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How a Queens Shaobing Stall Survives a Pandemic

As several restaurants in Flushing, Queens, one of the largest Chinatowns in New York City, shut down amid the pandemic, Yukun Shaobing quietly opened inside a nondescript mini-mall last September — a seemingly inauspicious start.

Still, the cramped food stall of about 100 square feet, with no English-language name or advertising, has become a hit in a neighborhood beleaguered by Covid-19 and high rents.

The key to that success is an extensive menu of warm and flaky Shandong-style shaobing, baked flatbreads stuffed with savory and sweet fillings that have locals, some of the most exacting critics of Chinese fare, coming

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Dallas-area Chinese restaurants are surviving the pandemic with takeout, safety and loyal customers

In October, New York-based cookbook author and self-described “stir-fry guru” Grace Young teamed up with the James Beard Foundation for an Instagram campaign to #SaveChineseRestaurants.

To explain the initiative, Young cites a Business Insider report that 233,000 Asian American businesses closed between February and April last year as the pandemic gripped the country. A report by NBC News found that before stay-at-home orders were implemented in March, businesses in historic Chinatowns like San Francisco and New York had already lost 70% of sales “due to anti-Asian bigotry, fears of the virus and a sharp drop in international tourism.”

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Cenla man starts food truck after pandemic forces him to shutdown his bar

PINEVILLE, La. (KALB) – It’s tough for businesses during the pandemic, but one local man is finding a way to keep on rolling after his business shut down.



a sandwich sitting on top of a picnic table: "That's Nachobizness" Food Truck serves up street tacos at the Main Street Food Truck Park in Pineville.


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“That’s Nachobizness” Food Truck serves up street tacos at the Main Street Food Truck Park in Pineville.

It was a steady day of business at the Main Street Food Truck Park in Pineville on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Nathan Gallineau served up his unique menu to customers, one ordered the “Motherclucker”. But just like his menu, Gallineau’s story is unique.

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6 Fast Food Chains That Changed Their Design During the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way a lot of businesses operate. Retailers, for example, have had to rethink their store layouts to allow for wider aisles and improved traffic flow. Similarly, restaurants have had to push tables farther apart in an effort to adhere to social distancing requirements.

This shift has impacted fast food establishments, too. In fact, a number of popular chains took steps to change their design due to the pandemic. Here are a few notable adjustments.

1. Burger King

Burger King, a Restaurant Brands International (NYSE: QSR) chain, unveiled two new restaurant designs earlier in the

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