With more than 2 million restaurant employees out of work and 17 percent of restaurants having closed permanently or on a long-term basis, the National Restaurant Association once again urged lawmakers

National Restaurant Association urges Congress to provide additional relief for businesses, restaurants

110,000 restaurants have closed amid pandemic

With more than 2 million restaurant employees out of work and 17 percent of restaurants having closed permanently or on a long-term basis, the National Restaurant Association once again urged lawmakers for more relief for restaurants. It also indicated it supported this month’s potential compromise funding that would be provided to Americans and small businesses, but as a “down payment” until a larger package could be approved next year.

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Award-winning chefs (Coalition to Stop Restaurant Tariffs) have joined to form a coalition to call for the end of tariffs on European food, wine and spirits through executive order by the Biden administration

Group of award-winning chefs asks Biden Administration to stop tariffs on European food, wine, spirits

Coalition to Stop Restaurant Tariffs wants burden to restaurants removed

Award-winning chefs have joined to form a coalition to call for the end of tariffs on European food, wine and spirits through executive order by the Biden administration. The group, called Coalition to Stop Restaurant Tariffs, suggests that tariffs on goods from Europe, which were implemented by the Trump administration, and were initially meant to punish Europe for subsidizing aircraft manufacturers, has backfired and done more harm than good.

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The Subway sandwich-shop chain named Chef Paul Fabre senior vice president of Culinary and Innovation. He joins Subway’s culinary team

Subway names Paul Fabre senior vice president, Culinary and Innovation

Veteran chef, executive brings two decades of experience to sandwich chain

The Subway sandwich-shop chain named Chef Paul Fabre senior vice president of Culinary and Innovation. He joins Subway’s culinary and product development team, equipped with two decades of restaurant experience, as the QSR chain seeks to find its renaissance amid a national health crisis and on-and-off battles with franchisees over discounts.

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Hot pot chain The Dolar Shop opens its first Manhattan restaurant today in the East Village on 3rd Ave

Hot pot chain The Dolar Shop opens restaurant in Manhattan’s East Village

First restaurant in Manhattan, second in New York opens with limited seating

Hot pot chain The Dolar Shop opens its first Manhattan restaurant today in the East Village. The 3rd Avenue opening is the second among a potential four New York units of the Chinese-Macanese, one-person, hot pot chain that are arriving in the market. The 55-unit, global restaurant venture previously expanded to Sydney, Vancouver, Seattle, and Flushing, New York.

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El Pollo Loco launched a redesign of its restaurants, aiming to take its off-premise business to the next level - the new design is called L.A. Mexi

El Pollo Loco to debut new design format in 2021, focusing on drive-thru, curbside pickup

New design also focuses on outdoor dining amid COVID-19 pandemic

El Pollo Loco launched a redesign of its restaurants, aiming to take its off-premise business to the next level. The fire-grilled chicken chain has reimagined the layout, known as L.A. Mex, based on new consumer habits to create its restaurant of the future. Moving forward, the digital and contactless experience—of primary interest to consumers due to COVID-19—are front and center in the new prototypes.

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November restaurant industry comp(arable) sales decreased 10.3 percent from last year. Comp traffic also dropped 16.3 percent

Restaurant industry sales fall 10.3 percent during month of November: Black Box

Renewed restrictions, restaurant avoidance, coronavirus surge converge

November restaurant industry comp(arable) sales decreased 10.3 percent from last year. Comp traffic also dropped 16.3 percent, according to new data released by data-analytics firm Black Box Intelligence. Comp sales results are down nearly 3 percentage-points from October, when the industry posted a 7.5 percent decrease from last year. Starting with May’s sales results, each month had been sequentially better as 2020 progressed.

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