Chain Restaurant Stocks Surged Since Pandemic Start

McDonald’s Yallambie is on May 18, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia.


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As we lap the one-year anniversary of many major lockdowns related to the Covid-19 pandemic, many Americans are mourning what they’ve lost while also looking forward to a return to normalcy later this year. Yet there’s at least one sector for which the pandemic never seemed to exist, judging by its stock performance, despite being one of the hardest hit.

That sector is restaurants. Given how huge a disruption the pandemic proved to be—from restrictions on indoor dining to consumers’ massive shift toward cooking at home for epidemiological, economical, and entertainment reasons—Barron’s wanted to see how the leaders and laggards were doing one year on. Except there appear to be none of the latter.

Screening for U.S.-based restaurants with a market capitalization of $1 billion or more returned a group of stocks that were

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Michigan’s Best Ultimate Fish Fry Guide 2021

Cod, smelt, walleye, perch, whitefish, pike, salmon and bluegill are just some of the fish you might come across at one of Michigan’s Best Fish Frys. No matter how they prepare it, no matter what the sides are, and no matter if its available to take-out or eat in, our state sure does love a great fish fry.

Tom Convery, St. William Parish in Walled Lake Dad’s Club member and fish fry coordinator, captured pretty much every spot’s sentiments: “It’s all about the fish,” Convery said.

It’s been amazing to learn about all the different fish frys around Michigan, and meet some of the interesting people who are running these restaurants, clubs and organizations that put out great fish.

We were introduced to a guy who’s known as The Codfather, who makes a fish fry you just can’t refuse, and an owner who couldn’t believe he’d been named the

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One year of COVID-19: Timeline of L.A. dining culture

Beginning March 14, restaurants in Los Angeles County opened their dining rooms (at partial capacity) after being barred from serving indoors for most of the past 12 months. The reopening came one day shy of the anniversary date — March 15, 2020 — when Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered restaurants to discontinue dine-in service to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

What happened in between those X-marks on the calendar is … a lot. It’s hard for our minds to hold everything that’s happened in the last year. It’s even harder to fathom the layers of tribulation that restaurant owners and their staffs have been through, starting with the painful time-loop pattern of shutdowns, punctuated by whiplash decisions from various government agencies that left heads spinning.

As it became clear that the pandemic could stretch out indefinitely and that vaccines wouldn’t become available before the year’s end,

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