Restaurant operators

This photo provided by Adam M. Rammel shows The Syndicate on Aug. 20, 2020 in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Ohio’s restrictions forced Adam Rammel to at least temporarily abandon plans for a catering and event space designed for parties and that opened last month, in time for the holidays. Rather than have the space sit unused, Rammel turned it into The Syndicate, a restaurant located next door to his 5-year-old brewpub, Brewfontaine. (Susie Jarvis/Adam M. Rammel via AP)
October 11, 2020 - 12:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The final three months of the year, usually a boom time for many small businesses thanks to holiday shopping and celebrations, looks precarious as the coronavirus maintains its grip on the economy. Owners contending with government restrictions or crumbling demand are trying to hold...
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Members of the Orthodox Jewish community speak with NYPD officers, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in the Borough Park neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo moved to reinstate restrictions on businesses, houses of worship and schools in and near areas where coronavirus cases are spiking. Many neighborhoods that stand to be affected are home to large enclaves of Orthodox Jews. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
October 09, 2020 - 9:07 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The University of Rhode Island has issued a two-week shelter-in-place order for fraternity and sorority houses because of a high number of coronavirus cases. The school sent the notice Friday in tandem with its Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association. Students may...
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FILE - This April 9, 2020 file photo shows a McDonald's sign in Wheeling, Ill. McDonald’s saw stronger U.S. same-store sales in the July-September period, indicating customers’ preference for drive-thru and delivery remained strong even as lockdown restrictions eased. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
October 08, 2020 - 1:17 pm
Even with cities like New York relaxing rules for dining in, sales figures from chains like McDonalds and Domino’s Pizza on Thursday suggest that most people continue to favor keeping their distance. Comparable-store U.S. sales at McDonald's rose 4.6% in the three months ending in September, after...
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A plane full of a few dozen puppies arrives at Pittsfield Municipal Airport in Pittsfield, Mass., WEdnesday, Oct. 7, 2020, from Mobile, Ala., ahead of Tropical Storm Delta to make room in the shelters affected by the storm. Some of the dogs will go to the Berkshire Humane Society and others will go to the Montgomery SPCA in New York state. Once medically cleared, the dogs will be available for adoption to approved homes. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)
October 07, 2020 - 6:23 pm
MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) — For the sixth time in the Atlantic hurricane season, people in Louisiana are once more fleeing the state's barrier islands and sailing boats to safe harbor while emergency officials ramp up command centers and consider ordering evacuations. The storm being watched Wednesday...
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Sri Lankans wait to give swab samples to test for COVID-19 in Minuwangoda, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
October 06, 2020 - 10:30 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Authorities in Sri Lanka have banned all public gatherings as a new cluster of coronavirus infections expands in the Indian Ocean island nation. Health authorities said early Wednesday that the outbreak centered at a garment factory has risen to 830 confirmed cases while more...
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A worker packs away chairs outside a bar in Soho, London, ahead of the 10pm curfew pubs and restaurants are subject to in order to combat the rise in coronavirus cases in England, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP)
October 06, 2020 - 9:17 am
LONDON (AP) — The U.K.'s pubs and restaurants could see well over 500,000 job losses by the end of 2020 as a result of new coronavirus restrictions, including the requirement they shut their doors at 10 p.m., the head of the hospitality sector's main lobby group warned Tuesday. Kate Nicholls, chief...
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Patrons dine at a restaurant Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Winter Park, Fla. In his drive to return the state to normalcy, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted limits on indoor seating at restaurants, saying they can operate at 100% in municipalities with no restrictions and that other local governments can't restrict indoor seating by more than 50%. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
October 04, 2020 - 10:46 am
MIAMI (AP) — As the summer coronavirus spike in Sunbelt states subsides, Florida has gone the furthest in lifting restrictions, especially on restaurants where the burden of ensuring safety has shifted to business owners and residents — raising concerns of a resurgence. In his drive to return the...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2020 file photo a closed sign hangs in the window of a barber shop in Burbank, Calif. A critical snapshot of the job market and the economy to be released Friday, Oct. 2, is expected to show a further deceleration in hiring as the nation’s viral caseload creeps higher just as financial aid from the government has faded. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
October 02, 2020 - 8:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers added 661,000 jobs in September, the third straight month of slower hiring and evidence from the final jobs report before the presidential election that the economic recovery has weakened. With September’s hiring gain, the economy has recovered only slightly...
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Mama Fox owner Samantha DiStefano installs electric tea lights in preparation for indoor dining at her bar and restaurant, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, in New York. Some lights were dead because they haven't been used in six months when Mama Fox closed during the viral pandemic. New York restaurants may reopen for indoor dining on Wednesday, but with capacity restricted to 25%. "It's baby steps. The 25% gives you the opportunity to dip your toe in," DiStefano said. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
September 30, 2020 - 12:15 am
U.S. restaurants are moving warily into fall, hoping their slow recovery persists despite the new challenge of chilly weather and a pandemic that's expected to claim even more lives. New York opens indoor dining on Wednesday, restricting capacity to 25%. San Francisco may do the same as early as...
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In this image taken from live streamed video from the California Governor's Office, California Gov. Gavin Newsom getting a flu shot during a news conference on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Newsom said he has gotten a flu shot every year "for as long as I can remember." He said it's important to get a flu shot this year to ensure hospitals are not overrun by a combination of flu and coronavirus cases. While California's coronavirus cases have been decreasing over the last several weeks, Newsom said Monday there is "some concern" that cases could increase over the next few weeks. (California Governor's Office via AP))
September 28, 2020 - 8:33 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky -- Warning of a growing complacency in fighting the coronavirus, Kentucky’s governor said Monday the state is experiencing a surge in cases that needs to be met with a commitment to public mask wearing. The Bluegrass State had nearly 5,000 coronavirus cases last week — the most...
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