McDonald’s Travis Scott partnership is straining its supply chain, Dave & Buster’s lays off 1,300 workers and Chuck E. Cheese wants to destroy 7 billion prize tickets. In other words, just another day in the restaurant industry.
Restaurants out West are now closing patios because of unsafe air from wildfires, Pennsylvania operators are getting a federal reprieve from further shutdowns, Cracker Barrel has thwarted Sardar Biglari’s board appointment and McDonald's debuts a new menu item as it ramps up its marketing efforts.
The coronavirus is having all kinds of impacts on the restaurant industry. Some restaurants are adding UV lights to boost safety, while others are trying new ways to improve staff retention. Meanwhile, the pandemic might be causing more people to move out of cities, which is also affecting restaurants.
Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Maze and Editor at Large Peter Romeo discuss PPP borrowers potentially getting a shot at a second loan, Wingstop's second quarter growth, hiring issues stymying Denny's operating hours and more.
"RB Daily" is a new daily podcast delivering the latest restaurant industry news and insights hosted by the editors of Restaurant Business Magazine. In the inaugural episode, Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Maze and Editor at Large Peter Romeo discuss McDonald's latest store closures, Chipotle's mask mandate and more.