Restaurants Seek Federal Aid as Omicron Surge Threatens Another Hard Winter

Small restaurants are heading back to Congress for help, saying their challenges are worsening as the Omicron variant drives a surge in Covid-19 cases across the country. Nearly two years into the pandemic, U.S. restaurants and bars are dealing with higher costs, accumulating debts and customers fearful of the latest virus variants, according to a … Read more

Deliveroo, Probing Restaurant-Delivery Snags, Plans to Open Own Eatery

Deliveroo PLC, a food-delivery company based in the U.K. and backed by Amazon.com Inc., plans to open its own pizza parlor in London in an effort to better understand restaurateurs. The drawbacks to the delivery experience have become familiar: Helmet-clad drivers and cyclists form knots at restaurants as they wait to pick up orders, doors … Read more

Omicron and the Week America Is Calling In Sick

Hundreds of first responders in Los Angeles are out sick or quarantined due to Covid-19. A hotel staffing company is flying housekeepers to Florida and Texas to fill in for absent staff. A medical laboratory in Denver doesn’t have enough staff to send people to nursing homes to take blood samples. The first full week … Read more

Bars and restaurants become the epicentre of multiple recent super-spreading events

In most cases, Indian restaurants have been delivering food to home. Sitting in a closed indoor space and taking without masks pose a risk of Covid-19 transmission. This is something we all have known. Now this can be problematic when it comes to bars and restaurants because people sitting together do take their masks off, … Read more

Maharashtra Covid-19 update: Restaurants, bars, malls to be shut for week in Pune

The industry bodies said it was difficult for smaller companies that did not have the resources to organise or hire vehicles to ferry employees. A stringent 12-hour curfew between 6 pm and 6 am has been imposed across Pune district for seven days, starting on Saturday. The Pune district administration on Friday also announced that … Read more

How Two Restaurants Have Survived Covid-19. So Far.

They are rethinking everything they do. And then rethinking it again. Source link

Exclusive: It’s no-holds-barred at bars amid Covid pandemic

Patrons can be seen flooding nightclubs across India sans social distancing and maskless. (Photo: India Today) Many nightclubs in cities across India appear to be offering a perfect setting for the new coronavirus to prey on as cavalier guests hit the dancefloor in tight quarters — of course without masks! WHY BARS ARE RISKY? “Bars … Read more

McDonald’s, Chipotle and Domino’s Are Booming During Coronavirus While Your Neighborhood Restaurant Struggles

The coronavirus pandemic is splitting the restaurant industry in two. Big, well capitalized chains like Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. and Domino’s Pizza Inc. are gaining customers and adding stores while tens of thousands of local eateries go bust. Larger operators generally have the advantages of more capital, more leverage on lease terms, more physical space, … Read more

Unlock 5.0: Maharashtra issues guidelines for reopening of bars, restaurants | Check here

The Maharashtra Government has issued the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for restaurants that are to reopen from Monday under the state government’s ‘Mission Begin Again’ initiative. The guidelines have been issued by the Directorate of Tourism to keep a check on coronavirus infection. As per the guidelines, restaurants including cafes, canteens, dining halls, licensed food … Read more

Everybody vs. the App Store: Why Companies Are Taking Issue With Apple’s Growing Revenue Engine

A host of companies, including Facebook Inc., Spotify Technology SA and “Fortnite” maker Epic Games Inc., are challenging the way Apple Inc. AAPL 3.75% runs its App Store. The App Store generates at least $15 billion in annual sales for the tech giant, according to analysts’ estimates. Critics say Apple takes too big a cut … Read more