine

McDonald’s Joint Employer Case Investigated for Potential Conflict of Interest

Shake Shack’s Curbside Footprint Expands

Customers are Still at the Heart of the Restaurant Promise

Sardar Biglari: Cracker Barrel Made ‘One of the Worst Business Blunders’ in Restaurant History

With Diversity, Chipotle Puts Words Into Action

Plant Nation Rides the Ghost-Kitchen Wave

Fajita Pete’s is Gearing Up for a Growth Explosion

How Restaurants Can Win Over Gen Z During and After the Pandemic

Cracker Barrel is Transforming During COVID Times

Boosting Morning Sales During a Pandemic Starts with Coffee

100,000 Restaurant Closures Expected in 2020

Buffalo Wings & Rings Debuts a Fresh Look for a Familiar Customer

American Blue Ribbon to Emerge from Bankruptcy with Fewer Units, New Structure

The Key to a Post-Pandemic Comeback: Change the Customer Journey

Restaurant Design Will Be Forever Changed by COVID

The Key to a Post-Pandemic Comeback: Change the Customer Journey

Restaurant Design Will Be Forever Changed by COVID

Week of September 7

Maison Kayser Files for Bankruptcy

Dave & Buster’s is Reawakening as a Better Brand

BJ’s Awards Stock Grants to Make Up for Pay Reductions

K&W Cafeterias Files for Bankruptcy

Smoothie King Aims to Elevate the Fitness Journey

Starbucks Turned Summer Into Fall, and it Paid Off

Perfecting Order and Delivery for Five-Star Contactless Dining

Culinary Education in the Age of COVID

Restaurants Welcome FDA’s New Era of Food Safety Blueprint

Outdoor Dining Gives Red Robin a Much-Welcomed Boost

5 Ways Real Estate Can Unlock Growth for Your Restaurant

Sweetgreen Debuts Digital-Only Menu

The ‘Joint Employer’ Saga Resurfaces for Franchisors

Jersey Mike’s Caters to a Changing Customer

Restaurant Safety: How to Respond to the Impacts of COVID-19

NYC Indoor Dining to Return September 30

Smoothie King Aims to Elevate the Fitness Journey

The 30 Sit-Down Chains Making the Most Money Per Restaurant

Logan’s Roadhouse Parent Taps TGI Fridays Vet as New CEO

COVID-19 Fallout: The New Way of the Buffet

Rev Up the Food Truck?

Luby’s Unveils Plan to Dissolve Company

Levin Leichtman Acquires Tropical Smoothie Café

4 Steps Restaurants Can Take to Improve Third-Party Deliveries

Dwyane Wade Handles the Heat of the Restaurant Business

Logan’s Roadhouse Parent Taps TGI Fridays Vet as New CEO

The 18 Best Culinary Schools in America

Redefining Luxury Catering in the Age of Social Distancing

The week of August 31

Chuck E. Cheese’s Comeback Takes Shape

Mobile Location Technology and Privacy: How Should Restaurants Proceed?

This Restaurant of the Future 3.0: Eight Drivers of Change in a ‘New Normal’

Boka Restaurant Group to Lay Off 516 Workers

Bloomin’ Launches its Own Virtual Chicken Brand

Only 45 Percent of Restaurants are Confident They’ll Last a Year

Taco Bell to Remove Mexican Pizza in Final 2020 Menu Revamp

Why Sustainability Still Matters for Restaurants

First Watch Isn’t OK Being Quiet Anymore

Can Kiosks Find New Life During Coronavirus?

Pizza Remains the Pandemic Front-Runner

A CheckList for Safely Reopening Restaurants

Burger King Introduces Restaurants for a Post-COVID World

Chicago’s Dining Scene Proves its Resiliency Yet Again

Former Black McDonald’s Franchisees File $1 Billion Lawsuit

Can Nontraditional Restaurants Make a Post-COVID Comeback?

Convenience Isn’t Going Anywhere for Restaurants After COVID-19

The Value of the Drive Thru During COVID-19

Blue Star Donuts Files for Bankruptcy

Outback’s New Menu: More Steak, Lower Prices, Larger Portions

How Three Restaurants are Making the Most of Outdoor Dining

The Future of Quality in Restaurants is Being Driven by Technology

Two Critical Elements of a Post-Pandemic Recovery for Full-Service Restaurants

Buffalo Wild Wings Builds ‘Customized Dawg Pound’ for Football Season

NYC, L.A Extend Third-Party Delivery Fee Caps

Offbeat Cheba Hut Endures Beyond Experiential Dining

McDonald’s: Easterbrook’s Claims Have ‘No Legal Merit’

How to Design the Best Sandwich Board for Your Restaurant

The week of August 24

When Restaurant Customers Refuse to Wear Masks

Barcelona Wine Bar Won’t Dehumanize the Restaurant Experience, Pandemic or Not

Even in a Pandemic, ‘The Freddy’s Way’ Carries On

Embracing Consumer Changes for Long-Term Restaurant Success

Why is Nobody Talking About a Mobile Food Strategy?

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Parent Hatches a New Fast Casual

Cheesecake Factory Has Brought Back Majority of Furloughed Workers

Understanding the Restaurant Guest Six Months Into COVID-19

5 Ways to Maximize Restaurant Concepts Through Ghost Kitchens

How to Stay Connected with Customers During COVID-19

VooDoo Daddy’s Wants to Become a Cajun-Style Powerhouse

The 10 Highest-Earning Steakhouse Chains

How the Hourly Restaurant Workforce Has Evolved During COVID-19

Turning Parking Lots into a Restaurant Goldmine

Some Good News for Restaurant Sales, But an Uneven Path Ahead

Fazoli’s is Witnessing its Best Summer Ever

McDonald’s Investigating HR and Claims Ex-CEO Covered Up for Others

Jamba’s Evolution Helps it Weather the COVID Storm

Some Good News for Restaurant Sales, But an Uneven Path Ahead

Papa John’s Red-Hot Run Continues

Curbside: Take the Lead, or Get Left in the Dust

How One Sandwich Chain is Tackling Labor in a COVID World

Organic Krush Stays Small, but Mighty in COVID Response

Lawsuit Says Chipotle Short-Changed Cash-Paying Customers

Buffalo Wings & Rings Brings Fast Casual Into New Design

Red Robin’s Chief Information Officer to Depart Company

An Urban Waffle House for Millennials? Robert Thompson is Just Getting Started

Taking the Perfect Restaurant Photo with Leigh Loftus

Memo to Restaurants: A Dollar of Revenue is Not Equal to a Dollar Saved

Understanding and Supporting Restaurant Employees During COVID-19

The week of August 17

What’s Your Restaurant’s Off-Premises Strategy for Kids?

