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Restaurant Industry: How Are You Coping Following Order To Stall In-Person Dining?




A worker cleans at a carryout hot dog stand on Santa Monica beach on March 17, 2020 in Santa Monica, California.
A worker cleans at a carryout hot dog stand on Santa Monica beach on March 17, 2020 in Santa Monica, California.
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The city and county of Los Angeles have ordered all bars and restaurants to put a pause on in-person dining. 

Those offering food can still provide deliveries and pick up orders to customers. A number of cities have followed suit across the state and country with similar restrictions. Now, several counties in the San Francisco Bay area are ordered to shelter in place and only travel for essentials like food and healthcare. This is devastating for many working in the industry. NBC News reports, even if the virus is contained sooner rather than later, it’ll be enough to shutter some businesses.  Today on AirTalk, we want to hear from those in the restaurant industry from owners and managers to chefs and servers. How has your business fared over the last several days and what have you been doing to manage with the new restrictions? Are you enhancing best practices to increase safety of workers and customers? Are you worried about what the future holds? We want to hear your experiences. Join the conversation by calling 866-893-5722.

Guests:

Jot Condie, president & CEO of the California Restaurant Association, an advocacy organization for the restaurant industry

Charles Lew, Los Angeles-based lawyer and Small Business Commissioner for Los Angeles City; he tweets @Charles_Lew