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Save our Restaurants – Sign the Petitions

Economy Stands to Lose 4% GDP Without Immediate Assistance to Local Restaurants

The Restaurant Industry will be one of the hardest hit by the economic shutdown from the COVID-19 pandemic. The industry employs over 13 million people across the country, and indirectly employs hundreds of million of workers up and down the food supply and delivery chain — from growers, packers, fisherman, linen services, delivery people and more — who depend on the continued revenue of restaurants to stay in business.

The restaurant industry contributes $1 trillion to the America economy, and represents 4% of the GDP.  The COVID-19 pandemic has closed thousands of businesses nationwide and up to seven million people have been laid off, and millions of our suppliers will have their bills go unpaid, creating an unprecedented trickle down effect of economic damage to local restaurants and the small businesses that rely on them.

The restaurant industry is seeking your help. Please sign the two petitions below to inform Congress to act now to SAVE OUR RESTAURANTS.

QUICK FACTS

  • ​Restaurants generate $880 Billion per year in revenue.
  • 90% of that revenue gets paid out directly to employees, suppliers, and for rent.
  • The economic activity generated by restaurants account for 4% of the nation’s GDP.
  • The federal government can use the restaurant industry’s existing systems to administer aid across the many concomitant businesses that rely upon us to stay afloat.
4 Comments
  • Dale R Croxton
    Posted at 12:50h, 24 March Reply

    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Omega Omega Chapter supports Black owned businesses. We’ve held several successful events at Bookers. The food is tremendously delicious and the servers are professional and courteous. I would give this restaurant 5 stars, plus!

  • Delores jefferson
    Posted at 13:06h, 24 March Reply

    I will help our restaurants

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