Produced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), this highly magnified, digitally colorized scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image, revealed ultrastructural details at the site of interaction of numerous yellow colored, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) viral particles, located on the surface of a Vero E6 cell, which had been colorized blue.

Produced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), this highly magnified, digitally colorized scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image, revealed ultrastructural details at the site of interaction of numerous yellow colored, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) viral particles, located on the surface of a Vero E6 cell, which had been colorized blue.

Navigating the Coronavirus Crisis

What you need to know to protect your employees, guests, and business as the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the globe.

Stay up to date as the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the globe.

Week of March 30

Restaurants Will Help America Return to a Sense of Normalcy

For Restaurants, Transparent and Consistent Communication is Key to Navigating COVID-19

Brinker CEO Cuts Salary in Half as Sales Fall, Delivery Rises

Popeyes' Sales Were Surging in Q1

Wendy’s to Give Employees at Corporate Stores 10 Percent Boost

A 10-Point Plan for Restaurant Employers During COVID-19 Crisis

McDonald’s to Check Employees’ Health Before Work

How an Award-Winning Restaurateur Keeps Guests Engaged During COVID-19

Full-Service Restaurant Spend Falls Below 5 Percent, Report Says

Contactless Ordering, and Other Tips to Navigate COVID-19

CraftWorks Fires Nearly All Its Employees

Red Robin Postpones Rollout of Donatos Pizza

Trying to Picture Life for Restaurants After COVID-19

Can the Paycheck Protection Program Help Your Restaurant?

How One Brand Raised $40K in the Midst of COVID-19

Insurers, Restaurants Ready to Wage War Over Policies 

Front Burner’s Furlough Kitchen is the Revolution Restaurants Need

Guy Fieri Partners with NRAEF to Help Restaurant Workers

Papa John’s Sees Steady Sales Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

How Restaurants Can Collaborate With Landlords to Secure Rent Relief

Great American Takeout 2: Back and Bigger Than Last Week

Domino’s Reports Positive Sales During Pandemic

Burger King Parent Advances Cash to Franchisees, Defers Rent

Who’s Growing During the Coronavirus Crisis? Pizza Chains

One Key Strategy for Life After Coronavirus (podcast)

Has COVID-19 Ended the ‘Live-to-Eat Society?’

5 Proven Restaurant Tactics During COVID-19

What Does the Stimulus Package Mean for Restaurants?

For Restaurants, there’s a Big Problem with the Stimulus Package

Ruth’s, Chuy’s Furlough Significant Amount of Employees

Yum! CEO Donates Salary to Employees

Trump Considers Restoring Full Corporate Tax Deduction for Meals

Week of March 23

Restaurant Catering in the Coronavirus Age

Switching to Takeout and Delivery Only? Here are 7 Critical Things to Know

House Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Package

10 Perseverance Tips During COVID-19

Wow Bao Launches First-of-Its-Kind Off-Premises Strategy

The ONE Group Goes from 4,000 Employees to Under 100

Navigating Unprecedented Times: 5 Ways to Boost Your Restaurant’s Mobile App

The Cheesecake Factory Furloughs 41,000 Workers

Bankruptcy Cases Expected to Rise Significantly Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

COVID-19 Considerations for Restaurant Franchise Systems

Small-Town Restaurant Life During the Coronavirus Crisis

Communication Key to Cousins CEO in Time of Crisis (podcast)

The First 22 Days of March: Restaurants Have Lost $25 Billion

McDonald’s Suspends All-Day Breakfast Menu

Record-Breaking 3.28 Million File for Unemployment

Cheesecake Factory Says It Won’t Pay Rent

5 Strategies for Restaurant Survival to Implement Now 

$2 Trillion Economic Stimulus Plan Passes in Senate

Full-Service Restaurant Sales Drop 74 Percent in Five Days

Top Chef Masters Winner Floyd Cardoz Dies from COVID-19

Landry’s Furloughs 40,000 Employees

Coronavirus Hope No. 1 for Restaurants: Keep Staff Employed

Communicating About Coronavirus: 10 Ways Restaurants Should Engage

Yum! Brands Has 7,000 Restaurants Closed Globally

Punch Bowl Social Closes, Lays Off Majority of Employees

Texas Roadhouse CEO Gives Up Salary to Help Front-Line Employees

Massive $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Struck Early Wednesday

Can Kiosks Help Restaurants Stay Alive Through COVID-19?

