Dashy News Brief for Restaurants and Bars - February 25, 2021

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February 25, 2021

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Roundup

1. Delivery-only restaurant brands see pandemic-fueled growth - AP: Link
2. Prior business relationships influence PPP coronavirus lending, study finds - CFO Dive: Link
3. Stumped by COVID-19, Food Halls Find Refuge in Virtual Spaces - QSR: Link
4. N.Y. Restaurant Fires Waitress Who Wouldn’t Get Covid-19 Vaccine - NYT: Link


1. Delivery-only restaurant brands see pandemic-fueled growth

Over the last year, delivery-only brands have seen explosive growth as the pandemic made delivery a more popular option. Big restaurant chains are now joining the fray, hoping to win new customers as traffic in their dining rooms dwindles. Link

2. Prior business relationships influence PPP coronavirus lending, study finds

A business with a previous lending relationship enjoyed a 57% greater chance of obtaining a PPP loan, with 75% of "relationship-borrowers" gaining a loan compared with only 18% of "non-relationship firms" doing so. Link

3. Stumped by COVID-19, Food Halls Find Refuge in Virtual Spaces

Food halls were all the rage before the pandemic, but also one of the worst business models for social distancing. Their solution? The virtual space, of course. Link

4. N.Y. Restaurant Fires Waitress Who Wouldn't Get Covid-19 Vaccine

Bonnie Jacobson, 34, said she was not necessarily opposed to getting vaccinated, but wanted to study the potential effect on fertility first. Link

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