This is truly tragic- 100,000 restaurants closing due to the pandemic is hard to believe! The number represents almost 10% of all restaurants in the country. Think of all the lives and net worth destroyed, as well as the cross section of people affected- including investors, owners, chefs, kitchen prep, waitstaff, administrators & managers, caterers, farmers, fishermen, suppliers, designers, florists, launderers, not to mention the tax revenue generated and the overall economic impact, representing 15.6 million jobs nationally in the industry and $899 billion in sales~
Thank you to colleague Gene Witt for a lot of the data on this piece.
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