Every week we’re rounding up some of our favorite articles with trends and tidbits from the world of restaurants. Tell us: what made your reading list this week?
Indoor Dining Will Be Postponed in New York City – Grub Street
NYC’s restaurants and bars had planned for indoor reopening on July 6, but that timeline is now delayed. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this week that the next reopening phase will be postponed due to rising coronavirus cases across the country.
U.S. Senate Passes Extension of Small Business Loan Program – The Washington Post
The Senate voted to extend the Paycheck Protection Program, which was set to end on Tuesday, until August 8. Senator Ben Cardin explained that back in March, Congress assumed the economy would be back on track by this point – expectations that have evidently evolved as the country continues to battle the pandemic.
When It Comes to Reopening Restaurants, the Customer May Not Always Be Right – Eater
Aside from the financial and logistic aspects of reopening, restaurants are also struggling to respond to diners’ varied sentiments toward the new normal of dining, as Ellie Krupnick writes for Eater. She spoke to three restaurants about managing conflict between customers and staff.
Uber, Hungry for a Deal, Now Reportedly in Talks to Acquire Postmates – CNN Business
Uber is reportedly making moves to buy Postmates for about $2.6 billion, though neither company has commented on the potential acquisition. The news demonstrates Uber’s eagerness to expand their business in categories outside their core ride-hailing service.