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Trending this week: What can restaurants expect from DoorDash now that it’s public?

This week on, we spoke with DoorDash Chief Operating Officer Christopher Payne about what restaurants can expect from the company now that it’s gone public.

Mergers and acquisitions abounded this week, with SBE’s C3 acquiring 22 units of Specialty’s Café and Bakery in a bankruptcy sale. The locations will be converted into a new concept called EllaMia, and serve as host kitchens for multiple virtual brands. Meanwhile, Inspire Brands completed its purchase of Dunkin’ Brands for $11.3 billion. By Chloe also went up for sale after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

The only coronavirus news to crack the top stories this week was New York City’s closing indoor dining as hospitalization rates topped 5,000.

Meanwhile, Chipotle Mexican Grill rolled out a new line of branded loungewear, Wahlburgers’ new CEO John Fuller joined the Extra Serving podcast to talk about working with celebrities, and NRN’s Senior Food & Beverage Editor Bret Thorn looked back on the most frequently added menu item of 2020 — the fried chicken sandwich.

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