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…

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…