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Qualified Restaurant & Bar Industry Workers Can Get Up to a Free Year of Childcare

POSTED: February 24, 2022 AT 1:42 pm   /   Feed The Need, News, To The Trade

It’s no secret that working in restaurants, bars and related hospitality businesses can be tough when you’re a parent. In addition to not necessarily having a 9-to-5 work schedule, child care costs can take a significant percentage of income. However, thanks to pandemic relief funds, hospitality industry workers who qualify can get up to a […]

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How 3 Houston-Area Restaurant Owners Thrived in 2020, Despite the Pandemic

POSTED: January 7, 2021 AT 3:02 pm   /   News, Sponsored, To The Trade

Sponsored It is a challenge to maintain a strong and positive business image any year, but the COVID-19 pandemic made it especially difficult for many small restaurant owners. Thankfully, this year, Mikhail Goryachev of Nyam Nyam Café, Mike Discon of 4 Brothers NY Bagels and Nelia Shehaj of Luliet Creamery & Bake Shop found some […]

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New Stimulus Package Includes Some Food & Beverage Industry Help. Is it Enough?

POSTED: December 30, 2020 AT 12:32 pm   /   News, To The Trade

After it sat on his desk for a week, President Donald Trump signed a $2.3 trillion spending bill (the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021) on the evening of Sunday, December 27. Delayed by Trump’s failed demands for $2,000 stimulus checks for individuals — now a separate Senate vote, which Majority Senate Leader Mitch McConnell blocked, the […]

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Grassroots Response Team Forms to Help Houston Restaurant & Bar Owners Navigate COVID-19

POSTED: June 30, 2020 AT 2:56 pm   /   Coronavirus, News, To The Trade

In January, a labor shortage was one of the biggest issues Houston restaurant owners faced. Now, restaurateurs have to contend not only with operating with reduced revenue and staff but also the consequences of what happens when even just one employee tests positive for COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease […]

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New SBA Guidance Encourages Restaurant Chains to Return PPP Loans

POSTED: April 23, 2020 AT 4:13 pm   /   Breaking News, News, To The Trade

After a week of public outrage over millions in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds going to publicly traded restaurant chains, the Small Business Administration (SBA) added new guidance to its FAQ about the program. Item 31 states: Borrowers must make this certification in good faith, taking into account their current business activity and their ability […]

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