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Source: Nation's Restaurant News Herman Cain, the former president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association and later presidential candidate,...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News Joan Freedman, Ph.D. is an executive coach and clinical psychologist based in Beverly Hills, Calif. This article...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News Senate Republicans introduced a fourth COVID-19 stimulus package on Monday dubbed the Health, Economic Assistance,...

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Source: Saporta Report A gay-oriented show bar and restaurant at Underground Atlanta is among the businesses that could get an alcohol license...

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Source: National Restaurant Association George Floyd’s murder in May has put racism-awareness center stage in America, and...

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Source: Georgia Health News Dozens of metro Atlanta restaurants have temporarily closed in recent months after employees tested positive for the...

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Source: National Restaurant Association During COVID-19 restaurants have joined grocery stores as essential food providers. While...

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Source: QSR Quick-service restaurant leases are predicated upon the restaurant doing a certain amount of volume and revenue. Unfortunately, no one...

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Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced additional guidance to provide information to workers and...

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Source: National Restaurant Association When COVID-19 first took hold in the U.S. earlier this year, most bars and restaurants had to either close...

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Source: National Restaurant Association The keys to rebuilding the business you lost during the pandemic shutdown are visibly letting people know...

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Source: Office of the Governor Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that 744 Georgia businesses, local authorities, officials, and individuals...

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Since March 10, 2020, GK has embraced their mission with clarity and purpose in order to assist Georgia food service workers with financial...

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Source: National Restaurant Association Restaurant sales rose for the second consecutive month in June, as local economies continued to reopen and...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News The National Restaurant Association urges a new targeted relief fund for operators with 20 or fewer units,...

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Source: FSR COVID-19 has caused seemingly irreparable damage to the restaurant industry. The pandemic and subsequent government-ordered shutdowns...

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Source: Restaurant Business Restaurant employees would be among the first groups of workers to be vaccinated against coronavirus if Congress heeds...

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Source: National Restaurant Association Restaurateurs operating during this pandemic face multiple challenges, but few are more important than what...

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Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Many Georgians are weighing whether it’s safe to go out amid a resurgence in coronavirus...

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Source: National Restaurant Association Consumers are returning to restaurants and that could lead to an increased demand for centerplate items....

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News Counting on getting one of those $10,000 advances on a federal emergency disaster loan? It might be too late. The...

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Source: QSR In nearly every scenario, how a restaurant responds to a positive COVID-19 test is up to restaurant. The vast majority of markets do...

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Source: QSR The restaurant industry has been hit especially hard from the pandemic. But it looks like the situation is changing as coronavirus...

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The Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) remains supportive of Governor Brian Kemp's Executive Order, Empowering a Healthy Georgia. The...

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Source: National Restaurant Association With a good food-safety training program such as ServSafe in place, your employees already know how to...

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Source: Bennett Thrasher The recently passed Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020 provides employers with more flexibility and...

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Source: National Restaurant Association Offering restaurant health care benefits can help you attract and retain loyal staff. Yet these benefits...

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Source: National Restaurant Association The plant-based meat trend hits on many consumer touchpoints: health, sustainability, transparency, food...

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Source: QSR The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our daily routines profoundly in countless ways, but none may be more universal than the rapid...

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Source: Office of the Governor Governor Brian P. Kemp today introduced the Georgia Safety Promise, a safety campaign to remind Georgia businesses...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News Patrick Hardy, a certified emergency manager, certified risk manager, and FEMA master of exercise practitioner...

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Source: National Restaurant Association The restaurant industry expanded payrolls for the second consecutive month in June, as local economies...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News The House reportedly voted unanimously Wednesday to pass a Senate bill extending the Paycheck Protection Program,...

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Source: National Restaurant Association Health has never been more important. The world is talking about coronavirus, how to prevent it, how to...

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Source: QSR Congress voted to extend the deadline of the Paycheck Protection Program, with more than $130 billion still remaining. The Senate...

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Source: National Restaurant Association As restaurants reopen for on-premises business, they’re introducing diners to a new normal. Customers...

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Source: National Restaurant Association A group of CEOs from the casual-dining sector — Chris Tomasso of First Watch, Jack Gibbons of Front...

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Source: FSR Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, restaurant teams had to follow food safety protocols, including regular cleaning, sanitizing, and...

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Source: National Restaurant Association In a sign that the worst of the coronavirus-induced recession is behind us, restaurants across the country...

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Source: National Restaurant Association National Restaurant Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs Sean Kennedy today released the...

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Source: National Restaurant Association The following is a statement from Tom Bené, President & CEO of the National Restaurant...

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Source: Small Business Administration Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, posted a...

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The Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA), working with Atlanta-based digital learning company MLevel, is offering THRIVE Georgia – a training...

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Source: National Restaurant Association As local economies begin to reopen and ease dining restrictions, many consumers are standing by to burn off...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that gay and transgender workers are protected from employment discrimination...

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Source: National Restaurant Association New research from the National Restaurant Association indicates that the restaurant industry has lost $120...

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Source: Office of the Governor Today Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order 06.11.20.01 - Empowering a Healthy Georgia. The order addresses...

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Source: National Restaurant Association Thanks in part to efforts by the National Restaurant Association, small businesses, especially restaurants,...

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Source: National Restaurant Association For the near term, operations will have to make do with a fraction of their usual number of diners allowed...

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Source: Forbes In a rare display of bipartisanship, on June 5, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act...

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Just five months ago, Georgia's restaurant industry looked a lot different than it does today: restaurant and foodservice jobs made up 15% of...

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Source: National Restaurant Association The coronavirus pandemic is having a devasting impact on the restaurant industry and its employees. Eating...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation that will extend the Paycheck Protection Program,...

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Source: TFH Legal The original constraints of PPP Loan forgiveness simply no longer fit the situation which most businesses, especially those in...

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During these uncertain times, it is important to understand what options you have available to help protect your employees, your property and your...

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Source: National Restaurant Association Protecting your business from a data breach is a constant struggle, and it’s even more important...

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Source: National Restaurant Association Restaurateurs readying to reopen their ‘til-now-shuttered businesses have a lot to do before...

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Source: National Restaurant Association Restaurant dining rooms are starting to reopen after months of being closed due to COVID-19, but many...

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Source: National Restaurant Association The restaurant industry has been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurant operators...

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Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle The Georgia Restaurant Association has denounced what it calls "senseless acts of violence" that...

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Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Restaurants in downtown Atlanta and Buckhead are figuring out their next steps after suffering damage when...

