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Megaprojects forge ahead in pandemic
posted on May 27 20

The coronavirus pandemic has done little to delay multibillion-dollar commercial projects. See how contractors are keeping things on track while taking precautions to protect workers. Read the CP Executive story here

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Denny’s rolls out safety plans
posted on May 27 20

Denny’s Corp. has outlined a number of new practices aimed at health and safety as dining rooms reopen amid easing of coronavirus restrictions. Read the Nation’s Restaurant News story here

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Eateries innovate to celebrate the start of summer
posted on May 27 20

Restaurants have created grilling kits and other promotional packages to help families celebrate the unofficial start of summer. Options range from traditional cookout fare, such as the BBQ Burger Box from San Francisco’s Palette, to the upscale, including lobster roll picnic packs from Shaw’s Crab House in Schaumburg, Illinois. Read the Restaurant Business online story here

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Focus Brands looks beyond the mall for future growth
posted on May 26 20

Auntie Anne’s, Jamba Juice and Cinnabon parent Focus Brands had been working to move the concepts beyond the mall before the coronavirus outbreak, and the need has grown even more urgent amid the pandemic. The company has a fleet of about 30 food trucks and plans to add more non-mall locations near college campuses. Read the Nation’s Restaurant News story here

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What’s next for quick-service brands?
posted on May 26 20

Sales at many quick-service restaurants have rebounded after a difficult March with consumer habits, the economy and wider restaurant openings set to influence future results. Read the Restaurant Business online story here

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