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 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

Crisis Cafe’s young community serving up support

Young people’s mental health has been in the spotlight during the Covid-19 pandemic and, for teenagers, the pandemic has put isolation, virus anxiety and educational pressures on top of the usual stresses. However, Newry’s Crisis Cafe is a place where young people can share their issues and support their peers – all while grabbing coffee … Read more

France to relax nightly curfew on May 19, to scrap it on June 30: Source

The French government will begin relaxing its COVID-19 curfew from May 19, a source familiar with the plan said on Thursday ahead of an expected announcement by President Emmanuel Macron. Macron told local newspapers in an interview that the nightly curfew would be moved back from 1900 to 2100 CET from May 19 and to … Read more

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

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

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

Companies Recruit 350,000 Poll Workers for U.S. Election

Big employers including Gap Inc.’s GPS -0.90% Old Navy, Target Corp. TGT 0.82% and Warby Parker are telling employees they can take paid time off to volunteer as election workers this fall as they aim to help solve a national poll-worker shortage and offer workers a way to find a sense of purpose. Power the … Read more