Bloomberg: One-third of U.S. restaurants facing permanent closure, forecast says

Bloomberg: One-third of U.S. restaurants facing permanent closure, forecast says. “As many as 231,000 of the nation’s roughly 660,000 eateries will likely shut down this year, according to an estimate from restaurant consultancy Aaron Allen & Associates provided to Bloomberg News. This will bring the industry’s steady growth to a halt and mark the first time in two decades that U.S. restaurant counts don’t climb. Restaurants have already shed millions of jobs this year, economic data show.”

Preview: More Houston restaurants forced to close during COVID-19 spike

Preview: More Houston restaurants forced to close during COVID-19 spike. “Texas’ alarming spike in coronavirus cases coincides with more hits to the local restaurant and bar industry. On Thursday the statewide total of new COVID-19 cases increased by nearly 6,000 – the state’s highest single-day increase. A new round of temporarily restaurant closures also marked the past few days.”

WACH: Clemson students launch website to help SC restaurants during coronavirus crisis

WACH: Clemson students launch website to help SC restaurants during coronavirus crisis. “‘Save Maps means, “Save Mom and Pop Shops,”‘ explained [Sudarshan] Sridharan, who is also the founder of Second Reality Interactive, INC. – a Virtual Reality start-up creating digital watch parties for eSports tournaments and live stream. ‘We’re an online directory that enables people to buy digital gift cards from their favorite restaurants in their community. The restaurants that don’t have the ability to sell gift cards online, we provide the infrastructure to do so.'”

NBC Boston: New List Shows Restaurants Still Open in Mass. Amid Coronavirus

NBC Boston: New List Shows Restaurants Still Open in Mass. Amid Coronavirus. “The Massachusetts Restaurant Association has launched a new centralized database of eateries offering takeout and delivery services during the coronavirus pandemic. CarryOutMA will tell the public about restaurants in the Bay State offering carryout, curbside and delivery. Businesses can click here to add their listings.”