Opening and closing may be death knell for restaurants

Opening and closing may be death knell for restaurants

Junior’s Cheesecake owner Alan Rosen told CNBC on Monday that restaurants would be in serious financial trouble if they have to reopen then close back down due to the coronavirus pandemic.  “This opening and closing could be the death knell of restaurants in this country,” Rosen said on “Power Lunch.” “When people are buying up food, then […]
Plastic waste surges as restaurants use more disposable packaging

Plastic waste surges as restaurants use more disposable packaging

A woman wearing a face mask and a plastic bag pulls a cart loaded with bags of recyclables through the streets of Lower Manhattan during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (which causes COVID-19) on April 16, 2020 in New York City. Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty...
Darden Restaurants (DRI) Q4 2020 earnings hurt by coronavirus closures

Darden Restaurants (DRI) Q4 2020 earnings hurt by coronavirus closures

An Olive Garden restaurant in Times Square in New York. Richard Levine | Corbis | Getty Images Darden Restaurants on Thursday reported that same-store sales were nearly cut in half during the fiscal fourth quarter as dining room closures from the coronavirus pandemic...
Chef Jean-Georges to use QR codes to limit contact in restaurants

Chef Jean-Georges to use QR codes to limit contact in restaurants

As New York City enters phase two of reopening, restaurateurs like Jean-Georges Vongerichten are anxiously awaiting the new normal after shutting their doors for more than three months. The city is predicting 5,000 restaurants will begin offering outdoor dining as...