Many industries are beginning to feel the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. But none more so than the hospitality industry. Bars, restaurants, hotels and cruise ships are experiencing a dramatic decline in customer traffic. To put it bluntly, the situation downright sucks. But no matter where you fall within the industry, it's important to stay informed. And if you've come here, you've come to the right place. We'll be updating this page live, as we continue coverage on this ongoing global pandemic.
It’s likely that beer reps clean and maintain the draft systems for operators and managers with whom they have a good relationship. Still, this is information every owner, operator, manager and bartender should know.
Restaurants offering free meals to kids who depend on school lunch.
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Blindsiding businesses that were already in a tough position.
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Restaurants and counter-serve joints selling everything from milk, bread, and eggs to toilet paper, wine, and beer.
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Many servers, baristas, and bartenders have already been laid off. Now they’re looking to the government for help.
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New York’s once-thriving restaurant scene is fast becoming a graveyard.
Denver's Chef Paul C. Reilly asks for the government’s help now, so independent restaurants can be here for us later.
While restaurant owners around the country beg lawmakers to offer them financial relief and assistance to comply with legally mandated orders to temporarily close their dining rooms in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus, only a few national chains are doing anything to ensure all of their hourly workers physically and economically survive the pandemic.
The pandemic has shown Americans that the millions of service industry employees are an economic force. But until this moment, did patrons and lawmakers ever really see us?
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As Los Angeles restaurants continue to close or limit service due to recommendations by the city, county, and state, these resources are available for restaurant owners.
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In these trying times of COVID-19 and government-mandated business shut downs, small business owners are getting creative as they’re forced to pivot or else face layoffs or permanent closures.
When times get tough, restaurants get creative.
The decision, which will come later on Thursday, will have a huge impact on restaurants and bars currently in crisis mode, business owners say.
Southern California has taken sweeping measures since Monday to end dine-in restaurant eating, close gyms and movie theaters.
So much uncertainty has thrown Detroit’s restaurants into limbo. Business owners talk about the resulting fear and anxiety.
Across Southern California, independent restaurants, which often run on smaller profit margins, feared that even a temporary closure could be devastating. Many were trying to adapt by offering menu items to-go, delivering food and rearranging their seating, among other methods.
Boulder County restaurateurs have quickly transitioned their businesses to accommodate a mandate that all restaurants and bars in the state close to dine-in services for 30 days.
Restaurants like The Bachelor Farmer and Alma in Minnesota are donating food, space, and skill.
Hook Hall in Park View is now a pickup point for care packages and meals.
Whether restaurant-industry workers are still showing up to work or have been laid off, no one knows what could happen next
"I'm not worried about this virus; I'm worried about all these other things."
Bay Area restaurateur Reem Assil opened a new location of her bakery on San Francisco’s bustling Mission Street on March 11, but less than a week later, the city has basically shut down.
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The state is encouraging restaurants to offer beer and wine for delivery and carry out.
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A running log of merch, prizes, and donation opportunities to help bridge the gap for employees during the mandated closure.
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Chicago-area bars and restaurants are urging the state to give emergency unemployment benefits to all hourly and salaried workers, eliminate payroll tax for business owners and call for rent and loan abatement for workers.
Some 50 chefs and restaurateurs have taken to social media to ask the governor for immediate relief for furloughed workers with a two-week ban on dining in.
The U.S. Department of Labor answers questions pertaining to the current global pandemic. Find out more above.
As more restaurants discover workers with suspected coronavirus diagnoses, operators are finding ways to scrub the units from top to bottom and to allay customer concerns.
Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.
Restaurants are responding by doing what they can to assuage a nation that will be increasingly isolated, deciding whether to close entirely or to limit their business to takeout and delivery.
Many Colorado breweries are closing their doors in the interest of public health or switching to new formats in the hope of staying in business.
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Authorities estimate approximately 7,000 family businesses have had to close, facing zero turnover.
Beginning end of business Monday, March 16, through March 30, all Illinois bars and restaurants will be closed for inside dining. Take out and delivery will be allowed. More details above.
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An extensive guide provided by the National Restaurant Association pertaining to the coronavirus (COVID-19). You'll find FAQ's, actionable information and additional resources here.
The U.S. Department of Labor announced new guidance outlining flexibilities that states have in administering their unemployment insurance (UI) programs to assist Americans affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Amidst the global pandemic, bars and restaurants begin to reexamine their seating arrangements, starting with communal dining.
The coronavirus outbreak has drawn attention to the 55% of service industry workers without sick pay. Many companies are reevaluating their sick-leave policies, offering it to all hourly employees.
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For those in the service industry, following these tips can help to greatly reduce the risk of contracting the coronavirus.
Industry executives expect a gradual improvement with consumption returning to normal levels toward the end of fiscal 2020. But until then, the restaurant and wine industries continue to be challenged by the effects of the coronavirus. Here's how some are coping.
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