Yelp: Consumer Interest for Restaurants Down 67 Percent

J. Alexander’s Furloughs 3,400 Workers Due to COVID-19

National Restaurant Association Cancels 2020 Show

Luby’s Closes 35 Units, Furloughs Most of Corporate Office

Tech CEO: We Feel for Restaurants Right now

Email Marketing During COVID-19: Is Your Brand Still on Autopilot?

Should Your Restaurant Add Third-Party Delivery, or Start its Own Network?

Here’s Where Restaurants and Workers Can Get Relief Funding During Coronavirus

Tips for Keeping the Lights On with Fazoli's CEO (podcast)

Grubhub CEO: 30 Percent of Restaurants Could Close

Fine-Dining Restaurants Adjust to a Brave New World

Restaurant Rescue Action Items for COVID-19

Frisch’s Adds Groceries to Help Guests During COVID-19 Crisis

When Delivery and Carryout Isn’t an Option for Restaurants

6 Ways Restaurants Can Drum Up Funds During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Financial Relief Isn't Coming Just Yet for Restaurants

Bankrupt CraftWorks Closes 261 Restaurants, Furloughs Most of 18,000 Employees

McDonald’s to Shutter All U.K. Restaurants

Starbucks Shuts Cafes Nationwide for at Least Two Weeks

Week of March 16

Chinese Restaurants Feel the Pain of the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Rush Away From Restaurants Continues

Adjusting Your Service Model on the Fly (podcast)

Casual-Dining Brands Bolster Cash Reserves in Uncertain Financial Future

Darden CEO Not Taking Salary as Company Braces for COVID-19 Impact

Where is All the Restaurant Traffic Going?

How Firehouse Subs' CEO Navigates Coronavirus (podcast)

This LA Fast Casual is Working to Stop Hunger

Trump Signs Law Granting Sick Leave for Employees

Eatertainment Venues See Huge Losses Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Cameron Mitchell Ceases Operations, Furloughs 4,500 Employees

Is Your Restaurant Liable if Workers Test Positive for COVID-19?

Critical Planning and Communication for Restaurants Today

Inside the Chicago Restaurant World's Fight to Survive a Pandemic

One Restaurant’s Survival Idea? Become a Grocer

José Andrés’ Restaurants Transform into Community Kitchens

Nearly 30 Percent of People are Afraid to Eat Out

Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group Lays Off 2,000 Workers

Economist: COVID-19 Presents Different Threat than Great Recession

National Restaurant Association Expects $225B Impact, 5–7M Jobs Lost from COVID-19

New York Eases Alcohol Delivery Law Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Amid Outbreak, Some Brands Rush to Support Employees

DoorDash to Temporarily Waive, Reduce Commission Fees

Report: 85 Percent of Upscale Restaurants Feel Traffic Hit from Coronavirus

A COVID-19 Cure for Restaurants: Reaching Older Diners

Trump: Don't Dine at Restaurants

McDonald's, Dunkin', Wendy's End Dine-In Service to Slow COVID-19

Uber Eats to Stop Delivery Fees for 100,000 Independent Restaurants

Restaurants to Offer ‘Dining Bonds’ to Lift Income

Where Fast Food Fits in the Coronavirus Crisis

Reports Differ on Possible Nationwide Curfew

Responding to COVID-19: Fast Food Focuses on Drive Thru, Pickup

Shake Shack's Dining Rooms Close Amid Coronavirus Spread

Why a Takeout-and-Delivery-Only Model Could Save Your Restaurant

Chick-fil-A Temporarily Shutters Dining Areas

Officials Across Country Close Restaurants, Bars

Coronavirus Crisis Communications for Restaurants: A Checklist

Starbucks Closes Seating in Favor of To-Go Model

The week of March 9

Golden Corral Employees are Washing Hands Every 20 Minutes

Grubhub Suspends Commission Payments to Help Independents

New York Cuts Capacity for Restaurants as Coronavirus Concerns Mount

What Customers Think About Restaurants and Coronavirus

Which Brands are Getting Hit the Hardest by the Coronavirus? Full-Service Spots

Why February was the Lull Before the Coronavirus Storm

Starbucks Expands 'Catastrophe Pay' for Coronavirus Care

McDonald’s to pay Quarantined Employees at U.S. Corporate Stores

Starbucks to Feel $400M Impact from Coronavirus

Darden Now Offering Paid Sick Leave for Employees

Here’s How Your Brand Should Prepare for COVID-19


Keeping Track of States Shutting Down Dine-In Service

The National Restaurant Association's Coronavirus Information Page

CDC's Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

World Health Organization on How to Get Your Workplace Ready