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Tourism groups promote Illinois Road Trips
May 22, 2020 11:33 AM
Sixteen tourism organizations around the state are working together to attract visitors to safely visit their communities by providing weekly inspiration for road trips.
Hostmark Hospitality Group acquired RAR Hospitality
May 20, 2020 4:26 PM
Hostmark Hospitality Group announced it has acquired RAR Hospitality, a San Diego-based hospitality management group, for an undisclosed amount.
McDonald's warns of franchise culling, offers $40 million in aid
By Leslie Patton
May 20, 2020 2:24 PM
McDonald's Corp. is estimating that tens of millions of dollars will be needed to help U.S. franchisees, but has also warned that some distressed franchisees may need to downsize or sell off locations.
Alliance to host Pickup Restaurant Week
May 19, 2020 4:03 PM
The St. Charles Business Alliance will host Pickup Restaurant Week June 8-14.
Lake Geneva's new draw this year: Its restaurants are open
By Holly Bailey
May 19, 2020 11:38 AM
Lake Geneva has always beckoned as a kind of quiet Midwestern paradise, drawing people from all over the region, including those across the nearby Illinois state line. But this year, it's appeal is greater for a key reason: It's restaurants and businesses are open since the state Supreme Court threw out Gov. Tony Evers' stay-at-home order.
Uber approaches Grubhub with takeover offer
By Ed Hammond
May 12, 2020 1:27 PM
Uber has made an offer to acquire Chicago-based Grubhub in a move that would build out its food-delivery platform even as it shutters parts of its own service abroad, according to people familiar with the matter.
Steak n Shake to close 57 restaurants nationwide
Daily Herald Staff Report
May 12, 2020 1:23 PM
The parent company of hamburger chain Steak n Shake said it is closing 57 restaurants nationwide due to declining sales resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the company's first quarter 2020 report.
Great Wolf Lodge offers program to support nurses
Apr 30, 2020 10:51 AM
In honor of Nurses Month in May, Great Wolf Lodge will offer customers a chance to support nurses confronting the COVID-19 outbreak through its "Nights for Nurses" campaign.
Stalled Schaumburg hotel project gets extension on permit fees
By Eric Peterson
Apr 29, 2020 1:00 PM
A financially stalled project to build the 31st and 32nd hotels in Schaumburg is still alive and has been granted an extension by the village board to seek building permits at the originally agreed 2017 rates.
Suburban restaurants, hotels, breweries receive grants via lottery
By Jerry Fitzpatrick
Apr 17, 2020 5:14 PM
The state of Illinois this week released a list of hospitality industry businesses selected via lottery to share $14.45 million in grants.
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