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Source: National Restaurant Association States are starting to lift months of enforced stay-in-place orders, allowing restaurants and other...

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“I know this pandemic has been brutally tough in the restaurant industry,” Governor Brian Kemp acknowledged in his opening statement of...

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Source: Aprio, LLP On May 23, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury, issued an interim final rule titled...

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Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Vice President Mike Pence on Friday praised Gov. Brian Kemp and Georgia restaurant owners who have reopened...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News Several bills that would benefit restaurants gained ground in Washington, D.C. this week. The Senate was reportedly...

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Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle At a roundtable discussion held at Waffle House headquarters in Norcross Friday, Vice President Mike Pence said...

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Source: National Restaurant Association Normally at this time of year, the National Restaurant Association would be releasing its annual Eating and...

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Source: Office of the Governor Governor Brian P. Kemp today joined CVS Health to announce the launch of new COVID-19 testing sites in Georgia....

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Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Vice President Mike Pence arrived in metro Atlanta Friday where he will be part of a roundtable with...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a new set of more detailed guidelines for restaurants,...

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Source: Restaurant Business A popular ice cream spot on Cape Cod had hoped to open quietly on the Friday before Mother’s Day. Mark Lawrence,...

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Source: Restaurant Business As dining rooms reopen, many restaurants are rethinking how to restaff their restaurants in the age of COVID-19....

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Source: National Restaurant Association The National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe division has released a new video offering...

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Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms today extended an administrative order that allows restaurants to sell...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News Eight restaurant executives met Monday with President Donald Trump at the White House, pressing for an extension...

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Source: Georgia Grown As part of the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s (GDA) “Buy Georgia Grown, Now More Than Ever” campaign,...

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Source: Aprio, LLP On May 15, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury, issued a press release announcing...

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Source: National Restaurant Association The National Restaurant Association today announced the appointment of Tom Bené as the...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News The economic devastation and health uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic has tendered on our nation will be...

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Source: AARP With millions of American households struggling to stay afloat financially due to the pandemic, the U.S. House of Representatives...

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Source: National Restaurant Association With restaurant dining areas shuttered throughout most of the country, consumers had no choice but to...

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Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution On Tuesday, Gov. Brian Kemp issued his latest executive order outlining business regulations during the...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News Setting up the next bipartisan battle, House Democrats on Tuesday proposed what would be the fifth federal...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News In January, the idea of going through a restaurant drive-thru and picking up not just burgers and fries but also a...

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Source: Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, the IRS issued guidance that provides employers with the flexibility to allow...

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Source: Eater Atlanta The city of Dunwoody, just north of Atlanta, joins neighboring Brookhaven in offering its restaurants a temporary outdoor...

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Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution A new program is striving to help restaurants hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, including several in...

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Source: National Restaurant Association The devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. labor market continues to come into focus....

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Effective April 1, 2020 Georgia restaurants are required to comply with new sales tax rules. Beginning April 1 when Georgia restaurants sell to...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News After weeks of operating with off-premise service only to prevent the spread of coronavirus, three full-service...

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Source: Restaurant Business In what the National Restaurant Association described as a win for restaurants, the U.S. Department of the Treasury...

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Source: Eater Atlanta Atlantans are going out of their way to help restaurants and bars they love survive the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News The Treasury Department has updated its guidance on Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, loans, saying employers...

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Source: TFH Legal e-opening for Georgia businesses that have been closed during the pandemic or have provided only limited service will be a...

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Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle Two Atlanta restaurants are still in the running for 2020 James Beard Foundation awards. The Beard...

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Source: Washington Post A sign explains social distancing at Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar in Atlanta. (Photo by Kevin D. Liles for The...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution Georgia restaurants were allowed to reopen for on-premise dining this week as Gov. Brian Kemp lifted some of...

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Source: National Restaurant Association After months of either being closed or operating a takeout-and-delivery model only, now is a great time to...

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Source: National Restaurant Association It looks like it’s going to happen — slowly, in fits and starts. Governors and mayors around...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News The Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, or RERF, founded by the National Restaurant Association Educational...

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Source: U.S. News With tables wide apart and staff wearing masks, some Georgia restaurants reopened for limited dine-in service Monday as the state...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution Gov. Brian Kemp issued guidelines April 23 for restaurants to resume dine-in service on Monday, forging ahead...

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Source: Wall Street Journal The House approved the $484 billion bill to aid small businesses on Thursday. The bill replenishes funding for two...

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Source: Restaurant Business From mandated closures to a pivot to off-premises-only, restaurants have faced a devastating blow in the wake of the...

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Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle With the state's eateries permitted to reopen their dining rooms April 27, the Georgia Restaurant Association...

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Source: WABE Starting Monday, restaurants in Georgia will be allowed to reopen for in-dining service — but with a number of...

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Source: Restaurant Business Online In late March, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation launched the Restaurant Employee...

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Source: Restaurant Business Online Reactions ranged from surprise to total shock in the Atlanta restaurant community when Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp...

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Source: Restaurant Business Online Restaurants in Tennessee and Georgia will reopen their dining rooms next week to a new set of state-issued rules...

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Source: National Restaurant Association With coronavirus battering the restaurant business, operators are turning to groceries to help increase...

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GRA REOPENING GUIDANCE Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution Gov. Brian Kemp issued guidelines Thursday for restaurants to resume dine-in service...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News The House voted overwhelmingly on Thursday — 388 to 5 — to approve the $484 billion coronavirus relief...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News Lauren Bailey, CEO and co-founder of the Phoenix-based multiconcept group Upward Projects, said it’s time...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News Not all food travels well, and many people, sequestered at home have some extra time on their hands. A number of...

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Source: National Restaurant Association No other industry has been hit harder by the coronavirus than restaurants. A recent nationwide survey...

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Source: Restaurant Business Online The mass shutdown of restaurant dining rooms forced operators to rethink their menus, with some implementing...

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Source: QSR Magazine It’s been said that customers are exposed to around 5,000 marketing messages every single day. But with the current...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News As operators turn their attentions to reopening restaurants and dining rooms as coronavirus restrictions ease,...

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In response to the Governor’s decision Monday to initiate a gradual return to work, the Georgia Department of Labor and Governor Kemp are...

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Source: Aprio On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, a fourth...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News The National Restaurant Association announced a multi-pronged “Blueprint for Recovery” plan for...

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Source: Restaurant Business Online Georgia’s governor announced Monday that he plans to allow the state’s restaurant dining rooms to...

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Source: Restaurant Business Online With restaurants suffering more damage from the COVID-19 pandemic than the National Restaurant Association had...

