In a three-week period last March, U.S. restaurants lost $25 billion in revenue and three million jobs, according to the National Restaurant Association.
In Ohio, restaurant sales dropped a reported $700 million during that same period after Gov. Mike DeWine ordered them closed March 15.
Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, as a part of our weeklong series A Year of COVID, we examine what survived, what didn't, and what to look forward to as the city and state reset.
John Barker, president and CEO, Ohio Restaurant Association
Steve Stover, WOSU food critic
Cameron Mitchell, CEO and founder, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
Tom Dailey, Zoup
Walter Carpenter, owner, the Royce
Lisa Gutierrez, owner of Dos Hermanos restaurant and food truck
Jamie George, owner, Plas Food & Drink