Is In-House Delivery the Future for Restaurants?

An Urban Waffle House for Millennials? Robert Thompson is Just Getting Started

No James Beard Award Winners in 2020

COVID Can’t Keep Barbecue Icon Pat Martin Down

Taco Bell Unveils New Restaurant Built for a Digital Future

Ruby Tuesday, &pizza Vets Lead New Acquisition Company

12 Ways Stickers Can Help Restaurants Survive COVID-19

A Super Bowl Hero Finds Success with Clean Juice

Fueled by COVID, Restaurants Race to the Drive Thru

Third-Party Delivery: Navigating Integration, Potential, and Service Fees

Chili’s Virtual Wings Brand Takes Flight

Punch Bowl Taps Former Souplantation CEO to Lead Company

Challenged by COVID, TGI Fridays Fights its Way Back

Capriotti’s Leverages Innovation to Thrive in Pandemic

4 Overlooked Spots Restaurants Need to Clean

One Reopening Answer: Ticketed or Reservations-Only Prix Fixe Meals

The Melting Pot is Ready to Get a Lot Bigger

Garbanzo Mediterranean Files for Bankruptcy

Bankrupt Pizza Hut Operator NPC to Close up to 300 Stores

Will Meal Kits Have Lasting Power in Quick Service?

Something You Probably Didn’t Consider with Ghost Kitchens

Popeyes’ Next Act: Become a Global Icon

McDonald’s U.S. Human Resources Leader Leaves Brand

Former CEO: McDonald’s Had Information about Sexual Relationships

How Tech Can Make Restaurants Pandemic-Proof

Delivering Customer Experience from Behind the Mask

The week of August 10

12 Restaurant Chains Primed to Outlast COVID

Famous Dave’s Inches Closer to Normal Sales

Johnny Rockets Sold for $25 Million to Fatburger Owner

CEO: Chili’s Momentum Cannot Be Matched in its Category

Noodles & Company Expects to Thrive for Years to Come

What Will Separate the Fast Casual Winners and Losers Post Pandemic

FSR 50: Top 10 Family-Dining Chains

Dickey’s CEO: Virtual Training Will Outlast the Pandemic

Steak ‘n Shake Closes More Restaurants as Quick-Service Flip Begins

What Inspires Yum!’s Chief People Officer Tracy Skeans

During a State of Flux, Restaurants Can Keep Innovating

7 Digital Trends That Will Reshape the Restaurant Industry

How Restaurants Can Tackle COVID’s New Insurance Challenges

Red Robin is Ready to Reboot its Comeback Plan

Can Restaurants Bring their Wine Business Online?

Tom & Chee, and the Comeback of a Shark Tank Legend

Buffalo Wild Wings Taps Target Exec as New CMO

Business Interruption Insurance as Restaurants Reopen: Now What

The Other Side of Safety Design for Restaurants

How Yum! Beat the COVID Odds, and Got Better Because of it

The Greene Turtle Proves it Can Win Without Sports

Chuy’s is Staffed and Prepared to Weather COVID

One-on-One with Yum! Brands CEO David Gibbs

McDonald’s Accuses Former CEO of Lying about Sexual Relationships

Red Lobster Taps Adviser to Explore Strategic Options, Report Says

More on the Uber-Postmates Fallout, from an Expert

Restaurant Industry Gains 502,000 Jobs in July

The week of August 3

Burger King Parent to Close ‘Several Hundred’ Restaurants

Under New CEO, Jack in the Box Wants to ‘Jumpstart’ Growth

Wendy’s Breakfast is About to Get a $15 Million Boost

How One Arizona Restaurateur is Saving his Small-Town Restaurants

Potbelly is Resolving its Real Estate Issue

As Sales Soar, Papa John’s Prepares for Major Unit Expansion

Independent Restaurants Aren’t Sure They’ll Make it to November

Digital Becomes the Cornerstone of a New Dunkin’

Gyro Shack Preps for its Next Growth Chapter ​​​​​​​

Amid COVID, Restaurants Shake Up the Meal Kit Game

Texas Roadhouse Reimagines Life in a COVID World

Why You Should Bet on Fast Casual After COVID-19

Thompson Hospitality to Buy Matchbox Out of Bankruptcy

6 Essential Factors when Purchasing Gloves for Restaurant Employees

Bojangles Drops Apostrophe in Brand Revamp

The HEALS Act Could Leave Thousands of Restaurants in the Dark

The COVID Communications Checklist for Restaurants

The week of July 27

On Comeback Trail, Ruth Chris is Mastering the Margins 

Welcome to the Shake Shack of the Future

Dunkin’ is Giving its Portfolio a ‘Good Scrubbing’

Yum!’s Digital Business Has Gained Over $1 Billion

The 5 Strategies Guiding El Pollo Loco Through COVID Challenges

Is the Pandemic the Right Time to Invest in a Restaurant Franchise?

Dunkin’ is Giving its Portfolio a ‘Good Scrubbing’

Meal Kits for Restaurants: Is it Worth it?

Pret A Manger Permanently Shutters 17 U.S. Locations

California Pizza Kitchen Declares Bankruptcy

The $4 Million Question Facing The Cheesecake Factory

Out of Crisis Comes Opportunity for Applebee’s, IHOP

A Safety Checklist for Reopening Your Restaurant

The $4 Million Question Facing The Cheesecake Factory

Wingstop Unfazed by Competitors or Global Crisis

Starbucks to Take Page from Chick-fil-A’s Drive-Thru Playbook

Restaurants Make the Quick Pivot to Off-Premises

McDonald’s is Done Playing Defense

Opportunity Awaits for Franchisees Ready to Take a Swing

Denny’s Relies on New Strengths to Navigate California Closures

3 Creative Ways to Leverage Beverage Partners and Bring Back Guests

Bankrupt Bamboo Sushi Bought for $2 Million

Pinstripes’ Journey from Best in Class to Safest in Class

Get a Glimpse of Sonic Drive-In’s New Restaurant Design

Trudy’s Texas Star to be Purchased for $6.5 million

What the New $1 Trillion HEALS Act Might Offer

10 Restaurants Positioned to Endure the COVID Pandemic

Are Restaurants Getting an Unfair Shake with COVID Spikes?

