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Restaurants fight for their lives as they turn to no-contact delivery

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMarch 20, 2020, 12:03 PM UTCBy Olivia RoosThe James Beard award-winning restaurant Canlis in Seattle used to serve diners exquisite plates that were as much a feast for the eyes as for the mouth.But new social distancing regulations implemented by the state to stop the spread of the coronavirus have forced restaurants across the country to shut down service, spelling estimated losses of $225 billion and as many as 7 million jobs over the next three months, according to the National Restaurant Association.High-profile restaurant groups such as Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group and David Chang's Mo ...