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Source: National Restaurant Association From beloved corner diners, to favorite independent restaurants to well-known chains, the entire restaurant...

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Source: Forbes Most restaurants in the U.S. have been shut down for weeks, some for months, and there is speculation that a good percentage may...

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The NRAEF's Restaurant Employee Relief Fund (RERF) has raised more than $15 million, with over $850,000 coming from individual donations through...

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Source: Marbury Creative Group There is a lot of anxiety, confusion, and stress around the current pandemic, the Coronavirus, now commonly referred...

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Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, with founding partner Vistaprint, has launched the Save Small...

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Source: Phase3 Fifth Group Restaurants raised $124,506 for the 36th annual Hunger Walk Run despite its cancellation. Proceeds from the walk and...

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Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce In a crisis, small businesses often face unstable cash flow, a delay in financing or a slowdown in foot traffic...

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Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Nearly every small business across America has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, whether they’ve...

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Source: CBS46 Gas South is pledging more than $1 million to support Atlanta families hit hard by the pandemic. President and CEO Kevin Greiner said...

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Source: National Restaurant Association The Association’s Restaurant Law Center, working with legal experts from Jackson Lewis, P.C., answers...

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Source: Restaurant Business Online Bud Light has launched Open for Takeout, an online platform that helps consumers locate bars and restaurants...

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Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce What will a return to work look like? That is the question weighing heavily on the minds of government leaders and...

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Source: Nations Restaurant News President Trump and his coronavirus task force outlined Thursday guidelines for states to follow when reopening...

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Source: Nations Restaurant News The Small Business Administration on Thursday stopped accepting applications for Paycheck Protection Program, or...

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Source: Nations Restaurant News Nearly two dozen restaurant and beverage executives were named Tuesday to a food-and-beverage-focused panel among...

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Source: Business Wire General Mills Foodservice announces efforts underway to help support the restaurant industry, including a $100,000 donation to...

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Source: FOX28 The coronavirus has taken a major toll on Savannah's tourism and hospitality industry employees. America’s...

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America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, the City of Savannah, Tourism Leadership Council and the Savannah Chamber of Commerce have...

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Source: Nations Restaurant News Abnormal is the new normal. State and city restrictions to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic pushed the...

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Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle After a rocky initial rollout, Paycheck Protection Program loans are being processed and hitting the bank...

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Source: Restaurant Business Online Question: We are a fine-dining restaurant that really never did takeout before COVID-19. We are trying our best...

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Source: National Restaurant Association Many small businesses are still not using the Internet to conduct business. In fact, the Small Business...

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Source: FOX5 For the first time in weeks, Lori O'Brien got to stand in the same room as her mom, who has been isolated in a Norcross assisted...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution In its first week of existence, Feed the Frontline raised $800,000 from more than 700 donors...

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Source: The White House Today, President Donald J. Trump announced many of the esteemed executives, economists, scholars, and industry leaders who...

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Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting The first job David Parham ever had was as a busboy at a restaurant in Georgia. After working several jobs in...

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Source: Restaurant Business Online As Americans continue to shelter in place, home cooking continues to rise. That trend, coupled with a scarcity...

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By: Boelter Not long ago, receiving a pizza in 30 minutes or less sounded like a miracle! Making good on that promise of speed was a matter of...

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Employer Filed (Partial) Claims: All Georgia employers are required to file partial claims online on behalf of their full-time and part-time...

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Source: Inc. Getting your hands on an emergency small business loan during the coronavirus crisis can feel harder every day. Many business owners...

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Source: Social Media Today Facebook has provided a new set of templates to help businesses communicate key messages amid the COVID-19 shutdowns...

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Source: Restaurant Business The historic relief bill pushed through Congress in late March has failed to spare the restaurant industry from...

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Source: Restaurant Business Online When restaurant employees aren’t properly trained, the chorus of workers saying things such as “I...

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Source: Aprio A Time for Conversation With Your Lender – What to Ask and What to Ask For By Michael Levy, Partner-in-Charge, Transaction...

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Source: Better Earth Nobody should have to choose between keeping the lights on and saving our planet.  Better Earth is a local compostable...

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Source: Restaurant Business Online Restaurants offering takeout or delivery should consider new measures for keeping employees safe from COVID-19,...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution As the coronavirus hits workers in the food service industry with an unbridled force, entities across metro...

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Source: National Restaurant Association With the nation battling the coronavirus, restaurateurs have converted their businesses to all...

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Source: Roswell Patch Amid the financial devastation brought on by COVID-19, a group of Roswell leaders is helping residents reach out to the...

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Source: 11Alive As restaurants scramble to hold onto customers, one Sandy Springs restaurant found a clever way to keep business coming in. The...

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Source: Food + Tech Connect This is a guest post by Elizabeth Tilton is the founder and CEO of Oyster Sunday In this time of unprecedented crisis...

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Source: CohnReznick The Federal Reserve today announced that, as part of a $2.3 trillion loan program, it was rolling out its much-anticipated Main...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will offer free online advertising to local restaurants through its...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution Gov. Brian Kemp said Wednesday he would extend Georgia’s public health emergency through May 13,...

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Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News State Attorney General Chris Carr is warning Georgians to watch out for a growing number of scammers...

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Source: Inc. I've been writing for Inc. for about 10 years but I began reading the magazine when I was a kid. As I think back on it, there were a...

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Source: Savannah CEO Leopold's Ice Cream, locally and family owned since 1919, is pleased to announce Scoops of Happiness, a daily ice cream...

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Source: Moore Colson On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, the Trump Administration announced it will be seeking to add $250 billion in aid to the Paycheck...

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Source: Reporter Newspapers Gov. Brian Kemp has extended the statewide shelter-in-place order through April 30 and is suspending all short-term...

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Source: FSR Magazine Igloo and award-winning chef, restaurateur, author and television host, Guy Fieri, launched a limited-edition Playmate...

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Source: National Restaurant Association Under the new Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, the rules for how you can treat net...

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Table & Aid offers hot meals to those who find themselves in need due to the current crisis. Guests are welcome to ask for 1-6 meals at no...

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Source: Moore Colson In the rush to get your PPP loan application in, along with trying to operate through the overall magnitude of the current...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution If you’re part of the metro Atlanta restaurant industry, Michael Lennox wants to feed you. In a...

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Source: Office of the Governor Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that the State of Georgia has joined forces with CVS Health to increase...

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Source: National Restaurant Association The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in an age of uncertainty that’s hitting the restaurant industry...

