Can Restaurants Become Drivers of Opportunity—Not Inequality?
To Prosper in a New Era, Eateries Will Have to Reckon With Issues Left to Simmer on the Back Burner
Thousands of restaurants have closed for good across America since WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic last March. Many others remain temporarily shuttered; the remainder limp by with sales a fraction of what they were. Even with the arrival of a new administration and new vaccines, millions of restaurant workers continue to be out of work today, as the pandemic rounds its second year.
But the current disruption in the restaurant industry, for all the pain and economic loss it’s caused, provides an opening to disrupt the established models, and reckon with …