McDonald''s Corp on Tuesday reported a broad drop in global same store sales and missed profit expectations, as its restaurants were shut due to the COVID 19 pandemic, limiting operations to only drive thru and delivery.Shares of the Chicago based burger chain sank more than 2.5%.
A ban on outdoor heaters at restaurants, more efficient domestic heating systems and two new regional parks.
Fast forward to 2006, when the Stonewall Inn was facing permanent closure. She quickly joined a team of investors to rescue and renew the historic site in its current form, becoming a co owner and the property s only lesbian investor. Since then, her LGBTQ rights activism has taken off she has participated in organizing hundreds of events and fundraisers for LGBTQ organizations such as GLAAD, Marriage Equality USA, the Hetrick Martin Institute, HRC, the New York City Anti Violence Project, Sylvia s Place, Lambda Legal, and SAGE. In 2017, she launched the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative, a nonprofit charitable organization inspired by the struggles and ideals of the LGBTQ rights movement from the Stonewall Inn Uprising. She has also partnered with Heritage of Pride to produce some of the largest events during its annual NYC Pride Week, which attracts more than two million visitors from across the world.That is, under normal circumstances. As with almost all bars and restaurants across the five boroughs, the Stonewall Inn was forced to shutter when New York became the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic earlier in the spring, calling the tavern s future into question. (A GoFundMe page, launched on June 13, has since raised more than $300,000 to keep Stonewall s doors open.)
France''s President Emmanuel Macron leaves at the end of the opening day the European Union Council in Brussels on July 17, 2020, as the leaders of the European Union hold their first face to face summit over a post virus economic rescue plan. Image Credit: AFP Also in this package France scales down Bastille Day parade in concession to COVID 19 France savours the return of its iconic cafes and restaurants as COVID 19 lockdown eases France trains dogs to detect the smell of COVID 19 France''s Rodin Museum sells bronzes to weather COVID 19 crisis COVID 19 France: Louvre museum reopens after four months in Paris Thousands of schools reopen as France eases COVID 19 lockdown A little more than three years ago, when Emmanuel Macron burst onto the national and international stage as the fresh enthusiastic president of the French Republic, he was likened to Europe s answer to Canada s Justin Trudeau youthful modern, fresh, charismatic and engaging. Now, facing re election in less than two years time, he seems about as fresh as a stale baguette leaving few French with any appetite for his policies no matter how hard he tries to sell them.Ironically though, in Brussels and at the top echelon of the European Union, Macron is viewed as the leader who finally managed to convince German Chancellor Angela Merkel to relinquish her tight teutonic grip on the purse strings and back a huge 750 billion (Dh3.14 trillion) coronavirus package on borrowed money. Even at the height of the Eurozone debt crisis, when it seemed as if Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Portugal and Spain might be subsumed, Germany refused to contemplate Europe wide lending.
"We are a small, cramped bar, " a staff member posted on the bar #x27;s Facebook page. "Some hate it, it #x27;s also what some of us like about it. Now it #x27;s a big hurdle. "Numerous shops, restaurants, bars and performance spaces have been forced to shut down in Toronto during the pandemic. Many will be allowed to reopen when the city moves into Stage 3 of the province #x27;s reopening plan in the coming weeks, subject to certain restrictions to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The UK office of National Statistics recently reported that from April to June of 2020, COVID 19 lockdowns shrank the UK economy by 25%. Most experts agree that recovery will not come swiftly; Andrew Baily, the Bank of England governor, goes as far as stating that the economic recession resulting from COVID 19 will qualify as the worst in 300 years.The Organisation for Economic Co operation and Development also believe that the UK economy will contract the most out of all countries it covers. A recent study also found that almost no industry in the UK is immune to COVID 19 ''s economic devastation. Although social distancing and people ''s reluctance to gather in highly frequented public places such as clothing stores, restaurants, hotels, and pubs have hurt the aforementioned industries ' revenues, business owners are beginning to adapt to a world with COVID 19.