O’Charley’s Refuses to Flinch During Pandemic

20 Foods on the Rise During COVID-19

Could a Post-COVID Outback Be Even Stronger than Before?

How Technology Can Augment COVID-19 Safety Procedures

Breakthrough Has Golden Chick Thinking Even Bigger

The week of July 20

Del Taco Keeps Beating the COVID Odds

BJ’s Tries to Conquer California’s Latest Shut Down

McDonald’s to Keep Dining Rooms Closed Another 30 Days

How Drive-Thru Restaurants Can Thrive in the Age of Social Distancing

COVID Isn’t Stopping the Rise of Teriyaki Madness

So Your Restaurant Employee Has COVID-19

Profit-Driving Tips to Beat Pandemic Times

Why COVID Could Kickstart Chipotle’s Road to 5,000 Restaurants

Managing Expectations for a More Seamless Guest Experience Post-COVID

Rent Negotiation Strategies for Restaurants During the Pandemic

Why Jeremiah’s Italian Ice is One to Watch

Yelp: Nearly 16,000 Restaurants Have Permanently Closed Due to COVID

Despite COVID, the Lawry’s Experience Carries On

Restaurants Must Elevate Safety Culture, Not Just Protocols in COVID World

Luby’s Achieves Profit As It Continues to Seek Sale

Smaller Footprints, More Drive Thru: Restaurant Design in a COVID World

Panera Doesn’t Plan to Stop at Free Coffee Subscriptions

Buffalo Wild Wings is Turning Restaurants into Ballparks

Don’t Give Up on the Restaurant Recovery Just Yet

Danny Meyer’s Union Square to Allow Tipping Once Again

Will the Restaurant-Retail Trend Return After COVID?

How One Jimmy John’s Franchisee Battled Back

Leveraged Finance Trends Impacting the Restaurant and Franchise Market

How Restaurant Brands Can Continue to Grow in the ‘New Normal’

Famous Toastery Forges Own Path in COVID Comeback

The Future of Restaurant Franchising

The week of July 13

Shorter Restaurant Ads More Effective in COVID Climate, Study Shows

5 Restaurant Strategies to Get Through the Pandemic

Is Consolidation the Future of Restaurant Technology?

The Restaurant of the Future 2.0: Off-Premises, Simplification, and the Evolution of Dine-In

The Pandemic is Fueling Domino’s Future

How Technology Will Support the Future of Restaurants

Everything Restaurants Need to Know About Filing a Business Interruption Insurance Claim

Where Tech Plays Into Fast Food’s COVID Recovery

Recent COVID Setbacks Have Closed 100,000 Restaurants

Kura Sushi Sticks to Growth as COVID Challenges Loom

The Business Model That’s Pandemic and Recession Proof

Chef Edward Lee Puts Restaurant Workers First in COVID Response

For Restaurants to Recover, Unions and Lawmakers Must Step Up

Key Steps for a More Hygienic Fast-Food Future

Is the Restaurant Industry Headed for a Bankruptcy Wave?

California Shuts Indoor Dining Again

White Castle is Bringing Robots to the Kitchen

The Independent Restaurant Industry Will Never Look the Same

K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen Closes Its Doors

Red Lobster Feeds the Frontlines in Crisis Times

Can BurgerFi Become the Next Great Burger Chain?

Jersey Mike’s Pandemic Playbook: Take Care of Your People

The week of July 6

What Does it Take to Reopen a Restaurant During Coronavirus? Here’s an Example

How Restaurants Can Maintain Customer Loyalty Post-Pandemic

How the Uber and Postmates Merger Impacts the Industry

The Restaurant Industry is at Another Crossroads

When the Crisis Hit, Church’s Chicken Put its People First

Starbucks to Require Masks at Corporate Stores

California Restaurants Must Provide COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

Design Goal No. 1 for Restaurants Today: Create a Safe Dining Room

Protecting the Bottom Line with Tech in Post-Pandemic Reopenings

Bennigan’s Was Built to Survive Crisis Times

What Should Restaurants Stand for During COVID-19? Safety and Creativity

How Tension Can Actually Benefit Your Franchise Brand

Shake Shack is Back on the Growth Path

Miami Closes Dining Rooms Due to Rising Caseloads

New Logan’s Roadhouse Owner Breathes Life Back into Company

New Jack in the Box CEO on the Path Forward

How to Run Your Restaurant During COVID: Best Practices

How COVID-19 Will Impact Restaurant Design

Even in Pandemic Times, Slim Chickens Isn’t Slowing Down

The week of June 29

How COVID-19 Will Impact Restaurant Design

The Digital Journey Evolves at Qdoba

The Future of Healthcare for Restaurant Franchise Owners

GFG Café Cuisine Continues Goal to Expand Greek Cuisine

Metro Diner Morphs into the Restaurant Brand of the Future

Restaurant Industry Added 1.5 Million Jobs in June

Congress Votes to Extend PPP Deadline by 8 Weeks

McDonald’s Pauses Reopening as COVID Surges Nationwide

Outback Parent Reinstates CEO’s Salary as Sales Rebound

Complacency Has Become New Hurdle for Restaurants

What Should Restaurants Do if an Employee has COVID-19?

How COVID-19 Will Impact Restaurant Design

Grumpy’s Maintains ‘Traditional Americana’ Identity Amid Crisis

At Papa John’s, the Comeback is Just Beginning

Aurify Brands to Revive Over 40 Le Pain Quotidien Stores

How Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque is Gearing Up for Reopenings

COVID and Digital Ordering: What Have We Learned?

Four Months Into COVID: More Uncertainty than Ever for Restaurants

When Restaurants Go Rogue with COVID Regulations

Pie Five Shutters Another 10 Restaurants

9 Ways Restaurants Can Mitigate COVID-19 Risks and Keep Guests Safe

Burger King Gets Back to Pre-COVID Sales

9 Ways Restaurants Can Mitigate COVID-19 Risks and Keep Guests Safe

The week of June 22

Three Twisted Root Burger Units File for Bankruptcy

Consumer Interest in Dining Out is Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Why the Current Market is Ripe for Franchise Growth

Chili’s Owner Launches Virtual Wings Concept

Why the Pandemic Could Turn Darden Into an Even Bigger Juggernaut

Darden Invested $75 Million in its Employees During COVID Crisis

Court Orders McDonald’s to Provide Better COVID Protection

It Will Take Years for the Restaurant Industry to Recover

How Panda Express is Taking Charge of Delivery

Restaurants are Saying Goodbye to Third-Party Delivery Apps

How Fast-Food Brands Can Build Emotional Loyalty Amid COVID-19

PizzaRev Down to 13 Locations After Round of Closures

Surge in COVID Cases Hasn’t Slowed Restaurants So Far

Blaze Pizza Rises to the Pandemic Challenge

Out of Bankruptcy, Brio, Bravo Seek Return to ‘Old Glory’

Sales at Ruth’s Chris Continue to Rebound as Dine-in Returns

Want to Restructure Your Restaurant Lease? You’re Not Alone

Main Event Reopens as a Redefined, Galvanized Brand

Reopening a Restaurant Can Be Risky Business

How Casual Dining Will Survive the COVID-19 Crisis

Can On-Demand Pay Help Rebuild the Restaurant Workforce?

