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Restaurants, trying to stay Afloat, Revamp Menus, Operations

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With business sinking under coronavirus outbreak restrictions, restaurants are transforming operations and menus to try to stay afloat.

 For an Italian restaurant in New York City, that meant sending meals out for delivery for the first time, an effort it decided Friday to halt.

A Cincinnati-based burger chain has gotten into the grocery business, and a Chicago fine-dining restaurant offers a carryout special dinner at a fraction of its usual dine-in meals.

In an industry with historically tight profit margins, there is worry about the future.

The National Restaurant Association is warning 5 million to 7 million jobs are in jeopardy. 

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