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Restaurant rent delinquencies soar in August

A survey of about 5,300 small businesses reveals that the delta strain of coronavirus has landlords waiting and operators worried.


The restaurant recovery is top-heavy

The very largest chains performed best in the pandemic-hurt year of 2020. And they’re coming out of it better, too, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The information firm also notes that other factors could be at play as sales have slowed so far in August.

The vast majority of companies mentioned the variant and renewed coronavirus surge, but most remain optimistic about their own businesses.

Several major players say they're already detecting a softening of sales. Will that carry into the group-party season?

A roundup of recent earnings reports provides a clearer picture of a rebounding industry's challenges and opportunities.

Meanwhile, parent Dine Brands is about to consider "all options to optimize shareholder return."

Restaurant industry sales have surged this year. These increases are so broad-based that it suggests a stiff tailwind, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The sector's customer counts should top 2019 levels by the end of summer, according to the report.

But both the limited-service Good Times and the full-service Bad Daddy's are cutting their hours because of labor problems.

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