85% of independent restaurants may go out of business by the end of 2020, according to the Independent Restaurant Coalition
This is were much of the best food can be had of course. Or COULD be had – before now.
(From The Business Insider)
Although the restaurant industry as a whole has suffered major losses, independent restaurants like mom-and-pop diners, neighborhood Thai joints, and fine dining staples, are much more at risk than fast-food chains like McDonald’s and Starbucks. Independents, which comprise 70% of all restaurants, rely much more heavily on dine-in revenue and don’t have the corporate resources that make some chains so resilient in the face of disaster.