Impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on restaurant and food service businesses
Restaurants and foodservice businesses were some of the first economic activities severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dining in restaurants virtually stopped overnight in cities and states as social distancing guidelines took effect. A Penn State research team has been working to develop rapid response strategies for the industry, from the perspectives of both business owners/managers and consumers. Solutions will need to address both aspects of this equation.
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