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Coffee and Snack Sector Leads in Restaurant Staffing Gains

The National Restaurant Association polled operators on current staffing levels as well as staffing expectations for the future.

Steel Shortages, More Constrain Manufacturers’ Operations

Amid multiple supply shortages, shipping struggles and more, NAFEM surveyed manufacturers to better gauge the current impact on their businesses.

Over 186K Restaurants Have Sought Federal Relief; 16K Funded A Week Later

About 186,200 restaurants, including 97,600 priority businesses, have applied for the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund in a two-day span.

Poll Takes Pulse of How, If Consumers Will Dine This Mother’s Day

Research firm Technomic shares its findings on consumer dining plans for this Mother's Day.

Operators’ Optimism on Display in Latest Restaurant Performance Index

The National Restaurant Association’s latest Restaurant Performance Index, released April 30, experienced a 5% increase in March, to 105.1.

Restaurant Recovery: Funding Deficiencies, Workforce Shortages Cast Shadows

Isabella Casillas Guzman, of the Small Business Administration, and Tom Bené, of the National Restaurant Association, share perspectives on post-pandemic restaurant recovery.

Restaurant Sales Continue Upward Trend in March

U.S. restaurant sales, while $3 billion below pre-pandemic sales from February 2020, are seemingly on the rebound.

From Food Trucks to French Restaurants — The Pandemic’s Toll By the Numbers

More than 79,000 US food establishments have permanently shuttered since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Polyurethane Shortage Among Manufacturers’ Myriad Burdens

In a one-two punch, businesses still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic are up against a new, looming challenge brought about by last month’s severe winter storms.

What Surveys Say About Consumer Dining Behavior 1 Year Into the Pandemic

Food temperature and sanitation expectations as well as off-premise demand may outlast the pandemic, according to recent research findings.

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