This fiscal irresponsibility throws gasoline on the country's already raging inflation fire.
The city halted its practice of fining graffitied businesses during the pandemic. But now it's firing up its enforcement machine again.
New rules from the state alcohol control board could grind breweries into insolvency.
Atlanta, Sioux Center, and too many other cities and towns are still treating food trucks like second-class businesses.
Regulations ban food sales, limit the number of events, and include other inane requirements.
The Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment Act would give restaurants another $42 billion in grants to cover the lingering costs of the pandemic.
Detroit leaders throw around words like "fairness" and "equity" while shielding big restaurants from smaller competition.
When De Blasio's Vaccination Passport Plan Went Into Effect Yesterday, One-Quarter of Adult New Yorkers Were Barred From Going Out
Going out in Manhattan the first night patrons were required to prove their vaccination status
Warning people about the dangers of raw meat doesn't require prohibiting the practice.
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In an Unprecedented Heat Wave, Portland's Lingering COVID Restrictions Hurt Bars and Restaurants Again
The state, one of the last to fully reopen, lifted some capacity limits early. But the service sector was hamstrung during a heat crisis in which it could have helped.
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.