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Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce As small businesses continue to navigate challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic, one of the biggest is...

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Yesterday, April 2, 2020, Governor Brian Kemp issued a shelter in place executive order for the state of Georgia. How long is the order in...

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Source: National Restaurant Association As many restaurants and foodservice businesses convert to takeout and delivery, the U.S. Food and Drug...

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Source: National Restaurant Association Keeping records is probably the last thing you’re thinking about while you try to figure out ways to...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution Atlanta entrepreneur Sara Blakely announced plans on Friday to donate $5 million to female entrepreneurs...

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Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle Buckhead Meat has been serving Atlanta's high-end restaurants for more than 30 years. Now, diners can...

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Source: CohnReznick The much-anticipated launch of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) today has...

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Source: PR Newswire ServSafe, the industry leader in restaurant food safety training, today released two newly created training videos, ServSafe...

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Source: PR Newswire The National Restaurant Association's ServSuccess program, in partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Foundation (AHLA...

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Source: Office of the Governor Today Governor Brian P. Kemp issued a shelter in place order for the state of Georgia. The order will be effective...

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Source: National Restaurant Association The coronavirus relief package known as the CARES Act signed into law March 27 by President Trump will make...

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Source: National Restaurant Association The National Restaurant Association is offering two programs to help members and their employees stay...

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Source: ABC News Figures within the restaurant industry — still reeling from the sudden economic impact and uncertainty due to the novel...

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Source: Restaurant Business Online In the days since President Trump enacted the $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill popularly known as the CARES...

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Source: National Restaurant Association As of April 1, some 270 million people — three fourths of the entire U.S. population — are...

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Source: National Restaurant Association The CARES Act signed into law Friday by President Trump postpones but doesn’t eliminate the...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution It’s difficult to wrap my head around the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every...

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Source: Smith & Howard Employers are scrambling to find ways to help their employees who are impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Help...

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By Tommy Lee, Aprio If you are like most of the business owners we are advising, the tidal wave of “must do now actions” you are...

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Source: Job Creators Network Small Business Relief Questions and Answers The CARES Act was passed and signed into law by President Trump on Friday,...

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Source: Cox Media At Cox Media, we believe we have an opportunity to help our customers and our market communities during the Covid-19 crisis. With...

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Source: Savannah Now For those working in the hospitality industry, good times and a party atmosphere can come with the territory. There are...

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Source: WSB A partnership between three restaurants, the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm is helping to feed about 1,000 health care workers on...

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Source: Marietta Daily Journal On Friday afternoon, Gov. Brian Kemp and Kathleen Toomey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health,...

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Source: Restaurant News Tropical Smoothie Cafe®, a leading national fast-casual concept known for its better-for-you smoothies and food with a...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News A massive $2 trillion economic stimulus package designed to offer some relief for the millions of laid off workers...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News With most restaurants forced to close their dining rooms because of state and city coronavirus restrictions,...

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Source: National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today...

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Source: Eater their employees and other Atlanta service industry members, following mass layoffs sparked by the COVID-19 restaurant closures. The...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution Editor’s note: As the coronavirus disrupts the restaurant industry, the AJC has changed its dining...

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By Lisa F. Harper, Esq., TFH Legal Force Majeure is a French term meaning superior force. Certain contract provisions are referred to as...

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By Lisa F. Harper, Esq., TFH Legal Whether a lender is willing to modify terms of a loan or defer payments as a result of the Coronavirus...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, bars, nightclubs and restaurant dining rooms have been closed in...

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Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle The novel coronavirus pandemic has tanked restaurant sales as much as 90%. Some establishments have...

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Source: Yahoo Finance ServSafe, the industry leader in restaurant food safety training, today released two newly created training videos, ServSafe...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution Editor’s note: As the coronavirus disrupts the restaurant industry, the AJC has changed its dining...

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Source: Georgia Department of Public Health Many restaurants have excess food items such as meat, poultry and seafood. Additionally, some...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution As the clampdown on commerce spreads due to the coronavirus pandemic, restaurants have gotten creative in an...

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Source: National Restaurant Association As the coronavirus epidemic rages on, 3% of restaurant operators have already permanently closed their...

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Source: National Restaurant Association As coronavirus disrupts the U.S., restaurant owners and operators are looking for alternative ways to...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News As restaurants have shut down across the United States in response to city and statewide coronavirus-related...

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Source: Restaurant Business The historic $2 trillion aid bill passed late Wednesday by the Senate is a tome packed with extraordinary measures to...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution Editor’s note: As the coronavirus disrupts the restaurant industry, the AJC has changed its dining...

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By Lisa F. Harper, Esq., TFH Legal, in conversation with the Georgia Department of Labor TIME OFF RELATED TO THE CORONAVIRUS Do I have to allow time...

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By Lisa F. Harper, Esq., TFH Legal in conversation with the Georgia Department of Labor UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (UI) Is an employee entitled to...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution Metro Atlanta counties and cities are announcing stricter community restrictions to try to stop the spread...

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Source: Inc. A growing number of companies are offering their online tools, classes, and resources at no cost in response to the impact on...

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Source: Eater With restaurants facing mandated dining room closures and decreased sales in the wake of COVID-19, many operators are struggling to...

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Source: Restaurant Hospitality There is no guidebook for communicating with customers during a time like this. The coronavirus pandemic has taken...

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By Lisa F. Harper, Esq., TFH Legal HELPING TO STOP THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS How does a restaurateur protect the physical spread of the virus in its...

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Source: QSR Magazine As the coronavirus pandemic rips through the U.S., people are doing their part to keep everyone safe, including through social...

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Source: QSR Magazine On Sunday, the U.S. Senate failed to move forward on a reportedly $2 trillion economic stimulus package after Democrats said...

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Source: U.S. Small Business Administration Today, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced changes to help...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution A large coalition of restaurants, ranging from individual local businesses to national chains, is banding...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution Gov. Brian Kemp announced a series of measures Monday to try to curb the spread of coronavirus, instituting...

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Source: Office of the Governor Today Governor Brian P. Kemp gave the following address to Georgians: "Today I am saddened to announce that we have...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News DoorDash and its competitors have put aside their differences during the Covid-19 pandemic. On Friday, DoorDash,...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution With cases hitting closer to home for many of us, Atlanta city leaders say it’s time to take drastic...

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Source: Restaurant Business As restaurants contemplate a spring with only a fraction of their normal sales at best, operators have to make things...

