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This week's top 10: What restaurants can expect from the $25B relief bill; Massachusetts opens indoor dining to 100%

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Restaurant Hospitality articles, $25 billion in restaurant relief is one step closer to passing in Congress: here’s what it would mean for business owners ranked as the week’s top story. On Friday night, the House passed the financial relief but without the $15 federal minimum wage hike as Democrats in the House and Senate initially proposed. Among other stories in this week’s gallery:

  • President Biden adjusts PPP lending rules to better aid small businesses;
  • The $15 minimum wage hike cannot be included in the COVID-19 relief package, Senate Parliamentarian rules; and
  • Chef-driven subscription meal service expands nationwide and provides lifeline for independent restaurant operators.

In other news, a cone of chicken tenders and an egg-stuffed omelet topped with eggs were some items that were new on the menu, Massachusetts opens indoor dining to 100% capacity March 1, mid-COVID pandemic traffic strategies for restaurants.

Other top stories:

  • How beverage professionals can foster a healthier work environment;
  • HumanKind Hospitality handled a freak ice storm on top of the pandemic; and
  • New York, Washington, D.C. and more localities where restaurant workers can get the COVID-19 vaccine.
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