California restaurants seek booze, health fee refund due to coronavirus closures

California’s financially battered restaurants filed government claims Monday to recover more than $100 million in fees for liquor and health permits and tourism charges that they say were assessed even though their businesses were shuttered or only partially operating under long-running coronavirus orders.

Dining at San Francisco restaurants has plummeted by 91%

New data about San Francisco's world-renowned dining scene shows that the industry is starving for customers. Sales in high-end restaurants to hole-in-the-wall eateries have fallen by 91% during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the city's Chamber of Commerce.