Virus Shut downs
It’s really alarming that we haven’t had any posts in a few days. A sure indicator that the Food service industry has taken a big hit continent wide. How many of you are home?
The sit down restaurants are trying to reconfigure and find a profitable way to support their staff and keep the doors open, pay their bills and suppliers. In my area there has been dozens on TV. The Saratoga Chamber of Congress organized a take out event. A bar owner has built a tip site so you can can send money to your favorite wait staff. And about a dozen have already declared it quits. We see about 6 a year go under or change hands here. Usually 1 January from overdue state taxes. However there has been a increase in state seizures in Schenectady and Albany counties.. Thankfully as of a week ago all seizures and fines have been suspended state wide. But all businesses have to close except critical ones. And food supply, service, equipment repair are part of the critical ones. Problem is how long can they survive without customers in a capitalistic society. Certainly beyond my pay grade.
So tell us, what’s going on in your area. After all we are all in uncharted waters. Perhaps someone has come up with a beneficial idea that will help us all.
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