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This week's top 10: Matchbox files for Chapter 11, 8 summer restaurants we're dying to try and a roundup of virtual brands

Robert Earl launches Tyga Bites, coronavirus relief legislation stalls in Congress and more stories from this week

Every week, Restaurant Hospitality rounds up the stories that are trending on the site. Here's this week's most popular news:

  • Casual-dining brand Matchbox Food Groupdeclared Chapter 11 bankruptcy and cited the coronavirus pandemic in restructuring effort. Investor Thompson Hospitality, who invested $11 million with the brand in 2018, proposed a purchase of the chain.
  • Restaurants We're Dying to Try returned with its midsummer edition featuring restaurants in Chicago, Scottsdale, Beverly Hills and more. The theme of all these restaurants is resilience, writes Tara Fitzpatrick, signaling that the industry will continue moving no matter the obstacles.
  • We began a new monthly feature, Restaurants We're Dying to Get Delivered that will focus on virtual brands. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, many brands have been forced to shutter brick-and-mortar locations so they're turning to virtual brands that don't require the same overhead and we're keeping up-to-date on all the new brands to emerge from the industry every month.
  • Marija Banjac, owner of Rakija Grill, spoke with Ron Ruggless about the future of dining in coronavirus hotspot Miami and how the government can help struggling restaurants.

Click through the gallery to see more about these stories and see what else was trending on Restaurant Hospitlaity this week.

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