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Eateries innovate to reopen dining rooms safely

Keeping 6 feet of space between tables at Twisted Citrus in North Canton, Ohio, would be financially untenable, so diners will instead be separated by plastic shower curtains hung between tables when the eatery reopens this month. The clear shower …

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Buffalo Wild Wings to open unit focused on off-premises

Buffalo Wild Wings will debut a takeout and delivery-focused format in Georgia this week. Buffalo Wild Wings GO will feature heated takeout lockers where customers who order ahead can pick up their food, a walk-up counter and TVs and seating …

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BurgerFi teams with Reef Kitchens to reach new markets

Florida-based BurgerFi will expand to new markets with a delivery-only partnership with ghost kitchen operator Reef Kitchens. The service is slated to roll out in Houston, Minneapolis, Nashville and Seattle this year. Read the Nation’s Restaurant News story here

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Dog Haus feeds takeout demand with 8 new ghost concepts

Dog Haus is among the restaurant companies exploring virtual concepts, with eight brands under its new The Absolute Brands umbrella that will use existing Dog Haus restaurant kitchens to prepare menu offerings for delivery only. Read the QSR magazine story …

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Steak ‘n Shake shutters 57 of its 624 units for good

Steak ‘n Shake permanently closed 57 of its restaurants nationwide during the first quarter of 2020 as its parent company attributed major financial losses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the WRTV-TV story here

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Marriott, IHG, Hilton fill up most of US hotel pipeline

Nearly 70% of the hotel pipeline is composed of Marriott International, Hilton and InterContinental Hotels Group. At the end of March, Marriott had the most projects in play—1,556—with more than 204,000 rooms. Read the Hotel Business story here

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BJ’s scales back expansion plans

BJ’s Restaurants is cutting back this year’s plans for new units as it begins to open casual-dining restaurant to in-store seating as coronavirus restrictions ease. Read the Nation’s Restaurant News story here

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Quickserves take measured approach to resuming dine-in

Many quickserve restaurants that can serve customers through the drive-thru are in no hurry to reopen dining rooms, even as states begin to lift restrictions on dine-in service. Chains including Wendy’s and Chick-fil-A plan to open for carry-out service before …

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World’s most valuable retail brands cited

ALDI, Whole Foods Market, Kroger and Publix are all ranked on the third annual BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands list, which was released by WPP and Kantar. Amazon was ranked number one, with Walmart coming in at …

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Where do fitting rooms fit in as stores reopen?

Fitting rooms will remain closed at retailers including Kohl’s, Gap, Target and Urban Outfitters as stores reopen during the pandemic, but some are finding ways to offer fitting rooms while altering how they’re used. Saks Fifth Avenue will clean clothes …

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