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techcrunch.com - Anthony Ha - Lightspeed acquires restaurant software company Upserve for $430M
Lightspeed acquires restaurant software company Upserve for $430M
TechCrunch

Image Credits: picture alliance / Getty Images Lightspeed POS just announced the acquisition of Upserve, expanding Lightspeed's presence in the restaurant industry. The company already offers cloud-based point-of-sale software for restaurants and…

thedenverchannel.com - Liz Gelardi - Restaurant industry distributors team up to help out-of-work employees with groceries
Restaurant industry distributors team up to help out-of-work employees with groceries
KMGH

DENVER — Restaurant distributors are teaming up to feed an industry that is out of work after indoor dining restrictions led to mass layoffs. 'This was born from a phone call that I got from a local chef. He called and told me that in one…

eater.com - Amy McCarthy - The New Bipartisan Stimulus Proposal Really Sucks for Restaurants
The New Bipartisan Stimulus Proposal Really Sucks for Restaurants
Eater

July — so recent, yet so long ago — was truly a different time. During the summer, just a few months after millions of Americans received $1,200 stimulus checks and small businesses were keeping the lights on with Payroll Protection…

standard.co.uk - David Ellis - The best London restaurants to book now lockdown has lifted
The best London restaurants to book now lockdown has lifted
Evening Standard

F un is back! But first a quick recap of the rules. From today, restaurants — and pubs and bars operating as restaurants — can reopen. Alcohol can't be ordered without a “substantial meal” (this week the stock of scotch…

entrepreneur.com - Entrepreneur Deals - Here's One Way Restaurant Owners Can Acquire New Customers
Here's One Way Restaurant Owners Can Acquire New Customers
Entrepreneur

Out of all the various ways in which the current pandemic and subsequent social distancing guidelines have upended our daily lives, one of the most noticeable and troubling is the pandemic's impact on the restaurant scene. Beloved restaurants that…

nbcnews.com - Ben Popken - Release of PPP loan recipients data reveals troubling patterns
Release of PPP loan recipients data reveals troubling patterns
NBC News

Following months of litigation between the Small Business Administration and news organizations seeking data about who benefited from pandemic relief programs, the agency on Tuesday night released a sweeping dataset of every small business that…

businessinsider.com - Barbara Smith - Michigan restaurants owner plans to defy indoor-dining ban: report
Michigan restaurants owner plans to defy indoor-dining ban: report
Business Insider

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has put a pause on indoor dining in the state until Dec. 8. Joe Vicari, owner of 25 restaurants in the Metro Detroit area, has penned a letter asking fellow owners to join him in reopening restaurants if the pause…

entrepreneur.com - Raideesha Francis - Simple Strategies for Restaurant Owners to Get More Customers and Make More Money
Simple Strategies for Restaurant Owners to Get More Customers and Make More Money
Entrepreneur

The simple pleasures of life include enjoying a meal from a restaurant with friends and family. Maintaining high standards of service is a must, so let us consider how your systems and processes can be enhanced for a better customer experience and…

businessinsider.com - Avery Hartmans - Restaurant workers fear losing tips for enforcing COVID-19 protocols
Restaurant workers fear losing tips for enforcing COVID-19 protocols
Business Insider

Restaurant workers say they're afraid to enforce COVID-19 safety protocols for fear of losing out on tips. According to a new survey from nonprofit One Fair Wage and the UC Berkeley Food Labor Research Center, two-thirds of workers reported…

mlive.com - Kayla Miller | kmille17@mlive.com - Portage restaurant owner stays open in defiance of COVID-19 restrictions he calls 'tyranny'
Portage restaurant owner stays open in defiance of COVID-19 restrictions he calls 'tyranny'
mlive

PORTAGE, MI -- A restaurant owner in Portage has no plans to close his business despite a warning from county officials about COVID-19 restrictions that decision violates, calling the state order “tyranny.” Dave Morris, 59, was issued…

sacbee.com - Brooke Wolford - Restaurants go into 'hibernation' for winter across US during COVID-19 pandemic
Restaurants go into 'hibernation' for winter across US during COVID-19 pandemic
Sacbee.com

A new surge of COVID-19 has prompted many state and local governments to implement stricter regulations for bars and restaurants. Those restrictions could lead to greater financial loss for businesses in the industry, especially as fewer people…

mysanantonio.com - Patrick Danner - Investor alleges San Antonio-based Chacho's restaurant ownership engaged in 'massive fraud'
Investor alleges San Antonio-based Chacho's restaurant ownership engaged in 'massive fraud'
mySA

The ownership group that runs Chacho's Mexican restaurants in San Antonio envisioned a national chain on par with Chipotle, Panera Bread and Shake Shack, but worth more. According to a newly filed lawsuit, Chacho's owner John Burke told a…

startribune.com - Briana Bierschbach - Minnesota restaurants push to-go cocktails for COVID relief
Minnesota restaurants push to-go cocktails for COVID relief
Star Tribune

Minnesota bars and restaurants, looking for ways to survive this winter as the pandemic drags on, are looking to Gov. Tim Walz and state legislators for an OK to sell premade cocktails. “The stock we are sitting on is liquor and the…

sfchronicle.com - Justin Phillips - More San Francisco restaurants are mulling a drastic step this winter: closing for 'hibernation'
More San Francisco restaurants are mulling a drastic step this winter: closing for 'hibernation'
San Francisco Chronicle

It may soon be hibernation season for San Francisco restaurants. With indoor dining once again banned and winter weather cutting into outdoor dining revenue, a growing number of restaurants in the city are, for the first time, considering the more…

azcentral.com - Elvia Díaz, The Arizona Republic - Tucson's proposed curfew won't help stop COVID-19 if bars and restaurants remain open
Tucson's proposed curfew won't help stop COVID-19 if bars and restaurants remain open
The Arizona Republic

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero has really gone off the rails with her proposed 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew to deal with the alarming COVID-19 spread. What exactly would the nightly curfew accomplish if everyone is free to mingle during the day? Romero is…

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