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Source: Online Athens Downtown Athens was eerily empty Saturday morning, a time when University of Georgia students and townies normally crowd into...

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Source: WRDW Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis has ordered the shutdown of businesses, salons, bars other indoor recreation. This begins at midnight on...

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Source: Eater Restaurants around metro Atlanta have become takeout and delivery joints overnight, laid off or furloughed hundreds of employees, and...

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Source: Restaurant Hospitality Last week, when Grubhub announced it was suspending some fees for independent restaurants in light of the coronavirus...

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Source: Online Athens In a voluntary effort to combat coronavirus spread, Athens restaurants and bars confront weeks-long closures or reduced...

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Source: Rome News-Tribune All bars and restaurants in Floyd County are closed for inside eating, drinking and entertainment, under an order issued...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution Georgia’s insurance commissioner on Friday banned insurers from canceling health and business policies...

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Source: Business Insider Very few aspects of American life, if any, remain unaffected by the coronavirus. Taxes are no exception. On Friday,...

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Source: Peachtree Tents & Events On Thursday, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed multiple executive orders, ultimately shutting down all...

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Source: City of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an Administrative Order directing the Atlanta Police Department to refrain from enforcing...

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Source: City of Atlanta The first action orders the closure of all bars and nightclubs that do not serve food, gyms and fitness centers, movie...

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Source: Refridgerated & Frozen Foods Sysco announced it will donate 2.5 million meals over the next four weeks as part of its community...

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Source: Marietta Daily Journal Roswell Mayor Lori Henry has signed an executive order that limits restaurants to takeout, drive-thru and delivery...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution The restaurant industry has absorbed some of the largest, most immediate impacts from the global COVID-19...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution A South Georgia county will shutter indoor dining at restaurants, close bars, gyms and others businesses to...

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Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle The novel coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc on Atlanta's restaurant industry. This week,...

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Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle With the novel coronavirus pandemic paralyzing the restaurant industry, James Beard award-winning restaurateur...

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Source: Eater After closing bars and limiting restaurants to takeout only Thursday, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has officially signed an...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution Late Thursday afternoon Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett issued a Public Health Emergency Order prohibiting...

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Source: Restaurant Business “We’ve got your back(side).” That’s the message Ike’s Love & Sandwiches is sharing as...

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Source: Nations Restaurant News Restaurants across the country have had to shutter dine-in areas due to local and state-wide restrictions to...

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Source: National Restaurant Association As restaurants deal with a patchwork of mandates directing the way they operate during the coronavirus...

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Source: National Restaurant Association Every day, more states and municipalities advise or mandate closing on-premises dining in restaurants, bars...

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Source: Atlanta Magazine Juicy, thick filet mignon steaks were sizzling on the grill, soups were bubbling on the stove, fresh pasta was rolled, and...

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Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Right now, amid the worst health care crisis our nation has faced in generations, businesses and...

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Source: WSB Effective at midnight, Atlanta’s bars and gyms will be closed. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced that she has...

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Source: Eater After imposing a ban on public gatherings of 50 or more people, including at restaurants and bars, on Monday to slow the spread of...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms ordered on Thursday the closure of all restaurants, bars, nightclubs,...

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Atlanta Atlanta Restaurants Temporarily Offering Curbside Pick-Up and Delivery (updated 3/20/2020, Eater Atlanta) Athens A guide to Athens...

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Source: FSR As restaurants around the country close or face mandatory shut down as a result of the global coronavirus outbreak, restaurant...

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Source: WTOC Savannah Mayor Van Johnson has issued an emergency declaration to try to limit the potential spread of COVID-19 in the...

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Source: Eater Decatur, Georgia, becomes the latest Atlanta area city to close its bars and limit restaurants to takeout only effective immediately,...

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Source: WCTV Government officials in Valdosta and Lowndes County are recommending all restaurants close dine-in services. The recommendations...

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Source: 13WMAZ During this time of social distancing, some seniors can't go grocery shopping and some children are not receiving school...

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Source: The Covington News The Covington City Council unanimously approved a resolution to put a voluntary curfew in place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m....

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Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Sandy Springs plans to limit restaurants to take-out only. Officials are also considering the closure of...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution The cities of Decatur and Doraville have joined a wave of local governments putting restrictions on...

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Source: 13WMAZ Officials in Laurens County announced late Thursday morning that they were declaring a state of emergency. The announcement was...

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Source: Eater As cities like Atlanta suspend dine-in service and takeout and delivery become the new reality for restaurants, owners and chefs, the...

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Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle At Buckhead’s Italian restaurant La Grotta, the phone won’t stop ringing. The nation is...

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Source: Restaurant Business On Wednesday, the National Restaurant Association called on President Trump and congressional leaders to provide...

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Source: Restaurant Business On the same day the National Restaurant Association presented the White House with a $455 billion aid plan for...

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Source: Office of the Governor On March 17, 2020, Governor Brian P. Kemp submitted a letter to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA),...

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Source: Office of the Governor Today Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) addressed an increase in the number of...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution As other states impose sweeping restrictions on businesses to enforce social distancing, Gov. Brian Kemp has...

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Source: 86 Repairs This is a challenging time for our industry. As restrictions and guidelines change on an almost minute-by-minute cadence,...

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Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle With the novel coronavirus pandemic transforming airports into ghost towns, the city of Atlanta is offering a...

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Source: Reporter Newspaper Dunwoody restaurants and bars and even the food court at Perimeter Mall will be prohibited from serving dine-in...

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Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury Following President Donald J. Trump’s emergency declaration pursuant to the Stafford Act, the U.S....

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Source: Forsyth County News Employees at Los Rios Mexican Restaurant in Cumming are working harder than ever to serve customers and keep the...

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Source: Eater Just as South Carolina becomes the latest state to close restaurant dining rooms in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, the...

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Source: WABE As the city of Atlanta limits the number of people allowed in bars and restaurants, people who work in the food service industry are...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News The National Restaurant Association has released a set of principles to its state restaurant association partners...

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Source: Restaurant Business A large share of the restaurant employees sickened by COVID-19 will be entitled to 10 days of paid leave under an...

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Source: Restaurant Business The restaurant industry could lose $225 billion in sales during the next three months, forcing the elimination of as...

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Source: Gwinnett Daily Post A local state of emergency has been declared for Gwinnett County through mid-April. Gwinnett Commission...

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Right now, we’re all looking for ways to help and feel connected. We want to make it easy for you to help your community by supporting local...

