Dashy News Brief for Restaurants and Bars - March 2, 2021

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March 2, 2021

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Roundup

1. House Passes $1.9 Trillion 'American Rescue Plan' Which Includes $25 Billion in Restaurant Relief - NRN: Link
2. Some SF Restaurant Workers Can’t Prove Vaccine Eligibility. Is an ‘Honor System’ the Answer? - Eater: Link
3. Restaurant-Software Provider Toast Prepares for IPO- WSJ: Link
4. Will Restaurants Screen Guests for Vaccination? - Food & Wine: Link
5.  New Yorkers Can Dine Indoors Again. Will They? - NYT: Link


1. House Passes $1.9 Trillion 'American Rescue Plan' Which Includes $25 Billion in Restaurant Relief

The plan includes grants up to $5 million for eligible independent restaurants, helping cover operating expenses from February 15, 2020, through December 31, 2021. Link

2. Some SF Restaurant Workers Can’t Prove Vaccine Eligibility. Is an ‘Honor System’ the Answer?

Advocates say restaurant workers shouldn’t be required to provide proof to get the shot as some can’t provide pay stubs or other forms of documentation. Link

3. Restaurant-Software Provider Toast Prepares for IPO

Toast taps Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase to underwrite a possible listing later this year. Link

4. Will Restaurants Screen Guests for Vaccination?

The TSA-screening app CLEAR is ramping up its Health Pass, a service that tracks users’ vaccination records and COVID test results. Here's what that could mean for the hospitality industry. Link

5. New Yorkers Can Dine Indoors Again. Will They?

New York City is again allowing indoor dining at reduced capacity, but many are wary — and the policy is no panacea for the struggling restaurant industry, either. Link

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