For many restaurants across the nation, outdoor dining has served as a crucial pivot to recapture business lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced cities to shut down indoor dining to prevent the virus’ spread.
As winter approaches and temperatures drop, restaurants in locations with colder weather are starting to rethink how to keep outdoor dining open.
Research from the National Restaurant Association found 1 in 6 restaurants closed permanently or long term due to the pandemic. And as more states report rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, there’s a fear more restaurants will shut down. Continue reading.