Communication Leads Franchisees through Crisis Times

The week of June 15

To Reopen or Not? Restaurants Face a Make-or-Break Moment

Why Chipotle has ‘Home Run’ Potential After COVID-19

Zinburger Permanently Shutters 15 of 18 Restaurants Due to COVID

Noodles & Company Keeps Eyes on Off-Premises as Sales Rise

Restaurants, Don’t let a Grubhub Horror Story Ruin Your CX

Why Restaurants Need to Diversify Away from Delivery Marketplaces

Over 45 Million Have Filed Initial Unemployment Claims

Popeyes, the Pandemic Proof Fast-Food Chain

Contactless Carryout Isn’t Going Anywhere

Why the Restaurant Event Business Will Make a Comeback

Wayback President on Staying Safe, No Matter Your State’s Status

How Do You Prove Your Restaurant is a Safe Environment?

Denny’s Off-Premises Sales Stick as Dining Rooms Reopen

Why Coronavirus Will Spark a Fast-Food Takeover

Eggs Up Grill CEO Looks at the Sunny Side

Full-Service Restaurants Embrace Off-Premises Menu Innovation

Mighty Quinn’s is Ready for the Post-Pandemic Landscape

Breaking the Dependency on Delivery Apps

Post-Coronavirus: A Changed Restaurant Customer with New Expectations

Restaurant Industry Has Already Lost $120 Billion

How Marketing is Changing for Quick-Service Restaurants

What the Restaurant World Will Look Like After Coronavirus

The week of June 8

Restaurants Must Adapt Key Performance Indicators During COVID-19

Church’s Chicken Innovates the Post-Pandemic Workplace

The Recovery is in Full Swing at Bloomin’ Brands

BJ’s Continues to Rebound as Dining Rooms Reopen

TripAdvisor Study: Restaurants Lead in Recovery

Red Robin is Prepared to Accelerate its Reopening Strategy

Emerging Franchise Revs Up Growth Despite Pandemic

5 Tips for Protecting Your Restaurant’s Online Reputation During Reopening

Influencer Marketing and COVID-19: Can it Reinforce Customer Trust?

J. Alexander’s was Nearly Sold Before the Pandemic

Report: 85 Percent of Independent Restaurants Could Close Without Direct Aid

COVID-19 Accelerates the Transformation of Starbucks

Yum! Sales Gain Momentum, Set New Heights

Shake Up Your Takeout Menu with Convenient and Unique Cocktails

Health and Wellness Brands Find their COVID-19 Purpose

The 4 Components of a Successful Delivery Program

Consumer Emotion Drives the Future of Post-Pandemic Restaurant Marketing

Chili’s is Outpacing its Casual-Dining Competitors

Wendy’s Solves Beef Supply Problems as Sales Bounce Back

4 Guidelines for Managing Restaurant Workers in a ‘New Normal’

Dunkin’ Wants to Help America Get Back to Work

When’s the Right Time to Reopen Your Restaurant?

What to Know about Claiming Insurance after Riot Damage

The Restaurant Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit

The week of June 1

How to Ace Third-Party Delivery in a Pandemic

Restaurant Industry Gained 1.4 Million Jobs in May

5 Top Dining-Out Trends for a Post-Pandemic Society

Huddle House CEO: Ghost Kitchens to Rise as Brick and Mortar Fades

Why Brand Identity Has Never Been More Important for Restaurants

Geofencing Can Minimize Face-to-Face Interactions in Restaurants

Ruth’s Chris is Getting Back to Business

A Coronavirus Opportunity for Restaurants: Off-Peak Hours

Potbelly’s Sales Improve as Permanent Closures Loom

Restaurants Get a Lifeline with PPP Loan Forgiveness Changes

HopCat Parent Files for Bankruptcy as COVID-19 ‘Put it Over the Edge’

Dunkin’s Sales Increase, Shift from Breakfast Daypart

Creating a COVID-19 Restaurant Playbook: Where to Begin

Protests Shut Down Dozens of Cheesecake Factory Restaurants

At Cracker Barrel, Guests are Coming Back and So are Sales

When Will Americans be Ready to Dine-In Again?

3 Ways Restaurants Create Customer Engagement During COVID-19 

Dealing with Your Lease Agreement (and Landlord) During a Pandemic

Reopening 101 for Restaurants: Divide Customers into Three Main Groups

In a Touchless World, 3D Cameras Will Make Restaurants Safer

How Has COVID Exposed the Restaurant Industry?

Chuy’s Opens Nearly All of its Dining Rooms

6 Ways Tech Can Improve Food Safety in a COVID-19 World

The week of May 25

When Lockdowns End, Which Restaurant Changes Will Remain?

A CEO’s 5 Takeaways on What Works Post-Pandemic

The Impact of COVID-19 on Employer Policies and Operations

House Passes Bipartisan Changes to PPP

COVID-19 Sends East Coast Wings + Grill on a ‘Super-Regional’ Path

Popeyes and its Chicken Sandwich are Still Soaring

These are the Customer Concerns as Restaurants Reopen

More than 40 Million Have Filed Unemployment Claims in 10 Weeks

How to Manage Leases and Landlords in Uncertain Times

5 Factors That Can Affect Your Restaurant’s Reopening

Simplification in the COVID-19 Era: What it Means for Restaurants and Suppliers

Delivery and Online Ordering Partnerships are Essential Right Now

Domino’s is Thriving During Uncertain Times

Papa John’s Continues to Reach Unprecedented Sales

Can Family Meals Bridge the COVID-19 Gap for Restaurants?

Chili’s is Coming Back to Life, and its Culture is to Thank

Is COVID-19 Going to Accelerate the Ghost Kitchen Craze?

