Political Rewind: Dining Industry Hit Hard With Customers Sheltered

Apr 10, 2020

Friday on Political Rewind, the restaurant and hospitality industry is being hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic in Georgia and across the nation.

How are owners, managers and staff operating in this environment, and how are customers adjusting to take-out or delivery orders instead of in-house dining? 


In the background, claims for unemployment compensation are soaring in Georgia across industries.

According to the state department of labor, almost 400,000 claims were filed last week. That number is almost three times higher than the claims filed in the previous week.

Panelists:

Karen Bremer – CEO, Georgia Restaurant Association

Jenny Levison – Chef-owner, Souper Jenny

Ligaya Figueras – Food and Dining Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Jarrett Stieber – Atlanta Restaurant Owner