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100,000 Restaurants Shut by State or Local Governments, Many Can’t Survive: Industry Group

100,000 Restaurants Shut by State or Local Governments, Many Can’t Survive: Industry Group

BY TOM OZIMEK A trade group representing about a million of America’s restaurants is calling on lawmakers to help the nation’s ailing eateries after it said nearly 100,000 restaurants were shuttered recently amid pandemic-driven reopening rollbacks. The National Restaurant Association, the world’s largest food service trade association, on July 15 sent a letter to Congress along with a […]

Pandemic Closes Thousands of Restaurants Around Country, Threatening Livelihoods and Culture

Pandemic Closes Thousands of Restaurants Around Country, Threatening Livelihoods and Culture

BY VENUS UPADHAYAYA As the country starts reopening, a new reality will meet those fond of dining out—many restaurants have closed for good and most others are struggling to get back to the statuses they previously enjoyed in their communities. David Chang opened Momofuku Noodle Bar in New York City in 2004. Since then, his company has come […]

County of Ventura Largest County in State Approved for Accelerated Reopening

County of Ventura Largest County in State Approved for Accelerated Reopening

Ventura, CA – The County of Ventura is the first and largest Southern California County to receive approval from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to move forward on an accelerated Stage 2 path to reopening. With this approval, Ventura County restaurants can now offer dine-in options and all retail businesses with exterior facing […]

California Coronavirus Update: Governor Gavin Newsom Says Restaurants Can Reopen For Dine-In Service

California Coronavirus Update: Governor Gavin Newsom Says Restaurants Can Reopen For Dine-In Service

By Tom Tapp UPDATED TUESDAY, 12:20 PM California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday guidelines for restaurants to reopen dine-in service. He said specifics were available on covid19.ca.gov. “Today we’re announcing additional modifications statewide,” said the governor. NEW: CA has released guidance for the re-opening of more industries such as: -Offices (that cannot telework)-Malls and strip malls (for curbside […]

Los Angeles Announces Citywide Shutdown of Bars, Restaurants, Gyms Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Los Angeles Announces Citywide Shutdown of Bars, Restaurants, Gyms Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

BY KATABELLA ROBERTS Los Angeles will temporarily close all restaurants, bars, nightclubs, entertainment venues, and gyms throughout the city from midnight until at least March 31 as part of the its efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the news on Sunday via a video conference where he praised residents for being […]

Possibly ‘A Few Months’ Until Life Returns to Normal, Top US Health Official Says

Possibly ‘A Few Months’ Until Life Returns to Normal, Top US Health Official Says

BY JACK PHILLIPS   The top infectious disease expert in the United States on March 15 said that it may take several months before life returns to normal in the United States because of the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s going to be a matter of several weeks to a few months, for sure,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the […]

Attn Foodies: Taste the Best of the American Riviera During the Third Annual Santa Barbara Restaurant Week

Attn Foodies: Taste the Best of the American Riviera During the Third Annual Santa Barbara Restaurant Week

Attention foodies, get your forks ready for Santa Barbara Restaurant Week. This tasty two-week event provides an excellent opportunity for locals and visitors to celebrate Santa Barbara’s flourishing culinary scene. The third annual Santa Barbara Restaurant Week (February 21st- March 6th, 2020) is your chance to experience the best of Santa Barbara’s food scene at […]

Overbearing Regulations Are Slowly Killing Restaurants

Overbearing Regulations Are Slowly Killing Restaurants

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views When you mandate an unsustainable minimum wage, you lose money.  When you mandate that schedules can not be set for tomorrow, they must be set—without change two weeks out- you lose money.  When government mandates times off and more, restaurants lose money.  Any wonder they are […]

New rule would allow restaurants to control tips earned by their workers

New rule would allow restaurants to control tips earned by their workers

New proposed regulation from the Department of Labor would mandate that tips earned by some food industry employees be allowed to be distributed to co-workers as well. The new rule would have wide ramifications for restaurants, where much of the staff get by on tips.

Restaurants Introduce ‘Labor Surcharge’ To Patrons In Lieu Of Minimum Wage Increases

Restaurants Introduce ‘Labor Surcharge’ To Patrons In Lieu Of Minimum Wage Increases

As liberal activists and the “Fight for Fifteen” movement continues to press for an increased minimum wage, the restaurant industry is passing the cost on to consumers in some states. Instead of increasing the price of menu items, many independent and regional chain restaurants are including a surcharge on the bill. The 3 to 4 […]

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