The coronavirus pandemic has worsened again in recent weeks.
In this week’s edition of the Restaurant Business podcast A Deeper Dive, Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Maze and Editor-at-Large Peter Romeo discuss the resurgence and efforts by states to curb its spread.
This was supposed to be the time when restaurants returned to normal. States had been reopening dining rooms and sales were improving. Yet the virus started spreading rapidly in places like Texas, Florida, California, Arizona and the Carolinas. And most states are seeing an acceleration in infection rates, rather than the decreases many have hoped. This has resulted in a slowdown in states reopening, as well as a slowdown in industry sales.
Maze and Romeo discuss the impact this is happening on restaurants, what this means for casual dining, and what operators should do to stem the spread and stay alive.