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Posts pertaining to first-person perspectives from restaurants.


The Road BackSan Francisco

Nite Yun Isn’t Afraid to Make Big Changes to Keep Her Restaurant Alive

Nite Yun knows that in order for her two-year-old restaurant to survive the coronavirus pandemic, she, like many other chefs…

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Restaurant DiariesLondon

Staring Down Hardship, Fallow Have Hustled to Keep Their Dream Alive

Eight weeks into the city’s mandatory lockdown as a result of measures introduced to contain the spread of COVID-19, the…

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Restaurant DiariesLondon

What If Restaurants Reopened Next Month? How One Restaurant is Planning For a Post-Covid London

Eight weeks into the city’s mandatory lockdown as a result of measures introduced to contain the spread of COVID-19, the…

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The Road BackNew York

The Little Italy Restaurant That Somehow Opened During the Pandemic

As part of an ongoing series hoping to explore the experiences of restaurant owners and workers during the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Restaurant DiariesNew York

The Story of the 125-Year-Old Restaurant Slated to Reopen a Day Before the Shutdown

As part of an ongoing series hoping to explore the perspectives of the restaurant industry during the COVID-19 pandemic and…

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Restaurant DiariesNew York

The Restaurateur Forced to Sacrifice Family For Her Family Business

As part of an ongoing series hoping to explore the experiences and perspectives of restaurant workers in the aftermath of…

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Restaurant DiariesAtlanta

Dear Restaurants, We Don’t Need to Rush Back 

Bizarro restaurant world may be the only thing we see today, but the past months don’t reflect the industry I…

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Restaurant DiariesLondon

What Happens When Your Restaurant Opens the Week Before a Pandemic?

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, a government-issued mandate shuttered the vast majority of restaurants, bars, and…

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Restaurant DiariesLondon

This London Restaurant Owner Set Up a Non-Profit to Create a Lifeline for his Team

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, a government-issued mandate shuttered the vast majority of restaurants, bars, and…

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Restaurant DiariesLondon

‘This is Going to Get Serious Really Quickly’: One Worker’s Experience After COVID-19 Shut Everything Down

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, a government-issued mandate shuttered the vast majority of restaurants, bars, and…

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