Theatrical safety checks don't keep people safe—vaccines do.
There's a good chance they haven't been preventing the spread of COVID, and they might even be counterproductive.
In the Face of Arrests, City Barricades, and Revoked Permits, This California Saloon Fights for Its Right To Reopen
For months, the owners of Tin Horn Flats have refused to comply with restrictions on their business.
Democrats' COVID-19 Aid Package Would Quietly Eliminate the Tipped Minimum Wage as Restaurants Struggle To Stay Alive
Do small businesses need another punch in the gut?
Now officials in Chicago and New York are reconsidering their rules.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Vetoed One Outdoor Dining Bill Because It Took Too Much Power Away From Zoning Officials. Will He Do That a Second Time?
Garden State lawmakers have unanimously passed two bills now allowing restaurants to keep their outdoor operations running so long as their indoor dining rooms are restricted.
The factory fire was salt in the wound of this struggling iconic New York business.
A year into the pandemic, politicians still have not digested the dangers of careless public health measures.
The evidence is limited and mixed, but data from New York, Minnesota, and California suggest that restaurants there account for a small share of infections.
California Judge Blocks Enforcement of State and Local Bans on Restaurant Dining in San Diego County
The decision says the government failed to present any evidence of virus transmission in restaurants that follow COVID-19 precautions.
New York quickly reversed its ludicrous bathroom ban following backlash from the hospitality industry and anyone with a little common sense.
The new law layers more bureaucratic requirements on a hospitality industry trying to bounce back from its worst year on record.
The order is killing businesses and isn't rooted in science.
California's Health Secretary Concedes There Is No Empirical Basis for the State's Ban on Outdoor Dining
The ban is "not a comment on the relative safety of outdoor dining," Mark Ghaly says, but part of the effort to keep people from leaving home.
Using police to forcefully shut down Mac's Public House is a violation of liberty and a waste of resources.
Job losses and business closures loom as more cities and states once again shut down their hospitality industries.
Who could have predicted that intolerable rules won’t be tolerated?
California Restaurants Want Fee Money Back From a Government That Isn't Letting Them Operate to Capacity
Restaurants in five counties are threatening legal action.
Limiting the hours during which food can be served is arbitrary, unscientific, and could cause overcrowding, the plaintiffs argue.
Andrew Cuomo Says 4,000-Person NYPD Social-Distancing Taskforce Needed Before He'll Allow Indoor Dining in NYC
New York City restaurants have been excluded from the reopening of dining rooms in the rest of the state.
Public officials are routinely undermining the legitimacy of coronavirus countermeasures by ignoring their own (often arbitrary) rules.
The New York governor requires bars to sell "substantive" offerings if they'd like to stay open.
Data from Yelp shows that the long-term economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic is only starting to be realized. And federal unemployment data shows layoffs are climbing again.
Phase 4 of city's reopening means loose rules for zoos but strict requirements for bars.
Cheese shop owner Jill Erber on why she's keeping her store open to take care of her customers and her community
The Portland City Council has approved an emergency ordinance capping the fees delivery apps like DoorDash and Uber Eats can charge restaurants.
Allowing cocktails-to-go and outdoor drinking can help bartenders and restaurant staff survive the COVID-19 shutdowns.
Falling demand and strict social distancing requirements are leaving many restaurants with no path to profitability.
It's full of ill-conceived and contradictory guidance.
If there's a silver lining for the bars and restaurants that have been hit by the COVID-19 lockdowns, it's the widespread loosening of liquor laws.
Regulations are making it harder for restaurants in NYC to adapt to COVID-19.
Cities are imposing "emergency" regulations capping the fees that delivery services like Uber Eats may charge. That's a mistake.
Making businesses close early will not stop the spread of COVID-19.
Texas Is Allowing Restaurants To Reopen Starting Today. Many Restaurant Owners Fear It Won't Go Well.
"You can't exactly eat with a mask on, and I have a small space where people would be in close proximity to each other."
But testing remains a key issue in some of those states.
The company says it will return the money after it was announced that the Paycheck Protection Program ran out of funding.
The FDA has relaxed some labeling laws in order to allow restaurants to sell groceries, but it could do more.
The city said that food-packaging regulations stand in the way. That's not true.
First, they didn't have grocery permits. Now they are not allowed to take any walk-ins.
"You cannot just decide you want to sell groceries," said Barbara Ferrer, the director of L.A. County Public Health.
San Francisco Falafel Shop Owner Says Neighborhood Has Enough Falafel, Asks City to Block Rival Falafel Shop Next Door
San Francisco gives its Planning Commission nearly unlimited discretion to deny or condition permits, making life hell for business owners.
Local regulators want to put a cap on Grubhub's commissions.
The restaurant industry would likely suffer under the legislation.
The mandated pay increases disproportionately impact the restaurant industry.