This week, Manchester apos;s vibrant bar and restaurant scene will take another step closer to normality, with even more businesses reopening.Many of the city apos;s hospitality businesses threw open their doors to welcome customers again last weekend for the first time since late March.
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English pubs, restaurants, cinemas and hairdressers reopened their doors on Saturday after more than three months of coronavirus lockdown.
Castro Street is usually hopping on Pride Weekend but, this year, it ''s quiet with many local restaurants and bars closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.Sandra Campos and Janette Reyes were married four years ago when the mood in the Castro was jubilant.
Iconic Hollywood restaurant Musso amp; Frank Grill reopened Friday, more than three months after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic.The restaurant at 6667 Hollywood Blvd. closed following a March 15 order from Mayor Eric Garcetti banning restaurants and bars from serving food and alcohol.
Eight minutes, 46 seconds. That is the length of time it took for a second tsunami to hit the US three months after the first one landed on its shores. It began with the COVID 19 virus, which infected more than 1,900,000 people and killed over 110,000. The resulting lockdown dealt a body blow to the economy. Businesses collapsed, unemployment soared, all forms of social contact were shut down. Even the definition of a normal life changed.The second one started just when the country was gradually reopening and there was a new sense of hope despite the increasing vulnerability. With strong restrictions in place, people could do simple things like shop, visit a dentist, buy a car or property, attend a religious service or get a haircut. Even New York City, the worst hit in the country, began the first phase of reopening. It seemed to be onward and upward from this point on as restaurants and hotels were next, followed by schools, colleges, concerts and shows.
LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday announced a further easing of coronavirus restrictions in England from July 4, as part of plans to kickstart hospitality, culture and tourism. Pubs and restaurants will be allowed to reopen, as will hotels, bed and breakfasts, self catering accommodation and campsites, alongside cinemas, museums and galleries. Two separate households will also be allowed to meet up indoors for the first time since March.
With the exception of Mayotte and French Guiana, the entire map of France will go green, including Ile de France, the great Paris region, said Macron in a televised address to the nation on Sunday, a fourth one since the outbreak of the epidemic. "This means a stronger resumption of work and the reopening of restaurants and bars, " he said.
As of May 2020, I;ve lived in Pearland for a decade. I was here long before Ronnie Killen expanded his mini empire to four restaurants in Pearland alone, before the city got its second H E B on Pearland Parkway, and even before Pearland could sell liquor for off premise consumption. You read that correctly; I couldn;t go to a liquor store in my own city for the first six years I lived here. Another development that I;ve delighted in is the expansion of dining options. No longer am I doomed to eat at chain restaurants or fast food joints, both of which are easy to find no matter where you are in the greater Galveston County area even my tiny hometown of Santa Fe.Those expanded dining options are in part due to population growth. With over 120,000 residents, Pearland is among the fastest growing cities in the Greater Houston area. The explosive growth during the first two decades of the century transformed this once quiet farming community into a bustling and diverse mini metropolis. With that diversity came a boom in locally owned restaurants serving everything from soul food to ramen.
When most businesses hit hard times, they look for advice from fellow professionals to guide them back to recovery. However, when COVID 19 struck restaurants hard in Columbia, Aperio Consulting Group sought out the economic wisdom of a different population middle school and high school students.
Visuals of Indians breaking and burning their fully functional Chinese appliances such as TVs have been doing the rounds in social media. Union minister Ramdas Athawale has even demanded a ban on restaurants selling Chinese food even though these would be Indian restaurants, employing Indian chefs and using largely Indian agricultural produce to serve such Chinese dishes.While one can understand the outrage that Indians feel when they hear about the brutal deaths of their soldiers, turning a border or defence dispute into a trade one is an ill advised move.
The traders here said that after restaurants, dhabas, canteens and eateries have opened, the demand for vegetables has increased by almost 20 per cent. Due to the increase in the wholesale demand for vegetables, their retail prices have gone up.