Restaurant News Roundup, 8/1/2020

Latest Restaurant News August 1, 2020

California Pizza Kitchen has filed for bankruptcy, blaming the COVID-19 pandemic for its financial problems.  Take-out proved not be a solution for CPK, since 78% of its total sales before the coronavirus lockdown came from in-store dining. Read more here:


Dunkin’ to close in 800 locations across the U.S. as the economy slows because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Dunkin’s move follows a similar announcement by McDonald’s earlier this past week to shut down in about 200 U.S. locations, many of them located in Walmart stores.  Read more here:


Despite all the bad news about restaurant closures, some daring operators are opening new eateries in cities such as Arlington, VA, Chicago and NYC.  Read more here:



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