New York and Washington, D.C. restaurants are feeling the pinch of the government shutdown. Restaurants near the Federal Plaza in New York City are reporting that their businesses are down more than 30 percent, according to the New York Post. To read the full article, CLICK HERE.
Watch how Washington, D.C. restaurants are faring:
Reports are mixed across the country of exactly what effects various industries are experiencing. The Miami NewTimes outlined nine ways the shutdown affects restaurants and consumers. Some of those include:
- The U.S. Department of Labor has been affected and could result in possible delays in new job hires and unemployment benefit filings.
- The Small Business Administration will not be accepting new applications during the shutdown.
- The USDA is largely closed with no updated information on food recalls and nutritional information. But field inspections of meat, poultry and eggs will continue.
To see the full list, CLICK HERE.
The National Restaurant Association’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy has devoted a commentary to discussing the impact of the partial government shutdown. CLICK HERE to read his commentary, “Economist’s Notebook: Shutdown adds uncertainty to an already tepid outlook.”
Is the government shutdown impacting your pizzeria?
June 26, 2017 | Pizza Headlines
Pizza company created food donation program 25 years ago in partnership with Food Donation Connection to feed those in need PR Newswire PLANO, Texas, June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Pizza Hut and community-based hunger relief organizations are celebrating a major milestone today: surpassing 100 million pounds of food donated by Pizza Hut to feed those… Read More ›
June 12, 2017 | Pizza Headlines
Representatives from Guinness World Records were on hand to certify USA’s longest pizza record attempt at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California on June 10th, 2017. The finished pizza stretched 6,333 feet. That is nearly 1.2 miles long. The previous record of 6,082 feet was made in Naples, Italy in 2016. A team of pizza… Read More ›
June 8, 2017 | Pizza Headlines
Attend the premier event for pizzeria operators and Italian restaurateurs who are looking to source ingredients, equipment and supplies. Registration is now open for Pizza & Pasta Northeast, the largest pizza and pasta conference and tradeshow on the East Coast. The first-ever Pizza & Pasta Northeast will feature more than 200 booths of products and… Read More ›