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 restaurants may have a higher rate of COVID-19 transmission than other activities like shopping or riding public transportation, a CDC study concluded.
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.
Black Restaurant Week kicks off in the Bay Area on Aug. 21 and last through the end of the month.
The fast food giant is the latest business to announce a mask mandate for customers in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Those sectors were supposed to reopen on July 13, but city leaders decided to put plans on hold as San Francisco is seeing a spike in cases.
City officials say that indoor dining can't happen until coronavirus infection rates go down.
Not everyone is compelled into this phase, he said, including the Bay Area and Los Angeles counties, which have not chosen to move that fast.
Many are waiting on guidance from county and state health officials before making changes.
Many restaurants already are practicing safety procedures they anticipate will be required to reopen.
The move will affect more than 4,000 employees who will essentially be laid off.
Buffets, salad bars and shared bread baskets would be out. Salt and pepper shakers could be replaced by bottles of hand sanitizer. And meals could arrive from food servers sheathed in face masks.
Participating restaurants will add a 1% surcharge to your meal, but it is optional.
Gwinnett County police need help to identify a man accused of breaking into a fast-food restaurant, preparing food, then taking a nap on Christmas morning.
Two restaurants will be under review by the Walnut Creek Planning Commission at a meeting Monday night to determine if they should be forced to close their doors earlier at night.