How Bareburger Took Back the Digital Experience

Sales are Up 20 Percent, But Marco’s Isn’t Sitting Back

Data-Driven Decisions Will Help Restaurants Navigate COVID-19 Recovery

Reopening Considerations for Restaurants and Bars

The week of May 18

Why First Watch Will Reemerge an Even Better Restaurant Chain

Chuy’s Has Reopened 70 Percent of its Dining Rooms

How Restaurants Should Communicate Reopening with Customers

COVID-19 Will Inspire a Dunkin’ 2.0

Fortress to Acquire Craftworks for $93 million

Taco Bell to Hire 30,000 People in Coming Months

Reopenings Provide Some COVID-19 Hope, Especially for Casual Dining

Welcome to a New Era of Customer Appreciation for Restaurants

Millions File Unemployment Claims for 9th Straight Week

Starbucks Accelerates Plan to Relocate, Transform Low-Performing Stores

How Jack in the Box Adapted Its Messaging to Stay Relevant

Steps to Sharpen Safety Focus as Restaurants Reopen

Could COVID-19 Create Opportunities in the Food Supply Chain?

Subway Lays Off 150 Employees

Restaurateurs, Trump Administration Talk Industry Concerns

Chuck E. Cheese Uses New Name on Third-Party Platform

Famous Dave’s Stays Nimble in Face of COVID-19

Still Trying to Decipher the Paycheck Protection Program

Operating Restaurants in a COVID-19 Environment

7 Ways to Take Down the Third-Party Marketplace

Better Culture, Better Plan, Better Papa John’s?

Don’t Let Mosquitoes Ruin Patio Reopenings

Reopening? Here are 4 Ways Restaurateurs Can Reset the Table

What the COVID-19 Future Holds for Emerging Restaurant Chains

Former College Football Star Joins Toppers Pizza as Co-Franchisee

Specialty’s Café & Bakery to Permanently Close

The week of May 11

49-Unit IHOP Franchisee Files for Bankruptcy

Restaurants’ Greatest Competition Post COVID-19: Home-Cooked Meals

A Program Geared to Help Restaurants’ Main Street

Garden Fresh Restaurants Declares Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Pandemic has Redefined Value for Jack in the Box

NYC Puts a Cap on Third-Party Delivery Fees

Bankrupt Krystal Agrees to $48 Million Deal with Fortress Investment Group

Will Employees Actually Return to Restaurants?

Does the Stimulus Help Restaurants?

Another 3 Million File for Unemployment

McDonald’s to Boost Recovery with Significant Marketing Investment

COVID-19, and the 4 New Paradigms of Guest Perception

Customers Will Support Restaurants Again

Restaurants Take Heed: Uber Eats May Soon Own Your Relationship with Customers

Where Technology Fits in the COVID-19 Response for Restaurants

Potbelly Mulling Permanent Closure of up to 100 Locations

House Democrats Propose Changes to PPP in $3 Trillion Bill

Planning to Reopen Your Restaurant? Here’s What an Expert Would Do

Georgia Restaurants See a Sales Spike from Reopenings

Bamboo Sushi Parent Files for Bankruptcy

Uber Seeking to Acquire Grubhub: Report

Does Restaurant Business Insurance Cover COVID-19 Claims?

Hooters Shares Reopening Safety Measures

What’s Wrong with the Food Supply Chain? It’s Not Supply

How Burger King Plans to Keep Guests, Employees Safe as it Reopens

Buffalo Wild Wings Unveils To-Go Only Concept in Atlanta

Ruth’s Chris Prepares to Reopen Dining Rooms as Sales Slide 83.5 Percent

Steak ’n Shake Permanently Closes 51 Company Stores

The week of May 4

April: A Month Like No Other for Restaurants

After COVID-19, Prepare for the Breakfast Wars

BJ’s Seeks to Maintain Off-Premises Growth as Dining Rooms Reopen

April Unemployment Rate Highest Since Great Depression

What the Restaurant of the Future Will Look Like After COVID-19

What the Future Holds for the Coffee Industry Post COVID-19

The Mindset of a Restaurateur in a Time of Crisis

Tips for Creating a Full-Service Experience at Home

McDonald’s to Reward Company Employees with Bonuses

Noodles & Company Turns the COVID-19 Corner

Legal Issues to Consider as Restaurant Employees Return to Work

An Early Look at How Reopened Restaurants are Faring

Your Best Innovators Right Now Could Be Your Franchisees

Unemployment Claims Above 3 Million for Seventh Straight Week

4 Ways to Optimize Your Restaurant’s Onsite Content During COVID-19

What’s the Deal with Wendy’s Beef Supply?

Digital, Delivery Boost Wingstop’s Sales Beyond Expectation

Papa John’s Sees Highest Sales Month in Company’s History

Zaxby’s COVID-19 Response: Keep it Real

Cheesecake Factory is Taking a Deliberate Approach to Reopening Restaurants

How Biggby Coffee Wrote a New Chapter in Change

Starbucks: 85 Percent of Corporate Stores to Open by Week’s End

Bloomin’ Brands Gets a Jolt of COVID-19 Recovery Hope

Shake Shack Turns to Pickup Windows in Pandemic Squeeze

New PPP Guidance: Restaurants Won’t be Penalized if Employees Reject Job Offer

3 Ways Restaurants Will Adapt to a Post-COVID World

How Restaurants Can Tell their Story During COVID-19, and Why it Matters

Qdoba Sees a Bump During COVID-19 Pandemic

Texas Roadhouse’s To-Go Sales are Up 575 Percent

How COVID-19 has Changed the Off-Premises Game Forever

Dave & Buster’s Strikes $100 Million Agreement with Jefferies

Coronavirus Crisis No Match for Popeyes’ Chicken Sandwich

What Customers Want from Restaurants as They Reopen

Denny’s Sales Dropped 76 Percent in April

Pandemic or Not, Dave’s Hot Chicken is Growing

5 Ways to Serve Gluten-Free Customers During COVID-19

Subway Franchisee Delivers 5,000 Sandwiches to the Frontlines

Casual Dining Looks to Fast Food for Survival Tactics

How to Take Care of Restaurant Staff Through the COVID-19 Crisis

The week of April 27

BJ’s Inks $70 Million Deal with Panera Bread Founder Ron Shaich

It’s Not Restaurants Customers Fear. It’s Other People

Restaurant Sales are Improving, but it’s a Complicated Landscape

Dunkin’ Adds Curbside Pickup, Doubles Delivery Footprint

11 Tips to Improve Your Restaurant’s Cyber Security in the COVID-19 Era

Expert Tips to Grow Restaurant Sales During a Pandemic

Will the ‘Ghost Kitchen’ Trend Continue During and After COVID-19?

