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This week's top 10: More states reopen, a post-coronavirus toolkit for restaurants, consumer habits

24 attorneys general urge Congress to fix broken PPP, restaurants that have permanently closed due to COVID-19 and more trending news from Restaurant Hospitality

This week, even more states reopened while others dealt with their first few weeks of running restaurants in a post-coronavirus world.

Arizona, Arkansas, Nevada and Ohio all announced plans to reopen in the coming weeks while hard-hit states like New York still remain in lockdown with only essential businesses open. This would mean that roughly half of the U.S. has begun to lift restrictions put in place around eight weeks ago.

For those restaurants choosing to reopen, Restaurant Hospitality's monthly feature, Spotted, was focused on products aimed at reopening safely from digital programs for contactless paying to thermometers. Check out some of the products we found.

Consumer are craving cleanliness and touch-free interactions as restaurant operators are aware, but what else are they looking for in a post-COVID-19 world? We rounded up some consumer habits for restaurant operators here.

The Paycheck Protection Program hasn't yet left the news. This week, the first fradulent charge was leveled against a former restaurant operator based on the funds he received from the loan program. Additionally, 24 attorneys general also petitioned Congress to fix the broken program with the next stimulus bill.

See what else was trending on Restaurant Hospitality this week.

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