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

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

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

Caesars, Apollo Make Takeover Approaches for U.K. Bookmaker William Hill

British bookmaker William Hill WMH 43.47% PLC said it has received takeover proposals from Caesars Entertainment Inc. CZR 7.94% and Apollo Management International LLP, the latest sign of global interest in the growing U.S. sports-gambling market. Sports betting in the U.S. was booming before the pandemic, and the monthslong shutdown of casinos for social distancing … 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