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MAY 2021

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Client Alert: Governor Baker Announces MA Reopening

On May 17, 2021, Governor Charlie Baker announced that Massachusetts would lift the vast majority COVID-19 related restrictions effective May 29, 2021. Similarly, the State of Emergency first imposed by Governor Baker on March 10, 2020, will be lifted effective June 15, 2021...


Employment: Can the Restaurant Industry Labor Crisis Ever be Solved?

You've seen the stats, and they're not pretty. From March to April of last year, restaurants and bars lost 5.5 milion jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. "Those jobs are coming back," said Danielle Wiener-Bronner, a CNN Business writer, in an April story. "Restaurants and bars added about 176,000 jobs back in March 2021..."


Tech: Third-Party Apps Have Changed the Restaurant Industry Forever

The pandemic has forced restaurants to accommodate delivery in order to stay relevant. And there’s no going back now...


The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket

By Benjamin Lorr

Written with captivating characters and interesting anecdotes, this book provides broad insight into the American food system. Lorr tackles supply chain with detail in this fresh take on the producers, suppliers, retailers, and consumers involved in the groceries industry. 



A Deeper Dive: What to Expect from Restaurant M&A Coming Out of the Pandemic

By Restaurant Business Magazine

This podcast provides an outlook for acquisitions coming out of the pandemic, including valuation challenges during uncertain econonmic conditions and shifting consumer trends. The episode features Dave Bagley, the managing director of Carl Marks Advisors.

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"To me, there is no great chef without a great team.

- Daniel Boulud

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