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Nearly 100-K restaurants closed amid pandemic

The National Restaurant Association says nearly 100-thousand restaurants have closed six months into the coronavirus pandemic.

That represents one in six restaurants either closed permanently or long term. Nearly three-million employees remain out of work and the industry is expected to lose $240-Billion dollars by the end of this year.

The survey also found that most restaurants are still struggling to survive. And, 40% of operators says it’s not likely they will still be in business six months from now if there are no more federal relief funds.

Consumer spending at restaurants is down 34% on average.

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