COVID-19 Update 6-23: Reopening regulations lead to new formats and menu innovations

Catch up on the latest headlines and updates regarding the coronavirus, reopening regulations and additional impacts on the foodservice industry globally.

Reopening regulation roundup

China has put several parts of Beijing under lockdown following a spike in recent virus infections. The second wave prevention measures include the closure of some bars and the sanitization of restaurants.

South Africa is now allowing restaurants to offer dine-in service after having been under one of the world’s tightest lockdowns since late March.

Wisconsin’s Supreme Court ruled that prohibitions on business reopenings are unconstitutional, opening the door for restaurant dining rooms and bars to welcome guests again.

Governors in both Texas and Florida announced that restaurant dining rooms can reopen at 25% capacity. However, in Florida, stay-at-home orders remain in place for the more populous Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. Full-service restaurant operators in Texas have reported mixed experiences after the state’s reopening of dining rooms, according to a survey by the Texas Restaurant Association. Over a quarter of full-service operators (28%) said dine-in traffic has been “steady,” while nearly as many (26.3%) referred to in-store visits as “slow.”

 

COVID-19 Update 6-23: Reopening regulations lead to new formats and menu innovations

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