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Chuck E. Cheese files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after much speculation over the children’s dinnertainment chain’s looming demise

CEC Entertainment, the parent company of Chuck E. Cheese, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday. Chuck E. Cheese’s finances have been in freefall since the start of the pandemic, with mounting debt and thrice-downgraded credit scores. Chuck E. Cheese’s brand of dinnertainment is one of many dine-in concepts […]
Chuck E. Cheese files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after much speculation over the children’s dinnertainment chain’s looming demise
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Chain restaurants including Pizza Hut and Starbucks are permanently closing over 1800 total locations during the pandemic. Here’s the full list of chains.

Restaurant chains were set to suffer major losses since the beginning of the pandemic, and Pizza Hut is the latest chain to announce a wave of permanent closures. Even with dining rooms reopening in some parts of the country, it’s still nearly impossible for casual-dining restaurants to generate a profit […]
Chain restaurants including Pizza Hut and Starbucks are permanently closing over 1800 total locations during the pandemic. Here’s the full list of chains.
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Andrew Cuomo said he will sign an executive order today giving businesses the right to refuse service to people not wearing masks. Businesses already have that right — here’s why.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday that he will sign an executive order giving businesses the right to refuse service to customers not wearing masks. Business Insider previously spoke to employment and corporate policy lawyer Aaron Goldstein and James Biscone, a personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney. Goldstein […]
Andrew Cuomo said he will sign an executive order today giving businesses the right to refuse service to people not wearing masks. Businesses already have that right — here’s why.
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Steak n’ Shake permanently closes 51 restaurants, continuing the chain’s dangerous downward spiral toward bankruptcy

Steak n’ Shake is permanently closing 51 restaurants, according to parent company Biglari Holdings’ most recent quarterly report. The burger chain has been struggling for the last several years, “temporarily” closing over a hundred locations and haemorrhaging millions of dollars as sales plummet. Steak n’ Shake’s turnaround plan relies on […]
Steak n’ Shake permanently closes 51 restaurants, continuing the chain’s dangerous downward spiral toward bankruptcy
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The death of Souplantation may have hit fans hard, but it was far from unexpected. Here’s why more buffet closures may be on their way.

Garden Fresh, which owns salad buffet chains Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes, announced on May 8 that it would file for bankruptcy. Plagued by bankruptcy filings, food poisoning incidents, and millennial disdain, buffets were struggling well before the coronavirus pandemic began. From 1998 to 2017, the number of buffet restaurants decreased […]
The death of Souplantation may have hit fans hard, but it was far from unexpected. Here’s why more buffet closures may be on their way.
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Industry experts say all restaurant owners should do these 7 things to stay afloat and boost sales during the coronavirus pandemic

Business Insider hosted a SPOTLIGHT digital live event with restaurant industry leaders last week, moderated by retail correspondent Kate Taylor. The event featured Checkers CEO Frances Allen, Raising Cane’s founder and CEO Todd Graves, and chain restaurant analyst John Gordon. The speakers identified seven vital strategies that restaurants have been […]
Industry experts say all restaurant owners should do these 7 things to stay afloat and boost sales during the coronavirus pandemic
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Vandalization, price gouging, and 13-hour days: I photographed a family struggling to keep their restaurant open during the pandemic and got a glimpse of the dire situation restaurants are facing across America

The coronavirus pandemic has dealt an unfathomable blow to independent restaurants, forcing many to close. Jade Garden, a family-owned restaurant, is the only one still open on its block in Seattle’s Chinatown. But it’s struggled to stay open in the face of vandalism, price gouging, and a lack of staff. […]
Vandalization, price gouging, and 13-hour days: I photographed a family struggling to keep their restaurant open during the pandemic and got a glimpse of the dire situation restaurants are facing across America
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