Man eats 52 lumpias in 10 minutes to win second annual lumpia eating contest in Houston, Texas
A Filipino restaurant in Houston, Texas, held its second annual lumpia eating contest during the Independence Day celebrations on July 4. The restaurant Be More Pacific: Filipino Kitchen & Bar hosted the competition with the aim of helping local small businesses recover from the economic impact of the pandemic, reported Click2Houston. In the now-popular contest, seven participants representing different restaurants in Houston competed by consuming as many fried lumpia rolls as they could in under 10 minutes.news.yahoo.com
Chicago bars and restaurants can stay open until 1 a.m., boost capacity to 50%, Lightfoot announces
“We’ve been holding off on that just because we are short staffed for what we would need to function as a restaurant that serves full service inside, even if there is limited capacity,” Kwon said. Does the loss of revenue offset what it would take for us to hire on more staff? And does that put them at risk? Do we shut down for a few weeks if someone got sick with COVID? For us it’s about keeping our staff as safe as we can and to keep everyone employed.”chicagotribune.com
Texas restaurant draws fans with hilarious roadside messages
Texas restaurant draws fans with hilarious roadside messages A small Texas restaurant is gaining a global audience — not for what’s on its menu, but rather the message it sends every day. Janet Shamlian takes a look at El Arroyo in Austin, and the sign outside it that’s drawing admirers and serving up smiles.cbsnews.com
Grumpy’s Restaurant to open 3 new locations in 2021
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Yummy news coming your way: Grumpy’s Restaurant is planning on opening three new locations in 2021. One restaurant will open in St. Johns County, slated to open this Spring, and two restaurants in the Jacksonville area. President and CEO Daniel DeLeon told News4Jax the franchise is expecting to have eight local restaurants open by the end of 2022. RELATED | JaxBest: Jacksonville’s best brunch: Grumpy’s RestaurantGrumpy’s, which has been around since 1990, has built loyal followers, making it a beloved neighborhood spot. RELATED | Grumpy’s Restaurant to open third location in Middleburg
WJXT, News4Jax.com launches effort to help local restaurants, frontline workers
WJXT Channel 4, The Local Station and News4Jax.com have launched Food4Frontline, a community-wide effort to help both frontline workers and local restaurants. To do this and also help local restaurants in the process is our way of living out our mission as Jacksonville’s only truly local television station in these unprecedented times.”The Food4Frontline effort will accomplish three things:1. Serve: We will then partner with local restaurants to order meals that will be distributed to those on the frontline. Our hope is this partnership will assist local restaurants and their staff. Meals for the frontline workers will be individually packaged.
Restaurant Employee Relief Fund put on hold after website crashes
Out of work restaurant employees almost breathed a sigh of relief when the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation announced a plan to help out its industry workers. The foundation created the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund (RERF) which would provide $500 to any restaurant workerwho has been adversely impacted by COVID-19, financially. The application process was set to open April 6 but never did. Almost immediately after opening the application process, extremely high user volume overwhelmed the application platform. National Restaurant Association Educational FoundationRERF applications are closed while the foundation works to resolve its technical issues.
$500 grant available for restaurant employees impacted by COVID-19
Editor's Note: News4Jax is aware that the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund website was not working this morning. We have reached out to the National Restaurant Association for comment. It’s hard to say which industry in the United States has suffered the most adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. At least 110,000 more businesses are expected to shutter in the next month, according to estimates by the National Restaurant Association. The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation created the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund which will provide $500 grants to restaurant industry employees who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19, financially, whether through a decrease in wages or loss of employment.