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10,000 Restaurants Have Closed Over the Past Three Months

According to National Restaurant Association, more than 110,000 restaurants — or about 17% of the total restaurants in the country — have closed permanently or long-term during the COVID-19 pandemic. Joanna Fantozzi | Dec 07, 2020 Nation’s Restaurant News Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March, 17% of restaurants (or about 110,000 establishments) have closed …

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Classic New American Restaurant Permanently Closes in Downtown Austin

CultureMap By Chantal Rice Nov 17, 2020, 3:41 pm Another downtown favorite is gone. After a decade of serving up elevated New American fare, Second Bar + Kitchen has closed its downtown location at 200 Congress Ave. because of an inability to renew its lease. “As our downtown Austin lease expires, it is with [a] …

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Sassy Taco food truck permanently closes, along with many others in CNY

By Don Cazentre | Syracuse.com Aug 25, 2020 The Sassy Taco Food Truck, a fixture at local brewery tap rooms and other locations around Central New York since 2017, is shutting down permanently. “After significant consideration, we have decided to ‘put a fork’ in Sassy Taco and will close our window for good at the …

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Iconic Pacific Dining Car Selling Off Furniture, Decor In Massive Online Auction

By CBSLA Staff September 15, 2020 at 3:18 pm LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – One of the most iconic restaurants in Los Angeles history is selling off nearly all its equipment and furniture in an online auction. Pacific Dining Car is giving fans a chance to own a piece of the nearly century-old restaurant, which is …

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The Shoppes at Hamilton: Permanent Closure and Tear Down leads to Equipment and Furniture Auction

Photo courtesy of 94.5PST. Empty stores for months coupled with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have led The Shoppes at Hamilton to close down permanently. The Shoppes, located at 537 US-130, Hamilton Township, NJ 08691, will be torn down to make way for warehouse space. In order to make sure that the contents can be repurposed …

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Souplantation Operator Auctioning Off Restaurant Appliances, Furniture After Permanently Closing All

SOURCE: KTLA 5 NEWS BY ERIN MYERS | LOS ANGELES PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2020 / 04:17 PM PDT / Updated: Jun 22, 2020 / 04:21 PM PDT After filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and permanently closing all 97 Souplantation locations, Garden Fresh Restaurants is auctioning off items like ovens, silverware and soda machines online so …

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Santa Monica’s Pacific Dining Car closes permanently after 30 years due to pandemic

Source: KTLA5 by: Kristina Bravo Posted: Jun 17, 2020 / 10:04 AM PDT / Updated: Jun 17, 2020 / 11:47 AM PDT Citing the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pacific Dining Car announced it is permanently closing its Santa Monica location and auctioning memorabilia from the 30-year-old Westside institution. A Facebook post on Monday said the location …

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Auction Liquidation List

(Links to Auction Site) ILLINOIS Lalo Mexican Restaurant Closure– Navy Pier Chicago, IL (Auction Coming Soon) NEW YORK Used Restaurant Equipment Liquidation Auction– 5786 State Highway 96, Building 328, Romulus, NY 14541(Auction Closes 3/19) Fixture, Signage, Electronics and Consumables Liquidation– 5786 State Highway 96, Building 328, Romulus, NY 14541(Auction Closes 3/25) TEXAS Surplus Bakery and …

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GARDEN FRESH LIQUIDATION (ALL LOCATIONS, ALL ASSETS)

COVID-19 IMPACTS RESTAURANT INDUSTRY: LIQUIDATION OF GARDEN FRESH The Nation’s Largest Restaurant Bankruptcy National: Garden Fresh one of the nation’s largest restaurant chains operating as Souplantation and Fresh Tomato is liquidating all assets under a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. The chain, which employed thousands, was a popular place to dine with self-service food bars, was not …

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Destination on the Left Podcast Interview with Neal Sherman

Listen with Destination on the Left On the podcast with Nicole Mahoney, Neal Sherman shares his perspective on the hospitality and food industries amidst the global crisis. He talks about what it will look like when we come out on the other side, and what strategies we can use to thrive during this crisis.

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Nashville Restaurant Radio Podcast Interview with Neal Sherman

Listen on Nashville Restaurant Radio Join Neal Sherman on Nashville Restaurant Radio podcast with Brandon Styll. You will learn whats going on in the business right now, and you might even gain an idea or two on how to make some cash. Nashville Restaurant Radio focuses on all topics in the hospitality industry.

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Why It Benefits You To Buy Used Restaurant Equipment

Starting a restaurant from scratch takes a lot of work and can lead to an abundant amount of expenses right out of the gate. Restaurants need everything to operate successfully- from smallwares, ranges, refrigeration to decor and so much more. New restaurant equipment can sound appealing considering that in most cases it includes a warranty …

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O’Charley’s Nationwide Closures

O’Charley’s is a casual dining restaurant chain with over 200 locations across 17 states. The goal of this chain is to provide southern hospitality that goes hand in hand with their fresh southern ingredients. This establishment began way back in 1971 in a location across from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. However, nearly 50 years …

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Wendy’s Breakfast, Foreign Expansion, and Past Mistakes

“Wendy’s prepares for its upcoming breakfast launch by learning from past mistakes” Amelia Lucas CNBC Wendy’s focus in 2020 is launching breakfast nationwide after decades of trying and failing. Investors are skeptical of this new attempt. The day after Wendy’s announced its breakfast plans in September 2019, its stock plummeted 10%. The fast-food chain has made …

