Restaurant

Restaurant Chain Transactions Tumble In December As Recovery Stalls 

Dining restrictions and cold weather have derailed the restaurant recovery in December.  Market research firm NDP Group, which tracks 75 restaurant chains, said transactions at major chains slumped 10% in December versus the same month one year ago.  “Up until December, monthly restaurant transaction declines had been improving consecutively since April. November transactions were down…

“Don’t Be A Sheep”: Washington Sheriff Voices Support For Restaurant Facing Shutdown, $100K Fine

By Tyler Durden One Lewis County, Washington Sheriff has had enough.  Sheriff Rob Snaza posted an interview to Facebook on December 23, where he questioned the science behind closing dining in Lewis County and voiced his support for a local restaurant that is in the midst of a standoff with the Governor. Spiffy’s Restaurant in…

"Don't Be A Sheep": Washington Sheriff Voices Support For Restaurant Facing Shutdown, $100K Fine

One Lewis County, Washington, Sheriff has had enough.  Sheriff Rob Snaza posted an interview to Facebook on December 23, where he questioned the science behind closing dining in Lewis County and voiced his support for a local restaurant that is in the midst of a standoff with the Governor.  Spiffy’s Restaurant in Lewis County, Washington, is…

Canadian Restaurant Owner Charged With “Trespassing” After Reopening in Defiance of Lockdown Orders

By Patrick Carroll At 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 24, Adam Skelly opened his BBQ restaurant in Toronto and began serving customers. Under ordinary circumstances, this would have been unremarkable. But on that day, it was an act of political defiance, because a recent lockdown order prohibited restaurants like his from providing indoor and outdoor…

Restaurant Industry Warns Of “Economic Free Fall” As 110,000 Eateries And Counting Are Permanently Shuttered

By Tyler Durden The National Restaurant Association (NRA) sent a damning letter to Congress today (Dec. 7) addressing the collapse of more than one hundred thousand restaurants across the country this year because of the virus pandemic. In just the last three months, the letter said more than 10,000 eateries have closed, and thousands of others are in…

Restaurant Industry Warns Of “Economic Free Fall” As 110,000 Eateries And Counting Are Permanently Shuttered

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) sent a damning letter to Congress today (Dec. 7) addressing the collapse of more than one hundred thousand restaurants across the country this year because of the virus pandemic. In just the last three months, the letter said more than 10,000 eateries have closed, and thousands of others are in “economic freefall.”  The…

Chicago City Council Member Accused Of Running ‘COVID Speakeasy’ At His Dine-In Restaurant

As Chicago slaps restaurants with fines and shutdowns for violating Democratic Gov. Pritzker’s order against dine-in eating, Chicago City Council Alderman Tom Tunney (D) has been accused of running a “COVID speakeasy” after photos emerged on a local blog of people eating inside one of his three restaurants. Of note, dine-in eating has been banned…

Michigan Governor Whitmer Goes Full Orwell, Demands Full Names, Phone Numbers For Restaurant Customers

By Tyler Durden Effective this week, diners in Michigan are now going to be required to produce their full name and contact information simply for wanting to eat out at a restaurant or bar. Ironically, it’s likely more information than citizens are required to produce in order to vote. Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer has moved…

Friendly’s Restaurant Files For Bankruptcy, Expect Many More

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, The Ice cream eatery has estimated liabilities of up to $100 million and no way to pay them. Friendly’s Goes Under Again Bloomberg reports Iconic Restaurant Chain Friendly’s Files for Bankruptcy Friendly’s Restaurants LLC, an iconic chain on the East Coast of the U.S. known for its sundaes, became the…