Jersey Shore Beaches Plan to Open
Amid Coronavirus: Here’s Where. It’s not quite certain how the Jersey Shore will look this summer. But more beaches are getting ready to open amid the new coronavirus. Some may open by Memorial Day weekend or a little after, and several never even closed. Here are some recent updates around the Jersey Shore. Gov. Phil Murphy extended New Jersey’s public health emergency Wednesday another 30 days, to June 7. But Murphy has left beach closures, besides those in state parks, up to municipalities. Social distancing remains required until further notice though.
When Will Restaurants and Bars Reopen?
Here’s what experts are saying. Restaurants and bars have been among the hardest-hit businesses during coronavirus quarantines. While some establishments will reopen with limited capacity sooner rather than later, the sector is likely to face widespread decimation, according to industry and health experts. Restaurant owners are facing steep costs to reopen, including hiring back staff, paying off invoices and replacing spoiled ingredients. Even the country’s best restaurants won’t bounce back from prolonged closures. From a public health standpoint, restaurants and bars should have an easier path to reopening than arenas, schools and many offices because owners or managers can space out tables and limit capacity.
Pizzeria’s Are the Most Popular Restaurants
Amid coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants have been hugely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic with a projected $240 billion loss in sales through the end of the 2020. But not every type of food service is set up for failure. New data shows that pizza places are faring quite well against other segments in the industry. According to research market firm Sense360, year over year sales are down 20% for quick service, 33% for fast casual and only 5% for pizza. This includes drive-thru, pickup, takeout and first-party delivery, but not third-party delivery like DoorDash, Grubhub and UberEats. So, why pizza?
NYC Restaurants That Have Permanently Closed
During the COVID-19 Crisis. While many restaurants in New York have shut down for the duration of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a sizable group has been forced to shutter permanently as the industry contends with colossal losses to the tune of billions of dollars. Among those that have closed are decades-old neighborhood stalwarts like Keith McNally’s Lucky Strike, along with some newer establishments like Randall’s Barbecue on the Lower East Side. This may just be the beginning of permanent closures, however, as rent and utility payments continue to mount in the coming months. There’s also no word yet from the state or city governments on when restaurants will be able to reopen, and what that return will look like. In April, a survey conducted by the National Restaurant Association stated that 4 percent of New York’s roughly 25,000 restaurants had permanently closed after the start of the pandemic, and predicted that another 7 percent would close this month.
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Keeping people fed and restaurants afloat: One CNN Hero’s pandemic response. Since 2011, Stan Hays has helped bring more than 3 million free barbecue meals to communities hit by natural disasters. Now, this grand champion pit master and his nonprofit, Operation BBQ Relief, have found new ways to help even more people amid the economic devastation of Covid-19. Normally, the group creates a large, temporary field kitchen staffed with hundreds of volunteers. But Hays realized that to respond to this disaster, his team’s usual way of working wasn’t feasible. “Our model was based on scale and bringing together a large number of volunteers to push those meals out,” said Hays, a 2017 CNN Hero. “With Covid-19, because of social distancing … that really wasn’t going to be in the cards.” So, he rented space in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, and a handful of volunteers safely produced a few hundred meals a day for veterans and people suffering from homelessness.
Three decades of restaurant jobs were lost during the last two months. The devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. labor market continues to come into focus. Not surprisingly, restaurants have suffered far more job losses than any other industry. Eating and drinking places lost 5.5 million jobs in April on a seasonally-adjusted basis, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This followed a net decline of nearly a half-million jobs in March. In total, nearly 6 million restaurant jobs had been lost as of the payroll period that included April 12. However, this number will likely grow much larger, based on a recent survey of restaurant operators nationwide. Regardless of the final tally, the current magnitude of job losses effectively erased over three decades of restaurant job growth – albeit with the expectation that many of these jobs will return as the economy continues to reopen.
12 important ways the Federal Government is helping Americans in COVID-19 Crisis. Right now, the COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping through the country and upending lives. However, the government recognizes the disruption of many Americans’ finances right now. As a result, there are some big money moves being made by the government, primarily through new laws like the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act. Following are some ways the federal government is helping individuals during the coronavirus crisis.
Bielat Santore & Company – Restaurant Industry Daily Alerts
New restaurant industry survey. Beginning next Wednesday, May 6th, Bielat Santore & Company will conduct a survey of restaurant owners and operators throughout the NY-NJ-PA metropolitan area, emphasizing the challenges the industry is facing during COVID-19 pandemic.
The firm will donate $1 dollar for every valid survey response it receives to the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC). The Independent Restaurant Coalition was formed to save the local restaurants affected by COVID-19. “Our firm is committed to working with the active community of restauranteurs and hospitality operators, many of whom are our clients, to help with the rescue and reopening of their industry,” states Richard Santore, Partner in Bielat Santore & Company.
Look for the survey to appear in next Wednesday’s Restaurant Industry Daily Alert, as well as on the company’s website at www.123bsc.com/news/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/123BSC/ In addition to the company’s monetary donation, if enough survey responses are submitted, Bielat Santore & Company will publish a comprehensive report compiling the results of the survey for distribution.
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