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Iowa Gives Opportunities in the Restaurant Industry to Thousands

This article was originally posted by Taylor Musgrove on whotv.com (Iowa) DES MOINES, Iowa — Earlier this month, state officials rewarded 22 businesses with $50,000 of the Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation grants. These grants will give up to a thousand Iowans new job skills. One of the recipients was the Iowa Restaurant Association. With this …

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“What If’s” of the Restaurant Industry Going Into 2020

Threats of a recession, the delivery boom, trade wars, labor pools, and the 2020 election are all inevitable issues that will be upon us in the new year. Many restaurateurs are nervous about their near future with these “what-ifs” circling their minds. Restaurants are leading economic indicators. This means that almost anything that will happen …

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Ghost Kitchens of the Future are the Opposite of Dead

With the recent boom of technological advances in the restaurant industry, innovations like online ordering and delivery have made Ghost Kitchens a reality.  A ghost kitchen is a professional food preparation and cooking facility set up for the preparation of delivery-only meals. It contains the kitchen equipment and facilities needed for the preparation of restaurant meals but …

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Small business owners brace for next round of minimum wage rate hikes

This article was written by Antoinette DelBel from 13 Wham in Rochester, NY on Thursday, Dec. 26th, 2019. Fairport, N.Y. (WHAM) – Many New York businesses are bracing once again for another minimum wage increase. As part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s minimum wage plan, the pay will be increasing for millions of employees across the state as a …

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Restaurateurs Across the Nation Are Taking the Term “Munchies” to a Whole New Level

The popularity of cannabis in the US has skyrocketed in the past few years. Many states have decriminalized the drug and others have even legalized it recreationally. This has opened many new opportunities in the world of business, entertainment, and hospitality. Innovative chefs have begun offering cannabis-based items on the menu. Early adopters of this …

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5 Recent Restaurant Closures Dallas Diners Need to Know

A running round-up of the city’s dearly departed eateries…   Dallas’s dining scene moves at a lightning-fast pace, which means that restaurants open (and close) on a practically daily basis. As such, it’s tough to keep up with every single spot that’s closed its doors in recent weeks.   Trying to catch up? Scope out this …

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Chuy's Closes Units

“The underperforming stores will be shuttered by the end of the year”, the chain says.     Chuy’s decided over the weekend to close four of its 104 restaurants by the end of the year, according to a securities filing, making it the latest casual-dining chain to shutter stores in the face of falling traffic. …

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Chuy’s Closes Units

“The underperforming stores will be shuttered by the end of the year”, the chain says. Chuy’s decided over the weekend to close four of its 104 restaurants by the end of the year, according to a securities filing, making it the latest casual-dining chain to shutter stores in the face of falling traffic. At least …

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The Impact of Minimum Wage Increases on Restaurants and Tipping

If you’re a restaurateur, chances are you’ve suffered from what we call wage woes—distinct feelings of hopelessness that creep in when questions about minimum wage, labor requirements, and employee engagement start piling up.   When is it appropriate to pay restaurant workers minimum wage? When should you pay more? Do tips impact restaurant wage and, if …

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The Impact of Minimum Wage Increases on Restaurants and Tipping

If you’re a restaurateur, chances are you’ve suffered from what we call wage woes—distinct feelings of hopelessness that creep in when questions about minimum wage, labor requirements, and employee engagement start piling up. When is it appropriate to pay restaurant workers minimum wage? When should you pay more? Do tips impact restaurant wage and, if …

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Sears is laying off hundreds of corporate employees after announcing 96 store closings

Sears is laying off hundreds of corporate employees less than a week after announcing a new round of store closures.       Some employees were told in a group meeting on Wednesday that they would be losing their jobs. “It was a group layoff,” one person said. “There was a heartfelt apology, but that was it. …

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Sears is laying off hundreds of corporate employees after announcing 96 store closings

Sears is laying off hundreds of corporate employees less than a week after announcing a new round of store closures. Some employees were told in a group meeting on Wednesday that they would be losing their jobs. “It was a group layoff,” one person said. “There was a heartfelt apology, but that was it. … …

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Posados Cafe closes after 20 years in business

Another Lafayette restaurant has closed its doors. Posados Cafe closed abruptly over the weekend, according to a report from KLFY. Employees of the Mexican restaurant were notified when they showed up for work Monday morning, the local TV station reports.     Attempts to reach a representative with Posados Cafe were unsuccessful Monday. Posados manager Melissa Guilbeaux told …

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Restaurants put climate change on the menu

    San Francisco restaurateurs Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz may have been ahead of their time with their environmentally minded restaurant. The Perennial, which closed in February after three years of business in the city’s challenging Mid-Market neighborhood, tried to tackle climate change through hyperlocal sourcing, energy efficiency, an eco-conscious design, food waste prevention …

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Restaurants put climate change on the menu

San Francisco restaurateurs Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz may have been ahead of their time with their environmentally minded restaurant. The Perennial, which closed in February after three years of business in the city’s challenging Mid-Market neighborhood, tried to tackle climate change through hyperlocal sourcing, energy efficiency, an eco-conscious design, food waste prevention and consumer …

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Wild Boar officially closes its cozy doors in Fort Collins

    Settled onto an overstuffed leather couch Wednesday, 23-year-old Marinna Dilley turned the pages of her book as she waited for a friend.   Around her, Wild Boar Cafe — a Fort Collins shop that’s been serving up coffee drinks, quick bites and cozy nooks for 12 years — buzzed as only a coffee shop can on a snowy …

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