Since the pandemic began nearly a year ago, more than 110,000 restaurants have closed and 2.5 million restaurant employees remain unemployed. Returning to pre-pandemic levels will require the support of state and local governments, which is why the National Restaurant Association has launched the Blueprint for State and Local Restaurant Recovery and sent a letter to Greg Fischer, president of the United States Conference of Mayors.
The initiative urges lawmakers in legislatures and city councils across the country to take action that will help the restaurant industry survive the winter and ongoing pandemic. This may include:
To amplify this effort, the National Restaurant Association is asking businesses to sign this petition calling on local leaders to act.