COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to invade nations, societies and industries at an alarming rate. As the pandemic spreads, lawmakers and business leaders are working to address the disease’s consequences – quarantined populations, disrupted supply chains and a consumer population under increasing pressure to conform to “social distancing” and stay home.
The consequences of COVID-19 are especially hard on America’s hospitality industry generally, and the on-premises segment of the industry in particular. Public venues such as Walt Disney World and Universal Studios have closed their theme parks. Professional sports leagues such as the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League have suspended their seasons. Key data points for the dine-in restaurant trade already reflect alarming downward trends. To continue reading this COVD-19 article, please click here.