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Source: Restaurant Business Online The White House is working with the Senate to push through a $1 trillion emergency relief bill, with provisions...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News President Trump called top U.S. restaurant chain leaders Tuesday to discuss the industry’s response to...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution Following the actions of other states and cities across the country, Athens-Clarke County discussed imposing...

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Source: WSB With coronavirus cases growing by the day, many Georgians are playing it smart and staying home. But Gov. Brian Kemp also wants...

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Source: Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an Executive Order creating a $7 million emergency fund to provide assistance to those impacted by...

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Source: City of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an Executive Order calling on the Atlanta Housing Authority, Atlanta Beltline Inc.,...

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Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) today announced its Truist Cares initiative to support the short-term and long-term needs of communities,...

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Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle The novel coronavirus pandemic is bringing the dining industry to its knees, and the Georgia Restaurant...

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Source: WSB-TV The City of Brookhaven and Athens-Clarke County have announced stricter community restrictions to try to stop the spread of the...

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Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle In an effort to curb the novel coronavirus outbreak, the city of Atlanta and municipalities in DeKalb County are...

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Source: Restaurant Business President Trump called today on all Americans to avoid eating in restaurants, bars and food courts as a way of slowing...

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Source: Food & Wine Across the country, restaurants and bars are beginning to close, either by government mandate, as in New York City and...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution Rob Atherholt is struggling to keep Taqueria el Vecino alive and its staff intact while business evaporates...

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Source: Restaurant Business Online Dr. Anthony Fauci, the federal government’s leading expert on COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, has...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News As more restaurants discover workers with suspected coronavirus diagnoses, operators are finding ways to scrub the...

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Source: Decaturish As coronavirus threatens the future of the restaurant industry, the Georgia Department of Public Health has issued new guidance...

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Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle Georgia restaurants will remain open in the face of the global coronavirus pandemic, at least for the time...

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Source: The Augusta Chronicle Peter Vossenberg knows exactly who inspired him to become a chef. “My mother,” he said. “Just...

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Source: National Restaurant Association Step 1: Maintain a healthy work environment. Ensure adequate air circulation and post tips on how to...

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Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution In the past week, your email has probably been inundated with newsletters from businesses who are...

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Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle The novel coronavirus outbreak is heaping great anxiety on the shoulders of Atlanta's restaurant...

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Source: Restaurant Business Online With the incomes of restaurants and their employees already in a free-fall because of the coronavirus, industry...

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Source: Eater As institutions across the country take drastic measures to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, the third-generation owners of...

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Source: Restaurant Hospitality Just as restaurants are starting to wake up to the harmful effects of using disposable cups, containers, and...

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Source: Restaurant Hospitality As restaurant traffic plummets in some markets in response to the COVID-19 virus, some operators are laying off or...

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Source: FSR Magazine In a move to help restaurants grappling with the coronavirus fallout, Grubhub announced Friday that it will suspend collection...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution News of the coronavirus spreading throughout metro Atlanta and the world is changing daily. The way we...

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Source: Eater Atlanta Atlanta restaurants are currently stepping up disinfecting and social distancing measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,...

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Source: U.S. Small Business Administration SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza issued the following statement today in response to the...

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Source: USA Today Not on the menu for many these days: dining out. As our fears of catching the coronavirus grow by the day, so has our...

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President Trump aired a number of emergency measures last night to combat the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s how those largely...

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Source: Eater Today, the James Beard Foundation announced that it will postpone the 2020 James Beard Awards due to concerns around the COVID-19...

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Source: Eater As restaurants risk dramatic drops in sales or outright closure amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some businesses are encouraging customers...

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Source: FSR Magazine Point-of-sale systems have changed dramatically over the past decade to help deliver a better customer experience and provide...

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Source: FOX5 Atlanta Culinary and Management teams from Meadowcreek High School won first place honors at the ProStart Competition sponsored by the...

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Picture this: After a long, hard day, you want to treat yourself to dinner at a nice restaurant. Rather than visiting an old standby, you decide to...

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Source: Fast Casual As members of Generation Z search for their first job throughout high school and college, the multigenerational workforce...

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Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution Less than two weeks ago, Chinese restaurant owners in metro Atlanta reported a sharp decline in business due...

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Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle Dealing with frequent staff turnover has long been a challenge for chefs and restaurateurs. A new industry of...

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Source: PR Newswire Today, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced its national winners for the 2020...

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Welcome to our new website! We have a brand new look and updated technology in an effort to better serve our members. In order to get the most out...

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Source: WRDW/WAGT Augusta As the coronavirus begins to spread in the southeast, most are looking towards local health officials to answer the...

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Source: Augusta Chronicle The novel coronavirus is not yet circulating in Augusta or Georgia but officials and businesses are already making...

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Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Large Georgia corporations aren’t the only businesses grappling with the complexities caused by...

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Source: The Augusta Chronicle Chef Kelsey Burack is on a sweet ride right now. At just age 26, the Evans High School graduate has studied...

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Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Culinary and hospitality management teams from Meadowcreek High School won first place honors at the...

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A new Associate Degree in Culinary Operations in Resorts and Clubs is scheduled to launch in July of 2020 at Helms College. The Augusta campus of...

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Marlow’s Tavern has once again been selected as a state finalist for the prestigious Restaurant Neighbor Award in recognition of its ongoing...

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Source: Atlanta-Journal Constitution Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, Chef Holly Chute, Chef Peter Vossenberg, Chef...

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Source: Augusta Chronicle A local chef was one of six in Georgia recognized by the state’s restaurant association on Wednesday. Peter...

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Lorraine White, President and Founder of M-PASS Environmental, this week announced a new partnership with Atlanta-based Goodr. The enterprise brings...

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Moore Colson, an award-winning accounting, consulting, and advisory firm in Atlanta, announced Partner and Hospitality Practice Leader Brian...

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Source: U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Close your business Closing your business can be a difficult choice to make. The...

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Source: Restaurant Hospitality​Third-party delivery providers have increasingly used non-partner restaurants to grow its business. These restaurants...

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Source: The Points Guy​The world’s largest credit card network announced sweeping rate changes for merchants who accept Visa payments.The new...

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So you have a mobile app for your restaurant, bar or brewery. Now what? How do you go about getting people to download and use it? Begin by...

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Source: Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLPOn January 31, 2020, US. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new version of the Form I-9,...

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Source: National Restaurant Association The National Restaurant Association and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation today...

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Source: Internal Revenue Service (IRS) There are typical actions that are taken when closing a business. You must file an annual return for the...

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Source: National Restaurant AssociationComfort food and innovation are pairing up on this year's list of what's hot in trends and creations coming...

