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Survey finds many would waste no time booking hotels

About 1 in 4 Americans say they’d take a trip immediately after pandemic-caused restrictions are lifted and nearly 1 in 5 would stay in a hotel, according to a new survey. The numbers jump dramatically after the 60-day mark, with …

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Denny’s has reopened 82% of its eateries for takeout, delivery

Denny’s Corp. had about 82% of its domestic restaurants operating, most with takeout and delivery, streamlined menus and reduced operating hours, as the brand dealt with coronavirus restrictions. Read the Nation’s Restaurant News story here

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Tim Hortons lays out new plans for dining rooms

Tim Hortons operators are gearing up to reopen their dining rooms with safety guidelines, including creating more space between tables, limiting parties to four people at one table and sanitizing tables and chairs after each use. Read the Financial Post …

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Startup online pizza sales platform Slice raises $43M

Slice, a startup platform that helps small pizzerias sell their food online, raised $43 million in a Series C funding round led by KKR. With the new capital it plans to expand into new domestic and foreign markets. Read the …

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Hotel bookings take upward turn

Hopeful signs for the hotel industry emerged from the week ending May 9, highlighted by the long-elusive attainment of 10 million room-nights, STR reports. Read the Hotel News Now story here

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Nike ramps up store reopenings around the globe

Nike has reopened nearly all its stores in China and South Korea, and has begun reopening locations in more than 15 other countries including the US, where it operates 384 stores, the company said. The athletic wear brand expects the …

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Some eateries take to the streets to expand dining rooms

Cities around the US are figuring out ways to open up more outdoor space to help restaurants do enough business to stay afloat while maintaining proper social distancing. Tampa, Florida, closed some streets temporarily to create more restaurant seating earlier …

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Popeyes to open 1st of 1,500 planned China units this week

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is moving ahead with plans to expand in China, which it forecasts will become its second-largest global market in the next few years. The pandemic pushed the opening of the chain’s first China store to this week …

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IKEA sees opportunity to bring shopping mall chain to US

IKEA is in talks to acquire real estate in major cities in the US as it looks to bring its shopping mall chain to the country. Read the Daily News story here

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Consumers crave a return to dine-in restaurants

Dining at favorite restaurants topped consumers’ list of activities they are most excited to return to after the pandemic, according to Datassential surveys. More than three-quarters of respondents said they plan to order their favorite dishes, so restaurants should feature …

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