Lithuania restaurants using mannequins at empty tables to model local designers’ fashions

Paging Mr. Mannequin, party of two. Mannequins are the latest must-have customer as the coronavirus pandemic has forced restaurants to institute social distancing practices and limit capacity. One of these creative solutions utilizes mannequins to make restaurants seem fuller. Most … Read more…

Op-Ed: Local bars and restaurants face extinction because of coronavirus – and government needs to step up

Independent bars and restaurants found some relief in the Paycheck Protection Program, which offers low interest, short-term loans with the potential of forgiveness. That is not nearly enough, writes author and bar owner Derek Brown. Commentary BEST DEAL UPDATE: Best … Read more…

Cheesecake Factory furloughs thousands of workers as coronavirus shuts restaurants

The Cheesecake Factory has sidelined nearly all of its restaurant workers, without pay, as the coronavirus crisis shutters some of its eateries, records show. The California-based chain has furloughed about 41,000 hourly restaurant staffers because of reductions in dine-in service … Read more…

Cheesecake Factory furloughs thousands of workers as coronavirus shuts restaurants

The Cheesecake Factory has sidelined nearly all of its restaurant workers, without pay, as the coronavirus crisis shutters some of its eateries, records show. The California-based chain has furloughed about 41,000 hourly restaurant staffers because of reductions in dine-in service … Read more…

Cheesecake Factory furloughs thousands of workers as coronavirus shuts restaurants

The Cheesecake Factory has sidelined nearly all of its restaurant workers, without pay, as the coronavirus crisis shutters some of its eateries, records show. The California-based chain has furloughed about 41,000 hourly restaurant staffers because of reductions in dine-in service … Read more…

UK PM Boris Johnson announces nationwide lockdown measures, telling cafes, pubs and restaurants to close

U.K. Finance Minister Rishi Sunak announced the government would pay 80% of wages for employees who are unable to work — up to 2,500 pounds a month. Europe News BEST DEAL UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your … Read more…

Breaking: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti orders closures of bars, gyms, theaters, in-person dining in restaurants to contain coronavirus

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has ordered a sweeping set of restrictions on businesses in Los Angeles, closing gyms, bars and movie theaters and in-person dining in restaurants to help contain the new coronavirus. Garcetti said … Read more…

Students in at least 31 states, and New York City and LA, are staying home. Bars, restaurants and other venues are closing.

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Coronavirus live updates: New York City to limit restaurants and bars to take-out and delivery, movie theaters to shut

Nightclubs, movie theaters and small theater houses as well as concert venues have been ordered to close, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. US Top News and Analysis COMMUNITY NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

L.A. Restaurants, Caterers Adapt to Coronavirus With More Takeout, Delivery Options

As entire restaurant groups shut down in New York (Momofuku) or transition to takeout-only options like Seattle’s Canlis, Los Angeles restaurants are starting to follow suit to help stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, some are exploring other … Read more…

After SXSW cancellation, Austin hotels and restaurants are bracing for a rough road ahead

Subscribe to Fortune’s Outbreak newsletter for a daily roundup of stories on the coronavirus outbreak and its impact on global business. The rooms at the Carpenter Hotel, a stylish boutique property not far from Lady Bird Lake and downtown Austin, typically fetch … Read more…

After SXSW cancellation, Austin hotels and restaurants are bracing for a rough road ahead

Subscribe to Fortune’s Outbreak newsletter for a daily roundup of stories on the coronavirus outbreak and its impact on global business. The rooms at the Carpenter Hotel, a stylish boutique property not far from Lady Bird Lake and downtown Austin, typically fetch … Read more…

The Hamilton Hotel shows off its rebooted restaurants and Ashley Biden-designed uniforms

The high-end hotel invited VIP guests to its revamped restaurant’s opening party. Reliable Source SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: … Read more…