Cracker Barrel Reopens Dining Rooms in Georgia and Tennessee

McDonald’s CEO: People Will Return to Familiar Brands

TooJay’s Declares Bankruptcy as ‘Direct Result’ of COVID-19

Chili’s CEO: ‘No One Will Get More Out of a Half a Dining Room’ Than Us

Why Schlotzksy’s is Holding Off Reopening Dining Rooms in Georgia

Applebee’s Could Soon Have 200 Dining Rooms Open

Unemployment Filings Surpass 30 Million in Six Weeks

Fazoli’s CEO: Even as Restaurants Reopen, Delivery and Carryout are Staying

At One Point During COVID-19, Yum! Had 11,000 Closed Restaurants

José Andrés: Restaurants We Love are on ‘Brink of Extinction’

Buffalo Wings & Rings Responded Quickly to COVID-19

Portillo’s Has Doubled Down on Drive-Thru and Delivery, and It’s Working

How COVID-19 is Changing the Restaurant Industry

COVID-19 Has Cost Starbucks $915 Million So Far

15 Chick-fil-A Employees in Texas Test Positive for COVID-19

FAT Brands Appears Primed for a Buying Spree

As Restaurants Start to Reopen, the Challenge to Rehire Employees Begins

Habit Grill Evolves at ‘Warp Speed’ During Pandemic

COVID-19 for Restaurants: What’s Working and What Will Become Part of the New Normal

Seattle Caps Third-Party Delivery Fees at 15 Percent

Keeping Track of States Reopening Dine-In Service

Will Foodies Save the Restaurant Industry?

Are Customers Ready for Restaurants to Reopen?

Commander’s Palace, and the ‘Spirit of Hospitality’ After COVID-19

Moe’s Stays Nimble During COVID-19 Response

Will Restaurant POS Vendors Survive the Domino Effect of COVID-19?

The Opportunity of Innovative Pandemic Packaging

Potbelly Decides to Give Back $10 Million PPP Loan

The week of April 20

Raising Cane’s Avoids Layoffs as Sales Return to Pre-COVID-19

How Edible Pivoted to Serve Customers During COVID-19

Trump Signs Law that Adds $310 Billion to PPP

BJ’s Prepares to Reopen Once Officials Give Permission

Domino’s is Already Building for a ‘New Normal’

Ruth’s Chris to Return $20 Million in PPP Loans

Sweetgreen to Give Back $10 Million PPP Loan

A Step-by-Step Playbook for Reopening Your Restaurant

Can Mobile Apps Bring Customers Back to Restaurants?

Stimulus Checks Appear to Give Restaurants a Boost

Unemployment Claims Reach 26 million in Five Weeks

How to Do Well by Doing Good in Midst of Crisis

10 Reasons Why Curbside Pickup is the Next Big Thing

What Restaurants Need to Consider as America Reboots

5 Innovative Ways Restaurants Can Drive Sales During COVID-19

Senate Approves $310 Billion for Paycheck Protection Program

Trust Will Mean Everything to Restaurants After COVID-19

How COVID-19 Could Change Chipotle as We Know It

Chuy’s Furloughs 80 Percent of Hourly Staff

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Puts Franchisees, Community First During Crisis

How Customers are Interacting with Fast Food in COVID-19 Era

The Importance of Restaurant Pest Control During COVID-19

Georgia to Reopen Restaurant Dining Rooms on April 27

Darden is Making Progress in COVID-19 Sales Recovery

National Restaurant Association Asks for $240B Recovery Fund

Could COVID-19 Usher in a Golden Era for Pizza?

BJ’s Furloughs 200 Managers, 40 Support Center Employees

Restaurants May Never be the Same. But Could They be Better?

Fast Casual Leader: Follow These 4 Tips to Outlast COVID-19

Cheesecake Factory Inks $200 Million Investment with Roark Capital

Subway Franchisees Launch Subway Marketplace

Shake Shack Returns its $10 Million PPP Loan

The week of April 13

Cameron Mitchell’s Solutions to the Paycheck Protection Problem

How a Subway Franchisee is Helping Feed Thousands of Healthcare Worker 

How to Ensure Meaningful Experiences When Dining Rooms Reopen

Shake Shack Gets $10 Million PPP Loan, Looks to Sell Shares

Trump Releases Plan for Reopening States

80 Percent of Independent Restaurants Aren’t Sure They’ll Survive

Starbucks to Reopen ‘as Many Stores as We Can’ in May

When COVID-19 Ends, Here’s How Restaurants Will Win

What Restaurants Can Do Now—and What They Should Do When It’s Time to Reopen

$349 Billion Loan Program Runs Out of Money

22 Million File for Unemployment in Four Weeks

Franchise Disclosure Document State Extensions

Nearly all Jack in the Box Restaurants Remain Open

Outback Parent Hasn’t Laid Off or Furloughed Any Employees Due to COVID-19

Noodles’ Sales Slid Almost 50 Percent During Early Weeks of Pandemic

Restaurants Join National Plan to Reopen Economy

The COVID-19 Bottom is Probably Behind Restaurants

Tensions Run High Between Restaurants, Delivery Apps in Pandemic

Mobile Gains Even More Importance During COVID-19

Adapting to the New Restaurant ‘Norm’

Tip Pools in the Era of COVID-19 and Takeout-Only Operations

Your Favorite Restaurant Dishes, Now Available in the Deli Aisle

2020 Future of Fast Casual Report

Sardar Biglari Calls Cracker Barrel’s Punch Bowl Move ‘Panic Exit’

Red Robin Temporarily Closes 35 Locations, Cuts Support Center Positions

Dave & Buster’s to Sell Up to $75 million in Shares

Why the Pandemic Could Create Investment Opportunities

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s CEO Looks to June for COVID-19 Breakthrough

Off-Premises Menu Innovation Has Never Been More Critical

The Enduring Legacy of Chef Floyd Cardoz

13 Things That Could Change for Restaurants After COVID-19

5 Benefits of Having a Kitchen Ordering System

San Francisco implements 15 Percent Cap on Third-Party Delivery Fees

8 Strategies to Succeed in the Post-Lockdown World

First Watch Temporarily Closes All Company Location

Cybersecurity Concerns Spike for Restaurants During COVID-19

FirstFood Global Declares Bankruptcy Amid COVID-19 Crisis

10 Top Takeout Innovations During Coronavirus

Post-COVID 19: The Pros and Cons of Location Takeovers

The week of April 6

A Two-Week Period that Wreaked Havoc on Restaurants

Can Restaurants Fill the Supermarket Void?

