Restaurant News Roundup, 04/21/2020

Latest Restaurant News April 21, 2020



Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Shake Shack are among the national restaurant chains criticized for getting millions of dollars in grants from the multi-billion dollar federal Paycheck Protection Program, crowding out smaller restaurants from the now exhausted fund.  Read more here:


An estimated 8 million restaurant workers have been furloughed or laid off because of the coronavirus lockdown, according to a study by the National Restaurant Association.  Read more here:


The National Restaurant Association presses Congress for a $240 billion relief program specifically targeted for restaurant operators and employees.  The Association wants the money given outright to restaurants.  Read more here:



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