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As of Wednesday, March 10, masks will no longer be required by the state of Texas, and all businesses can open at 100% capacity per the executive order Gov. Greg Abbott issued last week. This goes for restaurants and bars where masks have been required when not consuming food or drinks, and where spaced out tables and plexiglass dividers have become commonplace.

While dining out and gathering at bars like it’s January 2020 will technically be permissible, it’s likely to be a while before that truly becomes the norm again. Here’s what to expect of the restaurant and bar

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Sometimes, the hardest part about deciding what you want to get at the drive-thru isn’t what’s going to be your main meal, but what you’re going to sip on. In-between bites of burgers and fries, you’re going to need a drink, right? And while we would recommend a bottle of water, it’s easy to get swayed by the eye-catching menu options.

But some fast-food beverages are actually scary. They’re not only high in calories and fat, but the amount of sugar one of these drinks serves up is just out of control. It’s important to keep in mind that The

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An Arby’s restaurant has closed for the second time in less than a month because of an outbreak of foodborne illnesses among its customers. Health officials say the pathogen involved is norovirus, which is notoriously hard to eradicate. 

More than 90 people have reported becoming ill after eating at the Springfield, IL, Arby’s location. The first illnesses were reported in mid-February, spurring the first temporary closure of the restaurant for cleaning.

An employee of the Sangamon County Department of Public Health confirmed that the restaurant on Dirksen Parkway in Springfield has temporarily closed for a second time. The department recommended

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By itself, the chicken is fine. But when you add the thickened sauce, it transforms into something superb. What I’m saying is: Don’t neglect to make the sauce.

Like the chicken, the secret to adding flavor to lentils is to simmer them in a liquid that is bursting with flavor.

I wanted my dish to be vegetarian, so I began with vegetable stock (I usually use chicken stock, which has more depth). This I enhanced with all the usual suspects — onion, carrots, garlic, fresh ginger, curry powder and cumin. I added a sliced serrano pepper, because I like it

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New Jersey’s strict coronavirus outbreak capacity limits for restaurants, bars, casinos, gyms, personal care services and amusement venues will increase to 50% later this month, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday.

The increase from 35% to 50% for those businesses will take effect on March 19 at 6 a.m. Seating at bars, however, will still be prohibited.

“We feel confident in these steps given the data that we have been seeing over the past five weeks, since the last time we expanded the indoor reality,” Murphy said. “For example, on Feb. 5th, when our restaurant capacity last changed, our hospitals were

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The U.S. food and beverage industry is in a unique position as millions of people return to routines that include in-person grocery shopping and dining out. While packaged goods makers are eager to hold onto the gains they saw from at-home consumption, bar and restaurant operators await the return of visitors looking for a change from the past year.

Join Ad Age on March 23 to hear from experts who will offer their unique insights on how food and beverage brands, and marketers outside the category, can thrive as they begin to move beyond the pandemic mindset.

Our speakers include

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