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Connections: Can restaurants truly "reopen" during a pandemic?

Apr 28, 2020

Can restaurants truly "reopen" during a pandemic? Would you go out to eat?

In the next phase of reopening, restaurant owners assume they will have to limit seating capacity and have the staff wear masks. As a result, the already-thin margins will be stretched to the limit. Some restaurant managers say it will be more profitable to remain closed to sit-down service, while offering takeout only. Others want to offer seating, even in limited capacity. What will the public support?

Our guests address reopening from the restaurant perspective: