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After A Tough Year, We Check In On The SoCal Restaurant Industry




A customer receives his takeout order from a restaurant in Los Angeles, California on December 1, 2020.
A customer receives his takeout order from a restaurant in Los Angeles, California on December 1, 2020.
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This year has been an incredibly difficult one for the restaurant industry, which has had to weather various shutdown orders, indoor and outdoor dining bans and a patchwork of city, county and state regulations. 

For restaurants with razor-thin profit margins, this has meant shuttering and for many others, the prospect of going out of business still looms. All restaurants in Southern California have had to adapt and get creative in these strange times. 

If you are in the restaurant industry, we want to hear from you. What were this year’s biggest challenges? How have you adapted? And what are you anticipating as you look ahead to 2021? Call us at 866-893-5722. 

With guest host Austin Cross

Guests: 

Elina Shatkin, food editor at LAist; she tweets @elinashatkin

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