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The Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) is delighted to announce Jamie Durrence, managing partner of Daniel Reed Hospitality, as the 2020 chair of...

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Source: PR Newswire Reginald Coachman, president of RCD Business Consultants, LLC, a food and beverage industry leader has joined the Atlanta-based...

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Source: WXTL.com Valdosta businesses seen green on Sunday after finally being allowed to sell alcohol during late breakfast hours. Thanks to the...

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By Boelter Holidays, life changes, and popular events have something in common: they all need great food. Whether it's the Big Game or Thanksgiving...

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Source: Reporter NewpapersKaren Bremer, the CEO of the Georgia Restaurant Association, will speak to the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce at its Jan....

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ATL Airport District Convention & Visitors Bureau – the official CVB for the cities of College Park, East Point, Hapeville and Union City,...

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Source: PRWebEvery three years, Georgia Power Co. presents its case for deciding power rates for residents, large commercial businesses and other...

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By Bora Kang, Goliath Consulting Group​There are quite a number of beverages that come to mind when we think of the holidays. There’s mulled...

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Source: Nation's Restaurant News​It’s official: January is indeed the worst month of the year for restaurants.Between 2013 and 2019, traffic...

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By Galen Baxter, REHS, Food Service Program Director, Georgia Department of Public HealthThe Holidays are here again! Cold weather, warm fires,...

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Source: National Restaurant Association​The restaurant industry, facing a tight labor market and the prospect of employing 17 million people by...

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Source: National Restaurant Association​Modern travel is an immersive, sensory experience. Tourists want to discover new experiences, and those...

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By Heartland​Did you know the Internal Revenue Service penalizes nearly one in three businesses for payroll mistakes?* Don’t be one of them;...

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Owning and operating a restaurant comes with a significant price tag. Buying a new piece of kitchen equipment undoubtedly adds to your costs, both...

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That’s why Georgia Organics launched its Farmer Champion program to quantify “farm to table” through food purchasing percentages,...

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By Frances Kidd, M-PASS EnvironmentalRecycling is not a word usually heard in a bar or restaurant … but that may be changing. Ever wonder...

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By BoelterTechnology is an unavoidable part of running a business, even in the food and beverage industry. You can have the best menu in town, but...

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By Matt Hene, Managing Partner, EVP at Ironwood​The threat from cybercrime is real and rapidly evolving—and the hospitality industry has...

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Source: Modern Restaurant ManagementIt shouldn’t come as a surprise to any employer in the U.S. that they must ensure proper completion of...

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By Shelly Bitter, Software Consulting Manager at Moore Colson CPAs and AdvisorsSometimes, you want your eggs in one basket. When it comes to...

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Source: National Restaurant AssociationAbout $1 billion in tax credits are claimed each year under the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program. Sadly,...

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With 4.9 million restaurants* on TripAdvisor and counting, it’s likely that your restaurant is already listed on TripAdvisor. Your...

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By Robin Gagnon, MBA, Co-Founder, We Sell RestaurantsIf you’re selling a restaurant, the number one thing to get right is the pricing. How...

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By Boelter ​Beer on tap has been a bar staple for many decades, but fewer bars or restaurants may be familiar with wine on tap. In 2017, the United...

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By NetFinancialsAtlanta restaurant sales volume increased 4.18% vs. 2018. Year-to-date 2019 has seen a positive sales growth in 73% of the 102...

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By Bora Kang, Goliath Consulting GroupFall themed menus seem to crop up earlier each year1, what with Dunkin’s launching their pumpkin and...

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Source: Ordermark​Ordermark today announced that it has begun providing meals to families of food and beverage service employees navigating...

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By Shirley Zambrano, Kuck Baxter ImmigrationHaga clic aquí para leer este artículo en españolEveryone in the U.S. has certain...

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Source: CNBC​Recession red flags may be cropping up in the stock and bond markets as the trade war rages on. But it seems the American consumer...

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The winners of the 2019 Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) Awards were announced Sunday, August 11 at the Delta Flight...

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Source: QSR Magazine​The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation announced the opening of nominations for their national awards...

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The Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) was instrumental in the passage of SB 17, also known as the Brunch Bill. After more than four years of...

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Source: WTOC 11 SavannahDaniel Reed Hospitality will provide a meal service for all Savannah Classical Academy (SCA) students, as well as...

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TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel information platform, today announced the results of a study which uncovers how significantly reviews...

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By Goliath Consulting Group​Your brand is your bond!It is easy to focus on and get caught up with your product or service because it is the...

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Source: NRAEFThe National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today it has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the...

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Source: Restaurant Business Online​The restaurant industry notched a win this week in its recruitment struggles by securing a grant from the U.S....

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By Boelter​Expanding your restaurant or brewery with a patio requires more than simple access to square footage. Adequate preparation, design work...

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Source: Marietta Daily JournalTaste of Atlanta has announced its lineup of events for the 2019 festivities, which will take place Oct. 18 through 20...

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Source: Rachael Ray ShowSee the video.Our 13th season has been an amazing opportunity to celebrate 13 very special viewers, all with extremely...

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By Robin Gagnon, MBA, Co-Founder, We Sell RestaurantsThinking of selling your restaurant and unsure where to start? Here are the five best ways to...

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By Boelter​In fair weather, diners love nothing more than an inviting patio dining experience. Eating al fresco lets them enjoy their meal with a...

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By FordHarrisonExecutive Summary: On May 3, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) confirmed that employers will be required...

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By Matt Hene, Ironwood Insurance​Restaurant life is fast paced and ever changing. In the midst of the chaos, one thing that can give restaurant...

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By BoelterWith the arrival of spring comes the two biggest days for dining reservations: Mother's Day and Valentine's Day. But should your...

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Source: Upserve In 2018, Scotland-based Arran Brewery lost access to three-months’ worth of sales data following a ransomware attack (an...

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By BoelterWe all love to surround the special moments in our lives with great food. As the saying goes, "Eat, drink and be merry!" Your restaurant...

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By Krista Haynes, Showroom Sales Lead at ACityDiscountOnly if potential restaurant customers read your website menu in advance; your restaurant has...

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Source: Merchant MaverickSurcharging is applying a fee on top of a bill if a consumer uses a credit card to pay. If you are thinking about...

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By Galen C. Baxter, REHS, Food Service Program Director at Georgia Department of Public HealthAs Georgia strives to recognize changes in industry,...

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By Andrew Murphy, Business Development Officer at Flores Financial Services, Inc.Third-party delivery services are changing the restaurant...

