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This week's top 10: U.S. Senate and Super Bowl ads both attempt to help restaurants financially

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Restaurant Hospitality articles, restaurant relief overwhelmingly passed by bipartisan Senate ranked as the week’s top story. A budget resolution amendment meant to provide relief for the restaurant industry was passed 90-10 in the Senate Thursday. The proposal for $15 per hour federal minimum wage did not pass during the "vote-a-rama" on Friday morning. Among other stories in this week’s gallery:

  • Democrats introduce restaurant bailout in 2021 budget resolution;
  • C3 expands with Graduate Hotels, preps wide rollout of hybrid virtual restaurant model; and
  • Independent restaurants are scheduled to get some love during the biggest advertising time slot of the year: the Super Bowl.

In other news, meet the independent restaurant operators on the 2021 Power List: 16 who embody resilience and inclusive leadership, New York, California, D.C., Louisiana ease COVID restrictions on restaurant dining; and Automat Kitchen puts modern spin on classic no-contact format.

Other top stories:

  • The $120 billion RESTAURANTS Act was reintroduced in Congress: Here’s what that could mean for independent restaurants and small chains;
  • Preventing workplace harassment during a pandemic: Advice from restaurateurs; and
  • Rising Stars: Mike Minelli on taking ownership of his first restaurant.
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