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Sales at burger chain McDonald’s fell 22% in March, and the Chicago-based company withdrew its financial forecasts because of the pandemic’s impact on its business. Although McDonald’s isn’t scheduled to report its quarterly results until April 30, CEO Chris Kempczinski said he wanted to pro…

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — When Jose Andres first came to New York City, the wide-eyed sailor in the Spanish navy docked on West 30th Street full of ambition. Decades later, the award-winning chef has an upscale food hall on that very street and will serve 40,000 meals this week across the…

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Billy Bob’s Texas 39th Anniversary Facebook concert held on April 1 streamed to a social media reach of 60,000 with more than 25,000 unique views, boosting donations to the Creative Industry Relief Fund supported by United Way of Tarrant County, Hear Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Film Commission.

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Kroger shares got a lift after the Cincinnati-based grocery chain said it’s still on track to hit its financial targets this year as the viral pandemic drives more shoppers to its stores and online. Kroger said its supermarket sales jumped 30% in March as shoppers stockpiled groceries. The g…

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The TX Whiskey distillery, or Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co., in Fort Worth is pouring out gallons upon gallons of hand sanitizers.

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Conagra Brands shares rose to a six-week high after the maker of Slim Jims and Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup said it would exceed its fourth-quarter financial guidance as the pandemic drives much higher retail demand for its products. Chicago-based Conagra said it’s “experienced significantly inc…

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Last Tuesday night in Tennessee, bluegrass musicians David and Virginia Blood were busy making sandwiches. In Pittsburgh, real estate agent Michelle Bushee was stirring a pot of homemade black-bean chili in her kitchen instead of shepherding curious buyers through potential dream homes. Mart…

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QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — Grocery stores across the U.S. are installing protective plastic shields at checkouts to help keep cashiers and shoppers from infecting one another with the coronavirus.

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Takeout delivery companies would seem ideally positioned to benefit as the coronavirus forces millions of Americans to stay home. Grubhub, UberEats and other companies that handle restaurant takeout orders were actually suffering from weak sales growth through the first couple of months of t…

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Shares in Constellation Brands jumped Tuesday after the maker of Corona Beer and High West whiskey said it was shifting operations as the viral pandemic caused bars to close and consumers to drink at home. Constellation CEO Bill Newlands said the company’s beer sales to off-premise accounts …

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NEW YORK (AP) — Chef Floyd Cardoz, who competed on "Top Chef," won "Top Chef Masters" and operated successful restaurants in both India and New York, died Wednesday of complications from the coronavirus, his company said in a statement. He was 59.

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Many local restaurants are offering curbside pickup and free delivery of meals during the mandatory restriction on dining in. But some are offering innovative to-go options that include fixed-price family meals, gift cards with purchase and discount deals. Some restaurant owners and operator…

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Domino’s shares soared after the pizza delivery chain said it’s hiring about 10,000 workers in the U.S. to meet rising demand amid the new coronavirus pandemic.

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Roy Pope Grocery announced on its website that it will be closing soon. Here is a Fort Worth Business Press story from 2005 about the Fort Worth institution. 

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Houston and Dallas closed bars and clubs, standardized tests for more than 3 million public schoolchildren were canceled and Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday told the public to brace for a surge in coronavirus cases as the outbreak continued to dramatically reshape …

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CHICAGO (AP) — Millions of Americans began their work week holed up at home against the coronavirus Monday as the escalating outbreak shifted the nation's daily routines in ways never before seen in U.S. history.

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Bank stocks plummeted even more than the rest of the market this week, as investors fear the coronavirus outbreak will cause loans to go bad and bank profits to shrink. The KBW Bank Index, which tracks the largest banks in the country, is down more than 40% this year, nearly double the decli…

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U.S. sales of canned and frozen foods and shelf staples like pasta are rising as consumers stock up due to virus fears. Nielsen noted a shift into “pantry preparation” mode after President Donald Trump told people to stock up on essentials on Feb. 26. Sales of flu remedies and household clea…