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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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How It’s Made: Sustainable Harvesters Grows Texas Lettuce Year-Round With Aquaponics

POSTED: April 4, 2017 AT 11:35 am   /   Food Finds, To The Trade

The “How It’s Made” series focuses on high quality ingredients that end up on the plates of Houston restaurants. At Sustainable Harvesters, delicate, spiky-leaved heads of Red Fire lettuce are carefully loaded into shallow cardboard boxes. These are bound for One Fifth, chef Chris Shepherd’s new restaurant in Montrose. Others may be headed for Weights + […]

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