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By Boelter More diners are opting to eat out on and around the holidays than ever before. Not only do shoppers like to stop in for festive meals,...

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By Walt Taylor, Energy Management Consultant at GWT2EnergyAccording to an analysis from the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, only 17% of restaurants...

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By Guy Pittman, Goliath Consulting Group Maintaining restaurant security and safety is a constant concern for owners and managers....

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By Eric Magnus, Jackson Lewis, P.C.Restaurants generally adopt mandatory tip pooling rules for innocuous and in some cases altruistic reasons: to...

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By Nick Adams, President of Boelter Southeast Division​While some restaurants don't know if it's worth opening on holidays, a recent survey from...

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By Jonathan Page, Esq., Managing Attorney at InPrime Legal IntroductionA great way to protect your valuable business assets is by registering your...

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By Timothy Watt, Partner at Bennett ThrasherAll of your blood, sweat, and tears have been poured into your restaurant, but the time has come -...

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By Lisa Wilson, Showroom Sales Rep at ACityDiscountThis is the life of bar owners: hard work, long hours and constant problem solving – from...

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By Walt Taylor, Energy Management Consultant at GWT2EnergyAll-too-often, thin net profit margins are a problem for restaurants. This is where the...

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By Jonathan Levens and Brian Renshaw, Moore Colson CPAs and Advisors The enactment of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA) contains many provisions...

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By Stephen A. Bradshaw, Senior Manager at Bennett ThrasherTax credits for Georgia restaurants and restaurant owners? That’s right....

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he restaurant business is volatile. Recent studies have shown that the majority of independent restaurants will close within one year of opening...

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By Nina M. Daigle, CPA at Antares Group, Inc.Many restaurant owners offer their employees free or discounted meals as a benefit of employment, but...

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By Walt Taylor, Energy Management Consultant at GWT2EnergyWhen your utility bill arrives, do you pay it automatically barely glancing at it? If so,...

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By Nick Adams, President of Boelter Southeast DivisionBy 2020, 77% of the US population will be using mobile technology daily. It’s the go-to...

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Souce: QSR Magazine Some Tim Hortons locations had to close after a virus infected cash registers at potentially 1,000 stores. More than 160...

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By Colin Kopel, Operations Consultant, Goliath Consulting Group“Excuse me, do you have any gluten free options?” “Is this salad...

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By BoelterAccording to a study from the National Restaurant Association, 30 percent of consumers say that technology encourages them to dine out...

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By Mike Ellin, Showroom Sales Manager at ACityDiscountNothing beats new restaurant equipment in the foodservice industry. Its presence in commercial...

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By Walt Taylor, Energy Management Consultant at GWT2EnergyWhen you own or manage a restaurant, you know that cost savings are critical to ensuring...

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By BoelterDiners aren’t eating out for lunch as often as they once did. That’s the blunt truth. Take a recent survey for example. Per...

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By Jay Bandy, President of Goliath Consulting GroupTo be a successful bartender, you need more than just an in-depth knowledge of mixing drinks....

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By Steve Gibson, CEO of TalentServedHave the experience lately of finding the perfect job online, sending in your resume, and getting zero response?...

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By Clint Crosby, Shareholder at Baker DonelsonWhen the owner of a restaurant (or bar) opens up the doors to customers, you want to set the whole...

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By Walt Taylor, Energy Management Consultant at GWT2EnergyAs a restaurant owner/manager, you accept that there are some fixed operating costs. Lot...

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By Heartland Payment SystemsEvery April and October, the four major card brands (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) make policy...

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By Sandra Christopher, National Sales Representative/Account Manager at B&B Reporting Inc.The term “adverse action” is defined very...

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By Nick Adams, President of Boelter Southeast DivisionFor those of you who have a restaurant or food service facility with a bar, getting a handle...

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By Jay Bandy, President at Goliath Consulting GroupMost people don’t realize how much work goes into designing a menu. But have you ever...

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By Mercedes Concepcion-Gray, Chief Growth Officer at Coalescence, Inc. In 2017, restaurant and foodservice jobs comprised 10% of the state of...

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By Joseph Sullivan, Partner at Taylor English Duma LLPFrustrated by the increasing number of reservations for large groups not being honored, a...

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By Sandra Christopher, National Sales Representative/Account Manager at B&B Reporting Inc.Social Media is defined as “forms of electronic...

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By Carrie Zhou and Jessica Hussain at AprioHow involved is the restaurant owner? How long has the business been in operation? What’s trending...

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By Jonathan Page, Esq., Managing Attorney at InPrime LegalIntroductionRestaurant leases typically consist of dozens of pages. Reading them is not...

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Source: Food Republic Evan Rosenberg is a restaurateur and business owner who lives in New York City where he currently owns and operates...

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By Sandra Christopher, National Sales Representative/Account Manager at B&B Reporting Inc. Short answer is… absolutely! Background...

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By BoelterCue the candles, soft music and luscious floral arrangements: Valentine's Day is on its way. Many couples view this romantic day as...

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By Jay Bandy, President at Goliath Consulting GroupIt is vital for restaurants to manage and monitor their reputation online for obvious reasons. If...

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By Cory Bennett and Michael Dukes, Partners at Bennett Thrasher LLP​As Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have stormed through Texas and the...

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By Jackson LewisFor years, lawsuits under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act concerning places of public accommodation were confined...

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By Jessica Hussain, Tax Senior Manager at AprioIn an industry notorious for turnover, motivating and retaining key employees can be a huge...

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By Michele Stumpe, Partner at Taylor English Duma and Tiffanie Pittington, Senior Licensing and Permits Specialist at Taylor English DumaSurviving...

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By Jill Nyboer, Tax Manager at AprioGift card sales are increasing with each year and with good reason. They are an excellent source of income for...

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By Michele Stumpe, Partner at Taylor English DumaLosing the ability to sell alcohol or becoming the subject of an alcohol sales based lawsuit can be...

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By Charles Kuck, Managing Partner at Kuck Immigration PartnersAre you a Naturalized U.S. Citizen, Lawful Permanent Resident, Visa Holder, or an...

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By Dan Plevak with Taylor, Feil, Harper, Lumsden & HessMany restaurateurs find the alcohol licensing process to be a taxing and laborious...

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By: Judson Wallace, VeriSolutions The regulations and guidance presented in the Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 Section 120 can be pretty...

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Source: Georgia.gov In order to sell, buy or distribute alcohol in Georgia, you must have a variety of licenses. For example, Georgia requires...

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Source: USDA The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for...

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