Restaurant Chains Whose Sales Actually Increased in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic decimated the American restaurant industry, with many establishments shuttering for good as indoor dining was banned in many cities and would-be diners hunkered down in their homes. (These are the saddest restaurant closings of 2020.)

The nationwide shutdown took an enormous chunk out of the dining industry’s revenues. The National Restaurant Association’s most recent state-of-the-industry report revealed restaurant sales hit $659 billion last year — a whopping $240 billion less than what was forecast.

Yet that’s an industry-wide national number. Some nimble restaurant operators quickly shifted to takeout orders, delivery, outdoor dining options, contact-less ordering and payment, and other innovations to stay afloat. 

To assemble a list of restaurant chains whose sales actually increased in 2020, 24/7 Tempo consulted the latest data published by the top food service trade publication Nation’s Restaurant News (NRN). Sourcing data through a partnership with the food industry research and

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Chef Corey Lee’s Michelin-starred San Francisco restaurant In Situ at SFMOMA has closed

Chef Corey Lee’s famed Michelin-starred restaurant In Situ, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, has closed for good.

In a lengthy Instagram post made Wednesday, In Situ announced its closure after five years inside the museum. The restaurant was never meant to be a lasting fixture of SFMOMA, it wrote, though plans to shutter weren’t expected either.   

“Like a special meal or temporary exhibition, this restaurant project was not intended to be permanent,” In Situ wrote. “While we did not imagine finishing our run during a pandemic and extended closure, we are incredibly grateful for this partnership and proud of the unique experience we created together.”


In Situ opened the spring of 2016 at the ground floor of SFMOMA. Its menu was a collaborative effort where top and emerging chefs helped create diverse dishes from around the world. A 2015 press release from SFMOMA shared that In Situ

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Best Vegetarian restaurants in 7 Northeast Ohio counties based on Yelp restaurant rankings

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Over the last few years, interest in vegetarian diets has been booming for a variety of reasons, ranging from health-conscious choices to philosophical objections.

A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that vegetarian diets offer the benefits of reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and even some cancers because of the lower intakes of saturated fat, cholesterol and animal proteins, not to mention the higher intakes of complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, folic acid, and vitamins C and E.

What is a vegetarian diet?

Those following a vegetarian diet choose not to consume any kinds of products that come from animal slaughter, such as meat and poultry, fish and seafood or gelatine (often used in sweets) and animal fats, such as those found in stock.

But vegetarian diets are not restricted to “no meat.” Lacto-vegetarians do not eat eggs. Ovo-vegetarians exclude dairy but include eggs in their

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