Bar Rescue’s Jon Taffer: The Future of Restaurants Will Be Led by Trust

Are Grocery Stores Really Safer than Restaurants?

A Fast Casual CEO Envisions the Industry’s ‘New Normal’

Fine Dining is Getting Slammed by COVID-19

Sweetgreen Feeds the Frontlines with Impact Outpost Fund (podcast)

Restaurants Warn Congress They Need More Funding

FDA Temporarily Lifts Nutrition-Labeling Regulations for Restaurants

16 Million Have Filed for Unemployment in Three Weeks

Trying to Make Sense of the Relief Loan Process

Starbucks was Preparing for the Coronavirus in February

El Pollo Loco Sees Slight Drop in First-Quarter Sales

McDonald’s to Cut $1 Billion in Spending as COVID-19 Derails Sales

Restaurants Fight for a Slice of the Spending Pie

White House Asks Congress for Additional $250 Billion to Aid Small Businesses

Starbucks to Provide Direct Relief Grants to Employees

Panera Launches Grocery Service Nationwide Out of Restaurants

The End of the Tunnel: 5 Steps for Getting Past COVID-19

Tilman Fertitta Taking Bold Steps to Keep Landry’s Afloat

Wingstop Keeps Momentum Going Despite COVID-19

Temporarily Closing Your Restaurant Due to COVID-19? Here’s a Checklist

A Restaurant’s Guide to No-Contact Delivery

MTY Food Group Closes 2,100 Stores, Cuts Workforce in Half

Denny’s Execs Take Pay Cuts as Sales Fall Due to COVID-19

Darden CEO: COVID-19 Challenges ‘Far from Over’

‘Extraordinary’ Conditions Sink TGI Fridays’ $380M Sale

BJ’s Restaurants Lays Off 16,000, Opts Not to Pay Rent

Chick-fil-A Adding Handwashing Stations to Drive Thrus

Independent Restaurants: Relief Bill is ‘Small Step on a Giant Staircase’

Have Restaurant Sales Bottomed Out?

How Food Halls Adapt to Social Distancing (podcast)

Psychologist: Restaurants Should Trust Experience to Navigate Pandemic 

How Checkers & Rally’s New CEO Quickly Faced the COVID-19 Crisis

Foodservice Cleaning and Hygiene in the Age of COVID-19

3 Ways Restaurants Can Weather COVID-19 with Conversational AI

Why the CARES Act Shortchanges Restaurants

The week of March 30

Restaurants are Worried COVID-19 Could Break Them

Life as a Restaurant IT Director During COVID-19

Food Halls and Trucks Feel the COVID-19 Burn

How the Restaurant Industry is Responding to COVID-19

March Sales Drop 46 Percent at The Cheesecake Factory

Bloomin’ Brands CEO Forgoes Salary to Aid Employees

Dave & Buster’s Considers Selling Stake as Stores Shut Down

Starbucks to Keep Stores Closed Until May 3

Restaurants Will Help America Return to a Sense of Normalcy

Wendy’s to Give Employees at Corporate Stores 10 Percent Boost

For Restaurants, Transparent and Consistent Communication is Key to Navigating COVID-19

Popeyes’ Sales Were Surging in Q1

Brinker CEO Cuts Salary in Half as Sales Fall, Delivery Rises

Sales Plummet as Much as 90 Percent at Shake Shack

Chipotle to Give Nearly $6.5 Million in Bonuses to Employees

A 10-Point Plan for Restaurant Employers During COVID-19 Crisis

McDonald’s to Check Employees’ Health Before Work

Full-Service Restaurant Spend Falls Below 5 Percent, Report Says

What Restaurants Would Like to See Changed in the Relief Bill

CraftWorks Fires Nearly All Its Employees

Contactless Ordering, and Other Tips to Navigate COVID-19

Red Robin Postpones Rollout of Donatos Pizza

Trying to Picture Life for Restaurants After COVID-19

Can the Paycheck Protection Program Help Your Restaurant?

How One Brand Raised $40K in the Midst of COVID-19

Insurers, Restaurants Ready to Wage War Over Policies 

Front Burner’s Furlough Kitchen is the Revolution Restaurants Need

Guy Fieri Partners with NRAEF to Help Restaurant Workers

Papa John’s Sees Steady Sales Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

How Restaurants Can Collaborate With Landlords to Secure Rent Relief

Great American Takeout 2: Back and Bigger Than Last Week (podcast)

Domino’s Reports Positive Sales During Pandemic

Burger King Parent Advances Cash to Franchisees, Defers Rent

Who’s Growing During the Coronavirus Crisis? Pizza Chains

One Key Strategy for Life After Coronavirus (podcast)

Has COVID-19 Ended the ‘Live-to-Eat Society?’

5 Proven Restaurant Tactics During COVID-19

What Does the Stimulus Package Mean for Restaurants?

For Restaurants, there’s a Big Problem with the Stimulus Package

Ruth’s, Chuy’s Furlough Significant Amount of Employees

Yum! CEO Donates Salary to Employees

Trump Considers Restoring Full Corporate Tax Deduction for Meals

The week of March 23

Restaurant Catering in the Coronavirus Age

Switching to Takeout and Delivery Only? Here are 7 Critical Things to Know

House Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Package

10 Perseverance Tips During COVID-19

Wow Bao Launches First-of-Its-Kind Off-Premises Strategy

The ONE Group Goes from 4,000 Employees to Under 100

Navigating Unprecedented Times: 5 Ways to Boost Your Restaurant’s Mobile App

The Cheesecake Factory Furloughs 41,000 Workers

Bankruptcy Cases Expected to Rise Significantly Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

What to Know About Supply Chain During Coronavirus (podcast)

COVID-19 Considerations for Restaurant Franchise Systems

Communication Key to Cousins CEO in Time of Crisis (podcast)

