The Restaurant Industry Is Doing Far Worse Than You May Think

The outlook for restaurants, dire from the start of the coronavirus crisis, is worsening, with only one in five owners from shutdown cities believing they’ll be able to survive. Furthermore, the Paycheck Protection Program does not seem to be helping.
The James Beard Foundation, an organization of restaurants, began surveying 1,400 restaurant owners in mid-March, with the latest round from April 9 – 13. Washington’s Paycheck Protection Program, meant to save small businesses, went into effect on April 3.

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The Government Is Destroying Our Cities, But Trump Might Be Onto A Cure

California released a plan Tuesday to reopen businesses. One thing conspicuously missing from the governor’s slideshow was any sort of timeline, replaced instead by a six-point plan to remake society around fear of the coronavirus.
Could be June, he said in a press conference, or even July or August. One thing conspicuously included was the observation that “things will look different,” including restaurants having to open “with fewer tables.”
California’s Gov.

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