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What’s next for quick-service brands?

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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Bike shops pedal faster amid the pandemic

Bike stores were deemed essential businesses during the pandemic in many US states and bicycle sales grew 50% in March over last year, according to NPD Group data. Consumers sheltering at home bought bikes for exercise, and essential workers are …

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AGC Construction employment shrinks in 49 states and DC

Construction employment declined in the District of Columbia and every state except South Dakota in April, an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government data shows. At the same time, the association released a new survey …

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Happy Memorial Day

“America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels.” — Claudia Pemberton From our family to yours: Happy Memorial Day from Commercial Construction & Renovation.  

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Cheesecake Factory expects to benefit from bigger spaces

Cheesecake Factory’s large dining rooms could be a plus as eateries reopen with rules in place that limit the number of diners allowed in at one time. Dining rooms range from 7,500 to 10,000 square feet, which will make it …

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7-Eleven opens hospital pop-up store

Convenience store retailer 7-Eleven opened its first-ever hospital pop-up store at Children’s Medical Center Dallas to provide food, beverages and essential items to health care workers and patient families during the current health crisis. The first-of-its-kind store was opened in …

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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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