Small-Town Restaurant Life During the Coronavirus Crisis

The First 22 Days of March: Restaurants Have Lost $25 Billion

McDonald’s Suspends All-Day Breakfast Menu

Record-Breaking 3.28 Million File for Unemployment

Wendy’s: 90 Percent of Sales Coming Via Drive Thru

Cheesecake Factory Says It Won’t Pay Rent

5 Strategies for Restaurant Survival to Implement Now 

Senate Passes Groundbreaking $2 Trillion Stimulus Package

Full-Service Restaurant Sales Drop 74 Percent in Five Days

Top Chef Masters Winner Floyd Cardoz Dies from COVID-19

How One Fast Casual CEO is Keeping Positive (podcast)

Landry’s Furloughs 40,000 Employees

Coronavirus Hope No. 1 for Restaurants: Keep Staff Employed

Communicating About Coronavirus: 10 Ways Restaurants Should Engage

Yum! Brands Has 7,000 Restaurants Closed Globally

Punch Bowl Social Closes, Lays Off Majority of Employees

Texas Roadhouse CEO Gives Up Salary to Help Front-Line Employees

Senate, White House Strike Historic $2 Trillion Stimulus Deal

Can Kiosks Help Restaurants Stay Alive Through COVID-19?

Yelp: Consumer Interest for Restaurants Down 67 Percent

J. Alexander’s Furloughs 3,400 Workers Due to COVID-19

2020 National Restaurant Association Show Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Luby’s Closes 35 Units, Furloughs Most of Corporate Office

Tech CEO: We Feel for Restaurants Right now

Email Marketing During COVID-19: Is Your Brand Still on Autopilot?

Should Your Restaurant Add Third-Party Delivery, or Start its Own Network?

Here’s Where Restaurants and Workers Can Get Relief Funding During Coronavirus

Tips for Keeping the Lights On with Fazoli’s CEO (podcast)

Grubhub CEO: 30 Percent of Restaurants Could Close

Fine-Dining Restaurants Adjust to a Brave New World

Restaurant Rescue Action Items for COVID-19

Frisch’s Adds Groceries to Help Guests During COVID-19 Crisis

When Delivery and Carryout Isn’t an Option for Restaurants

6 Ways Restaurants Can Drum Up Funds During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Senate Fails to Move Forward on Stimulus Package

Bankrupt CraftWorks Closes 261 Restaurants, Furloughs Most of 18,000 Employees

McDonald’s to Shutter All U.K. Restaurants

Starbucks Shuts Cafes Nationwide for at Least Two Weeks

The week of March 16

Chinese Restaurants Feel the Pain of the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Rush Away From Restaurants Continues

Adjusting Your Service Model on the Fly (podcast)

Casual-Dining Brands Bolster Cash Reserves in Uncertain Financial Future

Darden CEO Not Taking Salary as Company Braces for COVID-19 Impact

Where is All the Restaurant Traffic Going?

How Firehouse Subs’ CEO Navigates Coronavirus (podcast)

This LA Fast Casual is Working to Stop Hunger

Trump Signs Law Granting Sick Leave for Employees

Tamper-Proof Labels Drive Consumer Confidence During Coronavirus Crisis

Eatertainment Venues See Huge Losses Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Cameron Mitchell Ceases Operations, Furloughs 4,500 Employees

Are You Sending the Right Message? Five Ways to Navigate Social Media During Coronavirus

Is Your Restaurant Liable if Workers Test Positive for COVID-19?

Critical Planning and Communication for Restaurants Today

Inside the Chicago Restaurant World’s Fight to Survive a Pandemic

José Andrés’ Restaurants Transform into Community Kitchens

One Restaurant’s Survival Idea? Become a Grocer (podcast)

Nearly 30 Percent of People are Afraid to Eat Out

Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group Lays Off 2,000 Workers

Economist: COVID-19 Presents Different Threat than Great Recession

National Restaurant Association Expects $225B Impact, 5–7M Jobs Lost from COVID-19

Restaurants Discount Kids’ Meals in Wake of Coronavirus

New York Eases Alcohol Delivery Law Amid COVID-19 Crisis

KFC to Close All Dining Rooms Starting March 19

Amid Outbreak, Some Brands Rush to Support Employees (podcast)

DoorDash Wants to Generate $200M in Additional Sales for Restaurants

Report: 85 Percent of Upscale Restaurants Feel Traffic Hit from Coronavirus

Trump Encourages Fast-Food Brands to Keep the Drive Thru Open

A COVID-19 Cure for Restaurants: Reaching Older Diners

McDonald’s to Consider Rent Deferrals

McDonald’s, Dunkin’, Wendy’s End Dine-In Service to Slow COVID-19

President: Avoid Gatherings of 10 or More People

Inspire Brands Closes Dining Rooms at Sonic, Arby’s, and Jimmy John’s

Noodles & Company to Close Dining Areas, Reduce Operating Hours

Uber Eats to Waive Delivery Fees, Donate Meals

Restaurants to Offer ‘Dining Bonds’ to Lift Income

Where Fast Food Fits in the Coronavirus Crisis

Reports Differ on Possible Nationwide Curfew

Responding to COVID-19: Fast Food Focuses on Drive Thru, Pickup

Shake Shack’s Dining Rooms Close Amid Coronavirus Spread

Why a Takeout-and-Delivery-Only Model Could Save Your Restaurant

Chick-fil-A Temporarily Shutters Dining Areas

Officials Across Country Close Restaurants, Bars

Coronavirus Crisis Communications for Restaurants: A Checklist

Starbucks Closes Seating in Favor of To-Go Model

The week of March 9

Golden Corral Employees are Washing Hands Every 20 Minutes

Halo Burger to Close Down Dining Rooms

Grubhub Suspends Commission Payments to Help Independents

New York Cuts Capacity for Restaurants as Coronavirus Concerns Mount

Noodles & Company Implements Emergency Paid Sick Leave Policy

What Customers Think About Restaurants and Coronavirus

Which Brands are Getting Hit the Hardest by the Coronavirus? Full-Service Spots

Why February was the Lull Before the Coronavirus Storm

Starbucks Expands ‘Catastrophe Pay’ for Coronavirus Care

McDonald’s to pay Quarantined Employees at U.S. Corporate Stores

Starbucks to Feel $400M Impact from Coronavirus

Darden Now Offering Paid Sick Leave for Employees

Here’s How Your Brand Should Prepare for COVID-19


Keeping Track of States Shutting Down Dine-In Service

The National Restaurant Association’s Coronavirus Information Page

CDC’s Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

World Health Organization on How to Get Your Workplace Ready

Everything Franchisees Need to Know from the International Franchise Association

Restaurant Operations, Special Reports